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Yuanyuan An Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Trauma psychology
  • Crisis intervention
  • Resilience

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Beijing Normal University (2010-2013)

  • MA, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Beijing Normal University (2007-2010)

  • BA, Applied Psychology, Nanjing Normal University (2003-2007)

Research Projects:

  1. The MOE (Ministry of Education in China) Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Foundation (14YJC190001), “A follow-up study of adolescents’ posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic growth”, Principle investigator, 2014-2017.
  2. The Project of Philosophy and Social Science Research in Colleges and Universities in Jiangsu Province (2014SJB093), “A follow-up study on posttraumatic stress disorder among college students”, Principle investigator, 2014-2017.
  3. The Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20171036), “The potential mechanism of mindfulness training on psychological trauma in adolescents traumatized by natural disasters”, Co-investigator, 2017-2020.

Journal Articles:

English Papers

  1. An, Y., Zhou Y., Huang Q., Jia, K., Li, W., & Xu, W. (2018). The effect of mindfulness training on mental health in long-term Chinese male prisoners. Psychology, Health & Medicine. Doi: 10.1080/13548506.2018.1510130
  2. An, Y., Yuan, G., Liu, Z., Zhou, Y., & Xu, W. (2018). Dispositional mindfulness mediates the relationships of parental attachment to posttraumatic stress disorder and academic burnout in adolescents following the Yancheng Tornado. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Doi: 10.1080/20008198.2018.1472989(SSCI, Q1)
  3. An, Y., Yuan, G., Zhang, N., Xu, W., Liu, Z., & Zhou, F. (2018). Longitudinal crosslagged relationships between mindfulness, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and posttraumatic growth in adolescents following the Yancheng tornado in China. Psychiatry Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.03.034 (SSCI, Q2)
  4. Xu, W., Yuan, G., Liu, Z., Zhou, Y., & An, Y.* (2018). Prevalence and predictors of PTSD and depression among adolescent victims of the Summer 2016 tornado in Yancheng City. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2018.04.010 (SSCI, Q2)
  5.  Xu, W., Ding, X., Goh, P., & An, Y.* (2018). Dispositional mindfulness moderates the relationship between depression and posttraumatic growth in Chinese adolescents following a tornado. Personality and Individual Differences, 127, 15-21. (SSCI, Q2)
  6. Xu, W., Fu, G., An, Y.*, Yuan, G., Ding, X., Zhou, Y. (2018). Mindfulness, posttraumatic stress symptoms, depression, and social functioning impairment in Chinese adolescents following a tornado: Mediation of posttraumatic cognitive change. Psychiatry Research, 259, 345-349. (SSCI, Q2)
  7. Yuan, G., Xu, W., Liu, C., An, Y.*, Liu, Z., Li, W. (2018). Dispositional mindfulness, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and academic burnout in Chinese adolescents following a tornado: The role of mediation through regulatory emotional selfefficacy. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. Doi: 10.1080/10926771.2018.1433258 (SSCI, Q4)
  8. Yuan, G., Xu, W., Liu, Z., & An, Y.* (2018). Resilience, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and posttraumatic growth in Chinese adolescents after a Tornado: The role of mediation through perceived social support. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 206(2), 130-135. (SSCI, Q2)
  9. Zhang, Y., Xu, W., Yuan, G., An, Y.* (2018). The Relationship of posttraumatic cognitive change, posttraumatic stress disorder, and posttraumatic growth among Chinese adolescents after the Yancheng tornado: The mediating effect of rumination. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 474. (SSCI, Q2)
  10. Yuan, G., Pei, H., Xu, W., & An, Y.* (accepted). Dispositional mindfulness, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and academic burnout in Chinese adolescents following a tornado: The role of mediation through regulatory emotional selfefficacy. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.  (SSCI, Q4)
  11. An, Y., Ding, X., & Fu, F. (2017). Personality and post-traumatic growth of adolescents 42 months after the Wenchuan Earthquake: A mediated model. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2152.
  12. Zhou, X., An, Y. (共同第一作者), & Wu, X. (2017). Longitudinal linkages between posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and violent behaviors among Chinese adolescents following the Wenchuan Earthquake. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma26(3), 231-243.
  13. Yuan, G., Xu, W., Liu, Z., & An, Y.* (2017). Resilience, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and posttraumatic growth in Chinese adolescents after a tornado: The role of mediation through perceived social support. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. Doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000778
  14. Xu, W., Ding, X., Zhuang, Y., Yuan, G., An, Y.*, Shi, Z., & Goh, P. H. (2017). Perceived haze, stress and negative emotions: An Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) study of the affective responses to haze. Journal of Health Psychology. Doi: 10.1177/1359105317717600
  15. Xu, W., An, Y.*, Ding, X., Yuan, G., Zhuang, Y., & Goh, P. H. (2017). Dispositional mindfulness, negative posttraumatic beliefs, and academic burnout among adolescents following the 2016 Yancheng Tornado. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 405-409.
  16. Zhou, X., Wu, X., & An, Y. (2016). Understanding the relationship between trauma exposure and depression among adolescents after earthquake: the roles of fear and resilience. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 2044.
  17. Zhou, X., Wu, X., Fu, F., & An, Y. (2015). Core belief challenge and rumination as predictors of PTSD and PTG among adolescent survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake. Psychological trauma: theory, research, practice, and policy, 7(4), 391-397.
  18. Wu, X., Zhou, X., Wu, Y., & An, Y. (2015). The role of rumination in posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic growth among adolescents after the wenchuan earthquake. Frontiers in psychology, 6, 1335.
  19. Zhou, X., Wu, X., An, Y., & Fu, F. (2014). Longitudinal relationships between posttraumatic stress symptoms and sleep problems in adolescent survivors following the Wenchuan earthquake in China. PloS one, 9(8), e104470.
  20. Ying, L. H., Lin, C. D., Wu, X. C., Chen, C., Greenberger, E., & An, Y. (2014). Trauma severity and control beliefs as predictors of posttraumatic growth among adolescent survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(2), 192-198.
  21. An, Y., Fu, F., Wu, X., Lin, C., & Zhang, Y. (2013). Longitudinal relationships between neuroticism, avoidant coping, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in adolescents following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China. Journal of Loss and Trauma18(6), 556-571.

