Biography

Tianyuan Li is an Associate Professor in Applied Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Peking University, majoring both biological science and psychology. She then continued to study psychology and obtained her PhD degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before moving to CUHK(Shenzhen), she worked as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, The Education University of Hong Kong for nine years.

 

Dr. Li’s research interest lays at the intersection of life-span development and interpersonal relationships. She studies age differences in social and interpersonal domains, and how intimate relationships and intergenerational relationships influence well-being for people of varying ages. She is also interested in different marital goals and proposes the dynamic goal theory of marital satisfaction.

 

Dr. Li has published journal articles at a range of top academic journals in psychology and gerontology with a current citation h-index of 12. Her work was covered by local and international media, such as Sing Tao Daily and Psychology Today. She is a review editor for the journal Frontiers in Psychology. She has also served as the reviewer for more than 30 international academic journals, including British Journal of Psychology, Communication Research, Journal of Personality, Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Psychology & Aging.

 


Awards and honors
  • 2020
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2005
  • 2004
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  • 01

    2020

    Finalist, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Dean’s Research Award, The Education University of Hong Kong

  • 02

    2012

    Lion Dr. Francis K. Pan Scholarship, Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • 03

    2012

    Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Poster Award, Gerontological Society of America

  • 04

    2011

    Convention Travel Award, American Psychological Association

  • 05

    2008

    Outstanding Graduate, Peking University

  • 06

    2005

    Mingde Fellowship for Merit (three academic years), Peking University

  • 07

    2004

    Scholarship for Outstanding Freshman, Peking University

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Publications

Refereed Journal Articles (* = corresponding author, # = mentored author)

 

Zhang, S.#, Li, T.* (in press). Attachment style moderates the relationship between solitude and marital satisfaction: The cross-partner effects. Family Relations.

Li, T.* (in press). In control of future time: Sense of control weakens the negative association between age and future time perspective. Current Psychology.

Jiang, D., Warner, L. M., Chong, A. M.-L., Li, T., Wolff, J. K., Chou, K.-L. (2021). Benefits of volunteering on psychological well-being in older adulthood: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Aging & Mental Health, 25(4), 641-649.

Li, T.*, & Siu, P.-M. # (2021). Unraveling the direct and indirect effects between future time perspective and subjective well-being across adulthood. Aging & Mental Health, 25(2), 316-322.

Li, T.*, Tsang, V. H.-L. #, Fung, H. H., Qiu, X.-L., & Wang, W.-C. (2020). Measuring dynamic goals for marriage: Development and validation of the Marital Goal Scale using Rasch modeling. Psychological Assessment, 32(3), 211-226.

Li, T.*, & Siu, P.-M. # (2021). Socioeconomic status moderates age differences in empathic concern. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 76(3), 507-517.

Jiang, D., Warner, L. M., Chong, A. M.-L., Li, T., Wolff, J. K., Chou, K.-L. (in press). Promoting volunteering among older adults in Hong Kong: A randomized controlled trial. The Gerontologist.

Warner, L. M., Jiang, D., Chong, A. M.-L., Li, T., Wolff, J. K., Chou, K.-L. (2019). Study protocol of a multi-center RCT testing a social-cognitive intervention to promote volunteering in older adults against an active control. BMC Geriatrics, 19(1), 22-35.

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2019). Communal one day, exchange the next: Daily relationship orientation mediates the influence of perceived stress on constructive interactions in close relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(7), 2096-2115.

Li, T.*, Lam, C. B., & Chan, K. K. S. (2018). Grandparental involvement and young adults’ cognitive and social adjustment: The moderating role of filial piety in Hong Kong. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35(7), 999-1018.

Li, T.*, & Tsang, H. L. V. # (2016). Age differences in the understanding of wealth and power: The mediating role of future time perspective. European Journal of Ageing, 13(4), 349-360.

Li, T.*, & Tsang, H. L. V. # (2016). Age moderates the relationship between generativity concern and understanding of wealth. Current Aging Science, 9(3), 210-216.

Fung, H. H., Li, T., Zhang, X., Sit, I. M. I., Cheng, S.-T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2015). Positive portrayals of old age do not always have positive consequences. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 70(6), 913-924.

Jiang, D., Li, T.*, & Hamamura, T. (2015). Societies’ tightness moderates age differences in perceived justifiability of morally debatable behaviors. European Journal of Ageing, 12, 333-340.

Li, T., Fung, H. H., Isaacowitz, D. M., & Lang, F. R. (2015). Attention to negative emotion is related to longitudinal social network change: The moderating effect of interdependent self-construal. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 15, 1079-1086.

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2014). How avoidant attachment influences subjective well-being: An investigation about the age and gender differences. Aging & Mental Health, 18(1), 4-10.

Li, T., & Fung, H. H. (2013). Age differences in trust: An investigation across 38 countries. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 68(3), 347-355.

Li, T., & Fung, H. H. (2013). How negative interactions affect relationship satisfaction: The paradoxical short-term and long-term effects of commitment. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(3), 274-281.

Li, T.*, & Chan, D. K-S. (2012). How anxious and avoidant attachment affect romantic relationship quality differently: A meta-analytic review. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(4), 406-419. (covered by Psychology Today)

Li, T., & Fung, H. H. (2012). Partner discrepancies and age differences in marital quality: Distinguishing the ideal, expected, and perceived partner. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 67(4), 417-422.

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2011). The dynamic goal theory of marital satisfaction. Review of General Psychology, 15(3), 246-254.

Li, T., Fok, H. K., & Fung, H. H. (2011). Is reciprocity always beneficial? Age differences in the association between support balance and life satisfaction. Aging & Mental Health, 15(5), 541-547.

