Fei Wang

Fei Wang
Tsinghua University | TH · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Since Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi outlined the foundation of the flow theory in 1975, the study of flow has grown into a massive multi-disciplinary field. This study aimed to use bibliometric techniques to analyze the vast amount of literature accumulated in flow research. A total of 2700 peer-reviewed documents published between 1979 and 2021 were...
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Competition is a fundamental feature of video games. However, the influence of competition-outcome feedback on players’ flow experience is not clearly understood. This study aims to examine this effect and explore its mechanisms and boundaries. In the experiment, 108 male participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups (based on the cond...
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Dialectical thinking is an overarching and sophisticated thinking style that involves accepting and resolving contradictions. The current study examined whether the dispositional tendency of dialectical thinking is mediated by organizational patterns of intrinsic brain networks. Based on previous theoretical and empirical works, we hypothesized tha...
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Whether the pursuit of personal autonomy is universal has been heavily debated. The universalists argue that the need for autonomy is innate human nature that is essential for well-being, while the relativists argue that the need is a socio-cultural construct derived from the cultural values and practices of individualism. In the present study, we...
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Our daily emotional experience is a complex construct that usually involves multiple emotions blended in a context-dependent manner. However, the co-occurring and context-dependent nature of human emotions was understated in previous studies when addressing the individual difference in emotional experiences. The present study proposed a situated an...
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Essential workers such as medical workers and police officers are first-line fighters during public-health crises, such as COVID-19 pandemic. Every time, they are under heavy stress both physically and mentally. The goal of the present study was to develop a novel nature-based intervention to promote their well-being. A representative sample of ess...
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The Self-Attention Network (SAN) has been proposed to describe the underlying neural mechanism of the self-prioritization effect, yet the roles of the key nodes in the SAN—the left posterior superior temporal sulcus (LpSTS) and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)—still need to be clarified. One hundred and nine participants were randomly ass...
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This study aims to explore the possibility of predicting the dispositional level of dialectical thinking using resting-state electroencephalography signals. Thirty-four participants completed a self-reported measure of dialectical thinking, and their resting-state electroencephalography was recorded. After wave filtration and eye movement removal,...
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The prioritization of the processing of highly relevant personal stimuli pervades various cognitive domains and is vital to our survival and normal functioning. However, the extent to which this process is altered by drug addiction remains to be elucidated. The present study examined the self-prioritization effect in abstinent heroin users (AHUs) u...
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To better understand the psychological and physiological basis of human emotion, increasing interest has been drawn towards ambulatory recordings of emotion-related data beyond the laboratories. By employing smartphones-based ambulatory assessment and wrist-worn physiological recording devices, the Daily Ambulatory Psychological and Physiological r...
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Cooperation and competition are two basic modes of human interaction. Their underlying neural mechanisms, especially from an inter-personal perspective, have not been fully explored. Using the EEG-based hyperscanning technique, the present study investigated the neural correlates of both cooperation and competition within the same ecological paradi...
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Cooperation and competition are two basic modes of human interaction. Their underlying neural mechanisms, especially from an inter-personal perspective, have not been fully explored. Using the EEG-based hyperscanning technique, the present study investigated the neural correlates of both cooperation and competition within the same ecological paradi...
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This study aims to explore the possibility of predicting the dispositional level of dialectical thinking using resting-state electroencephalography signals. Thirty-four participants completed a self-reported measure of dialectical thinking, and their resting-state electroencephalography was recorded. After wave filtration and eye signal removal, ti...
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Essential workers such as medical workers and police officers have been playing crucial roles in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and are under heavy stress both physically and mentally. The goal of the present study was to develop a novel nature-based intervention to promote their well-being. A representative sample of essential workers in...
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A large body of neuroimaging and brain stimulation studies have investigated the neural mechanisms of visual working memory (VWM). However, existing results are highly controversial. In particular, the causal links between regional activity and cortical computation are yet to be fully established. In this study, we combined computational modeling a...
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Recent advances in information technology have suggested the potential possibility to assess an individual's personality automatically. The present study proposed and implemented an EEG-based personality assessment method for quantitative evaluation of people's Big Five personality. EEG data were collected from 66 participants, while they watched a...
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The relationship between mood states and state creativity has long been investigated. Exploring individual differences may provide additional important information to further our understanding of the complex mood-creativity relationship. The present study explored the state-level mood-creativity relationship from the perspective of trait creativity...
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The assessment of personality is crucial not only for scientific inquiries but also for real-world applications such as personnel selection. In this study, we propose and validate a novel implicit measure to predict an individual's levels in the Big Five personality traits from 5 minutes of electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. Participants view...
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We reported a questionnaire dataset accumulated from the revision of a Chinese version of Free Will and Determinism Scale Plus (FAD+). In this dataset, we collected data from 1232 participants. The questionnaires used in data collection included the FAD+ and 13 other widely-used questionnaires or tests (for example, the Big Five Inventory, the Mult...
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The emerging field of affective computing focuses on enhancing computers' ability to understand and appropriately respond to people's affective states in human-computer interactions, and has revealed significant potential for a wide spectrum of applications. Recently, the electroencephalography (EEG) based affective computing has gained increasing...
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The assessment of personality is crucial not only for scientific inquiries but also for real-world applications such as personnel selection. However, most existing ways to quantify personality traits rely on self-reported scales, which are susceptible to biases such as self-presentational concerns. In this study, we propose and evaluate a novel imp...
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We reported a questionnaire dataset accumulated from two projects: the revision of a Chinese version of Free Will and Determinism Scale Plus (CFAD+) and a laboratory study of perceptual prioritization of self. In this dataset, we collected data from 1232 participants. The questionnaires used in these two projects included the CFAD+ and 13 other wid...
