EDUCATION (In reverse chronological order from latest to earliest)

Degree Year Major Institution
Ph.D. 2000-2006 Clinical Psychology Peking University
B.S. 1996-1998 Psychology Peking University
Undergraduate Student 1994-1996 Life Science Peking University


Dr. Xinghua Liu mainly focus on Clinical Psychology, especially the intervention and mechanism of mindfulness.He is also Principal investigator, Associate Dean for Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. He is currently in charge of a set of different projects , including The Mechanism of Mindfulness Intervention, and Mindfulness Training for National Team.

List of Publications

He, M., Li,Y., Ju,R., Liu,S., Hofmann, S. G., & Liu, X.* (2024). The role of experiential avoidance in the early stages of an online mindfulness-based intervention: two mediation studies. Psychotherapy Research, https://doi:10.1080/10503307.2023.2232528

Wang, Z., Shalihaer, K., Hofmann, S., Feng, S. & Liu, X.* (2024), The role of attentional control in mindfulness intervention for emotional distress: a randomized controlled trial with longitudinal mediation analyses. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 31, e2981.

Li, Y., He, M., Wang, Z., Hofmann, S. G., & Liu, X.* (2024). Distress tolerance as a mediator of mindfulness-based intervention for anxiety and depression: evidence from two randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 24(2),1-11.

Du, W., Yu, H., Liu, X. & Zhou, X. (2023). Mindfulness training reduces slippery slope effects in moral decision-making and moral judgment. Scientific Reports, 13, 1-2.

Liu, B., Xie, Q., Guan, Y., Zhou, A. Y., Zhang, A. J., & Liu, X.* (2023). The longitudinal mediating effect of distress tolerance in a mindfulness-based intervention: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 23(2), 49-78.

Li, Y., Ju, R., Hofmann, S. G., Chiu, W., Guan, Y., Leng, Y., & Liu, X.* (2023). Distress tolerance as a mechanism of mindfulness for depression and anxiety: cross-sectional and diary evidence. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology,

Li, Y., Zhang, J. A., Meng, Y., Hofmann, S.G., Zhou, A. Y., & Liu, X.* (2023). A Randomized Trial of the Online Self-help Mindfulness Intervention for Emotional Distress: Serial Mediating Effects of Mindfulness and Experiential Avoidance. Mindfulness, 14, 510-523.

Xie, Q., Guan, Y., Hofmann, S.G. Jiang, T.*, & Liu, X.* (2023). The potential mediating role of anxiety sensitivity in the impact of mindfulness training on anxiety and depression severity and impairment: A randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 64,21-29.

Ju, R., Chiu, W., Zang, Y., Hofmann, S.G., & Liu, X.* (2022). Effectiveness and mechanism of a 4-week online self-help mindfulness intervention among individuals with emotional distress during COVID-19 in China. BMC Psychology, 10, 149.

Wu, Q., Mao, X., Luo, W., Fan, J., Liu, X.,* & Wu, Y.* (2022). Enhanced interoceptive attention mediates the relationship between mindfulness training and the reduction of negative mood. Psychophysiology, 59, e13991.

Yu, S., Rodriguez, M.A., Deng, Y. Xiao, L. & Liu, X.* (2021) The Toronto Mindfulness Scale: Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version. Mindfulness 12, 1976–1984.

Li, P., Lu, Q., Wu, Q., Liu, X., and Wu Y (2021). What Makes an Elite Shooter and Archer? The Critical Role of Interoceptive Attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:666568. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.666568

Tian, Y., Liu, X., & Chen, L. (2020). Mindfulness Meditation Biases Visual Temporal Order Discrimination but Not Under Conditions of Temporal Ventriloquism. Frontiers in Psychology,11, 1937. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01937

Zou, Y., Li, P., Hofmann, S.G., & Liu, X.* (2020). The mediating role of non-reactivity to mindfulness training and cognitive flexibility: a randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Psychology,11, 1053. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01053

Wang, Y., Qi, Z., Hofmann, S.G., Si, M., Liu, X.*, & Xu, W. Effect of Acceptance Versus Attention on Pain Tolerance: Dissecting Two Components of Mindfulness. Mindfulness (2019),10(7),1352-1359.

