Dr. Tonglin Jiang received her Bachelor’s Degree from Department of Psychology, Harbin Normal University in 2010. She got her Master Degree from School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University in 2014, and her Ph.D. Degree from Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong. She joined the School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University since 2020.

Her research interests lie in uncovering the myth of meaningful existence. To live a meaningful life, people need to know who they are and get the way of promoting authentic living. Thus, my team investigates questions about self-concept, meaning in life, self-related emotions such as awe and nostalgia, psychological well-being, and the antecedent factors and consequences associated with these constructs.

List of Publications

* Co-first author, # Corresponding author

Wang, T., Li, H., Jiang, T. # (2023). Fighting Cyberbullying with Past: The Buffering Effect of Nostalgia. Computers in Human Behavior, Online First. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2022.107518

Pan, X., & Jiang, T. *# (2022). Awe Fosters Global Self-Continuity: The Mediating Effect of Global Processing and Narrative. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0001187

Dai, Y., Jiang, T. #, & Miao, M. (2022). Uncovering the Effects of Awe on Meaning in Life. Journal of Happiness Studies. 23(7), 3517–3529. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-022-00559-6

Jiang, T. *#, Wang, T. *, Poon, K.T., Gaer, W., & Wang, X. (2022). Low Self-Concept Clarity Inhibits Self-Control: The Mediating Effect of Global Self-Continuity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Online First. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167222110966

Zhang, Z. #, Chen, L., Jiang, T. #, Li, Y., & Li, L. (2022). Effects of Feature-Based Explanation and Its Output Modality on User Satisfaction with Service Recommender Systems. Frontiers in Big Data, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdata.2022.897381

Wang, X., Wang, T., Jiang, T. #, Chen, Z. & Hong, Y. (2022). Double Standards in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Moderation of Perceived Threat. European Journal of Social Psychology. 52(3), 515–527. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2834

Jiang, T. # & Sedikides, C. (2022). Awe Motivates Authentic-self Pursuit via Self-Transcendence: Implications for Prosociality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 123(3), 576–596. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000381

Wang, T., Wang, X., Jiang, T. #, Wang, S., & Chen, Z. (2021). Under the Threat of an Epidemic: People with Higher Subjective Socioeconomic Status Show More Unethical Behaviors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), 3170. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18063170

Jiang, T. #, Cheung, W. Y., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2021). Nostalgia, Reflection, Brooding: Psychological Benefits and Autobiographical Memory Functions. Consciousness and Cognition, 90, 103107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2021.103107

Jiang, T., Chen, Z., Wang, S., & Hou, Y. (2021). Ostracism Disrupts Self-Continuity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 47(9), 1390–1400. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672209744

Jiang, F., Lu, S., Jiang, T. #, & Jia, H. & (2020). Does the Relation Between Humor Styles and Subjective Well-Being Vary across Culture and Age? A Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02213

Wang, X., Chen, Z., Poon, K.T., & Jiang, T. (2020). Perceiving a Lack of Social Justice: Lower Class Individuals Apply Higher Moral Standards to Others. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 12(2), 186–193. https://doi.org/10.1177/194855061989855

Chen, Z., Poon, K. T., DeWall, C. N. & Jiang, T. Life Lacks Meaning without Acceptance: Ostracism Triggers Suicidal Thoughts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(6), 1423–1443. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspi0000238

Jiang, T. #, & Chen, Z. # (2020). Meaning in Life Accounts for the Association between Long-Term Ostracism and Depressive Symptoms: The Moderating Role of Self-Compassion. The Journal of Social Psychology, 160(5), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2019.1693951

Jiang, T., & Chen, Z. (2020). Relative Deprivation: A Mechanism for the Ostracism–Aggression Link. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(2), 347–359. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2621

Jiang, T., Chen, Z., & Sedikides, C. (2020). Self-Concept Clarity Lays the Foundation for Self-Continuity: The Restorative Function of Autobiographical Memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(4), 945–959. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000259

Jiang, T., Li, H., & Hou, Y. (2019). Cultural Differences in Humor Perception, Usage, and Implications. Frontiers in Psychology. 10.

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00123

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, 76, 19–25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.07.003

Jiang, T., Hou, Y., & Wang, Q. (2016). Does Micro-Blogging Make Us “Shallow”? Sharing Information Online Interferes with Information Comprehension. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 210–214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.02.008