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The Free Will and Determinism Plus (FAD+) is a widely-used questionnaire in research of belief in free will and has been translated into different languages. The present study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of FAD+. We first translated and back-translated the FAD+, and then surveyed 1474 young adults, with 1333 v...
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The behavioral differentiation of positive emotions has recently been studied in terms of their discrete adaptive functions or appraising profiles. Some preliminary neurophysiological evidences have been found with electroencephalography (EEG) or autonomic nervous system (ANS) measurements such as heart rate, skin conductance, etc. However, the bra...
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The emerging field of affective computing focuses on enhancing computers’ ability to understand and appropriately respond to people’s affective states in human-computer interactions, and has revealed significant potential for a wide spectrum of applications. Recently, the electroencephalography (EEG) based affective computing has gained increasing...
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We conducted a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study and a voxel-based morphometry (VBM) study to investigate the functional and structural basis of how visual search for flavor labels in packaging is influenced by the color of the packaging. The participants were cued by a flavor word before searching for a package with this flavor la...
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Differing from basic emotions such as happiness, gratitude and elevation are important other-praising emotions. Previous behavioral studies have established that these complex emotions differ from each other; however, it remains under-investigated whether proneness to these emotions have common or distinct neuroanatomical correlates. Here we used v...
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Despite the popularity of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, academic research on MOBA is still very limited. The current study aimed to fill this gap by exploring the behavioral and neural correlates of expertise for the most popular MOBA game, League of Legends (LOL). Three groups of LOL players with different expertise levels were rec...
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Numerous studies agree that income inequality, rather than absolute income, is an important predictor of happiness. However, its specific role has been controversial. We argue that income inequality and happiness should exhibit an inverted U-shaped relationship due to the dynamic competing process between two effects: when income inequality is rela...
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Numerous studies have shown that depression-prone people are characterized by a chronic style of attributing failures to internal, stable, and global causes, sometimes labeled as the “depressive attributional style.” Much less is known, however, about how social-cultural factors such as religious beliefs might modulate these processes. In the curre...
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Recent investigations into how action affects perception have revealed an interesting “action effect”—that is, simply acting upon an object enhances its processing in subsequent tasks. The previous studies, however, relied only on manual responses, allowing an alternative stimulus-response binding account of the effect. The current study examined w...
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Compared with the well documented neurophysiological findings on negative emotions, much less is known about positive emotions. In the present study, we explored the EEG correlates of ten different positive emotions (joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love). A group of 20 participants were invited to w...
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Sociocultural research has established independence and interdependence as two fundamental ways of thinking about oneself and the social world. Recent neuroscience studies further demonstrate that these orientations modulate brain activity in various self- and socially related tasks. In the current study, we explored whether the traits of independe...
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可重复性问题是当前科学界面临的共同问题。最近, 心理学研究领域的可重复性问题也受到广泛关 注, 引起了研究者的积极讨论与探索。通过对 2008 年发表的 100 项研究结果进行大规模重复实验, 研究者发 现, 心理学研究的成功重复率约为 39%, 但该研究仍然存在着巨大的争议, 不同的研究者对其结果的解读不 尽相同。针对可重复性问题, 研究者通过数据模拟、元分析以及调查等多种方法来分析和探索其原因, 这些研 究表明, 可重复性问题本质上可能是发表的研究假阳性过高, 可疑研究操作是假阳性过高的直接原因, 而出 版偏见和过度依赖虚无假设检验则是更加深层的原因。面对可重复性问题, 研究者从统计方法和研究实践两 个方面提出了相应的解决方案, 这些方法与实践正在成为心理学研究的新标准。然而, 要解决可...
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Objectives: Modern applications of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) based on electroencephalography rely heavily on the so-called wet electrodes (e.g. Ag/AgCl electrodes) which require gel application and skin preparation to operate properly. Recently, alternative 'dry' electrodes have been developed to increase ease of use, but they often suffer...
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Background: Substantial research has shown that emotions play a critical role in physical health. However, most of these studies were conducted in industrialized countries, and it is still an open question whether the emotion-health connection is a "first-world problem". Methods: In the current study, we examined socio-economic development's inf...
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Dialectical self-thinking involves holding the view that one can possess contradictory traits such as extraverted and introverted. Prior work has demonstrated that the dorsal part of anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) plays a crucial role in conflict monitoring as well as self-related processing. Here we tested the function of dACC in dialectical sel...
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The current research aimed to address the inconsistent findings regarding cultural differences in attitudes toward older adults by differentiating the effects of personal and cultural values. In Study 1, we used data from the sixth wave of the World Values Survey to examine attitudes toward older adults across cultures, and how different personal v...
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Prosocial behaviours and their correlates have been extensively studied; however, few studies have examined the linkage between self-disclosure and prosocial behaviours. Three studies were conducted aimed at examining the relationship between self-disclosure and prosocial tendencies, as well as the moderating role of feedback from the help provider...
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Formerly, researchers often treated adult attachment as a trait-like construct with consistency across relationship contexts. However, recent studies have shown that people possess multiple relationship-specific attachment representations, and inter-correlations among them are only in a small-to-medium range. The aim of this study is to test whethe...
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Although the Implicit Association Test (IAT) has been widely used as an implicit measure over the past decade, research into its underlying mechanism remains woefully insufficient, partly due to the limitation of reaction time measures it uses. In two experiments, we modified the procedures of flower-insect IAT and two implicit self-esteem IATs by...

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To identify the functional and structural neural basis of cultural self-thinking (e.g. the independent/interdependent self-construals)
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Understanding the neural basis of gratitude