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   Professor Kaiping Peng is a tenured faculty member at the Department of Psychology of the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1997. Before coming to the US in 1989, he had been a faculty member at the Psychology Department of Peking University of China for five years. He had been the assistant chair of the psychology department of Beijing University, head of the social/personality psychology area in Berkeley, member of the American Psychological Association Leadership Council, executive committee of the Institute of East-Asian Studies, steering committee for the Diversity Research at UC Berkeley, the co-president of the Fifth International Conference of Chinese Psychologists Worldwide, and numerous other national and international professional academic services. As part of the Berkeley-Tsinghua collaborative project, he was appointed as the founding chair of the Psychology Department of Tsinghua University in 2008. He also directs the Culture and Cognition Lab and the Berkeley Program of Psychological Studies in China at UC-Berkeley. He has published eight books and more than 100 articles and essays on cultural and social psychology, as well as methodological issues of psychology. According to a recent study, he had been the world most cited social psychologist at the associate professor level untill 2007.

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Kaiping Peng, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of California
3210 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1650 USA
Email | Dr. Peng's Homepage
510-642-7096 (office phone), 510-642-5293 (department fax)