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Liping Yang Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Social constructionist psychology
  • Qualitative research methods in psychology
  • Community psychology

Educational Background:

  • PhD degree in Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, 2004
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Basic Theory of Education, Central China Normal University, 1992
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Central China Normal University, 1985

Research Projects:

  1. "School Mental Health Education Oriented Toward Positive Psychology", general project of National 11th Five-Year Plan Program in Educational Science, 2007

Journal Articles:

  1. "Group Attitude and Mental Health of Minority College Students——The Role of In-Group and Out-Group Social Supports as Mediators". Chinese Journal of Special Education,7rd Issue,2015, 181(7) :86-91.
  2. "The Updating of Preventive Concept and Its Practical Implications". Journal of Psychological Science. 2012,35( 6) : 1513 -1518.
  3. "The Development of Community Psychology in PRC: the Realities, Obstacles and Opportunities". Journal of East China Normal University( Educational Sciences),2012,30(2),48-56.
  4. "Social Construction and Its Development: Liping Yang Interviews Kenneth Gergen". Stud  Psychol, 2012, 57(2):126–133.


  1. Social Constructionist Psychology,2006
  2. Theory and Practice in Positive Mental Health Education for Vocational Students,2016

Honors and Awards:

  • The book Social Constructionist Psychology won the third prize of Jiangsu Provincial Research Achievement Award in Philosophy and Social Sciences, 2007
  • The lecture The History of Psychology won Jiangsu Provincial Higher Education Research Achievement Award, 2007
  • Research on Social Constructionist Psychology (a series of papers ) won the second prize of Jiangus Provincial Research Achievement Award in Educational Science, 2007

Academic Title:

  • Deputy Director of Community Psychology Committee of Jiangsu Provincial Psychological Society
  • Deputy Secretary-General of Jiangsu Social Psychological Society
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of Psychological Exploration
  • Research fellow of Taos Research Institute, USA