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TINGTING LIU

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Add: 3044 East Hall, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Tel.: (734)747-3341 | Email: tingtliu@umich.edu

      

EDUCATION


University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D. Candidate, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience Area Dec. 2017 – May 2020 (EXP.)
Graduate Data Science Certificate Sept. 2018 – Dec. 2019 (EXP.)
Psychology (M.S.), Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience Area Sept. 2015 – Dec. 2017
Renmin University of China Beijing, China
Basic Psychology (M.Ed.) Sept. 2012 – July 2015
Sichuan University Chengdu, China
Major: Computer Science and Technology (B.Eng.) Sept. 2008 – July 2012
Minor: Human Resource Management (B.M.S.) Mar. 2010 – Jan. 2012

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Consumer Behaviors, Evolutionary Psychology, Motivation & Emotion, Close Relationships
Pro-social Behaviors, Risk-taking Behaviors, Decision-making, Hoarding, Cognition & Neuroscience

 

PUBLICATIONS


Liu, T., Vickers, B.D., Seidler, R.D., Preston, S.D., (in preparation). Neural correlates of the drive to save valued possessions in a novel decision task.
Liu, T., Ackerman, J., Preston, S.D., (in preparation). Dissociating Compulsive Washing and Hoarding Through Emotions and Appraisals.
Preston, S.D., Liu, T., Danienta, N. (in preparation). Neoteny: The Adaptive Attraction toward “Cuteness” Across Ages and Domains.
Xing, C., Liu, T., Zhang, X. (2015). Pro-social Behaviors in Emergencies: Mating Motives Change Men and Women’s Heroic Helping Tendencies Differently. Journal of Psychological Science. 38(1), 172-178.
Liu, T., Xing, C. (2015). Does He or She Make You a Shopaholic? Mating Motives Elicit Conspicuous Consumption. Asian Association of Social Psychology Conference Proceeding.
Ma, Y., Qu, C., Liu, T., Yang, N., Tang, C. (2012). Searching Similar Trajectories in Real Time: An Effectiveness and Eciency Study. Web-Age Information Management (pp. 90-102). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Duan, L., Tang, C., Zuo, J., Peng, J., Liu, T., Gou, C. (2011). Self-study Algorithm for Filtering Chinese Text Content through Two Layers in Web Real-time Environment. Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science & Technology, 5(8), 695-706.
Wang, X., Liu, T., Fu, R. (2010). The Design of Time Management System for College Youth Volunteer Service. Software Guide, 9(7), 92-93.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Liu, T., Shackelford, T., Scott. R., Preston, S.D. (2020). Conspicuous Consumption in Committed Relationships: A Signal of Relationship Dissatisfaction by Heterosexual Men. Talk at the 2020 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, New Orlean, LA, USA.
Symposium Chair of Why We Buy: Novel Insights from Evolutionary Consumer Psychology at the 2020 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, New Orlean, LA, USA.
Liu, T., Shackelford, T., Scott. R., Preston, S.D. (2019). Conspicuous Consumption in Close Relationships: A Signal of Relationship Satisfaction by Heterosexual Men. Developmental talk at Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience area forum, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Liu, T., Ackerman, J., Preston, S.D. (2018). Dissociating Compulsive Hoarding and Washing Through Emotions and Appraisals. Poster at The Emotion Preconference at the 2018 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Liu, T., Ackerman, J., Preston, S.D. (2017). Washing and hoarding: How Emotions and Their Targets of Concern Predict Diverging Responses. Blitz talk at University of Michigan’s Jaffe Symposium on Security and Scarcity, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Liu, T., Ackerman, J., Preston, S.D. (2017). Washing and hoarding: How Emotions and Their Targets of Concern Predict Diverging Responses. Developmental talk at Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience area forum, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Liu, T., Ackerman, J., Preston, S.D. (2017). Cleanliness or Clutter: How Emotions and Their Targets of Concern Predict Diverging Responses. Poster at The Emotion Preconference at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, San Antonio, TX, USA.
Liu, T., Vickers, B., Seidler R., Preston, S.D. (2016). Don’t throw that away! People work to save valued items from being discarded. Poster at the 28th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA.
Liu, T., Xing, C., Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., Yang, M. (2015). Time Flies When Watching Negative Faces: Emotions Color Time Perception in Older Adults Oppositely. Oral Presentation at U.S. – Hong Kong 2015 Conference, Hong Kong, China.
Liu, T., Xing, C., Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., Yang, M. (2014). How Emotions Influence Time Perception in Older Adults. Oral Presentation at the 17th National Academic Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.
Liu, T., Xing, C., Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., Yang, M. (2014). Happy Times are Longer When We are Older: Emotions Affect Time Perception in Older Adults. Oral Presentation at the International Symposium on Psychology of Aging, Beijing, China.
Liu, T., Xing, C. (2014). Emergency Helping Altered: Romantic Mindset Makes Men and Women’s Tendency Opposite. Poster at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas, USA.
Xing, C., Liu, T. (2014). The Effect of Mating Motivation on Men’s Risk-Taking Tendency: Relationship Experience Matters. Poster at the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Austin, Texas, USA.
Liu, T., Xing, C. (2013). Does He or She Make You a Shopaholic? Mating Motives Elicit Conspicuous Consumption. Oral Presentation at the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Xing, C., Sun, J., Liu, T., Zhang, X. (2013). Prosocial Behaviors in Emergencies: Mating Motive Change Men and Women’s Helping Tendencies Differently. Oral Presentation at the 2013 Chinese Economic Society Annual Conference, Chengdu, China.

