Biography

X.T. Wang(王晓田)is professor and director of the Applied Psychology program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). He is also professor emeritus at the University of South Dakota. His research interests involve behavioral decision making, risk management, and evolutionary and neural psychology. He was visiting or adjunct professor at Peking University, China Europe International Business School, Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Singapore Management University. He has published papers in 31 professional journals across different disciplines. His research was sponsored by NSF, James McDonnell Foundation and KC Wang Foundation. His studies are cited in multiple textbooks and covered by popular media such as Time magazine online, Wall Street Journal, Science News, Yahoo News, et al.

Research

¨ Human decision making in social, economic, organizational and cultural contexts

¨ Risk perception, and risk management

¨ Evolutionary, ecological and social rationality of decision making under risk and uncertainty

¨ Framing and cue use in risky choices

¨ Reference point-dependent decision making

¨ Intertemporal choice, delay discounting, and social discounting

¨ Brain and body mechanisms of decision making


Awards and Honors
  • 2019
  • 2010
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1988
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  • 01

    2019

    Acta Psychologica Best Editor Award. August, 2019

  • 02

    2010

    Sonica Chinese Academy of Sciences K.C. Wong Research Award, China, March, 2010

  • 03

    1993

    APA Graduate Paper Competition Award, Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, TX, USA, April, 1993

  • 04

    1992

    Young Investigator Award, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM, USA, July 1992

  • 05

    1988

    Graduate Fellowship, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA, 1988-1993

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Academic Publications

Books:

·       Wang, X.T. & Lu, J. (2016). The Wisdom of Evolution and Rationalities of Decision Making (Book series of Contemporary Psychological Science, Yang, Y., Ed.), ECNU Press. 

·       Wang, X.T. & Su Y.J. (Eds. 2011). Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists, Beijing: Peking University Press.

 

Journal Special Issue:

·       Guest Editor, Journal of Bioeconomics for two special issues on Bioeconomics, Law, and Evolutionary Psychology, 2001-2002.


Peer Reviewed Research Articles (* - Corresponding author in multi-author papers):

·       Wang, P., Wang, X.T.*, Gao, J., Li, X., Xu, J. (in press). adaptive time management: The effects of death awareness on time perception and intertemporal choice. Acta Psychologica Sinica.

·       Wang X.T. (2019). Using behavioral economics to cope with uncertainty: Expand the Scope of Effective Nudging. Psychologica Sinica 

·       Wang X.T. (2018). Resource signaling via blood glucose in embodied decision-making. Frontiers in Psychology Evolutionary Psychology, 9, 1965. 

 ·      Xiong, G, Wang, X.T.*, Li, A. (2018). Leave or stay as a risky choice: Effects of salary reference points and anchors on turnover intention. Frontiers in Organizational Psychology. 9:686.

 ·      Wang, X.T.*, Reed, R., Baugh, L.A., & Fercho, K. (2018). Resource forecasting: Differential effects of glucose taste and ingestion on delay discounting and self-control. Appetite,121, 101-110.

·       Xuan, Y.H., Li, S., Chen, J., Rao, L.L., Wang, X.T., & Zheng, R. (2017). Genetic and environmental influences on gambling: A meta-analysis of twin studies. Frontiers in PsychologyPersonality and Social Psychology

·       Wang, X.T. (Xiao-Tian)*, & Huangfu, G. (2017). Glucose-specific signaling effects on delay discounting in intertemporal choice. Physiology and Behavior,169, 195-201.

·       Wang, X.T. (Xiao-Tian)*, & Huangfu, G. (2017).Neural substrates of framing effects in social contexts: A meta-analytical approach. Social Neuroscience,  12(3), 258-279. 

·       Wang, X.T. (2017). A pointers hypothesis of general intelligence evolved from domain-specific demands (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, 47-48.

 ·      Huang, Y.,Wei, Z., Shen, L.,Wang*, X.T., Ge*, L., He* G., & Li* S. (2017). Decision making in the environment of Internet mass information: Challenges and response patterns. Chinese Journal of Applied Psychology23 (3): 195-209.  

·       Long, P. & Wang X.T.* (2017). Theory of mind in evaluating pain symptoms. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal (PBSIJ), 4(1): 555631.

