Project Description

Dr. Frances Jingwen JIN

Assistant Professor

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.61

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.

Recent Publications (for a full list see my lab webpage)

Ϯ = corresponding author, * = equal contribution, # = supervisee


Pitliya, R. J#., Nelson, B. D., Hajcak, G., & Jin, JϮ. (in press) Drift-diffusion model reveals impaired reward-based perceptual decision-making processes associated with depression in late childhood and early adolescent girls. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (formerly Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology)

Jin. JϮ ., Jonas, K., & Mohanty, A. (in press). Linking the Past to the Future by Predictive Processing: Implications for Psychopathology. Journal of Psychopathology & Clinical Science (formerly Journal of Abnormal Psychology).

Tao, T. J., Chan, F., Jin, J., & Barry, T. J. (2022). The effects of efficacy framing in news information and health anxiety on coronavirus-disease-2019-related cognitive outcomes and interpretation bias. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 10.1037/xge0001223. Advance online publication. 

Glasgow, S., Imbriano, G., Jin, J., Zhang, X., & Mohanty, A. (2022). Threat and uncertainty in the face of perceptual decision-making in anxiety. Journal of Psychopathology and Slinical Science, 131(3), 265–277. 

Geng, H., Chen, J., Chuan-Peng, H., Jin, J., Chan, R., Li, Y., Hu, X., Zhang, R. Y., & Zhang, L. (2022). Promoting computational psychiatry in China. Nature Human Behaviour, 10.1038/s41562-022-01328-4. Advance online publication. 

Chan, F., Tao, T. J., Jin, J., Lau, J., & Barry, T. J. (2022). The Impact of Interpretation Biases on Psychological Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Prospective Study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1–6. Advance online publication. 


Karvay, Y., Imbriano, G., Jin, J., Mohanty, A., & Jarcho, J. M. (2022). They’re watching you: the impact of social evaluation and anxiety on threat-related perceptual decision-making. Psychological Research, 86(4), 1174–1183. 

Imbriano, G., Larsen, E. M., Mackin, D. M., An, A. K., Luhmann, C. C., Mohanty, A., & Jin, J Ϯ. (2021). 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, 9, 612725. 

Jin, J. *, Delaparte, L. *, Chen, H. W., DeLorenzo, C., Perlman, G., Klein, D. N., Mohanty, A., & Kotov, R. (2022). Structural Connectivity Between Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Amygdala Predicts First Onset of Depressive Disorders in Adolescence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 7(3), 249–255. 


Imbriano, G., Sussman, T. J., Jin, J., & Mohanty, A. (2020). The role of imagery in threat-related perceptual decision making. Emotion, 20(8), 1495–1501. 

Glasgow, S., Imbriano, G., Jin, J., & Mohanty, A. (2020). Is threat detection Black and White? Race effects in threat-related perceptual decision-making. Emotion, 10.1037/emo0000754. Advance online publication. 

To: 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. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61(4), 480–491.


Dr. Jin will consider to take interns during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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