ZHONGQUAN LI_Nanjing university SSBS


zhongquan Li

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Nanjing University

Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210023, China

zqli@ nju.edu.cn



Ph.D. in Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June, 2008

Specialization: Psychological Testing and Evaluation

B.S. in Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June, 2003

RESEARCH interests                                       

Mental health, anxiety, depression, PTSD

Decision Making, focusing on intrapersonal and interpersonal effect of emotion

Personnel selection, focusing on applicant reactions and faking 

  •  Research Project 

  •  Academic Visit & International Conference 

  •  Publication 

  •  Awards 

  •  Further Information 

1.“Development of attitude toward risk and ambiguity and its impact on decision making in social dilemmas”. Foundation of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education of the PRC (No. 20YJA190004). (Principal investigator)

2.“Influences of acute stress on moral decision making”. Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences from the Education Department, Jiangsu Province (No. 2018SJZDI203). (Principal investigator)

3.“The role of emotion regulation on moral decision making”. Foundation of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education of the PRC (No. 16YJA190003). (Principal investigator)

4.“Influences of others’ emotions on decision making in social dilemmas”. The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71201079). (Principal investigator)

5.“Emotion, emotion regulation and risky decision making”. Youth Foundation of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education of the PRC (No. 11YJC190014). (Principal investigator)

6.“Influences of emotion regulation on decision making processes and performance of individual investors in stock market”. Project of Philosophy and Social Sciences from the Education Department, Jiangsu Province (No. 2011SJD190004). (Principal investigator)

7.“Emotion, emotion regulation and investors’ decision making”.  Project of humanities and social sciences from Nanjing University. (Principal investigator)

8.“Investors’ emotions, trading behaviors and the fluctuation of asset prices: An experimental study of the influence of emotions on investing and asset prices”. The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71201079). (Key member)

9.“Several frontier issues in behavioral finance: Experimental and computing based approach”. The Major Research Plan of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 70932003). (Key member)



1.         Li, Z.*, Zhao, X., Sheng, A., & Wang, L. (2019). Item response analysis of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory among the elderly in China: Dimensionality and differential item functioning test. BMC Geriatrics, 19(313). doi:10.1186/s12877-019-1346-1

2.         Li, Z.*, Gao, L.,& Li, B.(2019). Deconfounding the effects of acute stress on abstract moral dilemma judgment. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00453-0

3.         Zhang, L., Kong, M., Li, Z.*, Zhao, X., & Gao, L. (2018). Chronic stress and moral decision-making: An exploration with the CNI model. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(1702).

4.         Li, Z.*, Xia, S., Wu, X., & Chen, Z. (2018). Analytical thinking style leads to more utilitarian moral judgments: An exploration with a process-dissociation approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 131, 180-184.

5.         Liu, Y., Fei, L., Sun, X., Wei, C., Luo, F., & Li, Z., et al. (2018). Parental rearing behaviors and adolescent’s social trust: roles of adolescent self-esteem and class justice climate. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(5), 1-13.

6.         Zhang, L., Li, Z. * & He, K. (2018). Validation of the Chinese revision of Emotional and Behavioral Screener among preschoolers (4-7 years old). Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(3), 771-779.

7.         Zhang, L, Li, Z.*, Wu, X., & Zhang, Z. (2017). Why people with more emotion regulation difficulties made a more deontological judgment: The role of deontological inclinations. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(2905).

8.         Li, Z.*, Wu, X., Zhang, L., & Zhang, Z. (2017). Habitual cognitive reappraisal was negatively related to perceived immorality in the Harm and Fairness domains. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1805).

9.         Zhang, L., Kong, M., & Li, Z.* (2017). Emotion regulation difficulties and moral judgment in different domains: The mediation of emotional valence and arousal. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 56-60.

10.     Chen, X.*, Leung, A. K.-y., Yang, D. Y.-J., Chiu, C.-y., Li, Z., & Cheng, S. Y. Y. (2016). Cultural threats in culturally mixed encounters hamper creative performance for individuals with lower openness to experience. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47(10), 1321-1334.

11.     Zhang, Z., Zhang, B., & Li, Z.*(2016).Price discrepancy between sellers and buyers when making decisions for the self and others. Psychological Reports, 118(3), 889-901.

12.     Zhang, Z., Kong, M., Zhang, L., & Li, Z.* (2015). Consideration of future consequences: Preliminary evidences for a four-factor distinction. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 99-104.

13.     Li., Z.*, Sang, Z., & Zhang, Z. (2015). Expressive suppression and financial risk taking: A mediated moderation model. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 35-40.

14.     Wang, R., Wang, L.*, Li, Z., Cao, C., Shi, Z., & Zhang, J. (2013). Latent structure of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in an adolescent sample one month after an earthquake. Journal of Adolescence, 36(4), 717-725.

15.     Li, Z., Sang, Z., Wang, L.*, & Shi, Z. (2012).The Mini-IPIP Scale: Psychometric features and relations with PTSD symptoms of Chinese earthquake survivors. Psychological Reports, 111(2), 641-651.

16.     Li, Z.*, Wang, L., & Zhang, L. (2012). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of a short-form of the EMBU among Chinese adolescents. Psychological Reports, 110(1), 263-275.

17.     Wang, L.*, Cao, C., Wang, R., Zhang, J., & Li, Z. (2012). The dimensionality of PTSD symptoms and their relationship to health-related quality of life in Chinese earthquake survivors. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26(7), 711-718.

