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Prof James Liu

Head of School of Psychology

School of Psychology

James is currently President of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (see website at asiansocialpsych.org) after having previously served as its Secretary General and Treasurer. From 2008-2011 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (he now serves as Senior Editor). Together with AASP President-Elect Allan Bernardo, he edits an annual Special Issue of the Journal of Pacific Rim Studies on the practice of social psychology for social change in Asia and the Pacific Rim. He is accomplished in cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, having thought a lot about how Chinese philosophy and culture influences the present day psychology and practices of Chinese people today (with several article written with his father, the eminent neo-Confucian philosopher Shu-hsien Liu). He is currently investigating the concept of “benevolent authority” as a cultural script for maintaining social order in higher power distance, collectivist societies.

James has more than 160 refereed publications at have been cited more than 5000 times, with edited volumes including New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations, Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand, and Progress in Asian Social Psychology, Volumes 2 and 6.  He has an H-statistic of 36 according to GoogleScholar. Among his most cited papers are "Social representations of history and their role on identity politics" co-authored with Denis Hilton for the British Journal of Social Psychology, and "Distance matters: Physical space and social impact" co-authored with Bibb Latane and Andrzej Nowak in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He is also known for several papers using large cross-cultural data sets from 12-36 countries, published mainly in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (e.g., "Social representations of events and people in world history across twelve cultures").

As the new Head of School of Psychology at Massey University, James has introduced Research, Service, and Teaching Clusters as a means for enhancing collaboration and applied &integrated RST practice among members of his School. He has a long term vision of psychology as an applied research practice with strong community service and teaching roots. He hopes to integrate the various clinics and professional programmes that distinguish Massey Psychology with undergraduate and graduate teaching in a research active culture that is strongly applied.

 A naturalized citizen of two countries, he describes himself as a “Chinese-American-New Zealander”.

James Hou-fu Liu is Professor of Psychology and Head of School at Massey University in New Zealand. He completed a PhD at UCLA, followed by a post-doc at Florida Atlantic University.  He taught at Victoria University of Wellington for twenty years, becoming Co-Director of its Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research (2010-2014).  His research is in cross-cultural, social, and political psychology, specializing in social representations of history and their relationship to identity, prejudice, and international relations. He has more recent interests in global consciousness and digital influence- how systems like liberal democracy and hierarchical relationalism function to create global social order.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 414 0800 ext 43279
    Location: 3.52, Albany Village, School of Psychology Private Bag 102904, North Shore Auckland 0745
    Campus: Albany

Prizes and Awards

  • Research Grant Reconfiguring the nation: Contesting history and identity in a globalizing world. Principal Investigator with Nora Fisher Onar and Mark Woordward. Asian Office of Aerospace Development (AOARD): Dec 2012-May 2014. $75,000 US. Description: A case study of a second wave of nation-building in a globalizing, post-colonial world in Turkey, Indonesia, and New Zealand. Through collaboration with a international relations specialist in political science, and an anthropologist specializing in religion, we examined historical trajectories for 3 states, examining when, why, and how did the transition to modernity and prosperity lend itself to political revisionism rather than preservation of the status quo? This resulted in a 2014 Special Issue of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations with 11 papers from authors around the world elaborating on the theory we developed from the grant called Critical Junctures Theory. - Asian Office of Aerospace Development (AOARD) (2012)
  • Research Grant Benevolent Authority Systems of Societal Organization. Principal investigator. Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCK): July 2011-June 2014. $60,000 US Description: Empirical and theoretical investigations of top-down systems of authority typical in Chinese societies using cross-cultural comparisons to Western liberal institutions and belief systems, experimental studies in management, and longitudinal studies in China, Taiwan, New Zealand, the United States, and other countries. This resulted in 5 publications involving 20 co-authors (5 from Taiwan) in journals such as PLOS-ONE and Group and Organizational Management. - Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCK) (2011)
  • Research Grant Implicit and Explicit Attitudes towards America in Socio-Digital Influence: Trust and Social Identity in Cyberspace (BAA-AFOSR-2013-0001) Asian Office of Aerospace Development (AOARD): (2015-2018). $750,000 US. Principle Investigator, supported by Colleen Ward and Homero Gil de Zuniga Description: A massive cross-cultural study on digital influence (the impact of mass media/internet usage on political attitudes, trust, and ideology) using representative samples of adults in 20 countries and 2 cities (N=22,000). More than 50 researchers (from every continent except Antarctica) are involved in a longitudinal, 4 Wave study involving 2 surveys, a social dilemma experiment (Trust Game) and a study of Implicit/Explicit attitudes towards America and Americans. The project aims to capture critical sources of variability in mass media/internet usage and its impact across and within cultures on a) implicit versus explicit attitudes towards America and Americans (compared to other powerful states), b) behavioral trust across cultures in on-line social exchange experiments involving money and power, and c) ideology and activity with respect to political ideology and selected social movements ranging from ecological to political. Personality, values, trust, mass media usage patterns, and political ideology are the critical variables measured. - Asian Office of Aerospace Developmetn (AOARD) (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Social Representations Theory, especially Social Representations of History