·       Garelik, S. & Wang, X.T.* (2017). Multiple framing: Verbal, facial, and vocal cues in risky choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30(2), 322-331.

·       Wang, X.T. (Xiao-Tian), Zheng, R., Xuan, Y., Chen, J.  & Li, S*. (2016). Not all risks are created equal: A twin study and meta-analyses of risk-taking across seven domains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(11), 1548-1560.

·       Wang, X.T.*, Ong, L. S., Tan, J. H. (2015). Sense and sensibility of ownership: Effects of ownership experience on valuation of goods. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 58,171-177.

·       Oliver-Rodriguez, J. C.* & Wang, X. T. (2015).  Non-parametric three-way mixed ANOVA with aligned rank tests. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 68, 23-42. 

·        Rao, L, Wang, X.T.*, & Li, S. (2015). Investment choice and perceived mating intention regulated by external resource cues and internal fluctuation in blood glucose levels. Frontiers in Psychology: Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience, 5, 1523. 

·       Wang, X.T.*, Li, S., Rao, L. (2014). Conservation combats exploitation: Choices within an evolutionary framework (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 437-438.

·        Xiong, G, Li, A, & Wang, X.T.* (2014). An analysis of wage gap and turnover decisions based on Tri-Reference Point theory. Advances in Psychological Science, 22. 1363-1371.

·        Hu, Z. & Wang, X.T.* (2014). Trust or not: Trust-based choice heuristics in HR management. Journal of Business Research, 67,1710-1716.

·        Wang, X.T.* & Wang, P. (2013). Tri-reference point theory of decision making: From principles to applications. Advances in Psychological Science, 21, 1-16.

·        Wang, X.T.* & Johnson, G. J. (2012). A tri-reference point theory of decision making under risk. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(4), 743-756.

·        Zheng, H., Wang, X.T.* & Zhu, L.* (2010). Framing Effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural basis. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3198-3204.

·        Wang, X.T.* & Dvorak, R. D. (2010). Sweet Future: Fluctuating blood glucose levels affect future discounting. Psychological Science, 21, 183-188. (Featured in Time magazine, Wall Street Journal, Science Daily, True/SlantExaminer.com, Rodale News, etc.  

·        Wang, X.T. (2010). Six issues in methodology of behavioral research. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 42, 37-40.

·        Wang, X.T.*, Kruger, D. & Wilke, D (2009)Life history variables and risk taking propensity. Evolution and Human Behavior, 30, 77-84

·        Wang, X.T.* & Sang, K. (2009). Salary expectation and job choice: An empirical test of the tri-reference point theory. Chinese Psychological Science, 32, 21-24.

·         Ziebarth, G. & Wang, X.T.* (2009). Consumers’ preference for choice strategies examined in two task domains. In F. Saito (Ed.), Consumer Behavior. New York: Nova Science Publisher (ISBN 978-1-60692-3948).

·         Wang, X.T. (2008). Risk communication and risky choice in context: Ambiguity and ambivalence hypothesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1128, 78-89.

·         Wang, X.T. (2008). Decision heuristics as predictors of public choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 77-89. Featured in Science News article “Simpleminded Voters” 

·         Zhang, W. H. & Wang, X.T.* (2008). Self-framing, risk perception and risky choice. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 40, 633-641.

·         Kruger, D. J.*, Wang, X.T. & Wilke, A. (2007). Towards the development of an evolutionarily valid domain-specific risk-taking scale.  Evolutionary Psychology, 5, 555-568. 

·         Wang, X.T. (2007). Evolutionary psychology of investment decisions: Studies of expected personal money allocation and differential parental investment in sons and daughters. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 39, 406-414.

·         Wang, X.T. (2006) Emotions within reason: Resolving conflicts in risk preference. Cognition and Emotion, 20, 1132-1152.

·         Wang, X.T.* & J. S. Simons (2005). Reference points-dependent tradeoffs in intertemporal decision making (Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 663-664.

·         Wang, X.T. (2004). Self-framing of risky choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 17, 1-16.

·         Keller, M.*, Gummeran, M., Wang, X.T. & Lindsey, S. (2004). Understanding perspectives and emotions in contract violation: Development of deontic and moral reasoning. Child Development, 75, 614-635.

