PhD student

Mingliang Yuan

PhD student

Room: MF-C-569

Research Interests

  • Reputation formation
  • Social class and prosocial behavior
  • Moral behavior


I am a PhD student from that Faculty of Psychology at Beijing Normal University, China. I was invited to visit the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology as a joint training PhD student at VU Amsterdam from Sep, 2018 to Aug, 2019. My joint training PhD project financially supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC) focuses on how recipients’ power influences prosocial actors’ reputation. During my visit, I will contribute to the development of the Databank project. In addition, I will conduct research on reputation and human cooperation under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Balliet and Prof. Dr. Paul A.M. van Lange.


2016 to present: PhD student in Social Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China

2013 to 2016: M.Ed in Social Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China

2009 to 2013: B.S. in Applied Psychology, Anhui University, China



Recent publications

J Wu, M Yuan & Y Kou (2020) Disadvantaged early-life experience negatively predicts prosocial behavior: The roles of Honesty-Humility and dispositional trust among Chinese adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences 152, 109608
M Yuan, J Wu & Y Kou (2018) Donors’ Social Class and Their Prosocial Reputation. Social Psychology
苑明亮, 张梦圆, 寇彧 (2016) 亲社会名声与亲社会行为. 心理科学进展 24 (10), 1655-1662
M YUAN, M ZHANG & Y KOU (2016) Prosocial reputation and prosocial behavior. Advances in Psychological Science 24 (10), 1655-1662
张梦圆, 苑明亮, 寇彧 (2016) 论西方道德心理研究的新综合取向: 道德基础理论. 北京师范大学学报 (社会科学版) 1, 50-59
苑明亮, 张梦圆, 寇彧 (2016) 捐赠者的社会阶层影响其亲社会名声: 利他动机的中介作用. 第十九届全国心理学学术会议摘要集
寇彧, 傅鑫媛, 苑明亮, 时嘉惠, 白呈希 (2016) 基于学生需求和学习规律的社会心理学教学改革. 教育研究与实验, 87-90

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