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Zhu Liqi
Tel:  86-10-64836643
Fax:  86-10-64872070
Mailing Address:  16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Email:  zhulq@psych.ac.cn

1998     Ph. D, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science
1998-present Associate Professor and Professor ( since 2008) , Institute of Psychology, 
        Chinese Academy of Sciences
2016     Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University
2011     Visiting Scholar, University of California, Davis
2004-2006   Fellow of LIFE program, sponsored by Max-Planck Institute for Human
        Development,  Germany, and University of Michigan, USA. 
2003     Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan
1999     Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
1993-1995   Assistant Professor , Xi’an Jiaotong University

Research Interests:

Cognitive development and social behavior

Community service:
1. Associate Editor of Child Development
2. Associate Editor of International Journal of Psychology
3. Regional coordinator of International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) in China
Selected Publications:



  • Zhu, L.& Yu, J.,(accepted) Fairness, In Bornstein, M. (Eds), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development,
  • Schachner, A., Zhu, L., Li, J., & Kelemen, D. (accepted). Is the bias for function-based explanations culturally universal? Children from China endorse teleological explanations of natural phenomena. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
  • Yu, J., Zhu, L., & Leslie, A. M. (2016). Children's sharing behavior in mini-dictator games: The role of in-group favoritism and theory of mind. Child Development, 87(6), 1747-1757. doi:10.1111/cdev.12635
  • Wente, A., Bridgers, S., Zhao, X., Seiver, E., Zhu, L., & Gopnik, A. (2016). How universal are free will beliefs? Cultural differences in Chinese and U.S. 4-and 6-year-olds. Child Development, 87, 666-676. doi:10.1111/cdev.12528
  • Rottman, J., Zhu, L., Wang, W., Schillaci, R. S., Clark, K. & Kelemen, D. (2016). Cultural influences on the teleological stance: Evidence from China. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 22, 1-16. doi:10.1080/2153599X.2015.1118402
  • Yang, X., & Zhu, L. (2016). Predictors of media multitasking in Chinese adolescents. International Journal of Psychology, 51(6), 430-438. doi:10.1002/ijop.12187
  • Yang, X., Xu, X., & Zhu, L. (2015). Media multitasking and psychological wellbeing in Chinese adolescents: Time management as a moderator. Computer in Human Behavior, 53(4), 216-222. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.06.034
  • Li, J., Zhu, L., Liu, J., & Li, X. (2014). Social and non-social deficits in children with high-functioning autism and their cooperative behaviors. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(12), 1657–1671. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2014.08.016
  • Mou, Y., Zhu, L., & Chen, Z. (2014). Developmental changes in children's understanding of horizontal projectile motion. International Journal of Psychology, 50(4), 256-264. doi:10.1002/ijop.12095
  • Li, J., Zhu, L. & Gummerum, M. (2014). The relationship between moral judgment and cooperation in children with high-functioning autism. Scientific Report, 4, 4314. doi:10.1038/srep04314
  • Wang, L., Chen, C., & Zhu, L. (2014). Picture norms for Chinese preschool children: Name agreement, familiarity, and visual complexity. PLoS ONE, 9(3): e90450. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090450
  • Chen, Y., Zhu, L., & Chen, Z. (2013). Family income affects children’s altruistic behavior in the dictator game. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e80419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080419
  • Zhu, L., Gigerenzer, G. & Huangfu, G. (2013) Psychological traces of China's socio-economic reforms in the ultimatum and dictator games, PLoS ONE. 8(8): e70769. doi:10.1371/ournal.pone.0070769
  • Legare, C. H., Zhu, L., & Wellman, H. M. (2013). Examining biological explanations in Chinese preschool children: A cross-cultural comparison. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 13(1-2), 67-93. doi:10.1163/15685373-12342085
  • Li, J., Zhu, L., Gummerum, M., & Sun, Y. (2013). The development of social value orientation across different contexts. International Journal of Psychology, 48(4), 469-480. doi:10.1080/00207594.2012.673725
  • Maras, P., Moon, A. & Zhu, L. (2012). Chinese and British adolescents’ academic self-concept, identity and behaviour in schools. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 9, 93-122.
  • Li, J., Zhu, L., & Sun,Y. (2011). Social value orientation and cooperative behavior in prisoner dilemma. IEEE International Symposium on IT in Medicine & Education, 1, 280-284.
  • Tardif, T., Gelman, S., Fu, X., & Zhu, L. (2011). Acquisition of generic noun phrases in Chinese: Learning about lions without an ’s. Journal of Child Language. 1, 130-161. doi:10.1017/S0305000910000735
  • Li, J., Liu, X., & Zhu, L. (2011). Flexibility of theory of mind in a matrix game when partner’s level is different. Psychological Reports, 109(2), 675-685. doi:10.2466/04.10.22.PR0.109.5.675-685
  • Chan, C. C. Y., Tardif, T., Chen, J., Pulverman, R. B., Zhu, L. & Meng, X. (2011). English- and Chinese-learning infants map novel labels to objects and actions differently. Developmental Psychology, 47(9), 1459-1471. doi:10.1037/a0024049
  • Wang, F., Zhu, L., & Shi, K. (2011). How do children coordinate information about mental states with social norms? Cognitive Development, 26, 72–81. doi:10.1016/j.cogdev.2010.09.002
  • Zhu, L., Keller, M., Gummerum, M., & Takezawa, M. (2010). A cross-cultural perspective on the development of sharing behavior: Integrating behavioral economics and psychology. In Schwarzer, R., & Frensch, P.A. (Eds), Personality, human development, and culture: International perspectives on psychological science (pp. 141–153). International Union of Psychological Science. Psychology Press, Taylor& Francis Group
  • Zheng, H., Wang, X.T., & Zhu, L. (2010). Framing effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural basis. Neuropsychologia, 48 (11), 3198–3204. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.06.031
  • Zhu, L., Liu, G., & Tardif, T. (2009). Chinese children’s explanations for illness. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33 (6), 516–519. doi:10.1177/0165025409343748
  • Zhu, L., & Gigerenzer, G. (2006). Children can solve Bayesian problems: The role of representation in computation. Cognition, 98, 287–308. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2004.12.003
  • Wellman, H., Fang, F., Liu, D., Zhu, L.,& Liu, G. (2006). Scaling of theory of mind understandings in Chinese children. Psychological Science, 17(12), 1075–1081. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01830.x
  • Zhu, L. & Fang, F. (2000). Development of Chinese preschoolers’ understanding of biological phenomena: Growth and aliveness. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 24(1), 105–110.
  • Grants:
    National Social Science Foundation of China (14ZDB161)