Yiqun Gan is a professor at the School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences at Peking University, China. She received her Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998. As the first or corresponding author, she has published over 160 research papers in top international journals. The National Natural Science Foundation of China funded a number of research projects with her as principal investigator. She currently serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief for “Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being” (IF=7.521) and is the President of Division 8 of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). She is also an Associate Editor in top local journals “Acta Psychologica Sinica”,“Advances in Psychological Science”, and “Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology.” Her research on future orientation and resilience has embraced numerous state-of-the-art techniques such as laboratory experiments, molecular genetics, physiological indexes, ERP, and fMRI. As the winner of the Chinese Psychological Society’s title, “Recognized Psychologist,” she has been awarded a fellowship of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and Distinguished International Affiliate (fellow equivalent) of the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38) of the American Psychological Association (APA).


Ph.D.  Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

            Hong Kong, 1994-1998

           Exchange Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The United States. 1996-1997.


M.S.   Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Peking University.

            Beijing, China, 1990-1992


B. S.   Psychology, Department of Psychology, Peking University。

            Beijing, China, 1986-1990



2011-present   Professor, School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University

2000-2011      Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Peking University

1998-1999      Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong



Health psychology, stress and coping, trauma and resilience



2021-2025 Adaptive coping strategies as mediating mechanisms to promote stress-related growth: Evidence from cognitive neurology, molecular genetics, and behavioral interventions. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 32171076, PI
2019-2022 Stress buffering effect of healthy lifestyle: theoretical research and individualized intervention to promote health in China, National Social Science Foundation of China, 20BSH139, PI
2016-2019 The Adaptive Value of Future Orientation: the Temporal Doppler Effect and its Molecular Genetics, 31571154, National Natural Science Foundation of China, PI
2016-2019 Promotion of Interpersonal Harmony from a Mental Health Prospective, 15ZDB139, Key National Social Science Foundation of China, Co-PI
2013-2017 The Cognitive Representation of Meaning-focused Coping and the Revised Model of Meaning Making, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 31271094, PI
2011-2013 The Sequential Model of Future-oriented Coping and its Time Discounting Mechanism, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 31070913,PI
2011 Coping with Stress and Adversity: Implications and Interventions from a Mental and Physical Health Perspective, Bilateral Workshop GZ716,National Natural Science Foundation of China, PI
2010 Health Psychology Bilateral Workshop GZ615, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Co-PI



Co Editor-in-Chief, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (IF: 3.569, Q2): 2020-2023

Associate Editor, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (IF: 2.351, Q2): 2018-2019

Associate Editor, European Journal of Cancer Care (IF: 2.421, Q3):  2018-2019

Associate Editor, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology (IF: 1.557, Q3): 2017-present

Associate Editor, Advances in Psychological Science (local top journal): 2021- 2025

Editorial Board Member, Stress and Health (IF: 3.519, Q2): 2017-present

Editorial board Member Psych-Journal  (IF: 1.513, Q3): 2017-present

Editorial board Member Acta Psychologica Sinica (local top journal): 2018-present



President-Elect, Health Psychology Division, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2020-2026

President, Behavioral and Health Psychology Division, Chinese Psychological Society, 2020-

Secretary, Health Psychology Division, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2018-2022

Member-at-Large, Board of Directors, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2020-



Fellow, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2018

Distinguished International Affiliate, Society for Health Psychology (Div. 38), American Psychological Association (APA), 2019                

Open Science Ambassador, Wiley Global Team, 2019

Nationally Recognized Psychologist, Chinese Psychological Society, 2016

University Award for Teaching Excellence, Peking University, 2017

Tian-Kai-Peng Fellowship, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017



Transversal Keynote Speaker, Chinese Congress of Public Health, 2021, Xi’an

Invited Symposium, IAAP-Division 8-Symposium-Individuals’ health, behavior and coping: professionals and community-based, participatory approaches to promote individuals health, European Congress of Health Psychology, 2019, Dubrovnik

Invited Speech, Wiley Editorial Meeting, 2020, Beijing

Invited Symposium, the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), 2018, Montreal

Invited speech in Tri-national Symposium on Disaster Psychology, the 31st Japanese Congress of Psychology, September 2018, Sendai

Transversal Keynote Speaker, 21st Chinese Congress of Psychology, November 2018, Beijing

Invited speech, the 5th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD) invited by International Union of Psychology, November 2016, Manila

Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017, Hong Kong

Transversal Keynote Speaker, 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), 2014, Paris

Invited Symposium, International Congress of Psychology (ICP), 2012, Cape Town



Course category Course name Total credit hours / semester
Undergraduate course Psychological Statistics 2
Undergraduate course SPSS in Statistics 2
Undergraduate course Academic Writing 2
Graduate Course Advanced Statistics 2
Graduate Course Academic Writing 2
Graduate Course Seminar in Clinical and Health Psychology 2