·         Xie X.F.* & Wang, X.T. (2004). Reference points and managers’ cognitive characteristics in risky situations. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 36, 575-585.

·         Krauss, S.*, & Wang, X.T. (2003). The psychology of the Monty Hall problem: Discovering psychological mechanisms for solving a tenacious brain teaserJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 132, 3-22

·         Savina, E.A.* & Wang, X.T. (2003). Risky choice in social contexts. Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal (Journal of Psychology, Russian Acad Sci), 24, 23-30.

·         Xie, X.F. Wang, X.T.* (2003). Risk perception and risky choice: Situational, informational and dispositional effects. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 6, 117-132.

·         Xie X.F.* & Wang, X.T. (2002). Achievement motive and opportunity-threat perception. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 34, 192-199.

·         Wang, X.T. (2002). Risk as reproductive variance. Evolution and Human Behavior23, 35-57.

·         Wang, X.T.*, Simons, F., & Brédart, S. (2001). Social cues and verbal framing in risky choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 14, 1-15.

·         Wang, X.T. (2001). Introduction: Bounded Rationality of Economic Man: New Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology and Bioeconomics. Journal of Bioeconomics, 3, 83-89.

·         Landa, J. & Wang, X.T.* (2001). Bounded rationality of economic man: Decision making under ecological, social and institutional constraints. Journal of Bioeconomics, 3, 217-235. Republished in Chinese translationNew Phylosophy, 2008, 8, 280-297. Wang, Z.J. Ed., Beijing, Daxiang Press.

·        Wang, X.T. (2000). How can we be rational in a world of risks and uncertainties? Evolution and Human Behavior, 21, 347-352.

·        Wang, X.T. (2000). Beyond “pardonable errors by subjects and unpardonable ones by psychologists” (Commentary), Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 699-700.

·        Wang, X.T. (2000). From Simon’s scissors for rationality to ABC’s adaptive toolbox (Commentary).

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 765-766. 

·        Rode, C., & Wang, X.T. (2000). Risk-sensitive decisions examined in an evolutionary frameworkAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 43, 926-939.

·        Wang, X.T.* & Hertwig, R. (1999). How is maternal survival related to reproductive success? (Commentary)). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22, 236-237.  

·        Wang, X.T. (1996). Framing effects: Dynamics and task domains.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processe, 68, 145-157.

·        Wang, X.T. (1996). Domain-specific rationality in human choices: Violations of utility axioms and social contexts.Cognition, 60, 31-63.

·        Wang, X.T. (1996). Evolutionary hypotheses of risk-sensitive choice: Age differences and perspective change. Ethology and Sociobiology, 17, 1-15.

·        Wang, X.T.*, & Johnston, V. (1995). Perceived social context and risk preference: A re-examination of framing effects in a life-death decision problem. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 8, 279-293.

·        Wang, X.T., & Johnston, V.* (1993). Changes in cognitive and emotional processing with reproductive status. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 42, 39-47. 

·        Wang, X.T.*, & Johnston, V., & Oliver, J. (1992). Evoked brain potential studies of emotional and cognitive processes: Emotional adaptation hypothesis. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 24, 406-414.

·        Johnston, V.*, & Wang X.T. (1991). The relationship between menstrual phase and the P3 component of ERPs. Psychophysiology, 28, 400-409.

·       O'Hair, D.*, Cody, M.J., Wang, X.T. & Chao, E.Y. (1990). Vocal stress and deception detection among Chinese. Communication Quarterly, 38, 158-169. 

·       Wang, Xiao Tian, & Li, Chu Jie (1988).  Studies on cerebrospinal fluid (c.s.f.) and plasma cAMP responses during ET and EP hyperthermic ceiling and hyperthermic ceiling plus pyrogen loading. Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology, 4, 208-211.

·        Wang, Xiao Tian, & Li, Chu Jie (1986). Study on the fever reaction during hyperthermic ceiling and hyperthermic ceiling plus pyrogen loading. Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology, 2 28-30.

 

Book Chapters:

·        Wang, X.T. (2020). Financial decision making under uncertainty: Psychological coping methods. In T. Zaleskiewicz & J. Traczyk (Eds.), Psychological perspectives on financial decision making (pp.  ). New York, Springer.

