Dr. Yubo Hou is an associate professor in Department of Managerial and Social Psychology of Peking University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in psychology from Peking University in 2004. His research interests are on personality and social psychology, cyber psychology, cultural psychology and social media research.

List of Publications

Li, H., Wang, T., Cao, Y., Song, L., Hou, Y., & Wang, Y. (2021). Culture, Thinking Styles and Investment Decision. Psychological Reports (Online)

Hou,Y., Pan, X., Cao, X., & Wang, Q.(2021).Remembering Online and Offline: The Effects of Retrieval Contexts, Cues, and Intervals on Autobiographical Memory. Memory

Jiang,T., Chen, Z., & Hou, Y (2020): A Sense of Meaning Goes a Long Way: How Ostracism Disrupts Self-Continuity, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Ji, L.J., Khei, M., Yap, S., Wang, X., Zhang, Z., & Hou,Y.(2020). Cultural Differences in the Construal of Suffering and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Psychological and Personality Science 1-9, DOI: 10.1177/1948550620958807

Hou, Y., Xiong, D., Jiang, T., Song, L., & Wang, Q. (2019). Social media addiction: Its impact, mediation, and intervention. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 13(1), article 4. doi: 10.5817/CP2019-1-4

Jiang,T., Li ,H., & Hou,Y. (2019) Cultural Differences in Humor Perception, Usage, and Implications. Frontiers in Psychology. 10:123. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00123

Hou,Y., Jiang, F., & Wang, X.(2019): Marital commitment, communication and marital satisfaction: An analysis based on actor–partner interdependence model. International Journal of Psychology, 54(3),369-376. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12473

Wang,Q., Hou,Y., Koh, J. B. K., Song,Q., & Yang,Y.(2018)Culturally Motivated Remembering: The Moderating Role of Culture for the Relation of Episodic Memory to Well-being, Clinical Psychological Science.Vol. 6(6) 860–871. https://doi.org/10.1177/21677026187840

Wang,Q., Hou,Y., & Gould,T.(2018)Dialecticism and the Future Self in Cultural Contexts: Relations to Well-Being. Chapter in The Psychological and Cultural Foundations of East Asian Cognition, edited by Julie Spencer-Rodgers & Kaiping Peng. Publisher: Oxford University Press 456-478

Hou, Y., Jiang,T., & Wang,Q.(2017)Socioeconomic Status and Online Shaming: The Mediating Role of Belief in a Just World,Computers in Human Behavior,Vol.76:19-25 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.07.003

Wang, Q., Lee, D., & Hou, Y. (2017) Externalising the autobiographical self: sharing personal memories online facilitated memory retention, Memory, 25:6, 772-776, DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2016.1221115

Jiang,T., Hou, Y., & Wang,Q.(2016):Does micro-blogging make us “shallow”? Sharing information online interferes with information comprehension , Computers in Human Behavior, Vol.59:210-214, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.008

Hsieh, H.F., Zimmerman, M. A., Xue, Y., Bauermeister, J. A., Caldwell, C. H., Wang, Z., & Hou, Y. (2016). Cumulative Risks and Promotive Factors for Chinese Adolescent Problem Behaviors. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 43:71-82 doi:: 10.1016/j.appdev.2016.01.003

Wang, Q., Gould, T., & Hou, Y. (2015). Is the future always brighter than the past? Anticipation of changes in the personal future after recall of past experiences. Memory, 23, 178-186. doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.877147

Wang, Q., Koh, J. B. K., Song, Qi., Hou, Y.(2015):Knowledge of Memory Functions in Euro-American and Asian Adults and Children: The Relation to Autobiographical Memory. Memory, Vol. 23(1)25-38:DOI:10.1080/09658211.2014.930495

Hsieh, H.F., Zimmerman, M. A., Xue, Y., Bauermeister, J. A., Caldwell, C. H., Wang, Z., & Hou, Y. (2014): Stress, Active Coping and Problem Behaviors among Chinese Adolescents, Journal of Orthopsychiatry Vol. 84(4):364–376

Qi Wang, Diana Capous, Jessie Bee Kim Koh & Yubo Hou(2014): Past and Future Episodic Thinking in Middle Childhood, Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(4):625–643 DOI:10.1080/15248372.2013.784977

Paul E. Jose;Kerstin Kramar;Yubo Hou(2014):Does Brooding Rumination Moderate the Stress to Depression Relationship Similarly for Chinese and New Zealand Adolescents? Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology,Vol. 4, No. 1,114-127.

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Hou, Y., & Yue, X.(2013). Dialectical Thinking and Health Behaviors: The Effects of Theory of Planned Behavior. International Journal of Psychology, Vol 48(3)206-214, DOI:10.1080/00207594.2012.656130

Qi Wang, Martin A, Conway, Sarah Kulkosky, Yubo Hou, Katrin Mueller-Johnson, Cagla Aydin and Helen L,Williams(2012) The “Egocentic” Americans? Long-Term Memory for Public Events in Five Countries. In Trends in Cognitive Sciences 183-190, Editor: Miao-Kun Sun, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Yubo Hou, Ge Gao, Fei Wang, Tingrui Li and Zhilan Yu. Organizational Commitment and Employee Creativity: the Moderating and mediating effect of Thinking Styles”Annals of Economics and Finance,2011,12(2):411-431

Sarah Kulkofsky ,Qi Wang , Martin A. Conway ,Yubo Hou , Cagla Aydin, Katrin Mueller-Johns, and Helen Williams: Cultural variation in the correlates of flashbulb memories:An investigation in five countries. Memory, 2011,19(3),233-240.

Qi Wang , Yubo Hou, Huizhen Tang ,and Alicia Wiprovnick: Travelling bacwards and forwards in time:Culture and Gender in Episodic specificity of past and future events. Memory,2011,19(1)103-109

Qi Wang, Carole Peterson, Yubo Hou: Children Dating Childhood Memories, Memory , 2010,18(7):754-762

Sarah Kulkofsky, Qi Wang, Yubo Hou: Why I Remember That: The Influence of Contextual Factors on Beliefs about Everyday Memory, Memory & Cognition 2010,38(4)461-473

Rebecca Myerson, Yubo Hou, Huizhen Tang, Shui Li, Hui Lin, and Zhuxuan Ye:Home and Away: Chinese Migrant Workers between Two Worlds,Sociological Review , 2010,58(1):26-44

Carole Peterson, Qi Wang, Yubo Hou: “When I Was Little”: Childhood Recollections in Chinese and European Canadian Grade-School Children. Child Development 2009,80(2):506-518

Zorana Ivcevic ,David B. Pillemer,Qi Wang,Yubo Hou Huizhen Tang ,Tamara Mohoric, Vladimir Taksic: When We Feel Good and Bad About Ourselves: Self-Esteem Memories Across Cultures, Memory,2008,16(7),703-711

Rodgers,J.,Peng, K.P. Wang, L., & Hou, Y.B: Dialectical Self-Esteem and East-West Differences in Psychological Well-being, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2004,30:1416-1432

Qi Wang , Martin A. Conway, Yu-bo Hou: Infantile Amnesia: A Cross-Cultural Investigation. Cognitive Science 2004,1,123-135.

Hou,Yubo.,Zhu, Y., & Peng, K.P: Thinking Styles and Disease Cognitions Among Chinese. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies 2003,4(2):161-180.