List of Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles in English:

Gan, Y., Ma, J., Wu, J. , Chen, Y., Zhu, H., & Hall, B.J. (2022).Immediate and Delayed Psychological Effects of Province-wide Lockdown and Personal Quarantine during the COVID-19 Outbreak in China. Psychological Medicine. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291720003116. IF=10.59

Gan, Y.*, Ma, J., Peng, H., Zhu, H. Ju, Q, and Chen, Y. (2022) Ten Ignored Questions for Stress Psychology Research (Special Serial Embracing a new decade of the PsyCh Journal: State of the Art and Future Perspectives). Psych Journal, 10(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.520

Zheng, L., Miao, M., & Gan, Y. (2022). A systematic and meta-analytic review on the neural correlates of viewing high-and low-calorie foods among normal-weight adults. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 138, 104721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104721

Nie, S. Peng, H., Ju, Q., Liang, Q., Zhang, C., Qiang, X. & Gan, Y*. (in press). The Relationship between Meaning in Life and Health Behaviors in Adults Aged 55 Years and Over During the COVID-19 Pandemic : The Mediating Role of Risk Perception and the Moderating Role of Powerful Others Health Locus of Control. International Journal of Behavior Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-022-10100-x

Chen, Y. , Lippke, S., Gao, L. Sheng, L., Ma, J.. Guo, X., & Gan, Y*. (in press).. Interdependent Self-Construal Moderates the Relationship Between Pro-Generation Investment and Future Orientation: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Journal of Adolescence.

Ma, L., Xi Liu, X., Yan, N. , Gan, Y, Wu, Y., Ying Li , Chu, M., Chiu D.. &Ma, LE. (in press). Associations between different cortisol status measures and adiposity in children: A https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.879256

Sit, H.F, Brian, B.J., & Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.,Ju, Q. & Gan, Y*(2022). The effect of positive mental imagery training on Chinese University students with depression: A pilot study. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-00867-1

Zheng, L, Chen, J. Li, X. Gan, Y*. (in press). Inherited Dreams: A Twin Study of Future Orientation and Heritability among Chinese Adolescents. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1-21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2021.1889504.

Chen, Y. ,Ma, J., Zhu, H. Wu, J. Li, W. & Gan, Y*. (in press). The Mediating Effect of Media Usage on the Relationship Between Anxiety/Fear and Physician–Patient Trust During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychology & Health,1-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2021.1900573.

Zheng, L., Luszczynsk, Miao, M., Chen, Y. & Gan, Y*. (in press). Effects of Environmental Worry on Fruit and Vegetable Intake. International Journal of Behavior Medicine,1-11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-021-10012-2.

Song, Y & Gan, Y*. (in press). International Mobility and Research Output: A Longitudinal Study in a Physics Department of a Chinese University. Psych Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.512

Ju, Q., Gan, Y*. Rinn, R., Duan, Y., & Sonia Lippke, S*. (in press). Health Status Stability of Patients in a Medical Rehabilitation Program: What are the Roles of Time, Physical Fitness Level, and Self-Efficacy? International Journal of Behavior Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-021-10046-6

Chen, Y. Wang, L. Jiang, D., Zhu, S. WeGene Research Team, Chen. G. & Gan, Y*. (in press). Vulnerability to Early Stressful Life Events The Moderating Role of HOMER1 Gene in Gene x Environment. European Journal Of Developmental Psychology https://doi.org/10.1080/17405629.2021.2011717

Zheng, L, Chen, Y..Gan, Y*. (in press). Problem Solving: Helping Understand Why Future Orientation Regulates Emotion and Benefits Performances. Current Psychology.

Chen, Y.. Hall, B.J., Li , W., Wu, J. Ma, J. Zhu, H., & Gan, Y*. (in press). The effects of the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak on public trust in physicians in China: A latent transition analysis. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology.

Hu, C., Chung, P. K., Zhang, C. Q., Gan, Y., & Hu, R. (in press). Understanding of Resilience of Older Adults in Hong Kong: A Qualitative Investigation. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6, 2333721420966904. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721420966904.

Miao, M., Zheng, L., & Gan, Y. (in press). Coping with Coronavirus Disease 2019: Relations between coping strategies, benefit-finding, and well-being. Stress and Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3072.

Yan, L.+, Gan, Y+, Ding, X., Wu, J., & Duan, H. (2021). The relationship between perceived stress and emotional distress during the COVID-19 outbreak: Effects of boredom proneness and coping style. Journal of anxiety disorders, 77, 102328. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2020.102328.

Miao, M., Zheng, L., & Gan, Y.* (2021). Future-oriented function of meaning in life: Promoting hope via future temporal focus. Personality and Individual Differences, 179, 110897. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110897.

