LI Jian




Research Interests: Psychologicaltestingandassessment
Game-based assessment/ Personality test / Aptitudetest
Self-regulation and self-control / Complex problemsolving / Metacognition

Personal resume


1997.09—2001.06     BeijingNormalUniversity, SchoolofPsychology

BachelorofScience, Psychology

Thesis:The Effect of Birthday on Personality


2001.09—2004.06     BeijingNormalUniversity, SchoolofPsychology

MasterofScience, PsychologicalTesting and Assessment

Thesis:Psychometric Study of On-line Metacognitive Regulation Ability


2004.09—2007.06     BeijingNormalUniversity, SchoolofPsychology

DoctorofScience, PsychologicalTesting and Assessment

Thesis:Construction and Validation of aMetacognitive Regulation Scaleand Its Application in Personnel Selection


Work Experience

2019.08— present      Professor in School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

2018.08— 2019.08    Visiting Scholar in Department of Educational Psychology,
University of Alberta

2012.08—2019.07     Associate Professor in School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

2011.09— 2012.01    Visiting Scholar in Department of Educational Psychology,
Chinese University of Hong Kong

2007.08—2012.07     Assistant Professor in School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

Scientific research

Research Projects

2016.05—2017.07     TheApplicationofGameBasedAssessmentinTeachingPsychologicalTesting

2016.01—2018.12     TheDevelopmentofaPsychologicalAssessmentSystemforMiddleSchool Students’ Competency in Beijing

2015.06—2018.05     Assessment and Training ofHigh SchoolStudents’Metacognitive Regulation Skills

2013.12—2014.11     AComparisonStudyofUsingStudentEvaluationTeaching in Universities between China and Other Countries

2013.06—2016.06     The MechanismandCopingofFaking in Self-Reported Personality Test

Publications and Conference Papers

*indicates corresponding author

Wen, W., Li, J.*, Huang, C., & Wang, L. (in press) Cool the Warm: Reduce Halo Effect by Stimulating Analytic Thinking.

Li, Y., Li, J., Zou, H., & Wei, S. (2020). Development and Validation of the Emotion Regulation Ability Test for Chinese Youth. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 14, E7. doi:10.1017/prp.2019.31

Li, J., Deng, M., Wang, X., & Tang, Y. (2018). Teachers' and parents' autonomy support and psychological control perceived in junior-high school: Extending the dual-process model of self-determination theory. Learning and Individual Differences, 68, 20-29.

Tian, Y., Fang, Y., & Li, J.* (2018). The Effect of Metacognitive Knowledge on Mathematics Performance in Self-Regulated Learning Framework—Multiple Mediation of Self-Efficacy and Motivation. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 2518.DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02518

Li, J., Han, Z. R., Gao, M. 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(5), e1-e9.

Li, J., Xu, C., Li, C., & Zhang, H. (2018). Construction of Vocational Interests Scale for Young Chinese. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 12, E15. doi:10.1017/prp.2017.26

Sun, X., Fu, Z., &Li, J.* (2018) Using Game Log-file to Predict Students' Reasoning Ability and Mathematical Achievement: Application of Machine Learning.ActaPsychologicaSinica, 50,761-770.

Zhu, Z., Li, J.*, Zhang, B., Li, Y., & Zhang, X.C. (2017). The effect of motivation and positive affect on ego depletion: Replenishment versus release mechanism. International Journal of Psychology, 52, 445-452.

Georgiou, G.K., Li, J.& Das, J.P. (2017). Tower of London: What Level of Planning Does it Measure? Psychol Stud.

Xu, Z.X., Ma, H.K., Wang, Y. &Li, J. (2017). Maybe I Am Not as Moral as I Thought: Calibrating Moral Identity After Immoral Action. Curr Psychol.

Zhang, B., Li, Y. M., Li, J.*, Li, Y., & Zhang, H. (2016). The Revision and Validation of the Academic Motivation Scale in China. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 15-27.

Li, Y., Li, J., Chan, D.*, & Zhang, B. (2016). When Love Meets Money: Priming the Possession of Money Influences Mating Strategies. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 387.

Li, J., Zhang, B.*, Du, H., Zhu, Z., & Li, Y. M. (2015). Metacognitive planning: Development and Validation of an On-line Measure. Psychological Assessment, 27, 260-271.

Zhang, B., Li, J.*, Xu, C., & Li, Y. M.(2014). The developmental differences of problem solving ability between intellectually-gifted and normal children.ActaPsychologicaSinica, 46, 1823-1834.

Zhu, Z., Li, J.*, Zhang, B., & Zhang, X.C. The effect of positive affect and extrinsic motivation on ego depletion: Same results but different mechanism, The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, July 08-12, 2014, Paris, France, Oral Presentation.

Dai, X., Li, J.*, Zhang B., & Gao Y.(2013). The Structure and Measurement of Vocational Interest of Chinese College Students. Psychological Exploration, 33, 260-265.

Li, J., & Li, Y. M.*(2012). Trade-off in Love: To Maintain or Restore Psychological Equity in the Process of Give and Take Among Romantic Partners. Advances in Psychological Science, 20, 598-607.

Li, J.*(2010). The measurement of off-line metacognitive regulation and its application to personnel selection. Testing International, 23, 20-21.

Li, J., Yuan, W., Du, W., &Luo, F.*(2009). The effect of mental loading on accuracy and bias of meta-memory monitoring. Psychological development and education, 25(3), 61-67.

Du, W., Yan, C., Li, J.*,&Zhang, H. (2009). The manifestation of induction-deduction asymmetry in Chinese cultural background. Studies of Psychology and Behavior, 7, 56-60.

Sun, X., Zhang, H., Xue, G., &Li, J.* (2009).The application of the multivariate generalizability theory to a structured interview, Psychological Science, 32, 916-919.

Li, J., Li, Y., & Zou, H.* (2008). The structure and measurement of parent-adolescent trust of middle school students. Psychological development and education, 24(4), 80-87.

Li, J., Tang, Y., & Zhang, H.* (2008).Metacognitive regulation process and its domain-generality. Psychological Science, 31, 748-750.

Li, J., Du, W., & Sun, X.* (2008). Metacognitive regulation: status quo and developing trend. Journal of Beijing Normal University, (207), 21-28.

Li, J., & Zhang, H.* (2006). Characteristics of on-line metacognitive regulating ability under cognitive context. ActaPsychologicaSinica, 38, 342-348.

Li, J.*, Li, Y.&Zhang, H. (2004). A study of assessing on-line metacognitive regulation. In 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Teaching experience



Introduction to Psychology

Social service


Honors and Awards

2016.12    OutstandingYoung Teacher, BeijingNormalUniversity

2016.05    Top 10 Popular Teacher,BeijingNormalUniversity

2010.01    ITC Scholarship, International Test Commission