Professor Li Liu

Professor of Social Psychology, School of Psychology
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Phone & fax: +86 10 5880 2105


Li Liu is Professor of Social Psychology and the Director of the Institute of Personality and Social Psychology, in the School of Psychology at Beijing Normal University. He holds a doctorate in social psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). He currently severs as the Secretary General of Chinese Association of Social Psychology and an editorial board member of Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, etc. Inspired by Kurt Lewin’s insight, social psychology as a science of bridging the gorge between theory and social reality, he has conducted research in the areas of quality of life, HIV/AIDS related stigma, discrimination against rural-to-urban migrants in China, psychosocial underlying factors of ethnic conflict in China, and social/cultural psychological underpinnings of corruption.

Research Interests

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Social Representations
  • Social Identity
  • Trust

Recent Publications

Liu, L.(2011). Social Categorization and Bao in the Age of AIDS: The Case of China. In I. Marková and A. Gillespie (Eds.). Trust and Conflict: Representation, Culture and Dialogue (pp. 123-136). London: Routledge.

Liu, L. & Hong, Y. Y. (2010). Psychosocial ramifications of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 13(2), 102-108.

Liu, L. (2008). To have and to be: Towards the social representation of quality of life in China. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 18(3), 233-252.

Liu, L. (2008). Yang and Yin in communication: Towards a typology and logic of persuasion in China. Diogenes. 55(1), 120-132.

Liu, L. (2006). Quality of life as a social representation in China: A qualitative study.Social Indicators Research. 75(2), 217-240.

Liu, L. (2004). Sensitising concept, themata and shareness: A dialogical perspective of social representations. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 34(3), 249-264 

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