Zheng, L., Chen, Y. & Gan, Y*. (2021). Future Orientation Helps Regulate Emotion in the Future. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51(9), 920-926. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12811.

Chen, Y. Gao, L. Lippke, L. Xiang, Z. & Gan, Y*. (2021). Harmony and Work-Family Conflicts: The Mediating Role of Self-control and Social Support. Psych Journal, 10(6), 889-897. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.476.

Robin R. , Gan, Y, Whittal, A. & Lippke, S. (2021). Cardiopulmonary capacity and psychological factors are related to return to work in orthopedic rehabilitation patients. Journal of Health Psychology, 26(13), 2505-2519. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320913946.

Zheng, L., Miao, M. & Gan, Y (2020). Perceived Control Buffers the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on General Health and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Psychological Distance. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing, 12(4): 1095-1114. https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12232

Luszczynska,A,,Szczuka,Z, Abraham, C., Baban,A., Brooks, S., Cipolletta,S, Danso,E, Dombrowski,S, Gan, Y., Gaspar, T, de Matos, M.G, Griva, K., Jongenelis, M., Keller,G., Knoll, N., Ma, J, Miah, MAA., Morgan, K., Peraud,W, Quintard, B., Shah, V, Schenkel, K., Scholz, U., Schwarzer,R., Maria Siwa1, Szymanski, K., Taut, D, Tomaino, S., Vilchinsky, N, Wolf,H. (2021). The Trajectory of COVID-19 Pandemic and Handwashing Adherence: Findings from 14 Countries. BMC Public Health, 21, 1791. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11822-5.

Tang, C. S., Gan, Y., Ko, J., Kwon, J. H., Wu, A., Yan, E., & Yogo, M. (2021). The associations among emotional factors, personality traits, and addiction-like eating: A study on university students in six Asian countries/regions. The International journal of eating disorders, 54(2), 125–131. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23298.

Szczuka,Z, Abraham, C., Baban,A., Brooks, S., Cipolletta,S, Danso,E, Dombrowski,S, Gan, Y., Gaspar, T, de Matos, M.G, Griva, K., Jongenelis, M., Keller,G., Knoll, N., Ma, J, Miah, MAA., Morgan, K., Peraud,W, Quintard, B., Shah, V, Schenkel, K., Scholz, U., Schwarzer,R., Siwa1, M. Szymanski, K., Taut, D, Tomaino, S., Vilchinsky, N, Wolf,H. Luszczynska,A,, (2021). The interplay between strictness of policies and individuals’ self-regulatory efforts: Associations with handwashing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 1791. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11822-5

Gan Y, Chen Y, Wang C, Latkin, C. & Hall, B.. (2020). The fight against COVID-19 and the restoration of trust in Chinese medical professionals. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 51, 102072. doi: 10.1016/J.AJP.2020.102072.

Gan, Y.,* (2020). Happy People Live Longer and Better: Advances in Research on Subjective Well-Being. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing,11(3),438-458. https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12192

Gao, L., Gan, Y* Whittal, A. Yan, S. Lippke, S. (2020). Do problematic internet use and perceived stress mediate health behaviors and work-life balance? - An online study with internet-users in Germany and China. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22(5):e16468) doi: 10.2196/16468

Gao, L., Gan, Y.*, Whittal, A., & Lippke, S. (2020). Problematic Internet Use and Perceived Quality of Life: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study Investigating Work-Time and Leisure-Time Internet Use. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 17 (11), 4056-4065.

Gao, L., Gan, Y.*, & Lippke, S. (2020). Multiple Health Behaviors across Age: Physical Activity and Internet Use. American Journal of Health Behavior, 44 (3), 333-344.

Miao, M. & Gan, Y* (2020). The Promotional Role of Meaning in Life in Future-Oriented Coping: Positive Affect as a Mediator. International Journal of Psychology. 55(1), 52–59. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12543.

Miao, M., Zheng, L., & Gan, Y. (2021). Future-oriented function of meaning in life: Promoting hope via future temporal focus. Personality and Individual Differences, 179, 110897.

Mi, T., Gou, M. Zhou, G., Gan, Y., & Schwarzer, R.(2020). Effects of Planning and Action Control on Smartphone Security Behavior. Computers & Security, 97, 101954.

Duan, H. Yan, L. Jing, X., Gan, Y., Kohn, N. & Wu, J. (2020). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in the general population in China: a longitudinal follow-up study. Psychiatric Research, 293, 113396.

Wang C, Tian Q, Zhao P, Xiong M, Latkin CA, Gan Y, Hall BJ, Yang B. Disease knowledge and attitudes during the COVID-19 epidemic among international migrants in China: a national cross-sectional study. Int J Biol Sci 2020; 16(15):2895-2905. doi:10.7150/ijbs.47075.

