Zhen Wu is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, Department of Psychology. She received her B.A. from Peking University in 2009, and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2015. She is now the director of the Social Cognitive Development Lab, and the research lead at Tsinghua University Lifelong Learning Lab. She is also the Tang Scholar at Tsinghua University.
Prof. Wu’s research investigates social cognitive development —including how children learn to interact with others, to understand other’s mind and behaviors, and to regulate their own emotions and actions. Her works are funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Tsinghua University Initiative Research Program, and are published in influential journals. She is currently supervising 2 doctoral students, 6 master students and 10 undergraduate research assistants.