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Faculty Profile

Rui Zhang

(he/him/his)Assistant Professor of Psychology (2015)

Contact Information

zhangr@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 166

Bio

Professor Zhang's research examines the dynamic of psychological responses to cultural change in varying contexts. One such context involves societies that undergo rapid changes driven by the accelerated globalization processes. In another context of change that results from migration, he studies the psychological processes and consequences of biculturalism or acquiring two cultural identities.

Education

  • B.A., Shanghai International Studies University, 2004
  • M.A., 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2013

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

PSYC 210 Analysis of Psychological Data
Completion of both PSYC 210 and PSYC 211 fulfills the WID Requirement.

PSYC 450 Psych of Multicultural Exper
This senior seminar will focus on the psychological ramifications of participating in multiple cultures afforded by intercultural contact. Through scholarly readings and class discussions, students will develop in-depth understanding of theories and substantive research stemming from a variety of intercultural and intergroup contexts such as acculturation, multicultural identity, culture mixing, diversity ideologies, and studying abroad. We will consider the implications of the psychological science of multicultural experience for living in an intensely connected world.