Xinyue Pan is a sixth-year doctoral student in the Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program. She works with Dr. Michele Gelfand from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Dr. Dana Nau from the Department of Computer Science at UMD. She uses laboratory experiments, observational data, and computational models to understand the emergence of social behaviors. Her research interests include cultural change, social norms, cooperation, gossip, and intergroup relations. She is dedicated to introducing computational methods to social science and incorporating psychological theories into existing multiagent modeling frameworks.

Areas of Interest

  • Culture
  • Social norms
  • Cooperation
  • Coordination
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Agent-based modeling
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  • BS
    Peking University, Beijing, China (2015)
  • BE
    Peking University, Beijing, China (2015)


  • 2019-12-18
    Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award


  • Threat and norm change
  • Threat and ethnocentrism
  • The evolution of gossip and cooperation
  • The evolution of intergroup relations
  • Culture and COVID-19
  • Threat language on Twitter
  • Norm spillover and the evolution of silly norms
Xinyue Pan
xypan [at]