Cross-cultural Psychology

Indigenous Psychology, particularly Chinese indigenous psychology and its interconnectness to other high-power distance, collectivist socieities

Digital Influence (how mass media consumption influences attitudes, values, political ideology, and behaviour, and vice versa)

Globalization

Prejudice and Intergroup Relations

Research Opportunities

  • Digital Influence  (06/06/2015) Consumption of different forms of mass media, especially new digital forms, are influencing not only culture, but people's attitudes, values, and behavior

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Social and Community Psychology (170113):
Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Outputs

Journal

Liu, JH. (2017). Dialoguing Height Psychology into a life of interconnectedness: Response to commentaries by Hwang, Bhawuk, King & Hodgetts, Kashima, and Xie, Su, & Zhong. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 20(2), 176-183
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Hilton, DJ., & Liu, JH. (2017). History as the narrative of a people: From function to structure and content. Memory Studies. 10(3), 297-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Bennett, ST., & Liu, JH. (2017). Historical trajectories for reclaiming an indigenous identity in mental health interventions for Aotearoa/New Zealand-Māori values, biculturalism, and multiculturalism. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bennett, S., Liu, J.
Gil de Zúñiga, H., & Liu, JH. (2017). Second Screening Politics in the Social Media Sphere: Advancing Research on Dual Screen Use in Political Communication with Evidence from 20 Countries. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 61(2), 193-219
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2017). Neo-Confucian epistemology and Chinese philosophy: Practical postulates for actioning psychology as a human science. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 20(2), 137-149
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Isler, L., Fletcher, GJO., Liu, JH., & Sibley, CG. (2017). Validation of the four-profile configuration of personality types within the Five-Factor Model. Personality and Individual Differences. 106, 257-262
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Licata, L., Khan, SS., Lastrego, S., Cabecinhas, R., Valentim, JP., & Liu, JH. (2016). Social representations of colonialism in Africa and in Europe: Structure and relevance for contemporary intergroup relations. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Bernardo, ABI. (2016). What Should a Social Psychology for Social Change Look Like in Asia? Reflections on Scientific Research, Aimed at Solving Social Problems and Generating New Knowledge with 'a Theory of Culture Change at Its Centre'. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 10
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.Edited by: Liu, J.
Páez, D., Liu, JH., Bobowik, M., Basabe, N., & Hanke, K. (2016). Social representations of history, cultural values, and willingness to fight in a war: A collective-level analysis in 40 nations. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 19(4), 347-361
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Macdonald, M. (2016). Towards a Psychology of Global Consciousness Through an Ethical Conception of Self in Society. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 46(3), 310-334
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Robinson, AR. (2016). One ring to rule them all: Master discourses of enlightenment—and racism—from colonial to contemporary New Zealand. European Journal of Social Psychology. 46(2), 137-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Isler, L., Liu, JH., Sibley, CG., & Fletcher, GJO. (2016). Self-Regulation and Personality Profiles: Empirical Development, Longitudinal Stability and Predictive Ability. European Journal of Personality. 30(3), 274-287
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Greaves, LM., Cowie, LJ., Fraser, G., Muriwai, E., Huang, Y., Milojev, P., . . . Clouston, A. (2015). Regional differences and similarities in the personality of New Zealanders. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 44(1), 4-16
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J., Muriwai, E.
Bernardo, ABI., & Liu, JH. (2015). Sharpening Our Understanding of Social Problems in Asian Societies: The Roles of Culture and Theory in Socially Engaged Social Psychology. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 9(2), 43-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Chou, WJ., Sibley, CG., Liu, JH., Lin, TT., & Cheng, BS. (2015). Paternalistic Leadership Profiles: A Person-Centered Approach. Group and Organization Management. 40(5), 685-710
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Hakim, MA., Liu, JH., Isler, L., & Woodward, MR. (2015). Monarchism, national identity and social representations of history in Indonesia: Intersections of the local and national in the sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 18(4), 259-269
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Jetten, J., Branscombe, NR., Haslam, SA., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Jones, JM., . . . Zhang, A. (2015). Having a lot of a good thing: Multiple important group memberships as a source of self-esteem. PLoS ONE. 10(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JHF., Yeh, KH., Wu, CW., Liu, L., & Yang, Y. (2015). The importance of gender and affect in the socialization of adolescents' beliefs about benevolent authority: Evidence from Chinese indigenous psychology. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 18(2), 101-114
