Shuxian obtained her BSc in Human Resources Management at the Capital University of Economics and Business (Beijing, China) and her MSc in Applied Psychology at Nankai University (Tianjin, China). She is completing her PhD in Social Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
Her research interests concern how different cultural settings, socio-ecological conditions, and patterns of interdependence (e.g., conflict of interests) shape cooperation and institutions, and how institutional solutions promote cooperation. She applies meta-analysis, behavioral experiments, survey, and field studies to test theories of cooperation. During her PhD, she co-developed the Cooperation Databank (CoDa) — A machine-readable history of cooperation research to search and select studies for on-demand meta-analysis (https://cooperationdatabank.org/).
In HONORLOGIC, Shuxian is particularly interested in understanding the role of honor in shaping social behaviors when individuals share corresponding or conflicting interests with others. She is currently coordinating Work Package 1 (Coordination) and will be working on Work Package 2 (Compromise) for the project.