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Yueh-Ting Lee

Yueh-Ting Lee

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Dr. Yueh-Ting Lee is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He received his Ph.D. at State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and completed his postdoctoral training and research at University of Pennsylvania. He has authored and co-authored over 100 refereed journal articles and peer reviewed book chapters and produced several scholarly books including Leadership and Management in China: Philosophies, Theories and Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2008); The Psychology of Ethnic and Cultural Conflict (Praeger, 2004); Personality and Person Perceptions across Cultures (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 1999); and Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences (American Psychological Association, 1995). His research has been funded by various federal and state agencies.

As a social psychologist and cross-cultural/ethnic scholar, he has also taught courses in psychology and cultural and ethnic studies for years in American higher education. In addition to teaching, research, and administrative services, Dr. Lee has been invited to do consulting and training for multinational corporations and public agencies both in the USA and in China regarding cultural competency, differences appreciation, and conflict management.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Lee, Y-T., Beddow, M., Chan, S., & Xu, C. (2015). Evolutionary and cross-cultural investigation of totemism, Daoism and other spiritual beliefs. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7(4), 278-285.
  • Lee, Y-T., Bumgarner, J., Widner, R., & Luo, Z-L. (2007). Psychological models of stereotyping and profiling in law enforcement: How to increase accuracy by using more non-racial cues. Journal of Crime and Justice, 30(1), 87-129.
  • Lee, Y-T., & Jussim, L. (2010). Back in the real world. American Psychologist, 65(2), 130-131.
  • Lee, Y-T., Jussim, L., McCauley, C. (2013).Stereotypes as categories of knowledge: Complexity, validity, usefulness, and essence in perceptions of group differences. Advances in Psychological Sciences, 21(1), 1-21. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.00001
  • Lee, Y-T., McCauley, C., & Jussim, C. (2013). Stereotypes as valid categories of knowledge, and human perceptions of group differences. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(7), 470-486.
  • Lee, Y-T., Norasakkunkit, V., Li, L., Zhang, J. X., & Zhou, M-J. (2008). Daoist/Taoist altruism and wateristic personality: East and West. World Cultures eJournal, 16(2), 1-19.
  • Lee, Y-T., & Ottati, V. (1995). Perceived group homogeneity as a function of group membership salience and stereotype threats. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 21(6), 612-621.
  • Lee, Y-T., Ottati, V., Bornman, E. & Yang, S. (2011). A cross-cultural investigation of beliefs about justice in China, USA and South Africa. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(4), 511-521.
  • Lee, Y-T., & Seligman, M. E. P. (1997). Are Americans more optimistic than the Chinese? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23(1), 32-40.
  • Lee, Y-T., Vue, S., Seklecki, R., & Ma, Y. (2007). How did Asian Americans respond to negative stereotypes and hate crimes? American Behavioral Scientist, 51(2), 271-293.
  • Lee, Y-T., Yang, H-G., & Wang, M. (2009). Daoist harmony as a Chinese philosophy and psychology. Peace and Conflict Studies, 16(1), 68-71.

Other Publications:

  • Lee, Y-T., Chen, W-T., & Chan, X. (2013). Daoism and altruism: A China-USA perspective. In D. A. Vakoch (ed.), Altruism in cross-cultural perspective (pp. 85-100). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Lee, Y-T., Han, A. G., Bryron, T. K., & Fan, H. X. (2008). Daoist leadership: Theory and application. In C. C. Chen & Y-T. Lee (Eds.), Leadership & management in China: Philosophies, theories and practices (pp. 83-107). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lee, Y-T., & Li, H. (2010). Spiritual beliefs and ethnic relations. In Z. Q. Zhu (Ed.), The People’s Republic of China: Internal and external challenges. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc.

Courses Taught:

  • Culture, Evolution, and Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations and Identity
  • Personality and Person Perception across Cultures
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination

Yueh-Ting Lee
Department of Psychology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
United States

  • Phone: 618-453-4180

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