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
August, C., & Liu, JH. (2015). The medium shapes the message: Mcluhan and grice revisited in race talk online. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 25(3), 232-248
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH-F., Yeh, K-H., Wu, C-W., Liu, L., & Yang, Y. (2015). The importance of gender and affect in the socialization of adolescents' beliefs about benevolent authority: Evidence from Chinese indigenous psychology. Asian Journal of Social Psychology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, J. (2015). Globalizing indigenous psychology: An East Asian form of hierarchical relationalism with worldwide implications. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 45(1), 82-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Hanke, K., Liu, JH., Sibley, CG., Paez, D., Gaines, SO., Moloney, G., . . . Cabecinhas, R. (2015). Heroes and villains of world history across cultures. PLoS ONE. 10(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Milojev, P., Osborne, D., Greaves, LM., Bulbulia, J., Wilson, MS., Davies, CL., . . . Sibley, CG. (2014). Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation Predict Different Moral Signatures. Social Justice Research. 27(2), 149-174
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Rata, A., Liu, JH., & Hutchings, J. (2014). Creation Narratives as Metaphors for Indigenous Identity Development: The Pōwhiri Identity Negotiation Framework. Psychology and Developing Societies. 26(2), 291-319
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Lawson-Te Aho, K., & Rata, A. (2014). Constructing Identity Spaces for First Nations People: Towards an Indigenous Psychology of Self-determination and Cultural Healing. Psychology and Developing Societies. 26(2), 143-153
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, J. (2014). Globalizing Indigenous Psychology: An East Asian Form of Hierarchical Relationalism with Worldwide Implications. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2014). Extending Kashima's social construction of reality through the common ground of institutional communication and actors in social roles. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 17(2), 96-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Fisher Onar, N., Liu, JH., & Woodward, M. (2014). Critical junctures? Complexity and the post-colonial nation-state. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 43(PA), 22-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Kus, L., Ward, C., & Liu, J. (2014). Interethnic Factors as Predictors of the Subjective Well-Being of Minority Individuals in a Context of Recent Societal Changes. Political Psychology. 35(5), 703-719
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Fisher Onar, N., & Woodward, MW. (2014). Symbologies, technologies, and identities: Critical junctures theory and the multi-layered nation-state. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 43(PA), 2-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Bernardo, ABI. (2014). Social psychology for social change: Foundations for and introduction to a program of action-oriented research. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 8(2), 29-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2014). What confucian philosophy means for Chinese and Asian psychology today: Indigenous roots for a psychology of social change. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 8(2), 35-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Bobowik, M., Páez, D., Liu, JH., Licata, L., Klein, O., & Basabe, N. (2014). Victorious justifications and criticism of defeated: Involvement of nations in world wars, social development, cultural values, social representations of war, and willingness to fight. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 43(PA), 60-73
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Sibley, CG., & Huang, LL. (2014). History Matters: Effects of Culture-specific Symbols on Political Attitudes and Intergroup Relations. Political Psychology. 35(1), 57-79
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Davies, CL., Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2014). Confirmatory factor analysis of the moral foundations questionnaire independent scale validation in a new zealand sample. Social Psychology. 45(6), 431-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Milojev, P., Osborne, D., Greaves, LM., Bulbulia, J., Wilson, MS., Davies, CL., . . . Sibley, CG. (2014). Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation Predict Different Moral Signatures. Social Justice Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Hanke, K., Liu, JH., Hilton, DJ., Bilewicz, M., Garber, I., Huang, LL., . . . Wang, F. (2013). When the past haunts the present: Intergroup forgiveness and historical closure in post World War II societies in Asia and in Europe. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 37(3), 287-301
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Gezentsvey Lamy, MA., Ward, C., & Liu, JH. (2013). Motivation for Ethno-cultural Continuity. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44(7), 1047-1066
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Kus, L., Liu, J., & Ward, C. (2013). Relative deprivation versus system justification: Polemical social representations and identity positioning in a post-Soviet society. European Journal of Social Psychology. 43(5), 423-437
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2013). Relocating attitudes as components of representational profiles: Mapping the epidemiology of bicultural policy attitudes using latent class analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology. 43(2), 160-174
