Jianxin Zhang Profile

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Dr Zhang graduated from the Department of Psychology, Peking University, and then got his MPhil and PhD from the Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been working in the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences for 30 years, with major research interests and activities in the fields of personality psychology, health psychology, and social psychology.

Dr Zhang was elected as an Executive Member of Chinese Psychological Society (CPS) in 2011, and has worked as the Director of International Exchange Committee of CPS since then. He was elected as a Vice President of CPS in 2013. CPS is the largest association of psychologists in China, under the leadership of Chinese Association of Science and Technology. He also serves as a major leader in another two Chinese associations related to psychology: the Chinese Association of Mental Healthy and the Chinese Association of Social Psychology.

In 2009, Dr Zhang was elected as president in elect of AASP (Asian Association of Social Psychology), and is now serving as AASP Past President until 2015. During the IUPsyS Assembly held during the 30th International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012, he was elected as an EC member of the Union.

Dr Zhang is also a national representative of ICSU-RCAP (Regional committee of Asian Pacific), which has collaborated with IUPsyS to support an international workshop on provision of psychological assistance after natural disaster, he has been involved in the organisation of and lectures in the workshop.