HAN Zhuo



Email: rachhan@bnu.edu.cn

Research Interests: Developmental Psychopathology
Emotion Regulation
Emotion Socialization and Parenting Practice
Interpersonal Relationship (e.g., Parent-Child, Romantic Partners, Father-Mother)

Personal resume


Stanford University, Visiting Scholar

University of Georgia, Ph.D.

Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.

Beijing Jiaotong University, B.A.

Employment record

Professor, Beijing Normal University, 2022-Present

Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, Jul. 2015 - 2022

Assistant Professor, Beijing Normal University, Sep. 2012-Jul. 2015

Scientific research

Current Projects:

American and Chinese Family Emotional Processes and Child Psychopathology

Neuropsychophysiological Assessment of Parenting and Child Emotion Regulation

Infant and Toddler Emotional Development

Mindful Parenting in Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

List of publications:Selected SSCI/SCI Indexed Journal Publications (2014-2019): * denotes corresponding author, *代表通讯作者

Ren, Y., Han, Z. R.*,Ahemaitijiang, N., Zhang, G. (in press). Maternal Mindfulness and School-Age Children’s Emotion Regulation: Mediation by Positive Parenting Practices and Moderation by Maternal Perceived Life Stress. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01300-w

Hu, X., Han, Z. R.*, Bai, L., & Gao, M. (2019). The mediating role of parenting stress in the relations between parental emotion regulation and parenting behaviors in Chinese families of children with autism spectrum disorders: A dyadic analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49, 3983-3998.

Han, Z. R.,Ahemaitijiang, N., Yan, J., Hu, X.*, Parent, J., Dale, C., DiMarzio, K., & Singh, N. (2019). Parent mindfulness, parenting, and child psychopathology in China. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01111-z

Han, Z. R.*, Zhang, X., Davis, M., &Suveg, C. (2019). The role of children’s neurophysiological functioning in the links between emotion-parenting behaviors and child anxiety symptoms: A biological sensitivity to context framework. Family Process. doi:10.1111/famp.12438

Wang, Q., Han, Z. (co-first author). Han, Z., Hu, X., Feng, S., Wang, H.,& Yi, L. (2019). Autism symptoms modulate interpersonal neural synchronization in children with autism spectrum disorder in cooperative interactions. Brain Topography. doi:10.1007/s10548-019-00731-x

Hu, X., &Han, Z. R.* (2019). Effects of gesture-based match-to-sample instruction via virtual reality technology for Chinese students with autism spectrum disorders. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 65, 327-336.

Ren, Y, Hu, X., Han, Z. R., Yang, X., & Li, M. (2019). Mindful parenting and parenting practices in Chinese families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child and Family Studies, doi:10.1007/s10826-019-01549-8

Zou, X., Lin, X., Jiang, Y., Su, J., Qin, S., &Han, Z. R. (2019). The associations between mothers’ and grandmothers depressive symptoms, parenting stress, and relationship with children: An actor-partner interdependence mediation model. Family Process. doi:10.1111/famp.12502

Zhu, Y., Chen, X., Zhao, H., Chen, M., Tian, Y., Liu, C., Han, Z. R., Lin, X., Qiu, J., Xue, G., Shu, H., & Qin, S. (2019). Socioeconomic status disparities affect children’s anxiety and stress-sensitive cortisol awakening response through parental anxiety. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 103, 96-103.

Ahemaitijiang, N., Hu, X., Yang, X., &Han, Z. R. (2019). Effects of mediation on the soles of the feet on the aggressive and destructive behaviors of Chinese adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01246-z

Han, Z. R., Gao, M. M., Yan, J., Hu, X., Zhou, W., & Li, X. (2019). Correlates of parent-child physiological synchrony and emotional parenting: Differential associations in varying interactive contexts. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 1116-1123.

Hu, X., Han, Z. R.*, Wang, H., Hu, Y., Wang, Q., Feng, S., & Yi, L. (2019). The relation of parental emotion regulation to child autism spectrum disorder core symptoms: The moderating role of child cardiac vagal activity. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2480.

Li, J., Han, Z. R.*, Gao, M., Sun, X., &Ahemaitijiang, N. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS): Factor structure, reliability, and validity. Psychological Assessment, 30, e1-e9.

Wang, H., Han, Z. R.*, Bai, L., & Li, X. (2018). Attachment experience and cortisol recovery from romantic conflict among young Chinese couples: A dyadic analysis. International Journal of Psychology, 55, 22-32.

Wang, H., Mai, X., Han, Z. R.*, Hu, Y., Lei, X. (2019). Linkage between parent-child frontal resting electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry: The moderating role of emotional parenting. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 1116-1123.

Jin, Z., Zhang, X., & Han, Z. R.* (2018). Parental emotion socialization and child psychological adjustment among Chinese urban families: Mediation through child emotion regulation and moderation through dyadic collaboration. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:2198.