Zarychta, K., Kulis, E., Gan, Y., Chan, C. K., Horodyska, K., & Luszczynska, A. (2020). Why are you eating, mom? Maternal emotional, restrained, and external eating explaining child's eating styles. Appetite, 104335.

Gan, Y.,*, Chen,Y., Yu, N.Y., Han, X.. & Wang, L. (2019). Neuropeptide Y Gene× Environment Interaction Predicts Resilience and Positive Future Focus. Applied Psychology: Health and Wellbeing,11(3),438-458.

Gan, Y.,*, Zheng, L., He, X., & Cheung, F. M. (2019). Interpersonal relatedness and temporal discounting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(6), 1695-1714.

Gan, Y.*, & Hall, B. J. (2019). Stress-related psychological outcomes: Psychological and biological mechanisms, developmental aspects, and management. Psych Journal, 8(3):277-279

Miao, M. & Gan, Y* (2019). How Does Meaning in Life Predict Proactive Coping? The Self-Regulatory Mechanism on Emotion and Cognition. Journal of Personality,87(3), 579-592.

Zheng, L., Lippke, S. Chen,Y., Li,D., & Gan,Y.* (2019). Future Orientation Buffers Depression in Daily and Specific Stress. Psych Journal, 8(3),342-352.

Wang, Y., Lippke, S. Miao, M., & Gan,Y.* (2019). Restoring Meaning in Life by Meaning-Focused Coping: The Role of Self-Distancing. Psych Journal, 8(3),386-396.

Wang, J., & Gan, Y*. (2019). The influence of need for cognitive closure on the attention‐recognition stage of preventive coping. International Journal of Psychology, 54(3), 397-405.

Zheng, L., Lu, Q., & Gan, Y*. (2019). Effects of expressive writing and use of cognitive words on meaning making and post-traumatic Growth. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 13(1), 1-12.

Zhang, C. Q., Zhang, R., Gan, Y., Li, D., & Rhodes, R. E. (2019). Predicting transport-related cycling in Chinese employees using an integration of perceived physical environment and social cognitive factors. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 64, 424-439.

Zhang, R., Zhang, C. Q., Gan, Y., Li, D., & Rhodes, R. E. (2019). Predicting Transport‐Related Walking in Chinese Employees by Integrating Worksite Neighbourhood Walkability and Social Cognition. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being,11(3),484-498.

Zarychta, K., Horodyska, K., Gan, Y., Chan, C. K. Y., Wiggers, J., Wolfenden, L., Boberska, M., & Luszczynska, A. (2019). Associations of parental and child food and exercise aversion with child food intake and physical activity. Health Psychology, 38(12), 1116–1127. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000799.supp

Gan, Y.,*, Lei, Z., Yu, N.Y, Zhou, G. Miao M., & Lu, Q. (2018). Why Do Oncologists Hide the Truth? Disclosure of Cancer Diagnoses to Patients in China: A Multisource Assessment using Mixed Methods. Psycho-Oncology. 27:1457–1463.

Gan, Y.,* Lei, Z., Wang, Y., Li, W. (2018). An Extension of the Meaning Making Model using Data from Chinese Cancer Patients: The Moderating Effect of Resilience. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10(5), 594-601.

Huang, S. & Gan, Y.,* (2018). Memory as a Cognitive Representation of Post-Traumatic Growth. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 31,(1), 59–68.

Zheng, L. & Gan, Y.,* (2018). Influence of Early Family Cohesion on Future Orientation: Moderating Role of a Polymorphism in the FKBP5 Gene. Journal of Individual Differences. 39, 166-173.

Tang, C. S. K., Wu, A. M. S., Yan, E. C. W., Ko, J. H. C., Kwon, J. H., Yogo, M., Gan, Y., & Koh, Y. Y. W. (2018). Relative risks of Internet-related addictions and mood disturbances among college students: a 7-country/region comparison. Public Health, 165, 16-25.

Gan, Y.,* , Miao, M., Lei, Z., & Liu, H. (2017). Temporal Doppler effect and future orientation: adaptive function and moderating conditions. Journal of Personality, 85(3), 313-325.

Miao M., Zheng, L. , Gan,Y*. (2017). Meaning in life promotes proactive coping via positive affect: a daily diary study. Journal of Happiness Studies, 18(6), 1683-1696.

Miao M., Gan,Y*, Gan,T, & Zhou, G. (2017). Carry-over effect between diet and physical activity: the bottom-up and top-down hypotheses of hierarchical self-efficacy. Psychology, Health & Medicine. 22,266-274.

