PhD candidate / contract
Zi graduated as a Research Master in Social Psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) in 2020. Currently, he works as a PhD candidate with Eric van Dijk (promoter) and Gert-Jan Lelieveld in the Social, Economic, and Organisational Psychology unit of the Psychology Department at Leiden University.
Zi graduated as a Research Master in Social Psychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) in 2020. Currently, he works as a PhD candidate with Eric van Dijk (promoter) and Gert-Jan Lelieveld in the unit Social, Economic, and Organisational Psychology of Psychology Department at Leiden University.
He was awarded a scholarship by the China Scholarship Council and started his PhD research at Leiden University in September 2020.
In his PhD study, Zi aims to explore how people perceive each other’s emotions and whether they are able to detect how others really feel from facial expressions, and how such perceptions affect people’s decisions in economic games. For that purpose, he also intends to investigate how cultural differences (e.g. between China and the Netherlands) play roles in the above interpersonal processes.
- Hou, J., & Ye, Z. (2019). Sex Differences in Facial and Vocal Attractiveness Among College Students in China. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 1166.
- Hou, J., Ndasauka, Y., Jiang, Y., Ye, Z., Wang, Y., Yang, L. & Xu, F. (2017). Excessive use of WeChat, social interaction and locus of control among college students in China. PloS one, 12(8), e0183633.
- Ndasauka, Y., Hou, J., Wang, Y., Yang, L., Yang, Z., Ye, Z. & Zhang, X. (2016). Excessive use of Twitter among college students in the UK: Validation of the Microblog Excessive Use Scale and relationship to social interaction and loneliness. Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 963-971.