Dr. Luke Chang

Dr. Luke Chang is an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on understanding how emotions and expectations are represented in the brain and impact learning and decision-making in social contexts. In 2019, Dr. Chang received the Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science for transformative early career contributions to psychological science.

Educational Resources:

  • Learning Check-In: After watching the video interview with Dr. Chang, students will answer reflection questions about it.

  • Website Review: Students will investigate Dr. Chang’s website to learn more about his research.

  • Article Analysis: Students will select a recent publication of Dr. Chang’s and create a PowerPoint presentation about it.

  • Recommended Courses: An extended list of courses that correspond with Dr. Chang’s video interview and his areas of expertise.

Dr. Chang's website

Representative Publications:

  • Chang, L. J., Jolly, E., Cheong, J. H., Rapuano, K., Greenstein, N., Chen, P. H. A., & Manning, J. R. (2018). Endogenous variation in ventromedial prefrontal cortex state dynamics during naturalistic viewing reflects affective experience. BioRxiv, 487892. View article here

  • Chang, L. J., Smith, A., Dufwenberg, M., & Sanfey, A. G. (2011). Triangulating the neural, psychological, and economic bases of guilt aversion. Neuron, 70(3), 560-572. View article here

  • Chen, P. H. A., Cheong, J. H., Jolly, E., Elhence, H., Wager, T. D., & Chang, L.J. (2019). Socially transmitted placebo effects. Nature human behaviour, 3(12), 1295-1305. View article here