Wu, R., Liu, L., Zhu, H., Su, W., Cao, Z., Zhong, S., Liu, X., and Jiang C. (2019) Brief Mindfulness Meditation Improves Emotion Processing. Frontiers in Neuroscience,13:1074. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01074.

Ma, Y., She, Z., Siu, AF-Y., Zeng, X. & Liu, X.* (2018) Effectiveness of Online Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Psychological Distress and the Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2090. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02090

Li, Y. , Liu, F. , Zhang, Q.* , Liu, X.*, & Wei, P.* . (2018). The effect of mindfulness training on proactive and reactive cognitive control. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1002. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01002

Gao, L., Curtiss, J., Liu, X.*, & Hofmann, S. G. (2018). Differential Treatment Mechanisms in Mindfulness Meditation and Progressive Muscle Relaxation. Mindfulness, 9:1268-1279.

Wang, Y., Xu, W., Zhuang, C. & Liu, X.* (2017). Does mind wandering mediate the association between mindfulness and negative mood? A preliminary study. Psychological Reports: Mental & Physical Health, 120(1), 118 - 129.

Xu, W., Jia, K., Liu, X.*, & Hofmann, S. G. (2016). The effects of mindfulness training on emotional health in Chinese long-term male prison inmates. Mindfulness, 7(5), 1044 - 1051.

Xu, W., Oei, T. P. S., Liu, X.*, Wang, X., & Ding, C. (2016). The moderating and mediating roles of self-acceptance and tolerance to others in the relationship between mindfulness and subjective well-being. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(7), 1446 - 1456.

Xu, W., Rodriguez, M. A., Zhang, Q. & Liu, X.* (2015). The mediating effect of self-acceptance in the relationship between mindfulness and peace of mind. Mindfulness, 6(4), 797 - 802.

Liu, X.*, Xu, W., Wang, Y., Williams, J. M. G., Geng. Y., Zhang, Q., & Liu, X. (2015). Can inner peace be improved by mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial. Stress and Health, 31(3), 245 - 254.

Rodriguez, M. A., Xu, W., Wang, X., & Liu, X.* (2015). Self-acceptance mediates the relationship between mindfulness and perceived stress. Psychological Reports: Mental & Physical Health, 116(2), 513 - 522.

Liu, X.*, Wang, S., Chang, S., Chen, W., & Si, M. (2013). Effect of brief mindfulness intervention on tolerance and distress of pain induced by cold-pressor task. Stress and Health, 29(3), 199 - 204.

Rapee, R. M., Kim, J., Wang, J., Liu, X., Hofmann, S. G., Chen, J., & ... Alden, L. E. (2011). Perceived impact of socially anxious behaviors on individuals' lives in Western and East Asian countries. Behavior Therapy, 42(3), 485 - 492.

Deng, Y., Liu, X.*, Rodriguez, M. A., & Xia, C. (2011). The five facet mindfulness questionnaire: psychometric properties of the Chinese version. Mindfulness, 2(2), 123 - 128.

Li, S., Tan, J. Q., Qian, M., Liu, X. (2008). Continual training of attentional bias in social anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46(8), 905 - 912.

Kinoshita, Y., Chen, J., Rapee, R. M., Bogels, S., Schneier, F. R. Choy, Y., Kwon, J., Liu, X. et al. (2008). Cross-cultural study of conviction subtype Taijin Kyofu: proposal and reliability of nagoya-osaka diagnostic criteria for social anxiety disorder. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196(4), 307 - 313.

Liu, X.*, Qian, M., Zhou, X., & Wang, A. (2006). Repeating the stimulus exposure to investigate what happens after initial selective attention to threat pictures. Personality and Individual Difference, 40(5), 1007 - 1016.

Qian, M., Ye, D., Zhong, J., Xu, K., Zhang, L., Huang, Z., Dong, W., Liu, X. , & Nie, J. (2005). The behavioural, cognitive and emotional responses towards SARS: the differences between the college students in Beijing and in Suzhou. Stress and Health, 21, 87 - 98.