18.     Li, X., Li, Z., Wang, L.*, & Cao, C. (2012). Factor structure of acute stress disorder symptoms in Chinese survivors of road traffic accidents. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 20(5), 659-661. (In Chinese)

19.     Zhang, L.*, Wang, J., He, K., & Li, Z. (2012). The characteristics of hearing-impaired college students’ emotion regulation and its effect on their interpersonal relationships. Chinese Journal of Special Education, (4), 49-53. (In Chinese)

20.     Jiang, J. et al. (2011). Emotional reactions to scandals: When does moral character make a difference? Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14(3), 207-216.

21.     Wang, L., Li, Z., Shi, Z., Zhang, J.*, Zhang, K., Liu, Z, & Elhai, J. D. (2011). Testing the dimensionality of posttraumatic stress responses in young Chinese adult earthquake survivors: Further evidence for ‘dysphoric arousal’ as a unique PTSD construct. Depression and Anxiety, 28(12), 1097-1104.

22.     Li, Z. *, Wang, L., Zhang, H., & Zhou, R. (2011). The role of different cognitive components in the prediction of the figural reasoning test’s item difficulty. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 43(9), 1087-1094.(In Chinese)

23.     Wang, L.*, Long, D., Li, Z., & Armour, C. (2011). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom structure in Chinese adolescents exposed to a deadly earthquake. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(5), 749-758.

24.     Wang, L., Zhang, J.*, Shi, Z., Zhou, M., Li, Z., Zhang, K., et al. (2011). Comparing alternative factor models of PTSD symptoms across earthquake victims and violent riot witnesses in China: Evidence for a five-factor model proposed by Elhai et al. (2011). Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(6), 771-776.

25.     Wang, L., Li, Z.*, Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., & Shen, J. (2010). Factor structure of Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms in Chinese Earthquake Victims: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Acute Stress Disorder Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(7), 798-802. (Corresponding author)

26.     Wang, L., Zhang, J.*, Shi, Z., Zhou, M., & Li, Z. (2010). Internal Consistencies and Structural Analysis of the MMPI-2 PSY-5 Facet Subscales in Chinese Population. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32(1), 150-155.

27.     Li, Z.*, Kong, M., Zhang, H., & Zhou, R.(2010). Error analysis on matrix reasoning test. Psychological Science, 33(3), 663-664. (In Chinese)

28.     Li, Z.*, Wang, L., Zhang, H., & Liu, H. (2010). Personality trait and subjective well-being: the mediating role of emotion regulation. Psychological Science, 33,165-167. (In Chinese)

29.     Li, Z.*, Zhang, H., Wang, L., & Liu, H. (2008). Conditional reasoning measurement: A new approach for personality assessment. Psychological Science, 31(5):1209-1211. (In Chinese)

30.     Li, Z., & Zhang, H. * (2008). Computerized automatic item generation: An overview. Advances inPsychological Science, 16(2), 348-352. (In Chinese)

31.     Li, Z.*, Sun, X., Zhang, H., & Zhang, L. (2008). Application of Many-Facet Rasch model in rater training for subjective items. China Examinations, (1), 26-31. (In Chinese)

32.     Li, Z.*, & Wang, L. (2008). Comparison between two approaches for equivalence: Schuirmann’s Test of equivalence and Student’s t. Journal of Quantitative Research, 2(1), 126-138. (In Chinese)

33.     Wang, L.*, Li, Z., Liu, H., & Du, W. (2007). Factorial structure of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule - Expanded Form (PANAS-X) in Chinese subjects. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 15(6), 565-568. (In Chinese)

34.     Wang, L.*, Zhang, H.,Li, Z., & Liu, H. (2007). Adult attachment, emotion regulation and subjective well-being: the mediating roles of reappraisal and suppression. Psychological Exploration, 27(3), 91-96. (In Chinese)

35.     Wang, L.*, Lu, Y., & Li, Z. (2007). Test of Emotion Regulation Scale in Adolescents. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 15(3), 236-238. (In Chinese)

36.     Wang, L.*, Liu, H., Li, Z., & Du, W. (2007). Reliability and validity of the Emotion Regulation Scale. China Journal of Behavioral Medicine Science, 16(9), 846-848. (In Chinese)

37.     Wang, L.*, Liu, H., Du, W., & Li, Z. (2007).Test of Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale in Chinese People. China Journal of Health Psychology, 15(4), 336-340. (In Chinese)

38.     Wang, L.*, Tang, Y., & Li, Z. (2005). Application of Schuirmann's test of equivalence in psychological research. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 19(5), 316-318. (In Chinese)

39.     Guan, D.*, Zhang, H., & Li, Z. (2005). The reliability of difference score. Psychological Science, 28(1), 161-163. (In Chinese)

Nanjing University-Bank of China Teaching Award (2012)

International Test Commission (ITC) Scholarship for Early Career Scholars (2010)

Professional affiliations

Asian Association of Social Psychology

Chinese Psychological Society

Chinese Association of Social Psychology

International Test Commission

Professional Services

Ad hoc reviewer for the following journals:

Acta Physiologica Sinica

Advances inPsychological Science

International Perspectives in Psychology Research, Practice, Consultation

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

Journal of Personality

Motivation and Emotion

Personality and Individual Differences

PsyCH Journal