PhD Student

Xiaotian Sheng

PhD Student

Room: MF-B555


Before starting my PhD-project, I completed both a bachelor (2012-2016) and a research master (2016-2019) in Psychology at the Beijing Normal University during which I worked on research into dyslexia and the relations between sleep and work.


My PhD project is under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mark van Vugt. I focus on endocrine, psychological and behavioral effects of power inequality and sex ratio on leader-follower relations. Based on evolutionary leadership theory, this project aims to investigate the behavioral and hormonal effects of power inequality and sex ratio variation in groups on leadership, making use of innovating methods and paradigms.


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Recent publications

W Hong, RD Liu, Y Ding, X Fu, R Zhen & X Sheng (2021) Social media exposure and college students' mental health during the outbreak of CoViD-19: the mediating role of rumination and the moderating role of mindfulness. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 24 (4), 282-287
W Hong, RD Liu, Y Ding, X Sheng & R Zhen (2020) Mobile phone addiction and cognitive failures in daily life: The mediating roles of sleep duration and quality and the moderating role of trait self-regulation. Addictive behaviors 107, 106383
X Sheng, Y Bai & Z XiChao (2020) The Reciprocal Relations Between Sleep and Procrastination. Academy of Management Proceedings 2020 (1), 12629
W Hong, RD Liu, TP Oei, R Zhen, S Jiang & X Sheng (2019) The mediating and moderating roles of social anxiety and relatedness need satisfaction on the relationship between shyness and problematic mobile phone use among adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior 93, 301-308
X Sheng, Y Wang, W Hong, Z Zhu & X Zhang (2019) The curvilinear relationship between daily time pressure and work engagement: The role of psychological capital and sleep.. International Journal of Stress Management 26 (1), 25
盛小添, 刘耔含, 张西超, 郭恒, 笪姝, 周诗怡 (2018) 睡眠与工作: 相互作用机制. 心理科学进展 26 (10), 1844-1856
X SHENG, LIU Zihan, Z Xichao, GUO Heng, DA Shu & Z Shiyi (2018) Sleep and work: The interactive mechanism. Advances in Psychological Science 26 (10), 1844-1856
H Guo, Z Zhang, S Da, X Sheng & X Zhang (2018) High‐definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD‐tDCS) of left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex affects performance in Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART). Brain and behavior 8 (2), e00884
李宜逊, 李虹, 德秀齐, 盛小添, 乌拉, 海琦, 莱汀恩 (2017) 游戏化学习促进学生个性化发展的实证研究——以 GraphoGame 拼音游戏为例. 中国电化教育, 95-101
郭恒, 盛小添, 笪姝, 贾子豪, 张西超 (2017) 心理健康素养的概念, 测量及影响因素. 中国健康教育 33 (10), 918
张西超, 盛小添 (2016) 塑造幸福企业——HERO: 员工幸福的道与术. 清华管理评论, 54-61

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