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Zhu Deng Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Thinking psychology (problem solution, thinking structure and stylistic development, key elements and development of creativity, etc.)
  • Visual psychology and user experience (usability assessment, psychology in environmental and engineering design)
  • Psychological research methodology (experimental psychology, psychological statistics and SPSS application)

Educational Background:

  • PhD, General Psychology, Nanjing Normal University (2002)
  • Senior Visiting Scholar,South West Normal University(1997)

Research Projects:

  1. "Research on the Representation Mechanism of Knowledge Enriching Problems and Strategies of Intelligence Training of Students", National Educational Science Planning Project
  2. "Research on the Psychological Mechanism of Creative Thinking", Jiangsu Provincial Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project

Journal Articles:

  1. "Attention Mechanism in Time Memory". Journal of Developments in Psychology, 1997(1): 30-35.
  2. "Cognitive Features of Min-Duration Estimation". Journal of Psychological Science, 1997(3).
  3. "Cognitive Study on Meta-Memory Education Training". East China Normal University Journal (Educational Science edition), 1997(4).
  4. "Field Dependence, Cattel’s Personality Classification and Academic Performance". Journal of Psychological Science, 2000(2):234-235.
  5. "Cognitive Study on Meta-Memory Ability Development of Teenagers". Exploration of Psychology,2000(1): 38-41.
  6. "External and Internal Representations of Right Problems in Problem Solution". Journal of Developments in Psychology, 2001(3): 193-200.
  7. "Representation of Specialized Knowledge-and-Subject-Related Problems". Shanghai Education Research, 2002(5),45-47.
  8. "Solutions of Simple and Complex Physical Problems and the State Meta-cognition". Journal of Psychological Science, 2003(3): 479-482.
  9. "The Representation-State Theory of Problem Solving". Exploration of Psychology, 2003(4): 17-20.
  10. "Experimental Study on the Representation Mechanism of Physical Problems of Senior High Students". Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies (Hong Kong), 2004(2): 143-179.
  11. "Theory and experiments of problem representation". International Journal of Psychology, 39 (Issue:5-6):558.
  12. "Problem Schema Acquisition Theory and Its Application in Teaching". Nanjing Normal University Journal (Social Science edition), 2006(4): 111-115.
  13. "Experimental Study on Information Extraction in Problem Representation". Journal of Psychological Science, 2003, 31(3): 620-624.
  14. "The Effect of Field Dependence Cognition Style on Problem Representation and Representation Transformation". Journal of Psychological Science, 2008,31(4):814-817.
  15. "The Essence of Creativity and Its Implication on Elementary Education". Educational Research and Experiment, 2008,5:38-42,47.
  16. "Visual-Spatial Representations in Mathematical Problem Solutions of Primary School Students". Journal of Mathematics Education, 2009,4:99-102.
  17. "Development and Training of Planning Abilities of Preschool Children". Journal of Preschool Education (Preschool Education edition), 2010,4:44-45.
  18. "New Developments in Emotion-Creativity Relation Studies". Nanjing Normal University Journal (Social Science edition), 2010,4:92-97.
  19. "A New Look on the Essence and Definition of Thinking". Xuzhou Normal University Jouranl (Philosophy and Social Science edition), 2010,36(4):138-144.
  20. "Current Researches on Problem Representation and Subject-Related Problem Solution and Their Implications". Xuzhou Normal University Jouranl (Philosophy and Social Science edition), 2011,4:148-151.
  21. "Design of Open-Ended Questionnaires on Cognition of Primary and Middle School Teachers". Psychology: Techniques and Application, 2014,10:18-23.


  1. Modern Cognitive Psychology. Nanjing: Jiangsu Education Press, 2001.
  2. Research Methodology of Behavioral Science. Xi’an: Shaanxi Normal University Press, 2005.
  3. Applied Experimental Psychology. Shanghai: Shanghai Education Press, 2006.
  4. Psychological Statistics and SPSS Application. Shanghai: East China Normal University Press, 2009.
  5. Introduction to Experimental Psychology. Beijing: China Light Industry Press, 2012.
  6. Experimental Psychology. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2016.

Academic Title:

  1. Member of General and Experimental Psychology Committee and Community Psychology Committee of Chinese Psychological Society
  2. Vice President of East China Association of User Experience Alliance China
  3. Vice President and Secretary-General of Jiangsu Provincial Psychological Society
  4. Reviewer or member of editorial committee of Journal of Psychology, Journal of Psychological Science, Psychology: Techniques and Application, Community Psychology, etc.