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS


Evolution and Human Adaptation Program Research Award, University of Michigan ($1,000) 2019
Barbara Perry Roberson Fellowship, University of Michigan ($2,000) 2019
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, University of Michigan ($2,978) 2019
ISR-Rackham Summer Training Award, University of Michigan ($3,700) 2018
Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan ($800) 2018
Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan ($800) 2017
Rackham Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan ($800) 2016
Fully Funded Graduate Fellowship, University of Michigan 2015-2020
China National Scholarship for Graduate Student ($3,000, Top 0.2%) 2015
Outstanding Graduate Student of Renmin University of China 2014-2015
First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Renmin Univ. of China ($1,800) 2014-2015
Outstanding Graduate Student of Renmin University of China 2013-2014
First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Renmin Univ. of China ($1,800) 2013-2014
Outstanding Graduate Student of Renmin University of China 2012-2013
First-Class Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Renmin Univ. of China ($1,800) 2012-2013
Stars of School of Computer Science, Sichuan University (Top 6/430) 2012
2008-2009 Outstanding Volunteer, Sichuan University 2009

 

TRAINING EXPERIENCE


ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI
2018
Summer Program provides rigorous, hands-on training in statistical techniques, research methodologies, and data analysis.
Training Course in fMRI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2016
Summer intensive course on fMRI methods and analysis.
Teaching Academy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2015
Semester-long course on best practices for teaching as a Graduate Student Instructor.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor
Psych 402-004: Evolutionary Consumer Psychology Jan. 2019 – Apr. 2019
Graduate Student Instructor
Psych 111: Introduction to Psychology (with Dr. James Hoeffner) Jan. 2018 – Apr. 2018
Psych 240: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (with Dr. Taraz Lee) Sept. 2017 – Dec. 2017
Psych 240: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (with Dr. James Hoeffner) Jan. 2017 – Apr. 2017
Psych 240: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (with Dr. Thad Polk) Sept. 2016 – Dec. 2016
Psych 240: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (with Dr. Nick Ellis) Jan. 2016 – Apr. 2016
Renmin University of China Beijing, China
Teaching Assistant
Psychology of Chinese People (with Dr. Helene Fung) July 2013

 

SERVICE


Departmental Associate for Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience Area 2019-2020
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
Graduate Student Leadership Council member 2019-2020
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
Admission Committee for Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience Area 2018-2019
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
Committee member 2017-2019
Young Chinese Association for Personality & Social Psychology
Social Committee for Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience Area 2017-2018
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

 

SKILLS & CREDENTIALS


Research & Stats: R, SPSS, Survey Design & Analysis, E-Prime, fMRI Analysis in SPM, Matlab
CS & Software: SQL, Tableau, Python, Latex, Photoshop, EndNote, Lightroom
Certification: Certificated National Psychological Counselor in China (Level II)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Association for Psychological Science
Young Chinese Association for Personality & Social Psychology