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Pratto, F., Çidam, A., Stewart, AL., Zeineddine, FB., Aranda, M., Aiello, A., . . . Henkel, KE. (2013). Social Dominance in Context and in Individuals: Contextual Moderation of Robust Effects of Social Dominance Orientation in 15 Languages and 20 Countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 4(5), 587-599
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Woodward, M. (2013). Towards an indigenous psychology of religious terrorism with global implications: Introduction to AJSP's Special Issue on Islamist terrorism in Indonesia. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 16(2), 79-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Skitka, LJ., Liu, JHF., Yang, Y., Chen, H., Liu, L., & Xu, L. (2013). Exploring the Cross-Cultural Generalizability and Scope of Morally Motivated Intolerance. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 4(3), 324-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Leong, CH., & Liu, JH. (2013). Whither multiculturalism? Global identities at a cross-roads. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 37(6), 657-662
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Li, MC., & Yue, XD. (2012). Chinese social identity and inter-group relations: The influence of benevolent authority.
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Te Huia, A., & Liu, JH. (2012). Māori culture as a psychological asset for New Zealanders' acculturation experiences abroad. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 36(1), 140-150
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Paez, D., Hanke, K., Rosa, A., Hilton, DJ., Sibley, CG., . . . Suwa, KI. (2012). Cross-cultural dimensions of meaning in the evaluation of events in world history?: Perceptions of historical calamities and progress in cross-cultural data from thirty societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 43(2), 251-272
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Sibley, CG. (2012). Hope for the Future? Understanding Self-Sacrifice Among Young Citizens of the World in the Face of Global Warming. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 12(1), 190-203
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2012). Social Representations of History and the Legitimation of Social Inequality: The Causes and Consequences of Historical Negation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 42(3), 598-623
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Sibley, CG. (2012). Hope for the Future in Mitigating Climate Change? On Statistically Modeling Self-Sacrifice in the Face of Global Warming. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 12(1), 239-244
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Paez, DR., & Liu, JHF. (2011). Collective memory of conflicts. , 105-124
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2011). On the limited foundations of western skepticism towards indigenous psychological thinking: Pragmatics, politics, and philosophy of indigenous psychology. Social Epistemology. 25(2), 133-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2011). Commentary on Furnham's culture shock, berry's acculturation theory, and marsella and Yamada's indigenous psychopathology: Being a call to action for Pacific Rim psychology. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. 5(2), 75-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Yamagishi, T., Wang, F., Schug, J., Lin, Y., Yu, S., . . . Huang, LL. (2011). Unbalanced triangle in the social dilemma of trust: Internet studies of real-time, real money social exchange between China, Japan, and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 14(4), 246-257
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Gastardo-Conaco, C. (2011). Theory and Methods of a Representational Approach to Understanding Social Movements: The Role of the EDSA Revolution in a National Psychology of Protest for the Philippines. Social Justice Research. 24(2), 168-190
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Cabecinhas, R., Liu, JH., Licata, L., Klein, O., Mendes, J., Feijó, J., . . . Niyubahwe, A. (2011). Hope in africa? Social representations of world history and the future in Six African Countries. International Journal of Psychology. 46(5), 354-367
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., Hoverd, WJ., & Liu, JH. (2011). Pluralistic and monocultural facets of new zealand national character and identity. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 40(3), 19-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Hoverd, W., Liu, J.
Techio, E., Bobowik, M., Páez, D., Cabecinhas, R., Liu, J., Zubieta, E., . . . Espinosa, A. (2010). Social representations of history, wars and politics in Latin America, Europe and Africa. Revista de Psicologia Social. 25(1), 11-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Aho, KL-T., & Liu, JH. (2010). Indigenous Suicide and Colonization: The Legacy of Violence and the Necessity of Self-Determination. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE. 4(1), 124-133
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Paez, D., Techio, E., Slawuta, P., Zlobina, A., & Cabecinhas, R. (2010). From gist of a wink to structural equivalence of meaning: Towards a cross-cultural psychology of the collective remembering of world history. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 41(3), 451-456
