Project Description

Dr. Frances Jingwen JIN

Assistant Professor

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.20

Phone: (852) 3917-2296



  • Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2018, Stony Brook University
  • B.S. in Psychology, 2011, The University of Iowa


My research targets the intersection between emotion and cognition, investigating the psychological and neural mechanisms of anxiety and depression.
My team focuses on decision making, using behavioral experiments, neuroimaging, and computational tools. By examining the decision making processes, we hope to contribute to better understanding of the computational mechanisms behind healthy and abnormal emotional experiences.


Imbriano, G., Larsen, E.M., An, A.K., Luhmann, C., Mohanty, A., & Jin, J. (in press). Online Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 Risk and Cost Estimates on Worry and Health Behavior Compliance in Young Adults. Frontiers in Public Health.

Jin, J., Delaparte, L., Chen, H.W., DeLorenzo, C., G Perlman, G., Klein, D.N., Mohanty, A., & Kotov, R. (in press). Structural connectivity between rostral anterior cingulate cortex and amygdala predicts first onset of depressive disorders in adolescence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuoimaging.

Glasgow, S., Imbriano, G., Jin, J., & Mohanty, A. (2020). Is threat detection black and white? Race effects in threat-related perceptual decision-making. Emotion.​

Jin, J., Van Snellenberg, J.X., Perlman, G., DeLorenzo, C., Klein, D.N., Kotov, R., Mohanty, A. (2020). Intrinsic neural circuitry of depression in adolescent females. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Imbriano, G., Sussman, T.J., Jin, J., & Mohanty, A. (2019). The role of imagery in threat-related perceptual decision making. Emotion.

Jin, J., Sabharwal, A., Infantolino, Z.P., Jarcho, J.M., Nelson, B.D. (2019). Time-frequency delta activity to social feedback demonstrates differential associations with depression and social anxiety symptoms. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Jin, J., Narayanan, A., Perlman, G., Luking, K., DeLorenzo, C., Hajcak, G. Klein, D., Kotov, R., & Mohanty, A. (2017). Orbitofrontal cortex activity and connectivity predicts future depression symptoms in adolescence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Sussman, T.J., Jin, J., & Mohanty, A. (2016). Top-down factors in threat-related perception and attention in anxiety. Biological Psychology.

Jin, J., Zelano, C., Gottfried, J.A., & Mohanty, A. (2015). Human amygdala represents the complete spectrum of subjective valence. Journal of Neuroscience.

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I am taking interns in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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