·        Wang, X.T.*, Rao, L, & Zheng, H. (2016). Framing effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural basis. In M. Reuter & C. Montag (Eds.) (pp. 145-165). Neuroeconomics. Springer, New York. ISBN: 978-3-642-35922-4 (Print) 978-3-642-35923-1 (Online)

·        Wang, X.T. (2016). Parental investment theory. In V.A. Weekes-Shackelford & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, New York, Springer. 

·        Wang, X.T.* & Su Y.J. (Eds. 2011). Evolutionary psychology: Achievements, experiences and frontiers (in Chinese).  In X.T. Wang, & Su, Y.J. (Eds.) Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists (pp. 1-4). Beijing: Peking University Press.

·         Wang, X.T. (2011). Evolutionary psychology of decision making at risk. In X.T. Wang, & Su, Y.J. (Eds.) Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists (pp. 198-208). Beijing: Peking University Press.

·         Wang, X.T.  (2002). A kith-and-kin rationality in risky choices: Empirical examinations and theoretical modeling. In F. Salter (Ed.), Risky Transactions: Trust, Kinship, and Ethnicity (pp. 47-70). Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books.


Published Abstracts/Proceedings:

·         Wang, X.T., Asche, K., Dominguez, J. R., & Kallestad, L. (2016 November). Judgmental biases in interracial contextsAbstracts of Psychonomic Society, 21. 27. 

·         Wang, X.T., & Garelik S. (2015 November). Verbal, facial, and vocal framing: Cue use in risky choice. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 20, 60.

·         Wang, X.T., Ong, L. S., Tan, J. H. (2014 November). Psychology of ownership: Typology of experience and dynamics of valuation. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 19, 27-28.

·         Wang, X.T., Emery, N.N. & Wang, P. (2013). Social discounting examined in two culturesAbstracts of Psychonomic Society, 18, 15.

·         Wang, X.T.  (2012). Blood glucose as a signal in regulating intertemporal choice for resource acquisitionAbstracts of Psychonomic Society, 17, 18.

·         Wang, X.T. & Wang, P. (2011). Predicting choice preference for salary options using natural reference points. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 16, 18. 

·          Wang, X.T. & Dvorak, R. D. (2009). Dynamics of future discounting and fluctuating blood glucose. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 14, 38.

·          Wang, X.T. & Yang, M. L. (2008). Verbal and Nonverbal Cues in Risk Communication and Risky Choice. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 13, 17.

·           Klein, A. & Wang, X.T. (2008). Discount ratio effect and mental accounting in money saving decisions. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

·          Wang, X.T. (2006). Decision heuristics examined in the context of presidential choiceAbstracts of Psychonomic Society, 11, 6.

·          Wang, X.T., Kruger, D, & Wilke, A. (2005). Towards a valid risk-taking scale: evolutionary domains and personal life historyAbstracts of Psychonomic Society, 10, 40.

·          Wang, X.T. & Savina, E. (2004). Risky choice in cultural contexts. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 9, 15.

·          Wang, X.T. (2004). Reproductive variance and family decisions. Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Psychology.

·          Wang, X.T. (2003). Emotions within reason: dualism of risky decisions. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 8, 129. 

·          Wang, X.T. (2002). Distributional patterns of consumer expenditure tested in two cultures: How men and women expect from each other. Asia Pacific Advances in Consumer Research, 5, 221.

·          Wang, X.T. (2002). Frames, reference points and risk distributions. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 7, 61. 

·           Wang, X.T. & Xin, K. (2002). Social-organizational knowledge and managerial decision-making (CD-ROM).  Proceedings of the third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities.

·          Wang, X.T. & Xie, X.F. (2001). Risk perception and risk taking in organizational contexts: Effects of information framing and achievement motives. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 6, 96. 

·          Wang, X.T. & Xie, X.F. (2001). Risk-taking in cultural and organizational contexts: Information framing and achievement motives (CD-ROM). Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2991 Meeting. 

·          Wang, X.T. (2000). Self-framing of expected choice outcomes.  Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 5, 33. 

