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Chi-yue Chiu

Chi-yue Chiu

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Chi-yue Chiu is a professor at the Nanyang Business School. He received his Ph.D. in social-personality psychology at Columbia University and taught at Hong Kong University before moving to Illinois. His current research focuses on cultures as knowledge traditions, and the social, cognitive, and motivational processes that mediate the construction and evolution of social consensus. He is also interested in the dynamic interactions of cultural identification and cultural knowledge traditions, and their implications for cultural competence and intercultural relations.

His recent research on group processes examines the role of lay theories in entitativity perception. His latest publications include The Social Psychology of Culture, a book he co-authored with Ying-yi Hong. Professor Chiu is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality and the Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Chiu, C-y., & Leung, A. K-y. (2007). Do multicultural experiences make people more creative? If so, how? In-Mind.
  • Chow, D. S., Au, E., & Chiu, C-y. (in press). Predicting the psychological health of older adults: Interaction of age-based rejection sensitivity and discriminative facility. Journal of Research in Personality.
  • Fu, H-y., Morris, M. W., Lee, S-l. Chao, M-c., Chiu, C-y., & Hong, Y-y. (2007). Epistemic motives and cultural conformity: Need for closure, culture, and context as determinants of conflict judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 191-207.
  • Hong, Y., Chan, G., Chiu, C-y., Wong, R. Y. M., Hansen, I. G., Lee, S-l., Tong, Y-y., & Fu, H. (2004). How are social identities linked to self-conception and intergroup orientation? The moderating effect of implicit theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1147-1160.
  • Ip, G. W-m., Chiu, C-y., & Wan, C. (2006). Birds of a feather and birds flocking together: Physical versus behavioral cues may lead to trait- versus goal-based group perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 368-381.
  • Lehman, D., Chiu, C-y., & Schaller, M. (2004). Culture and psychology. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 689-714.
  • Levy, S., Chiu, C-y., & Hong, Y. (2006). Lay theories and intergroup relations. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 9, 5-24.
  • Sui, J., Zhu, Y., & Chiu, C-y. (in press). Bicultural mind, self-construal, and recognition memory: Cultural priming effects on self- and mother-reference effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Tamir, M., Chiu, C-y., & Gross, J. J. (in press). Business or pleasure? Utilitarian versus hedonic considerations in emotion regulation. Emotion.
  • Wan, C., Chiu, C-y., Tam, K-p., Lee, S-l., Lau, I. Y-m., & Peng, S-q. (2007). Perceived cultural importance and actual self-importance of values in cultural identification. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 337-354.

Other Publications:

  • Chiu, C-y., & Hong, Y. (2005). Cultural competence: Dynamic processes. In A. Elliot & C. S. Dweck (Eds.), Handbook of motivation and competence (pp. 489-505). New York: Guilford.
  • Chiu, C-y., & Hong, Y-y. (2007). Cultural processes: Basic principles. In E. T. Higgins, & A. E. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles. New York: Guilford.
  • Chiu, C-y., Kim, Y-H., & Wan, W. N. (in press). Personality: Cross-cultural perspectives. Chapter prepared for G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. H. Salofske (Eds.), Handbook of personality theory and testing. Vol. 1: Personality theory and testing. London: Sage.
  • Chiu, C-y., Lee, K-y., & Kwan, L. (2007). Language and culture. In S. Kitayama & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of cultural psychology. New York: Guilford.

Courses Taught:

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Globalization, Popular Culture, and Self-Identity
  • Social Psychology: Experimental Methods

Chi-yue Chiu
Nanyang Business School
Nanyang Technological University
S3-01C-81 Nanyang Avenue
639798 Singapore

  • Phone: (+65) 6790 5687

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