Dr LI Man Wai Liman

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology,
The Education University of Hong Kong                         

Phone: (852) 29488923
Email: mwli@eduhk.hk
ORCID: 0000-0003-3687-4490 
Education PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada
Biography Since her undergraduate study, Dr Liman Li has been amazed by the substantial yet subtle influence of culture on human psyche. Liman started her journey of exploring cultural influences on subjective well-being at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Later, she obtained her PhD at the University of Alberta, Canada, focusing on examining the cultural influence on decision making. Prior to joining the Education University of Hong Kong, she has worked at Sun Yat-sen University, China, for two years. 
Research Interests
  • decision-making processes
  • social relationships and well-being from a socio-ecological perspective
  • influence of different types of mobility (e.g., relational mobility and residential mobility) on a wide range of experiences, including subjective well-being and interpersonal relationships (e.g., friendships and enemyships)
5 Representative Publications
  • Li, L. M. W., Li, W.-Q., Mei, D., & Wang, Y. (in press). Self-esteem among Chinese Cohorts: Its temporal trend and its relations with socioecological factors, 1993 – 2016. European Journal of Personality.
  • Li, L. M. W., Mei, D., Li, W.-Q., & Lee, H. (2020). The relationship between dialectical beliefs and pro-environmental behaviors. Environment and Behavior, 52, 223-247. doi:10.1177/0013916518799821
  • Li, L. M. W., Masuda, T., & Lee, H. (2018). Low relational mobility leads to greater motivation to understand enemies but not friends and acquaintances. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57, 43-60.
  • Li, L. M. W., Hamamura, T., & Adams, G. (2016). Relational mobility increases social (but not other) risk propensity. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 29, 481-488. 
  • Li, L. M. W., Masuda, T., & Russell, M. J. (2014). The influence of cultural lay beliefs: Dialecticism and indecisiveness in European Canadians and Hong Kong Chinese. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 6-12.