Dr Jiaqing O

PhD in Clinical Psychology (With a Special Interest in Evolutionary Theory) - Australian National University

Dr Jiaqing O

Lecturer in Psychology

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Jiaqing O (OJ) is an evolutionary-minded researcher who is profoundly involved in examining the kinds of (and potential solutions for some of the) modern-day problems deriving from the interactions between humans and their physical/social environment from a multifaceted evolutionary perspective. More specifically, OJ is passionately curious about evolutionary mismatch in the modern world, the evolutionary origins of mental health issues, effects of natural vs. urban environment on well-being and psychological functioning, and cross-cultural examinations of evolutionary hypotheses. 

Teaching

Research

• Human-environment interactions from a multi-disciplinary evolutionary perspective

• Evolutionary mismatches between prehistorically-adaptive traits and modern environment

• Evolutionary origins of mental disorders

• Effects of natural vs. urban environment on well-being and psychological functioning

• Cross-cultural examinations of evolutionary hypotheses. 

I am certainly happy to collaborate with a wide array of researchers and to supervise a broad range of students, anyone I'd say who is keen and open to be doing a project related to any one of the above-mentioned research domains. On a more personal level, I like to adopt a very honest and respectful dialogue between collaborators/students and myself and if you are keen to work on something related to any one of these research areas and are happy with such an interactive approach, please feel free to contact me.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Wednesday 16.00-17.30
  • Thursday 11.00-12.30

Publications

Perceived Control and Suicide from an Evolutionary Mismatch PerspectiveO, J. 2018 Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (eds.). Springer Nature
Learned Helplessness from an Evolutionary Mismatch PerspectiveO, J. 2018 Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (eds.). Springer Nature
Self-Efficacy, Animal Phobias and Evolutionary MismatchO, J. 2018 Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (eds.). Springer Nature
Mating strategies and experience of early adversity in female patients with borderline personality disorder: Insights from life history theoryBrüne, M., O, J., Schojai, M., Decker, C. & Edel, M-A. 2017 In : Personality and Individual Differences.113, p. 147-1548 p.
Cross-cultural regularities in the cognitive architecture of prideSznycer, D., Al-Shawaf, L., Bereby-Meyer, Y., Curry, O. S., De Smet, D., Ermer, E., Kim, S., Kim, S., Li, N. P., Lopez Seal, M. F., McClung, J., O, J., Ohtsubo, Y., Quillien, T., Schaub, M., Sell, A., Van Leeuwen, F., Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J. 2017 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.114, 8, p. 1874-1879
Too Materialistic to Get Married and Have Children?Li, N. P., Lim, A. J. Y., Tsai, M-H. & O, J. 2015 In : PLoS One.10, 5, 12 p., 0126543
Association Between Caregiving, Meaning in Life, and Life Satisfaction Beyond 50 in an Asian SampleAng, R. P. & O, J. 2012 In : Social Indicators Research.108, 3, p. 525-53410 p.
A gender perspective on Chinese social relationships and behaviorTang, C. S. K., Chua, Z. & O, J. 2010 Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology. Bond, M. H. (ed.). Oxford University Press, (Oxford Library of Psychology)
Dichotic listening impairments in early onset schizophrenia are associated with reduced left temporal lobe volumeCollinson, S. L., Mackay, C. E., O, J., James, A. C. D. & Crow, T. J. 2009 In : Schizophrenia Research.112, 1-3, p. 24-318 p.