Lin Zhao

Lin Zhao

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Theory of Mind in children and adults

Supervisors: Professor Ian Apperly; Jessica Wang

Lin Zhao is currently undertaking doctoral research into the cognitive basis of Theory of Mind. She is interested into the development of social cognition by exploring both children and adults.


Lin Zhao received a BA in Hindi Language and Literature in Peking University, China. At the same time, she chose Psychology as her second major and received a BSc in Psychology in Peking University. She has been worked as a research assistant for one year carrying projects on infants’ language learning development.


Research interests: Social and cognitive development, Theory of Mind, Perspective Taking