Li Wang is an associate professor at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Peking University. She earned her Ph.D. in Developmental psychology from Beijing Normal University. Her research interests include social emotion development, socialization in the family and socialization in the cultural context.

List of Publications

Chen, X.,* Wang, L.*, Li, D., & Liu, J. (2014)Loneliness in Chinese Children across Contexts. Developmental Psychology. 50,(10,) 2324–2333.

Yang, F.*, Chen, X.*, & Wang, L. (2014). Relations Between Aggression and Adjustment in Chinese Children: Moderating Effects of Academic Achievement. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(4), 656–669.

Chen, X.*, Wang, L.*, & Cao, R. (2011). Shyness-Sensitivity and Unsociability in Rural Chinese Children: Relations With Social, School, and Psychological Adjustment. Child Development,82:1531-1543

Chang, S., Wang, L., Wang, Y., Brouwer, I., Kok, F., Lozoff, B., & Chen, C.*(2011). Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infancy and Social Emotional Development in Preschool-Aged Chinese Children. Pediatrics,127:e927-933

Olson, S.*, Tardif, T, Miller, A., Felt, B., Grabell, A., Kessler, D., Wang, L., Mayumi Karasawa, M. & Hirabayashi, H. (2011). Inhibitory Control and Harsh Discipline as Predictors of Externalizing Problems in Young Children: A Comparative Study of U.S., Chinese, and Japanese Preschoolers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39:1163-1175

Chen, X., Wang, L., & Wang, Z. (2009). Shyness-sensitivity and social, school, and psychological adjustment in rural migrant and urban children in China. Child Development, 80, 1499-1513.

Chen, X., Chen, H., Li, D., & Wang, L. (2009). Early childhood behavioral inhibition and social and school adjustment in Chinese children: A five-year longitudinal study. Child Development, 80, 1692-1704.

Liu, M., Chen, X., Zheng, S., Chen, H., & Wang, L. (2009). Maternal autonomy- and connectedness-oriented parenting behaviors as predictors of children’s social behaviors in China. Social Development, 18, 671-689.

Wang, L. , Chen, X., Chen, H., Cui, L., & Li, M. (2006). Affect and maternal parenting as predictors of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors in Chinese children. International Journal of Behavioral Development , 30, 158-166.

Chen, X., Desouza, A., Chen, H., & Wang, L. (2006). Reticent behavior and experiences in peer interactions in Chinese and Canadian children. Developmental Psychology. 42, 656-665.

Chen, X., Wang, L., & DeSouza, A. (2006). Temperament, socio-emotional functioning and peer relationships in Chinese and North American children. In X. Chen, D. French, & B. Schneider (Eds.), Peer relations in cultural context . (pp.123-147) Cambridge University Press.

Chen, X., Kaspar, V., Zhang, Y., Wang, L. , & Zheng, S. (2004). Peer relationships among Chinese and North American boys: A cross-cultural perspective. In N. Way & J. Chu (Eds.), Adolescent boys in context (pp. 197-218). New York : New York University Press.

Chen, X., Wang, L. , Chen, H., & Liu, M. (2002). Noncompliance and Childrearing Attitudes as Predictors of Aggressive Behavior: A Longitudinal Study in Chinese Children. International Journal of Behavioral Development , 26, 225-233.

Chen, X., Wu, H., Chen, H., Wang, L., & Cen, G. (2001). Parenting Practices and Aggressive Behavior in Chinese Children. Parenting: Science and practice , 1, 159-183.