PhD student

Lei Fan

PhD student

Room: MF-B557


My Ph.D. project is titled “Motivation and its Perception of Third-party Moral Disgust Expression: Impact on Interpersonal Trustworthiness”, supervised by Dr. Joshua M. Tybur and Prof. Dr. Paul A.M. van Lange. The current project mainly focuses on moral emotion, related social cognition, and its potential effect on social interactions. This Ph.D. project is financially supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Applied Psychology at Chongqing University (B.Sc., 2014), and Master Degree in Basic Psychology – Social and Personality Psychology at Southwest University (M.Ed.,2017). Before starting my doctoral program at VU University Amsterdam in August 2018, I worked as Assistance Research Fellow in the field of Social Psychology at Southwest University.

Research Interests

  • Morality and moral emotion
  • Social norm
  • Methodologies of SEM
  • Community psychology