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Collie, P., Kindon, S., Liu, J., & Podsiadlowski, A. (2010). Mindful identity negotiations: The acculturation of young Assyrian women in New Zealand. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 34(3), 208-220
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2010). Social dominance orientation: Testing a global individual difference perspective. Political Psychology. 31(2), 175-207
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Collie, P., Liu, J., Podsiadlowski, A., & Kindon, S. (2010). You can't clap with one hand: Learnings to promote culturally grounded participatory action research with migrant and former refugee communities. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 34(2), 141-149
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Techio, E., Bobowik, M., Paez, D., Cabecinhas, R., Liu, J., Zubieta, E., . . . Espinosa, A. (2010). Social representations of history, wars and politics in Latin America, Europe and Africa. REVISTA DE PSICOLOGIA SOCIAL. 25(1), 11-26
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., Liu, JH., & Khan, SS. (2010). Implicit representations of ethnicity and nationhood in New Zealand: A function of symbolic or resource-specific policy attitudes?. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 10(1), 23-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Paez, D., Slawuta, P., Cabecinhas, R., Techio, E., Kokdemir, D., . . . Zlobina, A. (2009). Representing world history in the 21st century: The impact of 9/11, the Iraq war, and the nation-state on dynamics of collective remembering. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 40(4), 667-692
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Hanke, K., Fischer, R., Huang, LL., Adams, G., Wang, FX., . . . Lonner, WJ. (2009). In-group favoritism in international justice concerns: Power, Involvement, and Attitudes toward the Iraq war and the cross straits relationship in five societies. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 31(2), 148-159
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., Liu, JH., & Khan, SS. (2008). Who are 'we'? Implicit associations between ethnic and national symbols for Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 37(2), 38-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Rata, A., Liu, JH., & Hanke, K. (2008). Te ara hohou rongo (the path to peace): Maori conceptualisations of inter-group forgiveness. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 37(2), 18-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Atsumi, T. (2008). Historical conflict and resolution between Japan and China: Developing and applying a narrative theory of history and identity. , 327-344
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Hilton, DJ., & Liu, JH. (2008). Culture and intergroup relations. The role of social representations of history. , 343-368
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Khan, SS., & Liu, JH. (2008). Intergroup attributions and ethnocentrism in the Indian subcontinent: The ultimate attribution error revisited. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 39(1), 16-36
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Paez, D., Liu, JH., Techio, E., Slawuta, P., Zlobina, A., & Cabecinhas, R. (2008). "Remembering" World War II and willingness to fight: Sociocultural factors in the social representation of historical warfare across 22 societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 39(4), 373-380
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Huang, LL., & McFedries, C. (2008). Cross-sectional and longitudinal differences in social dominance orientation and right wing authoritarianism as a function of political power and societal change. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 11(2), 116-126
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Yamagishi, T., Mifune, N., Liu, JH., & Pauling, J. (2008). Exchanges of group-based favours: Ingroup bias in the prisoner's dilemma game with minimal groups in Japan and New Zealand. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 11(3), 196-207
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, GC., Liu, JH., Duckitt, J., & Khan, SS. (2008). Social representations of history and the legitimation of social inequality: The form and function of historical negation. European Journal of Social Psychology. 38(3), 542-565
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2008). Editorial statement for Asian Journal of Social Psychology from the new Editor. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 11(2), 103-104
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Takahashi, C., Yamagishi, T., Liu, JH., Wang, F., Lin, Y., & Yu, S. (2008). The intercultural trust paradigm: Studying joint cultural interaction and social exchange in real time over the Internet. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 32(3), 215-228
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Ng, SH. (2007). Connecting Asians in global perspective: Special Issue on past contributions, current status and future prospects for Asian social psychology. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 10(1), 1-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2007). New Zealand = bicultural? Implicit and explicit associations between ethnicity and nationhood in the New Zealand context. European Journal of Social Psychology. 37(6), 1222-1243