·          Keller, M., Lindzey, S., & Wang, X.T. (2000). The development of deontic reasoning: Cheating detection, perspectives and emotions.  The Genetic Epistemologist, 28, 21. 

·          Wang, X.T. (1999). Intuitive Bayesian updating.  Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 4, 54. 

·          Wang, X.T. (1998). Cue priorities in making risky choice. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 3, 58. 

·          Wang, X.T. (1996). Age cue-and sociobiological perspective-dependent choices. Abstracts of Psychonomic Society, 1, 60.

·          O'Hair, D. H., Wang, X.T., & Cody M. (1989). Vocal stress analysis of Chinese liars and truthtellers. Proceedings of the 60th Annual Convention of West Speech Communication Association.


Conference Presentations:

·         Wang, X.T. (2019, July). Life history adaptations and time management: Effects of death awarenessInvited Keynote Speech at the 4th International Symposium on Decision Making and Brain Research, Hangzhou, China.

·         Wang, X.T., Wang P. (2019, May). Death awareness: Terror management or cognitive adaptation to time management? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Boston, MA, USA.

·         Wang, P., Wang X.T., Li, X, & Xu J. (2017, August). The effect of thinking about own death on time perception and inter-temporal choicePaper presented at the Asian Association of Social Psychology conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

·         Chen, X., Chow, Y.S., Wei, Y., & Wang, X.T. (2017, July). Newsvendor decisions with multiple profit reference points--- An experimental approachPaper presented at the 10th Annual International Conference of the Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering, Guangzhou, China. 

·         Wang, X.T., Dominguez, J. R. & Asche, K. (2017, June).  Biracial cues of intergroup alliance: Effects on snap perception and social judgmentPaper presented at the 29th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Boise, Idaho.  

·         Long, P.A., & Kozhokar, D.I., Sterling, E.K., Wang, X.T. (faculty mentor) (2017, March).  Evaluating practitioner pain and fidelityPoster presented at the Annual Health Care in Human Factors Symposium of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, New Orleans, LA. 

·         Wang, X.T., Asche, K. Dominguez, J. R. & Kallestad, L. (2016, November).  Judgmental Biases in Interracial ContextsPaper presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

·          Li, S., Wang, X.T., Zheng, R. & Xuan Y. (2016, July).  The origin of the domain specific risk taking: Evidence from twin study and meta-analyses. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

·         Wang, X.T. (July, 2016).  Resource forecasting: Signaling mechanism of blood glucose in self-control and self-regulationKeynote address at the 3rd Symposium on Decision Making and Brain Research, Shanghai, China. 

·         Wang, X.T., Asche, K. Dominguez, J. R. & Kallestad, L. (2016, June).  Perception of intergroup alliance: Perceptual and social judgment of biracial facesPaper presented at the 10th annual conference of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.   

·         Asche, K, Kallestad, L., Dominguez, J.R., & Wang, X.T. (faculty mentor) (2016, May). Perception and social judgment of monoracial and biracial facesUndergraduate research presentation at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

·         Wang, X.T., & Garelik, S. (2015, November). Verbal, facial, and vocal framing: Cue use in risky choice. Paper presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

·          Wang, X.T., Ong, L. S., Tan, J. H. (2015, August).  Ownership history and experience-based decision makingPaper presented at the 25th Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

·          Zheng, R., Xuan, Y.H., Wang, X.T. & Li, S. (2015, August). Genetic and environmental influences on gambling: A meta-analysis of twin studiesPaper at the 27th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Columbus, Missouri.

·         Wang, X.T., Zheng, R., Xuan, Y, Li, S. (2015, May).  Partitioning genetic and environmental contributions to domain-specific risk taking: A twin study and meta-analyses Paper at the 27th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Columbus, Missouri.

·         Wang, X.T., Ong, L. S., Tan, J. H. (2014, November).  Psychology of ownership: Typology of experience and dynamics of valuation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA, USA.

·         Wang, X.T., Zheng, R, Xuan, Y, Li, S. (2014, November).  The origins of domain specific risk taking - Evidence from twin study and meta-analysesPaper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. Wang, P. & Martin, D. (2014, August).  Resource allocation examined in social discounting across culturesThe 26th Annual Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Natal, Brazil.

