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Qi Meng

PhD Candidate

Q. Meng MSc
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Qi (Eva) Meng is a PhD candidate in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

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Short CV

Qi (Eva) Meng is a PhD candidate in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

Qi obtained a Chinese Government Scholarship from China Scholarship Council (CSC) in June 2019, and started in November 2019 as a PhD student under the supervision of Carolien Rieffe and Boya Li.  Her PhD project is embedded in a larger research project and will focus on the development of social-emotional functioning in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. In October 2019, she completed the first-wave of data collection in China in collaboration with Shannon Yuen, Yung-Ting Tsou, and Zijian Li.

She obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China, which focused on the teaching of junior high school students. Later, she obtained her master's degree in Child Development Psychology from Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, where she also worked as a research assistant at the university kindergarten.


Recent research suggests that deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) children lag behind in their development of social emotional functioning. These findings are based on the western world and it’s unclear whether the findings also apply to DHH children from other cultures. This longitudinal research will investigate this aspect in Chinese DHH children from a young age.

Research program title: 'The Development of Social-Emotional Functioning in Chinese preschool children with and without Deafness or Hard of Hearing (DHH): A Longitudinal Study'


  • 06/2019, The Chinese Government scholarship funded by China Scholarship Council
  • 05/2019, The Outstanding Master of Education Degree Thesis from Capital Normal University
  • 12/2018, The Master's academic individual scholarship of Capital Normal University

Previous publications

  • Meng, Q., Sheng, X., Zhao, J., Wang, Y., & Su, Z. (2020). Influence of mothers/grandmothers coviewing cartoons with children on children’s viewing experience. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1232.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.0123
  • Zhao, J., Meng, Q., An, L., & Wang, Y.  (2019). An event-related potential comparison of facial expression processing between cartoon and real faces. PLOS ONE, 14(1), e0198868. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198868
  • Sheng, X., Wang, Y., Meng, Q., & Wang, W. (2019). The influence of different measurement methods on preschoolers' story comprehension of picture book. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 27(2). 373-377.  https://doi.org/10.16128/j.cnki.1005-3611.2019.02.033 (in Chinese).
  • Chen, X., Wang, Y., Zhao, J., & Meng, Q. (2019). The developmental characteristics and mechanism of children’s distinction between fantasy and reality. Advances in Psychological Science, 27(7), 1232-1237. https://doi.org/10.3724/sp.j.1042.2019.01232 (in Chinese).
  • Meng, Q., & Dong, C. (2016). Discussion on the practice teaching and evaluation method of psychology undergraduates. Education Teaching Forum, 44, 82-83. https://doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1674-9324.2016.44.036 (in Chinese). 

Relevant Links

Focus on Emotions website

PhD Candidate

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden


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