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., Liu, JH., & Kirkwood, S. (2006). Toward a social representations theory of attitude change: The effect of message framing on general and specific attitudes toward equality and entitlement. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 35(1), 3-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Mills, D. (2006). Modern racism and neo-liberal globalization: The discourses of plausible deniability and their multiple functions. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 16(2), 83-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2006). Working models of romantic attachment and the subjective quality of social interactions across relational contexts. Personal Relationships. 13(2), 243-259
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Kirkwood, S., Liu, JH., & Weatherall, A. (2005). Challenging the Standard Story of indigenous rights in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 15(6), 493-505
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., Fischer, R., & Liu, JH. (2005). Reliability and validity of the revised Experiences in Close Relationships (ECR-R) self-report measure of adult romantic attachment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 31(11), 1524-1536
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, J. (2005). History and identity in New Zealand: Liberal democratic and bicultural narratives as a system of checks and balances. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 57, 93-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Ikeda, K., Liu, JH., Aida, M., & Wilson, M. (2005). Dynamics of interpersonal political environment and party identification: Longitudinal studies of voting in Japan and New Zealand. Political Psychology. 26(4), 517-542
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Huang, LL., & Liu, JH. (2005). Personality and social structural implications of the situational priming of social dominance orientation. Personality and Individual Differences. 38(2), 267-276
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Hilton, DJ. (2005). How the past weighs on the present: Social representations of history and their role in identity politics. British Journal of Social Psychology. 44(4), 537-556
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Goldstein-Hawes, R., Hilton, D., Huang, LL., Gastardo-Conaco, C., Dresler-Hawke, E., . . . Hidaka, Y. (2005). Social representations of events and people in world history across 12 cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 36(2), 171-191
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2004). Attitudes towards biculturalism in New Zealand: Social dominance and Pakeha attitudes towards the general principles and resource-specific aspects of bicultural policy. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 33(2), 88-99
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Sibley, CG. (2004). Attitudes and behavior in social space: Public good interventions based on shared representations and environmental influences. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 24(3), 373-384
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Huang, LL., Liu, JH., & Chang, M. (2004). The double identity' of Taiwanese Chinese: A dilemma of politics and culture rooted in history. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 7(2), 149-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, J., & Gastardo-Conaco, C. (2004). People power in the Philippines: Social identity, realistic costs/benefits, and representations of history as predictors of social movement participation. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 56, 76-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, CG., & Liu, JH. (2004). Short-term temporal stability and factor structure of the revised experiences in close relationships (ECR-R) measure of adult attachment. Personality and Individual Differences. 36(4), 969-975
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sibley, C., & Liu, J. (2004). Social dominance orientation and Pakeha attitudes towards general and resource-specific biculturalism in New Zealand. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 56, 92-92
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Ng, SH., Loong, C., Gee, S., & Weatherall, A. (2003). Cultural stereotypes and social representations of elders from Chinese and European perspectives.. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 18(2), 149-168
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Wilson, MS., & Liu, JH. (2003). Social dominance theory comes of age, and so must change: A reply to Sidanius & Pratto, and Turner & Reynolds. British Journal of Social Psychology. 42(2), 221-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Wilson, MS., & Liu, JH. (2003). Social dominance orientation and gender: The moderating role of gender identity. British Journal of Social Psychology. 42(2), 187-198
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Wilson, MS., & Liu, JH. (2003). Response - Social dominance theory comes of age, and so must change: A reply to Sidanius & Pratto, and Turner & Reynolds. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 42, 221-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Barclay, K., & Liu, JH. (2003). Who gets voice? (Re)presentation of bicultural relations in New Zealand print media. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 32(1), 3-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Lawrence, B., Ward, C., & Abraham, S. (2002). Social representations of history in Malaysia and Singapore: On the relationship between national and ethnic identity. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 5(1), 3-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Gee, S., Ng, SH., Weatherall, A., Liu, J., Loong, C., & Higgins, TR. (2002). Saving ourselves: Gender issues in making provision for one's own retirement. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 21(1), 30-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Harrington, L., & Liu, JH. (2002). Self-enhancement and attitudes toward high achievers: A bicultural view of the independent and interdependent self. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 33(1), 37-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Mills, D. (2001). Racism on the horns of an ideological dilemma: Strange case of the rise and fall of New Zealand first. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 53, 119-119
