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 Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Psychology at Beijing Normal University, China. He holds a doctorate in social psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). He currently severs as Vice President of Chinese Association of Social Psychology, Associate Editor of Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, and Co-Editors-in-Chief of Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, etc. Inspired by Kurt Lewin’s insight, social psychology as a science of bridging the gap between theory and social reality, he currently conducting research in the areas of intergroup relations, and psychosocial underpinnings of corruption. He has published a number of articles in internationally renowned journals, including Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Social Indicators Research, and Political Psychology, etc.

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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