·         Gunsolley, C. & Wang, X.T. (2014, August. Working memory exercise immediately enhances working memory capacityPoster at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC, USA

·         Wang, X.T. (July, 2014). Social discounting over relational distanceKeynote address at the 2nd  Symposium on Decision Making and Brain Research, Beijing, China. 

·         Gunsolley, C. & Wang, X.T. (2014, May).  Working memory exercise increases blood glucose Levels and reduces delay discounting. Poster at the 26th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, USA

·         Wang, X.T. & Hu, Z.  (2013, November). Heuristics for trust-based personnel choicesPoster at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Toronto.

·         Wang, X.T., Emery, N.N. & Wang, P. (2013, November). Social discounting examined in two culturesPaper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto.

·         Liang, Z., Zhou, Y., Su, Y., Wang, X.T., & Li, S. (2013, November).  A paradox of acquisition vs. allocation of money in intertemporal choicePaper presented at the 16th Annual Convention of Chinese Psychological Society. Nanjing, China.

·        Wang, X.T. & Rao, L-L (2013, August). A meta-analysis of framing effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural correlatesPaper presented at the 24th Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

·        Wang, X.T. (August, 2013). Decision making under risk: Evolutionary framework, information-processing mechanisms and brain substratesKeynote address at the 1st Symposium on Decision Making and Brain Research, Beijing, China. 

·         Wang, X.T.  (2012, November). Blood glucose as a signal in regulating intertemporal choice for resource acquisition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesoda, USA.

·         Wang, X.T., Huangfu, G., Li, S., & Rao, L. (2012, November).  Fluctuating blood glucose regulates delay discounting in intertemporal choicePoster at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Minneapolis, Minnesoda, USA.

·         Rao, L.L, Wang, X.T., & Li, S. (2012, July). Short-term modulation of temporal discounting in the view of life-history theory and optimal foraging theory. Paper presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa.

·         Wang, X.T. & Wang, P. (2011, November). Predicting choice preference for salary options using natural reference points. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.

·         Wang, X.T., Li, S., & Rao, L.L. (2011, October).  Metabolic mechanisms of intertemporal choice: Blood glucose and delay discounting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Medical Decision Making, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (2011, August). Evolutionary psychology of decision makingPlenary speech at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology. KunMing, China

·         Wang, H, & Wang, X.T. (2011, July). Family-work conflict examined in an ecological framework of relational niches. Paper presented at the 12th European Congress of Psychology. Istanbul, Turkey.

·         Wang, X.T., Hu, Z, H (2010, November).  Trust or not: Choice heuristics in HR management. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. St. Louis, Missouri, USA

·         Wang, X.T., Zheng, H.M. & Zhu, L.Q. (2010, June).  Neural substrates of kith-and-kin rationalityPaper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene Oregon, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Dvorak, R. (2009, November).  Dynamics of future discounting and fluctuating blood glucose Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

·         Wang, X.T., Zheng, H, & Zhu, L. (2009, November). An fMRI study of ecological rationality: group size, kinship, group composition and risky choice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Dvorak, R. (2009, June). Physiology of foraging choice: Blood glucose and future discountingPaper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Fullerton, CA, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Ziebarth G. E. (2008, November).  Heuristics in contextPaper presented at the annual conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, Illinois. USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Yang, M. L. (2008, November).  Verbal and Nonverbal Cues in Risk Communication and Risky Choice Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois. USA.

·         Klein, A. & Wang, X.T. (2008, September).  Discount ratio effect and mental accounting in money saving decisions Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, New York, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Yang, M.L. (2008, June. Signaling in risk communication: Priority and consistency of vocal, facial and verbal cuesPaper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

·         Zhang, W.H. & Wang X.T. (2008, June).  Self-framing, risk perception and risky choice. Poster presented at the IACMR (International Association for Chinese Management Research), Guangzhou, China.

·         Wang, X.T. (2007, June). An Evolutionary Analysis of Risk Communication: Ambiguity and Ambivalence Hypothesis of Judgmental and Decision Biases. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, Texas, USA. 

·         Wang, X.T. (2006, December).  A tri-reference point model of risk analysis and Communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (2006, November).  Decision heuristics examined in the context of presidential choicePaper presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas, USA.