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
McClure, J., Densley, L., Liu, JH., & Allen, M. (2001). Constraints on equifinality: Goals are good explanations only for controllable outcomes. British Journal of Social Psychology. 40(1), 99-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Bowker, NI., & Liu, JH. (2001). Are women occupying positions of power online? Demographics of chat room operators. Cyberpsychology and Behavior. 4(5), 631-644
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sidanius, J., Levin, S., Liu, J., & Pratto, F. (2000). Social dominance orientation, anti-egalitarianism and the political psychology of gender: An extension and cross-cultural replication. European Journal of Social Psychology. 30(1), 41-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Ng, SH., Loong, CSF., Liu, JH., & Weatherall, A. (2000). Will the young support the old? An individual- and family-level study of filial obligations in two New Zealand cultures. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 3(2), 163-182
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Ng, SH., & Liu, JH. (2000). Cultural revolution in psychology. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 3(3), 289-293
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sidanius, J., Levin, S., Liu, J., & Pratto, F. (2000). Social dominance orientation, anti-egalitarianism and the political psychology of gender: an extension and cross-cultural replication. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. 30(1), 41-67
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Pratto, F., Liu, JH., Levin, S., Sidanius, J., Shih, M., Bachrach, H., . . . Hegarty, P. (2000). Social dominance orientation and the legitimization of inequality across cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 31(3), 369-409
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2000). The meaning of world history from a psychological perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 35(3-4), 380-380
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Ng, SH., Loong, CSF., He, AP., Liu, JH., & Weatherall, A. (2000). Communication correlates of individualism and collectivism: Talk directed at one or more addressees in family conversations. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 19(1), 26-45
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Ng, SH., Weatherall, A., & Loong, C. (2000). Filial piety, acculturation, and intergenerational communication among New Zealand Chinese. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 22(3), 213-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Allen, MW. (1999). Evolution of political complexity in Maori Hawke's Bay: Archaeological history and its challenge to intergroup theory in psychology. Group Dynamics. 3(1), 64-80
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Latané, B. (1998). Extremitization of attitudes: Does thought- and discussion-induced polarization cumulate?. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 20(2), 103-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Latané, B. (1998). The catastrophic link between the importance and extremity of political attitudes. Political Behavior. 20(2), 105-126
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Ikeda, K., & Wilson, MS. (1998). Interpersonal environment effects on political preferences: The "Middle Path" for conceptualizing social structure in New Zealand and Japan. Political Behavior. 20(3), 183-212
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Ng, SH., Liu, JH., Weatherall, A., & Loong, CSF. (1997). Younger adults' communication experiences and contact with elders and peers. Human Communication Research. 24(1), 82-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Pham, LB., & Holyoak, KJ. (1997). Adjusting social inferences in familiar and unfamiliar domains: The generality of response to situational pragmatics. International Journal of Psychology. 32(2), 73-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Bonzon-Liu, B., & Pierce-Guarino, M. (1997). Common fate between humans and animals?: The Dynamical Systems Theory of Groups and Environmental Attitudes in the Florida Keys. Environment and Behavior. 29(1), 87-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Latane, B., & Liu, JH. (1996). The intersubjective geometry of social space. JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. 46(4), 26-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Campbell, SM., & Condie, H. (1995). Ethnocentrism in dating preferences for an American sample: The ingroup bias in social context. European Journal of Social Psychology. 25(1), 95-115
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Sidanius, J., Liu, JH., Shaw, JS., & Pratto, F. (1994). Social Dominance Orientation, Hierarchy Attenuators and Hierarchy Enhancers: Social Dominance Theory and the Criminal Justice System. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 24(4), 338-366
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Shure, GH. (1993). Due process orientation does not always mean political liberalism. Law and Human Behavior. 17(3), 343-360
[Journal article]Authored by: Liu, J.