Zhou, G. Gan, Y.,* Hamilton K., & Schwarzer. R. (2017). The role of social support and self-efficacy for planning fruit and vegetable intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(2), 100-106.

Wang, Y., Gan, Y.*, Miao, M., Ke, Q., Li, W., Zhang, Z., & Cheng, G. (2016). High-level construal benefits, meaning making, and posttraumatic growth in cancer patients. Palliative and Supportive Care, 14(5), 510-518.

Zhou, G. Gan, Y.,*Qin K, Knoll, N., Lonsdale,C., & Schwarzer. R. (2016). Avoiding Exposure to Air Pollution by Using Filtering Facemask Respirators: An Application of the Health Action Process Approach. Health Psychology. 35(2), 141-147.

Li, W., Miao M., Gan,Y*, Zhang, Z., Cheng, G. (2016). The Relationship Between Meaning Discrepancy and Emotional Distress Among Patients with Cancer: The Role of Posttraumatic Growth in a Collectivistic Culture. European Journal of Cancer Care, 25(3), 491-501

Den, J., Qian*, M., Gan,Y*, Hu, S., Gao, J., Huang, Z., Zhang,L. (2016). Emerging Practices of Counseling and Psychotherapy in China: Ethical Dilemmas in Dual Relationships. Ethics and Behavior, 26(1), 63-86.

Tiamiyu M F, Gan Y, Kwiatkowski D, et al. (2016). Relationships Between Latent Factors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Growth. The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 204(5): 344-348.

Gan,Y*., Wang, Y., Meng, R., Wen, M. , Zhou, G., Lu, Y. & Miao M. (2015). Time Discounting Mechanisms of Future-Oriented Coping: Evidence from Delay Discounting and Task Prioritization Paradigms. Journal of Behavior Decision Making, 28, 529–541.

Gan,Y. & Gan,T, Chen, Z., Miao, M., Zhang, K.. (2015). Functional Pathways of Social Support for Mental Health in Work and Family Domains among Chinese Scientific and Technological Professionals. Stress and Health. 31(4), 336-349.

Zhou, G., Gan,Y*, Miao, M., Hamilton, K., Knoll, N., & Schwarzer, R. (2015). The role of action control and action planning on fruit and vegetable consumption. Appetite, 91, 64-68.

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(4):264-276.

Gan, Y*., Zheng, W. & Wen,Y., (2014). The Sequential Model of Future-Oriented Coping and Adjustment to University Life: The Role of Attitudes as Further Evidence The Psychological Record,64,13-20.

Gan,T. & Gan,Y.* (2014). Sequential development among dimensions of job burnout and engagement among it employees. Stress and Health, 30: 122–133. DOI: 10.1002/smi.2502

Gan, Y.* Guo, M. & Tong, J. (2013). Scale development of meaning-focused coping. Journal Of Loss & Trauma, 18(1), 10-26.

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 (9) 1233 - 1242.

Guo, M., Gan, Y.* Tong, J. (2013). The role of meaning-focused coping in significant loss. Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 26(1), 87-102..

Zhou, G. Gan, Y.,*, Knoll, N., Schwarzer. R. (2013). Proactive coping moderates the dietary intention–planning–behavior path. Appetite, 70, 127–133.

Gan, Y., Kakiashvili,T. ,Koczkodajc,W..W.,Li, Feng (2013). A note on relevance of diagnostic classification and rating scales used in psychiatry. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 112:16-21.

Gan, Y.* & Liu, J. (2012).The Mechanism of How Interpersonal Coping Flexibility Influences Self-esteem. The Psychological Record.62, 735–746

Hu, Y., Gan, Y. *.(2012). How Chinese Infer Helpers’ Ambiguous Intentions: Helper Effort and Interpersonal Relationships. International Journal of Psychology,47(5):393-404

Gan, Y., Meng, R., Chen, H. & Che, H. (2012) 2008 Revision of the Chinese Code of Ethical Use of Psychological Tests and Its Implementation Status. Ethics and Behavior. 22(1), 30–41.

Wang, Z. & Gan, Y. * (2011) Coping Mediates between Social Support, Neuroticism, and Depression after Earthquake and Examination Stress among Adolescents', Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 24,343-358

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.

Hu, Y & Gan, Y.*.(2011) Future-Oriented Coping and Job Hunting among College Students. The Psychological Record, 61 (2), 253-268.

Gan, Y.* & Cheung, F.M. (2010). From proactive personality to organizational citizenship behavior: mediating role of harmony. Psychological Reports, 106, 755-765.

Gan, Y.*, Hu, Y. & Zhang, Y.(2010). Proactive and Preventive Coping in Adjustment to College. Psychological Record, 60, (4):556-571.

Wang, Z. & Gan, Y*. (2010). Coping Mediates between Social Support, Neuroticism, and Depression after Earthquake and Examination Stress among Adolescents', Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 24: 3, 343-358.

