Dr. Xiaofei Xie is now a professor at School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University,China. She has been focusing on decision making, risk analysis for nearly 20 years. At present, she leads the Risk Perception and Decision Making Lab of Peking University, supervising over 20 students and fellows. In recent years, she is mainly interested in altruistic behaviors, maximization, and self-other differences in decision making.

List of Publications

Li, H., Xie, X., Zou, Y., & Wang, T. (2024). “Take action, buddy!”: Self–other differences in passive risk-taking for health and safety. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 110, 104542.

Li, H., & Xie, X. (2023). Absolute outcome or relative standing? The difference between making decisions for the self and other. Current Psychology, 42, 26065–26078.

Li, H., He, X., Hu, T.-Y., & Xie, X. (2023). Past lesson works: SARS memory moderates the relationship between media use and protective behavior during COVID-19 pandemic in China. Journal of Health Psychology, 28(3), 203–215.

Wang, H., & Xie, X. (2023). The bright side of dispositional greed: Empathy for pain. Current Psychology, 42(9), 7012-7019.

Zhu, M., Wang, J., Xie, X.* (2022). Maximize when valuable: The domain specificity of maximizing decision-making style, Judgment and Decision Making, 17(3), 574-597.

Chen, Z., Zhu, M., Zheng, L., & Xie, X.* (2022). Personal wisdom and quality of life among Chinese older adults. Journal of Health Psychology, 27(7), 1646–1658

Jimenez, W. P., Hu, X., Garden, R., & Xie, X. (2022). Toward a More PERMA(nent) Conceptualization of Worker Well-Being? A Cross-Cultural Study of the Workplace PERMA Profiler. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 21(2), 94-100.

Wang, Y., & Xie, X.* (2021). Halfway to My Request Is Not Halfway to My Heart: Underestimating Appreciation for Partial Help. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(10), 1466–1479.

Jia, H., Zhong, R., & Xie, X.* (2021). Helping others makes me fit better: Effects of helping behavior by newcomers and coworker-attributed motives on newcomers’ adjustment. Journal of Business and Psychology, 36, 401–416.

Li, H., Yang, Y., Liu, D., & Xie, X*. (2021). Risk preferences in self-other decisions: The effect of payoff allocation framing. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 34, 247–260.

Zhang, H., Wang, H., Sun, J., & Xie, X. (2021). Adding insult to injury: Perceived inequity modulates pain perception. Journal of health psychology, 26(2), 194–204.

Wang, Y., Ge, J., Zhang, H., Wang, H., Xie, X.*(2020). Altruistic behaviors relieve physical pain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, 950-958.

Li, H., Song, Y., & Xie, X.* (2020). Altruistic or selfish? Responses when safety is threatened depend on childhood socioeconomic status. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(5), 1001-1016.

Miao, P., Chen, S., Li, J., & Xie, X.* (2020). Decreasing Consumers’ Risk Perception of Food Additives by Knowledge Enhancement in China. Food Quality and Preference, 79, article 103781.

Miao, P., Li, X., & Xie, X.* (2020). Hard to Bear: State Boredom Increases Financial Risk Taking. Social Psychology, 51(3), 157-170.

Li, W., Wang, H., Xie, X., & Li, J. (2019). Neural mediation of greed personality trait on economic risk-taking. eLife, 8

Wang, Y., Zhang, X., Li, J., & Xie, X.* (2019). Light in darkness: Low self-control promotes altruism in crises. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 41, 201–213.

Lu, J., & Xie, X.* (2019). Self–other differences in change predictions. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 18, 291–300.

Zhu, D.*, Li, X., Yang, S., & Xie, X.* (2019). More accurate or less accurate: How does maximization orientation affect task completion prediction? Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 173-183.

Lu, J., Duan, H., & Xie, X.* (2018). Eagerness and optimistically biased metaperception: The more eager to learn others’ evaluations, the higher the estimation of others’ evaluations. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 715.

Li, X., & Xie, X. (2017). The helping behavior helps lighten physical burden. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 39(4). 183-192.

Wang, H., Li, K., & Xie, X. (2017). Individual differences in pain sensitivity predict the experience of unfairness. Journal of Health Psychology, 135910531668590. 

Song, Y., Xie, X., & Zhang, H. (2017). Same meaning but different feelings: different expressions influence satisfaction in social comparisons. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 20. 63-74. 

Hu, T. Y., Li, J., Jia, H., & Xie, X. (2016). Helping others, warming yourself: altruistic behaviors increase warmth feelings of the ambient environment. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(464). 

Lu, J., Jia, H., *Xie, X., & Wang, Q. (2016). Missing the best opportunity; who can seize the next one? agents show less inaction inertia than personal decision makers. Journal of Economic Psychology, 54, 100-112.