Li, J., Ahemaitijiang, N., Han, Z. R.*,&Jin, Z. (2018). Grandparents’ parenting on childrens internalizing symptoms: The serial mediation of parents psychological control and childrens emotion regulation. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 3996-4018.

Li, P., & Han, Z. R.*(2018). Emotion regulation and psychological functioning of Chinese school-age children: A person-centered and multi-informant approach. International Journal of Psychology, 53, 7-15.

Zhang, X., Cui, Y., Han, Z. R.*, & Yan, J. (2017). The heart of parenting: Parent HR dynamics and negative parenting while resolving conflict with child. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 129-138.

Yan, J., Han, Z. R.*, Tang, Y., & Zhang, X. (2017). Parental support for autonomy and child depressive symptoms in middle childhood: The mediating role of parent–child attachment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 165-175.

McCullough, C., Han, Z. R.*, Morelen, D., & Shaffer, A. (2017). The moderating effects of maternal age at childbirth and emotion dysregulation on the intergenerational continuity of emotionally maltreating parenting behaviors. Journal of Family Issues, 38, 948-971.

Han, Z. R., Lei, X., Qian, J., Li, P., Wang, H., & Zhang, X. (2016). Parent and child psychopathological symptoms: The mediating role of parental emotion dysregulation. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21, 161-168.

Gao, M., & Han, Z. R.* (2016). Cumulative family risks influence Chinese children’s emotion regulation: Meditation through family expressiveness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1570-1580.

Liu, B., & Han, Z. R.* (2016). A dyadic analysis of the association between childhood emotional abuse and parenting stress with Chinese parents: The mediating effect of emotion dysregulation. Parenting: Science and Practice, 16, 187-205.

Yan, J., Han, Z. R.*, & Li, P. (2016). Intergenerational Transmission of Bonding Style and Emotion Socialization: Emotion Dysregulation as a Mediator. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 165-175.

Hua, M., Han, Z. R., (co-first author) & Zhou, R. (2015). Cognitive reappraisal in preschoolers: Neuropsychological evidence of emotion regulation from an ERP study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40, 279-290.

Han, Z. R., Qian, J., Gao, M., & Dong, J. (2015). Chinese family emotion regulation and parents’ responses to child negative emotions: Moderated mediation models. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 3570-3579. 

Lei, X., Han, Z. (co-first. author), Chen, C., Bai, L., Xue, G., & Dong, Q. (2016). Sex differences in fiber connection from the striatum to subcortical and cortical regions. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10:100.

Han, Z. R.*, & Shaffer, A. (2014). Parental expressed emotion in relation to child behavior problems: Differential and mediating effects. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 1491-1500.  

McCullough, C., Harding, H. G., Shaffer, A., Han, Z. R., & Bright, M. (2014). Intergenerational continuity of risk parenting: A person-oriented approach to assessing parenting behaviors. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 409-418.

Suveg, C., Raley, J. N., Morelen, D., Wang, W., Han, Z. R., &Campion, S. P. (2014 Child and family emotional functioning: A cross-national examination of families from China and United States. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 1444-1454.  

Hua, M., Han, Z. R. (co-first author), Chen, S., Yang, M., Zhou, R.*, & Hu, S. (2014). Latent Positive Potential (LPP) modulation during affective picture processing in preschoolers. Biological Psychology, 101, 77-81.  

Han, Z. R., & Shaffer, A.* (2013). The relation of parental emotion dysregulation to children’s psychopathology symptoms: The moderating role of child emotion dysregulation. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44, 591-601. 

Teaching experience

Abnormal Psychology (undergraduate, bilingual class)

Dynamic Group Process (undergraduate, bilingual class)

Emotion Regulation and Developmental Psychopathology (graduate seminar)

Introduction to Emotion Regulation (undergraduate seminar, bilingual class)

Introduction to Psychology (graduate, English)

Social service

Academic position

Mindfulness, Associate Editor

Journal of Child and Family Studies, Associate Editor

Frontiers in Psychology, Associate Editor

Professional Memberships:

Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD)

American Psychological Science (APS)

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)

Special Expert of Education Research Center for Children with Autism

Member of Chinese Psychological Society

Journal Ad-Hoc Reviewer:

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Developmental Psychology

Journal of Family Psychology

Social Development


British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Journal of Child and Family Studies

Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology



Grant Reviewer:

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research


Honors and awards:

Li Yun Outstanding Young Teacher Award (Beijing Normal University)
First Prize of Jing Shi Ying Cai (Beijing Normal University)
Outstanding Tutor of Freshmen (Beijing Normal University)

Most Promising Doctoral Candidate in Psychology (University of Georgia)

Charles D. Smock Memorial Award (University of Georgia)

Vice President International Travel Award (University of Georgia)

Walter Isaac Memorial Award (University of Georgia)

International Peace Scholarship (Philanthropic Educational Organization)

Excellent Research Award (Columbia University)

Martha E. Currie Scholarship (Teachers College, Columbia University)