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    ZHOU Nan Associate Professor
    Institute of Educational Psychology and School Counseling
    Email:n_zhou@bnu.edu.cn / nanzhouchina@gmail.com
    Address:528 Yingdong Building, No. 19, Xinjiekouwai St. Beijing, China

    Positions

    2020-present, Associate Editor for Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

    2019-present, Committee member for the Chinese marriage and family specialized committee

     

    Bio

    Dr. Nan Zhou obtained his PhD degree at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He does research in Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology. His research focuses on child and youth development and particular adjustment problems (i.e., problematic internet use, behavior problems) in family and peer contexts, including marital conflict, maternal employment, and deviant peer affiliation. His research is grounded in bioecological theory and theories of family processes and development. His publications have appeared in Developmental Psychology, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Marriage and Family, The Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and etc.


    Research interests

    My research focuses on child and youth (mal)adjustment (especially problematic internet use and other types of internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems) in both family and peer contexts, including marital conflict, maternal employment, and deviant peer affiliation. My research is grounded in the bioecological theory and theories of family processes and development.


    Education

    08/2012 - 05/2016

     

    Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

     

     

    Dissertation: Marital hostility, adolescents’ responses to marital conflict, and early adolescents’ problem behaviors: The ameliorating role of cooperative marital conflict

     

     

    Committee: Cheryl Buehler (Chair), Roger Mills-Koonce, Anne Fletcher, Robert Henson

     

    09/2009 - 07/2012

    M.S. Developmental Psychology & Marriage and Family Counseling, Beijing Normal University (BNU), China. With outstanding graduation honor.

     

     

    Thesis: Close peer matters: Internet addiction among adolescents in China

     

     

    Committee: Xiaoyi Fang (Chair), Hong Zou, Li Lei, Dahua Wang, Xiaoming Jia

     

    09/2005 - 07/2009

    B.A. Special Education, Beijing Normal University (BNU), China. With outstanding graduation honor.

     

     

    Thesis (Psychology): An experimental research on the accomplishment of non-verbal false belief tasks for the autistic children

     

    Adviser: Xiaoman Wei