Chuang, Y., *Xie, X., & Liu, C. (2016). Interdependent orientations increase pro-environmental preferences when facing self-interest conflicts: the mediating role of self-control. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 46, 96-105.

Jia, H., Lu, J., *Xie, X., & Huang, T. (2015). When your strength threatens me: supervisors show less social comparison bias than subordinates. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 89(3), 568-587.

Lu, J., Xie, X.*, Wang, M.*, & Tang, X. (2015). Double reference points: The effects of social and financial reference points on decisions under risk. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 451–463.

Zhu, X., & Xie, X.* (2015). Effects of knowledge on attitude formation and change toward genetically modified foods. Risk Analysis, 35, 790-810.

Lu, X., Xie, X.* & Liu, L. (2015). Inverted U-shaped Model: How Frequent Repetition Affects Perceived Risk. Judgment and Decision Making, 10, 219-224.

Lu, X., Xie, X.* & Xiong, J. (2015). Social Trust and Risk Perception of Genetically Modified Food in Urban Areas of China: The Role of Salient Value Similarity. Journal of Risk Research, 18, 199-214.

Gan, Y., Wen,Y., Wang, J.., Rodriguez, M.A., Gong, X. Xie,X.(2014). Is Expressive Suppression an Effective Coping Strategy? A Study of Chinese Rescue Medical Staff Following an Earthquake. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 17, 264-276.

Lu, J., & Xie, X.* (2014). To change or not to change: A matter of decision maker's role. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 124, 47-55.

Hu, T.-Y., Jiang, X.-W., Xie, X.*, Ma, X.-Q., & Xu, C. (2014). Foreground-background salience effect in traffic risk communication. Judgment and Decision Making, 9, 83-89.

Lu, J., Xie, X.*, & Xu, J. (2013). Desirability or feasibility: Self-other decision-making differences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 144-155.

Lu, J., Xie, X.*, & Zhang, R. (2013). Focusing on appraisals: How and why anger and fear influence driving risk perception. Journal of Safety Research, 45, 65-73.

Hu, T.-Y., Xie, X.*, & Li, J. (2013). Negative or positive? The effect of emotion and mood on risky driving. Transportation Research Part F, 16, 29-40.

Lu, S., Au, W.-T., Jiang, F.*, Xie, X., & Yam, P. (2013). Cooperativeness and competitiveness as two distinct constructs: Validating the Cooperative and Competitive Personality Scale in a social dilemma context. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 1135-1147.

Gan, Y., Xie, X.*, Wang, T. Rodriguez, M. A., & Tang, C. S.* (2013). Thriving in the shadow of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake: Two studies on resilience in adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 1232-1241.

Hu, T.-Y., Xie, X.*, Han, X.-Y, Ma, X.-Q. (2012). How do passengers influence drivers' propensities for angry driving? Different effects of supervisors versus friends. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 49, 429-438.

Hu, X., & Xie, X.* (2012). Validation of the Domain-Specific Risk-Taking Scale in Chinese college students. Judgment and Decision Making, 7, 181-188.

Zhu, D., Xie, X.*, & Xie, J. (2012). When do people feel more risk? The effect of ambiguity tolerance and message source on purchasing intention of earthquake insurance. Journal of Risk Research, 15, 951-965.

Zhu, D., Xie, X.*, & Gan, Y.* (2011) Information source and valence: How information credibility influences earthquake risk perception. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 129-136.

Xie, X., Wang, M.*, Zhang, R.-G., Li, J., & Yu, Q.-Y. (2011). The role of emotions in risk communication. Risk Analysis, 31, 450-465.

Xie, X., Liu, H., & Gan, Y.* (2011) Belief in a just world when encountering the 5•12 Wenchuan earthquake. Environment and Behavior, 43, 566-586.

Xie, X.*, Stone, E., Zheng, R., & Zhang, R. (2011). The ‘Typhoon Eye Effect’: determinants of distress during the SARS epidemic. Journal of Risk Research, 20, 1-17.

Chen, X.-P., Xie, X.*, Chang, S. (2011). Cooperative and competitive orientation among Chinese people: Scale development and validation. Management and Organization Review, 7, 353-379.

Li, Y., & Xie, X.* (2009). The analysis on the driving behaviour of full-score drivers in China. Advances in Transportation Studies, XIX.

Li, S. & Xie, X.* (2006). A new look at the "Asian disease" problem: A choice between the best possible outcomes or between the worst possible outcomes? Thinking & Reasoning, 12, 129-143.

Xie, X., & Wang, X. T*. (2003). Risk perception and risky choice: Situational, informational, and dispositional effects. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 6, 117-132.

Xie, X., Wang, M.*, & Xu, L. (2003). What risks are Chinese People concerned about? Risk Analysis, 23, 685-695.