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About Ning Zhang

I am a PhD Candidate in social and cultural psychology under the supervision of Professor Li-Jun Ji. My research interests focus on vicarious psychological processes (e.g., vicarious power, vicarious morality), judgment and decision making (e.g., opportunity cost consideration), cultural differences in interpersonal understanding (e.g., advice-seeking), and positive psychology (e.g., gratitude, subjective well-being).

I am looking for academic position in social psychology, judgment and decision making, marketing, consumer behavior or industrial position focus on transferring behavioral insights based on empirical research to solve challenging real-world problems and make a difference in our collective welfare.


September 2011 - Present PhD Candidate, Queen's University ‐ Department of Psychology

Research Interests

Vicarious psychological processes and Judgment and decision making, Cross-cultural psychology, Positive psychology

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Honors and Awards

  • • SPSP Graduate Student Travel Award 2014
  • • Queen’s Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant 2014
  • • Queen's Graduate Award, Queen's University 2011-
  • • Mitchell and Wilda Andriesky Award, Queen’s University 2011-
  • • International Tuition Award, Queen’s University 2011-
  • • Conference Travel Award, Queen’s University 2012-
  • • DI'AO Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2011
  • • Outstanding Graduate Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2011


September 2011 - Present PhD, Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario ‐ Department of Psychology
September 2008 - June 2011 MSc, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China ‐ Institute of Psychology
September 2003 - June 2007 BA, Wuhan University, China ‐ Humane Studies