Dr Jiaqing O
PhD in Clinical Psychology (With a Special Interest in Evolutionary Theory) - Australian National University
Jiaqing O (OJ) is an evolutionary-minded, clinically-trained 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, with a primary focus on the evolutionarily-novel occurrence of a wide array of maladaptive mental health issues and the detrimental effects of urbanised (vs. natural) physical/social environment on well-being and psychological functioning (and innovative strategies to resolve them). He is also a keen proponent and researcher in terms of examining evolutionary hypotheses from a cross-cultural lens.
Editorial Board Membership:
- Review Editor (Member of the Editorial Board) for the Evolutionary Psychology Section of Frontiers in Psychology – 2017 to Current
- Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis – 2018 to Current
- Member of the Editorial Board for New Ideas in Psychology – 2019 to Current
• 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)
- Thursday 16.00-17.30
- Friday 16.00-17.30