Pan Liu

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept
(780) 492-5197
P-361 Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9


Area of Study / Keywords

Developmental Neuroscience Developmental Psychopathology Socio-emotional Development Emotion Processing Children and Adolescents


Dr. Pan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Developmental Science at the University of Alberta. Prior to joining UAlberta, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University. Dr. Liu completed her postdoctoral training at the Department of Psychology and the Brain & Mind Institute at Western University and the Department of Psychology and the Child Study Center at the Pennsylvania State University‚Ĩ. She obtained her PhD degree from the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders at McGill University. 


Dr. Liu is interested in socioemotional processing in children and adolescents and how these processes, via interactions with other individual and environmental factors, are implicated in both typical socioemotional development and the development of anxiety and depression. She takes a multi-method approach to investigating these questions, including behavioral, EEG/ERP, MRI, and eye-tracking measures. Recent research interests include (1) examining socioemotional processing in naturalistic settings, e.g., during social media use and (2) using novel methodologies to analyze ERP data (e.g., trial-level analysis). 


Dr. Liu is accepting graduate students (PhD or Master's) in the Developmental Area. For more information, see here. If interested, please email her ( with a copy of your CV and unofficial transcript for further discussion.