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Weihua Niu

Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology - NYC

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1315

Biography


Dr. Weihua Niu received a B.A in Psychology from Beijing Normal University and a M.S. in educational psychology from the Chinese Academic of Sciences (CAS) while working as an educational psychologist there. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University in 2003 and joined Pace University as an assistant professor in 2003. She is now a full-professor in the Department of Psychology at the Downtown campus.

Education


BA , Beijing Normal University
Psychology

MPhil , Yale University
Psychology

MS , Institute of Psychology
Psychology

PhD , Yale University
Psychology

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, 2009 - Scholarly Research Award
  • Pace University, 2008 - Provost Research Award
  • Pace University, 2007 - Presidential Award
  • Pace University, 2007 - Scholarly Research Award
  • Pace University, 2006 - Scholarly Research Award
  • Pace University, 2005 - Provost Research Award
  • Pace University, 2004 - Scholarly Research Award
  • 2003 - APA International Research of Excellence Award 2002 - APA Science Directorate Dissertation Research Award

Publications


Yu, T., Volling, B. & Niu, W. Child negative emotionality, and child behavioral problems in China and the United States.

Horelik, I., Niu, W. & Velayo, R. Reward and creativity: Building the bridge between two theories.

Stern, A., Niu, W. & Sossin, M. Sibling relationship quality, parent-child relationship quality, and their effects on adult romantic relationships.

Brass, J., Niu, W. & Zacario, M. The impact of implicit self-theory on rated creativity in third and sixth graders.

Zhang, W. & Niu, W. (2013). Creativity in the later life: Factors associated with the creativity of the Chinese elderly. Vol 47 (Issue 1) , pages 60-76.

Niu, W. & Kaufman, J. (2013). Creativity of Chinese and American: A synthetic analysis. Vol 47 (Issue 1) , pages 77-88.

Yi, X., Hu, W., Scheithauer, H. & Niu, W. (2013). Cultural and bilingual influences on artistic creativity performances: Comparison of German and Chinese students. Vol 25 (Issue 1) , pages 97-98.

Wong, R. & Niu, W. (2013). Cultural difference in stereotype perceptions and performances in non-verbal deductive reasoning and creativity. Vol 47 (Issue 1) , pages 41-59.

RESEARCH INTEREST


She is internationally known for her research in creativity, cross-cultural psychology, educational testing, and comparative education, with more than 30 publications on peer reviewed journals such as “Psychology Review,” “International Journal of Psychology “Comparative Education”,“ Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology”,“ Psychology in the Schools”,” Journal of Creative Behavior,” and “Psychology of Aesthetics, creativity, and the Arts.” She helped establishing the Confucius Institute at Pace University and became the first Director of the Institute in 2009.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Psychological Association
  • Eastern Psychological Association
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