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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Yuzhu Zhang


PhD student



Project title: Behavioural Tendencies and Mentalizing under Betrayal-Related Threat

Summary: Betrayal is violation of a presumptive relationship of trust, and is a form of interpersonal transgressions. Betrayal might also constitute a type of threat, where what is threatened is the relationship with others, or one’s sense of interpersonal trust. This research aims to investigate 1) whether people exhibit avoidance-approach behavioural tendencies under betrayal-related threat; and 2) whether people are more or less likely to take perspectives of someone who betrayed them.



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