Xinyue Pan is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program. She works with Dr. Michele Gelfand from the Department of Psychology and Dr. Dana Nau from the Department of Computer Science. She uses computational models and empirical data to study the evolution of culture and the emergence of social behaviors. Her research topics include: social norms, cooperation and coordination, ethnocentrism, and gossip.

Areas of Interest

  • Cultural Psychology
  • 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


  • Tipping points for norm change
  • Threat and cooperative norms across tight and loose cultures
  • Threat and the evolution of ethnocentrism
  • The evolution of gossip and cooperation
Xinyue Pan
3143 Biology/Psychology Building
Department of Psychology
xypan [at]