Book

Robinson, AR., & Liu, JH. (2015). Comparative approaches to gendered interventions in New Zealand mainstream and ethnic communities. In Psychology of Gender Through the Lens of Culture: Theories and Applications. (pp. 353 - 376).
[Chapter]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Sibley, CG. (2015). Applications: Representations of world history. In The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations. (pp. 269 - 279).
[Chapter]Authored by: Liu, J.
Páez, D., Bobowik, M., Liu, JH., & Basabe, N. (2015). Shared beliefs about world history and cultural context: A theoretical review and a collective-level analysis. In Contextualizing Human Memory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding How Individuals and Groups Remember the Past. (pp. 102 - 124).
[Chapter]Authored by: Liu, J.
Lubek, I., Lee, H., Kros, S., Wong, ML., Van Merode, T., Liu, J., . . . Campbell, C. (2014). HIV/AIDS, beersellers and critical community health psychology in Cambodia: A case study. (pp. 110 - 116).
[Chapter]Authored by: Liu, J., McCreanor, T.
Liu, JH., & László, J. (2007). A narrative theory of history and identity: Social identity, social representations, society, and the individual. In Social Representations and Identity: Content, Process, and Power. (pp. 85 - 107).
[Chapter]Authored by: Liu, J.

Conference

Liu, JH. (2016, April). Confucian philosophy and top-down action research. Presented at 2nd International Conference of Applied Psychology for Chinese Societies. Beijing, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2016, June). Managing ethnic diversity with enlightenment discourses & biculturalism: From a colonial to a post-colonial national identity project. Presented at The 15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP) & the 5th Language in the Realm of Social Dynamics (LIROD) Conference. Bangkok, Thailand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2016, June). History, identity, and the structure of trust across cultures: Implications for Ukraine and for Europe. Presented at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Summer School 2016: Intergroup conflict and its resolution: The case of Ukraine. Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Hilton, D., & Liu, JH. (2015, April). Telling histories: A tribute to János Lászlo’s “Science of stories”. Presented at Social representation of history: Social psychological and historical approaches to their antecedents, evolution, and role in influencing identities and intergroup relations. Organized by COST Action IS 1205. Pécs, Hungary.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2014, September). Scientific methods for indigenous issues: From classical texts to online and survey methods in studying the implicit and explicit psychology of Chinese people. Presented at 2014 The 6th Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology. Taipei, Taiwan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Khan, SS.Nation building through historical narratives in pre-independence India: Gandhi, Nehru, Savarkar, and Golwalkar as entrepreneurs of identity. . (pp. 211 - 237).
[Conference]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2013, August). Action research in Asia involving government, academia, and community groups: Hierarchical relationalism for developing a global psychology in the internet age. Presented at The 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology. Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2013, August). Action research in China involving government, academia, and community groups: Hierarchical relationalism in developing a truly global psychology. Presented at International Conference for Chinese Psychologists. Beijing, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2012, June). Developing social representations of history: Theory, methods, measurement and application. Presented at 11th International Conference on Social Representations: Social representations in changing societies. Évora, Portugal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH. (2012, June). Towards a psychology of global consciousness: Mixing market and organic metaphors. Presented at Narratives and social memory: Theoretical and methodological approaches: International Seminar. University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH.Social representations of history: Preliminary notes on content and consequences around the pacific rim. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 23 (2)(pp. 215 - 236). 0147-1767.
[Conference]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., Wilson, MS., McClure, J., & Higgins, TR.Social identity and the perception of history: Cultural representations of Aotearoa/New Zealand. European Journal of Social Psychology. 29 (8)(pp. 1021 - 1047). 0046-2772.
[Conference]Authored by: Liu, J.
Liu, JH., & Liu, SH.Modernism, postmodernism, and neo-Confucian thinking: A critical history of paradigm shifts and values in academic psychology. New Ideas in Psychology. 15 (2)(pp. 159 - 178). 0732-118X.
[Conference]Authored by: Liu, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Chinese
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Robert Zhang - PhD
    Trust and public engagement in East Asian societies: the effect of culture and power arrangement
  • Moh Hakim - PhD
    The Psychological Aspects of the Personalisation of Politics
  • Roosevelt Vilar Lobo de Souza - PhD
    Human Values: Testing its Function, Changes Across the Life Span, and Structure

CoSupervisor of:

  • Nicole Gifford - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Association Between Depression and Social Comparison on Instagram

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