ZENG Xianglong



Email: xzeng@bnu.edu.cn

Research Interests: Disciplines: Idealistic Psychology, Positive Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Keywords: Four Immeasurables Meditations (Loving-Kindness Meditation), Appreciative Joy, Mindfulness

Personal resume

Jan, 2018-Current Assistant Professor Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University.

Aug, 2014-Nov, 2017 Doctor of Philosophy, in Psychology Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Sep, 2011-Jun, 2014 Master of Education, in Developmental and Educational Psychology School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University.
Sep, 2007-Jun, 2011 Bachelor of Science, in Psychology School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University.

Scientific research


Lv, J., Liu, Q.,Zeng, X.(*), Oei, T. P., Liu, Y., Xu, K., Sun, W., Hou, H., & Liu, J. (2020). The effect of four Immeasurables meditations on depressive symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology Review. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101814(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Sun, Y., Deng, Y., & Oei, T. (2020). Appreciative joy rooted in Chinese culture: Its relationship with strengths in values in action. The Journal of Positive Psychology. 15(1), 112–121.(SSCI)

Ng, G., Lai, D.,Zeng, X.(*), Oei, T. (2019). Appreciative Joy Meditation enhances acceptance of unfair offer in Ultimatum Game.Mindfulness,10, 1673–1683.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Wang, R., Chan, V., Oei, T., & Leung, F. (2019). The Development of the Difficulties During Meditation Involving Immeasurable Attitudes Scale,Mindfulness,10, 812-823. doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-1051-8(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Wang, R., Oei, T. P., & Leung, F. Y. (2019). Heart of joy: A randomized controlled trail evaluating the effect of an Appreciative Joy Meditation training on subjective well-being and attitudes.Mindfulness,10(3), 506-515.(SSCI)

Ma, Y., She, Z., Siu, A. F. Y.,Zeng, X., & Liu, X. (2018). Effectiveness of Online Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Psychological Distress and The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation.Frontiers in Psychology,9, 2090.(SSCI)

Wu, Q., Chi, P.,Zeng, X., Lin, X., & Du, H. (2018). Roles of anger and rumination in the relationship between self-compassion and forgiveness.Mindfulness, 10(2), 272-278.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Chan, V. Y., Liu, X., Oei, T. P., & Leung, F. Y. (2017). The Four Immeasurables Meditations: Differential effects of Appreciative Joy and Compassion Meditations on emotions.Mindfulness,8(4), 949-959.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Chan, V. Y., Oei, T. P., Leung, F. Y & Liu, X. (2017). Appreciative Joy in Buddhism and positive empathy in psychology: How do they differ?Mindfulness,8(5), 1184-1194.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Chio, F. H., Oei, T. P., Leung, F. Y., & Liu, X. (2017). A systematic review of associations between amount of meditation practice and outcomes in interventions using the Four Immeasurables Meditations.Frontiers in Psychology,8, 141. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00141(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Liao, R., Zhang, R., Oei, T. P., Yao, Z., Leung, F. Y., & Liu, X. (2017). Development of the Appreciative Joy Scale.Mindfulness,8(2), 286-299.(SSCI)

Deng, Y., Yan, M., Chen, H., Sun, X., Zhang, P.,Zeng, X., ... & Lyu, Y. (2016). Attachment security balances perspectives: Effects of security priming on highly optimistic and pessimistic explanatory styles.Frontiers in Psychology,7, 1269. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01269(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Pan, Y., Zhou, H., Yu, S., & Liu, X. (2016). Exploring different patterns of love attitudes among Chinese college students.PLoS ONE,11(11): e0166410. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166410

Zeng, X., Wei J., Oei, T. P., & Liu, X. (2016). The self-compassion scale is not validated in a Buddhist sample.Journal of Religion and Health,55(6), 1996-2009.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Chiu, C. P., Wang, R., Oei, T. P., & Leung, F. Y. (2015) The effect of loving-kindness meditation on positive emotions: a meta-analytic review.Frontiers in Psychology,6, 1693. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01693(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Li, M., Zhang, B., & Liu, X. (2015). Revision of the Philadelphia mindfulness scale for measuring awareness and equanimity in Goenka’s Vipassana meditation with Chinese Buddhists.Journal of Religion and Health,54(2), 623-637.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Oei, T. P., Ye, Y. & Liu, X. (2015). A critical analysis of the concepts and measurement of awareness and equanimity in Goenka's Vipassana meditation.Journal of Religion and Health,54(2), 399-412.(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Oei, TPS., & Liu, X. (2014). Monitoring emotion with bodily sensation: Literature review of awareness developed by Vipassana meditation.Journal of Religion and Health.53(6), 1693-1705. doi: 10.1007/s10943-013-9754-6(SSCI)

Yu, S.,Zeng, X., Wang, C., Chen, H., & Liu, X. (2013). Money-primed reactance does not help ensure autonomy.Social Behavior and Personality,41(8), 1233-1244. doi: 10.2224/sbp.2013.41.8.1233(SSCI)

Zeng, X., Li, Y., Cao, G., Reng, P., Guo, X., Liu, X. (2013). The psychological intervention on incarcerated people with ten-day Vipassana course: Effectiveness, mechanism and localization[十日内观课程对服刑人员的干预: 效果, 机制与本土化].Chinese journal of clinical psychology[中国临床心理学杂志].21(5), 863-866. Available from http://d.wanfangdata.com.cn/periodical_zglcxlxzz201305042.aspx(Chinese, CSSCI)

Zeng, X., Liu, S., & Liu, X. (2013). The application and empirical studies on loving-kindness meditation from psychological perspective[慈心禅在心理学视角下的应用].Advances in Psychological Science[心理科学进展],21(8), 1466-1472. Available from, CSSCI)

Zeng, X. L., Zhou, H., Wang, C. Y., & Liu, X. P. (2012). The application of psychological acceptance in psychotherapy[心理接纳在心理治疗中的应用].Chinese journal of clinical psychology[中国临床心理学杂志],20(6). 894-897, 900. Available from http://d.wanfangdata.com.cn/periodical_zglcxlxzz201206042.aspx(Chinese, CSSCI)

Zhu, X. S.,Zeng, X. L., Zhou, H., & Lin, D. H. (2012). Sexual attitude of college students and its influencing factors[大学生性态度及其影响因素分析].Chinese journal of clinical psychology[中国临床心理学杂志],20(4), 535-538, 542. Available from http://d.wanfangdata.com.cn/periodical_zglcxlxzz201204028.aspx(Chinese, CSSCI)

Zeng, X. L., Liu, X. P., & Yu, S. (2011). The theoretical background, empirical study and future development of the acceptance and commitment therapy[接纳与承诺疗法的理论背景、实证研究与未来发展].Advances in Psychological Science[心理科学进展],19(7). 1020-1026. Available from, CSSCI)

Teaching experience

Positive Psychology

History of Psychology

Social service

Editorial Positions:

Mindfulness (SSCI): Reviewer in board, 2018 Sep-current

PlosOne (SSCI): Reviewer in board, 2019 Jun-current

Frontiers in Psychology (SSCI): Reviewer in board, 2018 Apr-current