Zhu, D., Xie, X., Gan, Y. (2010). Information source and valence: How information credibility influences earthquake risk perception. Journal of Environmental Psychology doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2010.09.005

Zong, J. G., Cao, X. Y., Cao, Y., Shi, Y. F., Wang, Y. N., Yan, C., Gan,Y. , & Chan, R. C. (2010). Coping flexibility in college students with depressive symptoms. Health and quality of life outcomes, 8(1), 66-86.

Zhong, J., You, J. Gan, Y. *, Zhang, Y., Lu, C Wang, H (2009). The Relationship of job stress, burnout, depression and Physical health among Chinese university teachers. Psychological Reports,105,1-7.

Gan, Y*.., Yang, M., Zhou, Y. & Zhang,Y. (2007). The Two-Factor Structure of Future-Oriented Coping and Its Mediating Role in Student Engagement. Personality and Individual Difference, 43, 851-863.

Zhang, Y. Gan, Y*. , Cham, H. Perfectionism, (2007). Academic Burnout and Engagement among Chinese College Students: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. Personality and Individual Difference,43(6): 1529-1540.

Gan, Y*.,Shang, J. & Zhang,Y. (2007). Coping Flexibility and Locus of Control as Predictors of Burnout among Chinese College Students Social behavior and Personality. 35(8):1087-1098.

Gan, Y*. , Zhang,Y. & Wang , X. Shen, X. (2006). The Coping Flexibility of Neurasthenia and Depressive Patients. Personality and Individual Difference,40, 859-871.

Gan, Y*., Liu,Y, & Zhang,Y. (2004). Flexible Coping Responses to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related and Daily life Stressful Events. Asian Journal of Social Psychology,7,55-66.

Hui, H.C.C., Cheng, K & Gan Y. (2003). Psychological Collectivism as a Moderator of the Impact of Supervisor-Subordinate Personality Similarity on Employees\' Service Quality. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 52 (2) 175-192.

Kwan, V. S., Bond, M. H. Boucher, H.C., & Maslach, C. Gan, Y. (2002). The Construct of Individuation: More Complex in Collectivist than in Individualist Cultures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin , 28 300-310.

Cheung, F. M., Leung, K., Zhang, J, Sun, H. Gan, Y., Song, W., & Xie, D. (2001). Indigenous Chinese Personality Constructs: Is the Five-Factor Model Complete?. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 32, 407-433.


Peer Reviewed Articles in Chinese:

Miao, M., Zheng, L. Jin, S., Wen, J. & Gan, Y.* (2021). Development of benefit scale for epidemic situation. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology (03),529-533+538. doi:10.16128/j.cnki.1005-3611.2021.03.017.

Miao, M. & Gan, Y.* .(2021). The predictive effect of sense of life meaning on future oriented coping: the chain mediating effect of positive emotion and accumulated resources. Psychological and Behavioral Research, 19(03):403-409.

Liu, Z., Sun, R., Liu, H., Wang, J., Luo, M. & Gan, Y.* (2021). Effects of an Online Photography-Based Intervention on the Sense of Control, Anxiety and Depression during COVID-19: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology

Zhang, J., Pi, D., Gan, Y, Qian, M., Li, G., Ling, H. (2019) The Content Analysis of Work Values from Perspective: Based on Reaction Frequency, Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 27(02):246-252.

Pang, Z., Zhuang, S., Wang, Y. Gan, Y.* (2019). Cognitive Appraisal and Meaning in Life in Recalling of Past Events: The Emotion as a Mediator. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis

Chen,Y. & Gan, Y.* (2018). Harmonious Personality, Social Support, Self-control and Work-Family Conflict: Comparison of Three Models Based on Occupational Groups. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 54(05):1123-1132.

Miao, M., Zhu, H. & Gan, Y.* (2018). Effect of Meaning in Life on Mental Health among Individuals Approaching Retirement: A Mediated Moderation Model. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 26(02):341-346.

Miao, M., Wang, Y., Ye, Q., Ke, Q. & Gan, Y.* (2017). Verification of the Sequential Model of Future-oriented Coping in Engaged Individuals. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 25(04):678-683.

Zheng, L. & Gan, Y.* (2017). The time perception and molecular genetics of future orientation. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Southwest, 43(05):105-110.

Zhu, R., Gan, Y.*, Li, Y. & Zhang, X. (2017). Mediating Effect of Positive Emotion on Relationship between Cognition Reappraisal and Meaning of Life in Freshmen. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 31(06): 490-494.

Nie, H., Gan, Y.*, & Cui, J. (2017). Occupational Stress and Job Burnout, Job Satisfaction in Cinema Employees: Mediating Effect of Emotional Labor and Emotion Regulation. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 31(05): 382-388.