·         Johnson, J., & Wang, X.T. (November, 2006). Multiple reference points as the carriers of value in risky decision making. Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making annual meeting. Houston, Texas, USA.

·         Kruger, D, Wang, X.T., & Wilke, A. (2006, May).  Evolutionary domain specificity in perceptions of risk takingPaper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

·         Kruger, D.J., Wang, X.T., & Wilke, A. (2006, May). Identifying evolutionary valid domains of risk takingPoster presented at the annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY, USA..

·         Wang, X.T. (2006, April). Consumption of ideology and voting heuristics. Paper presented at the 64th annual national conference of the Midwest Political Science, Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA

·         Wang, X.T., Kruger, D, & Wilke, A. (2005, November).  Towards a valid risk-taking scale: Evolutionary domains and personal life historyPaper presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.

·         Wang, X.T., & Leuning, K. (2005, November).  Public choice and voting heuristicsPoster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Toronto, Canada.

·         Wang, X.T. & Johnson, J. (2005, July). Three reference points in risky decisionsPaper presented at the 5th Conference of Chinese Psychologists. Suzhou, China.

·         Wang, X.T. & Kruger, D. & Wilke, A. (2005, June).  Evolutionary domains of risk and life-history Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, Texas, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Wilke, A. & Kruger, D. (2005, June).  Towards a valid evolutionary domain-specific risk-taking scalePoster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, Texas, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (2005, April). Evolutionary psychology and risk management in organizational contextsPaper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Las Angeles, California, USA. 

·         Wang, X.T. (2004, November).  Risky choice in cultural contextsPaper presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

·         Wang, X.T. (2004, August).  Reproductive variance and family decisionsPaper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

·         Wang, X.T. (2004, August). Evolutionary psychology of riskInvited speech at the Japanese Evolutionary Psychology Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

·         Wang, X.T. (2004, July).  Hedonic mental accounting and consumer preferencePaper presented at the Society of Consumer Psychology Conference at the APA (Association of American psychology) Annual Convention, Hawaii, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. & Savina, E.A. (2004, July).  Kinship, ethnicity and sex: A Russian study of risk takingPaper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Berlin, Germany.

·         Wang, X.T. & Xie, X.F. (2004, June). Organizational cues and managerial decision making. Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), Beijing, China.

·         Wang, X.T. (2003, November).  Hedonic tone of self-framing and choice at risk. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Vancouver, Canada.

·         Wang, X.T. (2003, June). Reproductive variance and reproductive investment. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Lincoln, Nebraska.

·         Wang, X.T. (2002, November).  Frames, reference points and risk distributionsPaper presented at the 43d annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, Kansas.

 ·         Diep, A, Yutrzenka, B, Wang, X.T. (2002, November). Facial expressions and memory of human faces. Paper presented at the Texas Psychological Association annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

·         Savina, E. & Wang, X.T. (2002, September).  Risk taking examined in social and ethnical contextsPaper presented at the International Conference on Social Psychology, Yaroslavl, Russia.

·         Wang, X.T. (2002, May).  Distributional patterns of consumer expenditure tested in two cultures: How men and women expect from each other. Paper presented at Asian-Pacific Conference of the Association of Consumer Research, Beijing, P. R. China.

·         Wang, X.T. & Xin, K. (2002, April). Social-organizational knowledge and managerial decision-making. Paper  presented at the third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities, Athens, Greece.

·         Wang, X.T. & Xie, X.F. (2001, November).Risk-perception and risk-taking in organizational contexts: Dissociate framing effects from reflection effects. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, Florida, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (2001, November). A Darwinian approach to risk and risky choicePoster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and decision Making, Orlando, Florida, USA.

·         Krauss, S., Martignon, L, Vitouch, O & Wang, X.T. (2001, September)  The impact of perspective change on probabilistic insightPaper presented at the 32nd European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal.

·         Wang, X.T. & Xie, X.F. (2001, August).  Risk-taking in cultural and organizational contexts: Information framing and achievement motivesPaper presented at the Academy of Management meeting, Washington, D.C., USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (2001, June).  Risk distribution, risk perception, and risky choicePaper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, London, England.

