Xiang Yao is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Management and Social Psychology and vice dean in School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Peking University. His research interests include Implementation and Validity Verification of field intervention, Individual creativity and Organization innovation, Employee adjustment and Socialization intervention, Emotional Labor and Occupational health, Measurement and Assessment Technology in Human Resources

List of Publications

Deng, Y.X., Chen, H.T., & Yao, X*. (In press). Curvilinear effects of extraversion on socialization outcomes among Chinese college students. Frontiers in Psychology: section Personality and Social Psychology doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.652834

Qu, X.Y., Yao, X.*, & Liu, Q.S. (In press). Affective shifts outside work: Effects on task performance, emotional exhaustion, and counterproductive work behavior. Frontiers in Psychology: section Organizational Psychology. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.640144

Zheng, Y.Y., Zheng, X.T. Wu, C.H., Yao, X.* & Wang, Y. (In Press). Newcomers' relationship-building behavior, mentor information sharing and newcomer adjustment: The moderating effects of perceived mentor and newcomer deep similarity. Journal of Vocational Behavior. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103519.

Zhang, Z.R., Yao, X.*, Yuan, S., Deng, Y.X. & Guo, C. (In Press). Big five personality influences trajectories of information seeking behavior. Personality and Individual Differences. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110631 (No: 31671121)

Boulamatsi, A., Liu, S.Q., Lambert, L.S., Yao, X.*, & Guo, R.*, & Yin, J.F. (In Press). How and when are learning‐adaptable newcomers innovative? Examining mechanisms and constraints. Personnel Psychology. doi.org/10.1111/peps.12435. (No: 31671121)

Yao, X.*, & Li, R. (In Press). Big five personality traits as predictors of employee creativity in probation and formal employment periods. Personality and Individual Differences. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.109914 (No: 31671121)

Deng, Y., &Yao, X.* (In Press). Person-environment fit and proactive socialization: Reciprocal relationships in an academic environment. Journal of Vocational Behavior. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103446 (No: 31671121)

Kim, C.S., Zhan, J., Hu, X., & Yao, X*. (2021). Effects of customer entitlement on employee emotion regulation, conceding service behaviour, and burnout: The moderating role of customer sovereignty belief. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 30, 23-39. doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2020.1797680 (No: 31671121)

He, Y., Payne, S., Yao, X.,* & Smallman, R. (2020). Improving workplace safety by thinking about what might have been: A first look at the role of counterfactual thinking, Journal of Safety Research, 72, 153-164. doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2019.12.010 (No: 31671121)

Xu, X.H.*, Le, N., He, Y.M., & Yao, X. (2020). Team conscientiousness, team safety climate, and individual safety performance: A cross-level mediation model. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35, 503-517. doi.org/10.1007/s10869-019-09637-8.

Wang, P., Wang, S., Yao, X.*, Hsu, I., Lawler, J. (2019). Idiosyncratic deals and work-to-family conflict and enrichment: The mediating roles of fit perceptions and efficacy beliefs. Human Resource Management Journal, 29, 600-619. doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12246 (No: 31671121)

Li, H., Fan, J.Y., Yao, X.* & Zheng, L. (2019). Newcomers’ trait positive affectivity and social assimilation in organizations: testing the mediating role of proactive relationship building behaviors. Journal of Career Assessment, 27, 306-322. doi.org/10.1177/1069072717748669 (No: 31200792).

Liu, Y., Wang, S., & Yao, X. (2019). Individual goal orientations, team empowerment, and employee creative performance: A Case of Cross-level Interactions. Journal of Creative Behavior, 53, 4, 443-456. doi.org/10.1002/jocb.220

Deng, H., Guan, Y., Wu, C., Erdogan, B., Bauer, T., & Yao, X.* (2018). A relational model of perceived overqualification: The moderating role of interpersonal influence on social acceptance. Journal of Management, 44, 8, 3288-3310. doi.org/10.1177/0149206316668237

Garden, R., Hu, X., Zhan, Y. & Yao, X.* (2018). Popularity procurement and pay off: Antecedents and consequences of popularity in the workplace. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33, 2, 297-310. doi.org/10.1007/s10869-017-9494-9. (No: 31671121)

Hu, X., Zhan, Y., Yao, X.*, & Garden, R. (2017). Picture this: A field experiment of the influence of subtle affective stimuli on employee well-being and performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 38, 6, 895–916. doi.org/10.1002/job.2177. (No: 91224008 31671121)

Ryan, A., Reeder, M., Golubovich, J., Grand, J., Inceoglu, I., Bartram, D., Derous, E., Nikolaou, I., & Yao, X. (2017). Culture and testing practices: is the world flat? Applied Psychology: An International Review, 66, 3, 434–467. doi.org/10.1111/apps.12095. ( No: 31671121)

He, Y., Yao, X.*, Wang, S. & Caughron, J. (2016). Linking Failure Feedback to Individual Creativity: The Moderation Role of Goal Orientation. Creativity Research Journal, 28, 1, 52-59. doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2016.1125248. (No: 31200792, J1103602).