Nie, H., & Gan, Y.* (2017). Relationship between Self-concept Clarity and Meaning in Life and Subjective Well-being. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, (05):923-927.

Wang, Y., Chen, W., Gan Y.* (2016). The Mechanism from Absence of Meaning to Meaning in Life: the Moderated Mediation of Satisfaction of Psychological Need. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 52 (3), 581-586.

Wang, Y., Wu X., Gan Y.* (2015). Effect of search for meaning and perspective change on depression in college students: A mediated moderation model. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 29 (11),858-863.

Liu, T., Guo, M., Chen, W., Gan Y.* (2015). The Mechanism and Mediating Effect of Meaning-focused Coping. Journal of Beijing Normal University (Natural Science) 42(6),100-106.

Zhu, J. Gan Y.*, Gan, T. (2015). Developmental model of the three dimensions of job burnout of civil servants in drug regulatory system. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 29 (12),945-951.

Jiang, H., Liu, H., Miao, M., Gan Y.* (2015) Daily hassles and Psychological Adjustment among freshmen: the Moderating Effect of Meaning in Life. Psychological Science, 38(1), 123-130.

Feng, Y., Gan Y.*, Liu, Z., Nie, H., & Chen, W. (2015) Relationship between Uncertainty Response and Future-oriented Coping: the Mediation of Anticipated Emotion. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 51(3), 485-494.

Gan Y.* (2014). Mediation in psychological research: study design and statistics. Chinese Journal of Mental Health,28(8), 584-585.

Liu, Z., Li, Q., Gan Y.*, Miao, M., Feng, Y., Nie, H., & Chen, W. (2014). Health attitude-behavior consistency: a moderated mediation model. Chinese Journal of Mental Health, 28(8),586-591.

Chen, W., Gan Y.*, Guo, Z., Nie, H., Feng, Y., & Liu, Z. (2014). The Relationship between Meaning Thinking and Job Burnout from a Self-Determination Perspective. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology,22(4):646-651.

Wen, M., Gan Y.*, Jiang, H., et.al. (2014). From Achievement Motivation to Academic Burnout and Engagement: Longitudinal Mediating Effect of Future-Oriented Coping. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 50(2),388-396..

Tang, X., Xia, Y., & Gan Y.* (2013). Hoped for Possible Selves and Its Relationship with Job Engagement and Burnout of Secondary School Teachers. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis,49(1):20-25.49 (01):20-25.

Qu, X., Gan Y.*. (2012). The Relationship Between Adult Attachment and Personality Traits for Chinese College Students. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 20 (1), 89-92.

Li, J., Gan Y.*, & Zhou, Y. (2012). Relationship between Perfectionism and Job Burnout of Architects. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 48(4):679-684.

Chen, Y., Gan Y.*, Huang, S. et. al. (2012), Revision and Preliminary Application of Posttraumatic Growth Inventory Among Earthquake Survivors in Sichuan. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 20 (3), 336-324.

Gan Y.* (2011). The Sequential Model of Future-oriented Coping and its Time Discounting Mechanism. Advances in Psychological Science,19(11), 1583–1587.

Wan, Y., Gan Y.* (2011). The Mediation Effect of Emotion Focused Coping Between Occupational Stress and Emotional Exhaustion. Psychological Research 4(5),60-66

Fan, Y., Gan Y.*, & Zheng, W. (2010). Relationship Between Optimism-pessimism and Coping Flexibility. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 18 (6), 775-779.

Chen, H., Gan Y.*, Wen, Y., et. al. (2010) An Empirical Research on the Theoretical Construct of Chinese Core Self-evaluation. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 46(1):141-146.

Liu, S., Gan Y.* (2010). Re liability and validity of the Chinese version of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire Chinese Journal of Mental Health, 24(6), 478-482.

Guo, M., Gan Y.* (2010). Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of Positive and Negative Affect Schedule Expanded in 660 college students Chinese Journal of Mental Health, 24(7), 524-528.

Wang, Z., Gan Y.* (2010). Reliability and Validity of Proactive Coping Scale. Psychological Research, 3(5), 64-68.

Li, M., & Gan, Y.* (2010). Relationship between Academic Burnout and Parental Style in Senior High School. Chinese Journal of School Health, 32(1), 36-37.

Zong, J., Chen, C., Cao, X., & Gan, Y. (2010). Research Progress and Prospect of Coping with Flexibility. Chinese Mental Health Journal. 24(10), 747-750.

孙鉴, 甘怡群*, 刘君, 陈慧. (2009). 高校研究生完美主义与应对方式:自我效能的中介作用. 中国临床心理学杂志, 17(6),530-567.

