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Jiqi Zhang Lecturer

Research Interests: 
  • Social trust and political trust
  • Intergroup relations
  • Cross-cultural research methodologies

Educational Background:

PhD (Psychology), School of Psychology, Massey University, 2020

MA (Psychology), School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, 2015

BA (Logistic Engineering), College of Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2012


Journal Articles:

Zhang, R. J., Liu, J. H., Cai, H., Mari, S., & Qu, X. (in press). How do religiosity and national identity relate to cosmopolitanism? An empirical study using representative samples in Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist societies. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.

Zhang, R. J. (2020). Social trust and satisfaction with life: A cross-lagged panel analysis based on representative samples from 18 societies. Social Science & Medicine, 251:112901.

Zhang, R. J., Liu, J. H., Brown, G., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2020). A network analysis of global trust across 11 democratic countries. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, edaa002.

Zhang, R., J., Liu, J., H., Milojev, P., Jung, J., Wang, S., Xie, T., . . . Morio, H. (2019). The structure of trust as a reflection of culture and institutional power structure: Evidence from 4 East Asian societies. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 22(1), 59-73.

Zhang, J., Huang, Z., & Liu, L. (2018). The influence of prototypicality on intergroup bias: A case study on the intergroup relation between urban residents and rural-to-urban migrants. Studies of Psychology and Behavioral, 16(1): 125-129 (Paper in Chinese).

Liu, J. H., Zhang, R. J., Leung, A. K., Gil de Zúñiga, H., Gastardo-Conaco, C., Vasiutynskyi, V., & Kus-Harbord, L. (2020). Empirical correlates of cosmopolitan orientation: Etiology and functions in a worldwide representative sample. Political Psychology.

Liu, J. H., Zhang, R. J., Vilar, R., Milojev, P., Hakim, M. A., Gil de Zúñiga, H., Schumann, S., & Páez, D. (in press). A typology of masspersonal information seeking repertoires (MISR): Global implications for political participation and subjective well-being. New Media & Society.

Monares, P., Liu, J. H., Santibañez, R., Bernardin, A., Fuenzalida, I., Perez-Acle, T., & Zhang, R. J. (2020). Accessing the role of trust profiles for the economic growth of societies: A stochastic rule-based simulation using the prisoner’s dilemma game. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.

Glaser, P., Liu, J. H., Hakim, M. A., Vilar, R., & Zhang, R (2018). Is social media use for networking positive or negative? Offline social capital and internet addiction as mediators for the relationship between social media use and mental health. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 47(3).

Liu, J. H., Milojev, P., Gil de Zúñiga, Homero., & Zhang, R. J. (2018). The global trust inventory as a “proxy measure” of social capital: Measurement and impact in 11 democratic societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 49(5), 789-810.

Zhang, X., Liu, L., Zhao, X., Zheng, J., Yang, M., & Zhang, J. (2015). Towards a three-component model of fan loyalty: A case study of Chinese youth. PloS one, 10(4), 16.

Huang, Z., Liu, L., Tan, X., Zheng, W., & Zhang, J. (2014). Collectivism and bribery. Advances in Psychological Science, 22(12), 1944-1952 (Paper in Chinese).

Conference abstract

Zhang, R. J. Trust and satisfaction with life: A cross-lagged panel analysis across 18 societies. Asian Association of Social Psychology 2019 Conference.

Zhang, R. J. Structure of trust in 4 East Asian societies: System of trust as a reflection of culture and power structure. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Congress 2018.

Zhang, R. J. Exploring the relationship between trust and public participation across the strait: A comparative study between Taiwan and Mainland China. New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference 2017.

Zhang, R. J. Social media usage and public engagement in East Asian societies. Asian Association of Social Psychology 2017 Conference.