Li, T., Fung, H. H., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2011). The role of dispositional reappraisal in the age-related positivity effect. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 66B(1), 56-60.

Fung, H. H., Isaacowitz, D. M., Lu, A. Y., & Li, T. (2010). Interdependent self-construal moderates the age-related negativity reduction effect in memory and visual attention. Psychology & Aging, 25(2), 321-329.

 

Book Chapters

 

Li, T. (2017). Marriage and divorce in later life. In N. A. Pachana (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Singapore: Springer.

Li, T., & Cheng, S.-T. (2015). Family, friends, and subjective well-being: A comparison between the West and Asia. In M. Demir (Ed.), Friendship and Happiness. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Cheng, S.-T., Fung, H. H., Li, L., Li, T., Woo, J., & Chi, I. (2015). Successful aging: Concepts, reflections and its relevance to Asia. In S.-T. Cheng, I. Chi, L. W. Li, J. Woo, & H. H. Fung (Eds.), Successful Aging: Asian Perspectives. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

 

Research Talks

 

Li, T., Li, L. M. W., Law, W., & Jiang, D. (2020, Aug). The sharing of work-related events and relational and personal well-being in dual-earner couples. PS Research Cluster Webinar, EdUHK, Hong Kong, China

Li, T., & Fung, H. H. (2016, Nov). Emotion enhances aging: Our life is more meaningful as we age. Invited research talk at the BeHealth 2 Conference 2016, Hong Kong, China.

Li, T. (2015, Jan). Partner discrepancies and marital quality across adulthood: Distinguish the ideal and expected standards about partner personality and support. FEHD Area of Strength: Family Studies in Asian Contexts Research Seminar, EdUHK, Hong Kong, China

 

Refereed Conference Presentations (* = corresponding author, # = mentored author)

 

Li, T. & Siu, P. M.# (2021, Jul). Relationship with grandparents and young adults’ well-being: Identifying the important aspects. Poster to be presented at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology 2020+, Prague, Czech Republic.

Li, T. & Siu, P. M.# (2020, Nov). Relationship with grandparents and young adults’ attitudes about aging and future-oriented tendencies. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Jiang, D., Li, T., Fung, H. H. (2019, May). Marital interaction and relationship quality: The role of ideal affect. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC, USA.

Jiang, D., Warner, L. M., Chong, A. M. L., Li, T., Wolff, J. K., & Chou, K. L. (2018, November). Promoting volunteering among older adults in Hong Kong: An intervention study. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, USA.

Li, C., Zhang, J., Yee L. T. S., Hsiao, J. H., Hong ,Y., Li, T., Zhang, J., & Lau, E. Y. Y. (2018, September). Exploring the effect of 24-h sleep deprivation on social decision-making. Poster presented at the 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Basel, Switzerland.

Li, T.*, & Siu, P. M.# (2018, Jul). Age moderated the effect of working status on understanding of power and altruistic versus egoistic tendencies. Paper presented at the 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Gold Coast, Australia.

Jiang, D., Li, T., Fung, H. H (2018, May). Negative affect valuation and marital satisfaction. Paper presented at the U.S.-Hong Kong 2018 Conference, Hong Kong, China.

Li, T.*, Wang, W.-T., Tsang, H. L. V.#, & Fung, H. H. (2018, May). Age differences in the prioritized marital goals: Results from a newly developed Marital Goal Scale. Paper presented at the U.S.-Hong Kong 2018 Conference, Hong Kong, China.

Li, T.* (2017, Jul). Resilience mediated the beneficial effect of malleable mindset on older adults’ cognitive well-being. Poster presented at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, USA.

Ma, J.#, & Li, T.* (2016, Nov). Resilience mediated the influence of implicit theories on older adults’ cognitive and social well-being. Poster presented at the BeHealth 2 Conference 2016, Hong Kong, China.

Li, T.*, & Leung, J. Y. C.# (2016, Jul). Attention during altruistic decision making: The role of satiation status and dispositional exchange orientation. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology 2016 (ICP2016), Yokohama, Japan.

Tsang, V. H. L.#, & Li, T.* (2016, May). Is perspective taking always related to altruistic tendency? The moderating effects of manipulated and chronic power status. Poster presented at the 28th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Chicago, USA

Li, T.*, Tsang, V. H. L.#, & Leung, J. Y. C.# (2016, Jan). Age differences in goal priorities in marriage. Poster presented at the 2016 International Behavioral Health Conference, Hong Kong, China.

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2015, Mar). Dynamic relationship orientation in relationship with mother and romantic partner: a daily diary study. Poster presented at the Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Li, T.*, & Tsang, V. H. L.# (2015, Jan). Age Differences in Understanding of Wealth and Power and the Mediating Role of Future Time Perspective. Poster presented at the 2015 Gerontological Society of America Sino Conference, Hong Kong, China.

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2013, Apr). How avoidant attachment influences subjective well-being: An investigation about the age and gender differences. Poster presented at the Sino-China Forum on Psychology and Aging, Beijing, China

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2012, Nov). Age differences in trust: Universal or country specific. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, USA

Li, T.*, Fok, H. K., & Fung, H. H. (2011, Aug). Is reciprocity always beneficial? Age differences in the association between support balance and life satisfaction. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, USA

Li, T.*, & Fung, H. H. (2010, Jul). Partner discrepancies and marital quality across adulthood: Is your ideal or expected standard about your partner more important? Paper presented at International Forum on Chinese Gerontology 2010, Beijing, China

Li, T., Fung, H. H., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2009, Jul). Cognitive reappraisal moderates age differences in attention to negative images. Paper presented at the XIXth IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France

Zhang, X., Fung, H. H, Li, T., & Isaacowitz, D. M. (2010, Nov). How unrealistic positive images of aging attract attention. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, USA