·         Landa, J. & Wang, X.T. (2001, April). Rational economic man revisited: Taking account of social contexts in rational choice and psychological risky choice theoriesPaper presented at the annual meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Paris, France.

·         Wang, X.T. (2000, November).  Self-framing of expected choice outcomes Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 

·         Wang, X.T. (2000, June). In the eyes of the beholder: How men and women, tested in two cultures, estimate each other’s investment distributions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

·         Chen, Y. C. & Wang, X.T. (2000, June). Sexual selection and perception of health environmental risks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

·         Keller, M., Lindzey, S., & Wang, X.T. (2000, June). The development of deontic reasoning: Cheating detection, perspectives and emotionsPaper presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Montreal, Canada.

·         Wang, X.T. (1999, November).  Intuitive Bayesian updating. Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA.   

·         Krauss, S., & Wang, X.T. (1999, November). The Monty Hall dilemma: Helping people overcome difficulties in solving a world-famous brain teaser. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1999, June).  Cues for risk under Darwinian priorities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

·         Galinsky, A., & Wang, X.T. (1999, June).  Hemispheric mechanisms in risky choices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1997, June).  Sex differences and imagined sex differences in hypothetical investment decisions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1996, November).  Age cue and sociobiological perspective-dependent choices. Paper presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1996, June).  Risk variance-sensitive choice model: Empirical examinations and computer simulation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1995, November).  Decision biases, framing effects, and social domains. Paper presented at the 36th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA.  

·         Wang, X.T.  (1994, July).  Evolutionary approach to human choice behaviorInvited Paper presented at Cognitive Ecology Symposium for Animal Behavior Society's Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1994, June). Emotional determinants of sociobiological domain-specific choice phenomena and predicted violations of utility axioms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1993, July). Rationality reconsidered: A search for rationality behind "irrational decision biasesPaper presented at the 39th annual convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

·         Wang, X.T. (1992, July).  An evolutionary analysis of the framing effect in decision making. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

·         Wang, X.T. (1990, July).  Event-related brain potentials and human reproductive status. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 


Published Essays and Poems in Chinese:

·         Wang, X.T. (2019). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2017). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2017). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2017). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2017)CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2017). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2016, February 24). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2014). Overcome internet temptations by promoting basic needs. CEIBS Business Review, April, 31-34. 

·         Wang, X.T. (2013)The three reference points in decision making. CEIBS Business Review, November, 32-37Featured in Global Sources Chief Executive China 

·         Wang, X.T. (2013 December 14).Ephemeral Blossom: To Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941).  

·         Wang, X.T. (2012 December 6). Heavenly Questions.

·         Wang, X.T. (2011 October 22). Four implications from the Legacy of Steve Jobs

·         Wang, X.T. (2010 January 24). The Caribbean Sea under the Night SkyCND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2010 January 3). Einstein in love. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2009 November 21)Global Village. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2007 May 31). If I were asked to be a Janitor: A Comparison between Chinese and American Career Expectations. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2007 January 3). Poet. W. C.& Artistic Standards. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2005, September 27). "Five year's itch" in work place and the "70's-80's" generation gap. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2005, May 15). Alcohol and Woman. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2005, March 7)On Chinese and American cultures. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, X.T. (2004). Nostalgic Love. In L. Aurora (Ed.), Our 100 most famous poets (p. 79), Talent, Oregon: Famous Poets.

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (2003). Unmatched Experience. Prelude for Wang, Lu's Reminiscences. Hong Kong, TianMa Press.

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (2003, June 30)Communist Manifesto RevisitedCND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (2002, September 2)Doves, sparrows, the homeless and rules of games (two essays). CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (2002, January 6)Dialogue with an ex-angelCND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (1999, February 26). Human myth: A report by an explorer from Mars. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (1999, January 8). On values of lives and weighting functions. CND-HuaXiaWenKu [On-line]

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (1998, October 14). Men and women CND-HuaXiaWenZhai [On-line]

·         Wang, XiaoTian. (1996, January 7).  Search my root in LongZhong. GangSu Daily, p. 4.

·         Wang, Xiao Tian. (1992, December). Mission. The IFCSS Newsletter, 4, p. 13.

·         Wang, Xiao Tian. (1991, August 23). A lover letter sent to the motherland. Freedom of Press Herald, p. 4.