温瑶, 甘怡群*. (2008). 主动性人格与工作绩效:个体一组织匹配的调节作用. 應用心理學, 14(2), 118-128.

胡月琴, 甘怡群*. (2008). 青少年心理韧性量表的编制和效度验证. 心理学报, 40(8),236-249.

王婷, 高博, 刘君, 孙鉴, 甘怡群*. (2009). 科研技术人员核心自我评价与工作倦怠、工作投入的结构方程分析. 应用心理学, 15(2).

湛希宁, 甘怡群*. (2008). 问题取向应对风格量表的信效度检验及与心理健康的关系. 中国心理卫生杂志, 22(3).

甘怡群*, 奚庄庄, 胡月琴, 张轶文. (2007). 核心自我评价预测学业倦怠的新成分:集体自尊. 北京大学学报(自然科学版), 43(5), 709-715.

甘怡群*, 钱铭怡, 陈红, 张智丰, 钟杰, 姚萍, et al. (2007). 中国心理健康服务从业者的职业压力现状及影响因素. 心理科学, 30(5), 1046-1051.

甘怡群*, 王纯, 胡潇潇. (2007). 中国人的核心自我评价的理论构想. 心理科学进展, 15(2), 217-223.

刘松琦, 甘怡群*. (2007). 企业文化与工作满意度:人格的调节作用. 北京大学学报(自然科学版), 43(2), 251-256.

张轶文, 甘怡群*, 湛希宁, 廖卉. (2007). 完美主义自我展示量表的修订及其与自尊的关系. 中国心理卫生杂志, 21(2).

周志强, 甘怡群. (2007). 围绝经期激素替代治疗与抑郁及人格特质的相关性分析. 人民军医, 50(12), 751-751.

周志强, 季兴, 甘怡群. (2007). 围绝经期抑郁状态的发生与影响因素临床观察. 人民军医, 50(11), 684-685.

甘怡群*, 王晓春, 张轶文, 张莹. (2006). 工作特征对农村中学教师职业倦怠的影响. 心理学报, 38(1), 92-98.

邹玲, 甘怡群*. (2007). 青少年心理控制源与抑郁:穷思竭虑的中介作用. 中国临床心理学杂志, 15(5), 496-498.

张轶文, 甘怡群*. (2006). 完美主义对抑郁的影响及人格的调节作用. 中国临床心理学杂志, 14(4), 381-383.

黄思旅, 甘怡群*. (2006). 青少年网络游戏成瘾量表的修订和应用. 中国临床心理学杂志(1), 8-10.

甘怡群* 商佳音 (2006). 内地与香港大学生的学业倦怠状况及其自身因素的关系. 青年研究学报, 9 (2): 1-7 。

王盼, 甘怡群* 李敏. (2006). 高中生电脑游戏成瘾倾向与父母教养方式的关系. 中國臨床心理學雜誌, 14(5), 460-462.

张莹, 甘怡群*,张轶文. (2005). Mbi-学生版的信效度检验及影响倦怠的学业特征. 中国临床心理学杂志, 13(4).

吴超荣, 甘怡群*. (2005). 核心自我评价:一个验证性因素分析. 北京大学学报(自然科学版), 41(4).

张轶文, 甘怡群*. (2005). 中文版Utrecht工作投入量表(uwes)的信效度检验. 中国临床心理学杂志, 13(3), 268-270.

曲晓艳, 甘怡群*, 沈秀琼. (2005). 青少年人格特点与父母教养方式的关系. 中国临床心理学杂志, 13(3), 288-290.

王晓春, 张莹, 甘怡群*, 张轶文. (2005). 中学教师工作倦怠量表的编制. 应用心理学, 11(2).

庄明科, 甘怡群*, 刘海骅. (0). 社会技能量表的修订与初步应用. 中国心理卫生杂志(11), 755-759.

雷龙云, 甘怡群*. (2004). 来华留学生的跨文化适应状况调查. 中国心理卫生杂志, 18(10), 729-729.

甘怡群*, 张妙清,彭迈克. (2004). 跨文化比较的策略和步骤:一个研究实例. 人格和社会心理学论丛, 2004 ,1,152-160

张怡玲, 甘怡群*. (2004). 国外应对研究的不同理论视角. 中国临床心理学杂志, 12(3).13-28.

甘怡群*,张妙清,宛小昂, 孙增霞 . (2002). 用中国人个性量表(CPAI)预测国有企业中高层管理者的绩效. 应用心理学,8 (3) : 35-39..

王晓春, 甘怡群*. (2003). 国外关于工作倦怠研究的现状述评. 心理科学进展, 11(5).

许志超, 甘怡群,郑庆章. (2000). "华人工作相关人格量表"的编制、意义与效度. 心理学报, 32(4).156-165.