Ryan, A.M. …., & Yao, X. (2015). Trends in Testing Highlights of a Global Survey. In Ioannis Nikolaou and Janneke Oostrom (Eds). Employee recruitment, Selection, and Assessment : Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice (pp.136-153). Hove, East-Sussex UK: Psychology Press.

Chen, A., & Yao, X.* (2015). Socialization tactics, fit perceptions, and college student adjustment. Journal of Career Assessment, 23, 4, 615-629. doi.org/10.1177/1069072714553082 (No: 31200792, J1103602).

Wang, M., Burlacu, G., Truxillo, D., James, K., & Yao, X.* (2015). Age differences in feedback reactions: The roles of employee feedback orientation on social awareness and utility. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 1296-1308. doi.org/10.1037/a0038334. (No: 91224008, 91324201).

Jiang F., Lu, S., Yao, X.*, Yue, X., & Au, W. (2014). Up or down? How culture and color affect judgments. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 226-234. doi.org/10.1002/bdm.1800. (No: 91224008).

Lv, X., Yao, X., Cochran, C., & Peng, K.P.* (2014). Culture and institutional agency: Difference in judgments of economic behavior and organizational responsibilities. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 2, 77-86. doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12194.

Lu, X., Yao, X., Cochran, C., & Peng, K. (2014). Culture and institutional agency: difference in judgments of economic behavior and organizational responsibilities. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(2), 77-86. doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12194.

Li, F.*, Yao, X., Jiang, L., & Li, Y.J. (2014). Driving anger in China: Psychometric properties of the Driving Anger Scale (DAS) and its relationship with aggressive driving. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 130-135. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.04.018

Zhan, Y.J., Wang, M., & Yao, X.* (2013). Domain Specific Effects of Commitment on Bridge Employment Decisions: The Moderating Role of Economic Stress. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22, 362-375. doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2012.762763

Li, F.*, Jiang, L., Yao, X., & Li, Y.J. (2013). Job demands, job resources and safety outcomes: the roles of emotional exhaustion and safety compliance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 51, 243-251. doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2012.11.029.

Tong, J., Yao, X., Lu, Z., & Wang, L.*. (2013). The impact pattern of dialectical thinking on perceived leadership training outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 6, 1248-1258. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12087.

Shao, Y., Yao, X.*, Li, Y., & Huang, Z. (2013). Personality and life satisfaction in China: The birth order effect under the influence of national policy. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 4, 536-541. doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.11.001. (J1103602, YOCX381S01)

Li, Y., Yao, X.*, Wang, Y., Chen, K. (2013). Different fit perceptions in an academic environment: Attitudinal and behavioral outcomes. Journal of Career Assessment, 21, 2, 162-174. doi.org/10.1177/1069072712466713. (31200792, J1103602)

Wang, Y., Cullen, K.L., Yao, X.*, & Li, Y. (2013). Personality, freshmen proactive social behavior, and college transition: Predictors beyond academic strategies. Learning and Individual Differences, 23, 2, 205-212. doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2012.09.010. (31200792, J1103602) Feature reported by www.dailyrx.com entitled with “College Isn't Just About Academics”.

Yao, X.*, Wang, S., Dang, J., & Wang, L. (2012). The Role of Individualism-Collectivism in the Individual Creativity Process. Creativity Research Journal, 24, 296-303. doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2012.730001

Yao, X.* & Peng, H.R. (2012). Social Security, Pension System and Retirement Savings. In M. Wang (ed.) Handbook of Retirement, (pp. 373-387). New York: Oxford Press.

Yao, X., Yang, Q., Dong, N., & Wang, L.* (2010). The Moderating Effect of Zhong Yong on the Relationship between Creativity and Innovation. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 53-57.

Yi, S*., Yao, X., Ceci, S.J., & Wang, Q. (2010). Does the Self Drive Mental Time Travel? Memory, 18, 8, 855-62.

Yao, X., & Wang, L. (2008). Socially oriented values and reciprocity norm predict organizational commitment. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 11, 247-252.

Yao, X., & Wang, L. (2006). The predictability of normative organizational commitment for turnover: A cultural perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17, 1058-1075.