Chinese Papers

  1. An, Y., Yuan, G., Wu, X., & Wang, W. (2018). The relationship between social support, posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic growth among adolescents after Wenchuan earthquake: Understanding the role of self-efficacy. Psychological Development and Education, 34(1), 98-104.
  2. Zhu, L., Xu, W., An, Y. *, & Chen, X. (2018). The effect of PTSD symptoms on quality of life for breast cancer: Mediating effect of depression and care givers pressure. Chinese Journal of Health Psychology, 26(2), 225-229.
  3. An, Y., & Xu, W. (2017). Haze and perceived stress increase fatigue: Evidence from ecological momentary assessment. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25(6), 1130-1133.
  4. An, Y., Huang, Q., Gu, W., & Fu, H. (2017). Effects of openness personality on posttraumatic growth: Moderated mediating effect. Studies of Psychology and Behavior, 15(6), 815-823.
  5. Zhou, X., Wu, X., An, Y., & Lin, C. (2017). Assessing the latent structure of PTSD among Chinese adolescent after earthquake. Psychological Development and Education, 33(2), 206-215.
  6. An, Y., Li, Q., & Wu, X. (2015). A qualitative research on posttraumatic growth after natural disaster with adolescent survivors of Wenchuan Earthquake.  Journal of Beijing Normal Univeristy (Social Science Edition), (6), 107-113.
  7. An, Y., Wu, X., Chen, J., & Lin, C. (2014). Influences of Nine Eleven Attacks on US individual psychosomatic reactions and group behaviors: Disaster psychology perspective. Journal of Beijing Normal Univeristy (Social Science Edition), (6), 5-13.
  8. Zhou, X., Wu, X., An, Y., & Chen, J. (2014). The roles of rumination and social support in the associations between core belief challenge and post-traumatic growth among adolescent survivors after the Wenchuan Earthquake. Acta Psychologica Sinica46(10), 1509-1520.
  9. Zhou, X., An, Y., Wu, X., Chen, H., & Long, C. (2014). Social support mediates the associations between gratitude and post-traumatic growth in middle school students at 3.5 years after Wenchuan Earthquake. Psychological Development and Education30(1), 68-74.
  10. Wu, Y., An, Y., Wu, X., & Lin, C. (2014). Conscientiousness personality and posttraumatic growth: The mediating of coping style. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 22(4), 663-667.
  11. Jiang, F., An, Y., & Wu, X. (2014). Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for children and adolescent. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 22(4), 756-760.
  12. An, Y., Wu, X., Liu, C., & Lin, C. (2013). Neuroticism personality and posttraumatic growth in adolescent: The moderating effect of coping style and mediating effect of social support. Psychological Development and Education29(6), 657-663.
  13. An, Y., Zang, W., Wu, X., Lin, C., & Zhou, J. (2011). Effects of traumatic exposure on posttraumatic growth: The role of resilience as a moderator. Chinese Journal of Psychological Science34(3), 727-732.


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Honors and Awards:

  • 2018         The Second Session of the Province's Undergraduate College Young             

                          Teachers Teaching Competition, Second prize

  • 2017        Jiangsu Province Micro-teaching Competition “Children's psychological    

                        trauma and its assessment”, First prize

  • 2017      Nanjing Normal University micro-teaching competition “Children's           

                     psychological trauma and its assessment”, First prize

  • 2014          Excellent doctoral thesis (Beijing Normal University)