College of Arts & Sciences Psychology

X. T. (Xiao Tian) Wang

X.T. Wang
Professor
Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
USD South Dakota Union 311
Phone: 605-677-5183
Bio:
X.T. Wang (Ph.D. New Mexico State University) is a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Dakota whose research interests involve behavioral decision making, risk management, and evolutionary psychology. He is also an adjunct professor of Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. He was a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany, and visiting professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Singapore Management University, and China-Europe International Business School. Professor Wang has published research papers in various peer reviewed professional journals, such as Psychological Science, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Cognition, Evolution and Human Behavior, Cognition and Emotion, American Behavioral Scientist, Child Development, and Acta Psychologica Sinica. He was the PI of grant projects sponsored by NSF and James McDonnell Foundation. He provided review or editorial service for 46 professional journals and serves as an expert consultant for Chinese Natural Science Foundation and Acta Psychologica Sinica. He is the editor of special issues for the Journal of Bio-economics, Editor of the book Thus Speak Evolutionary Psychologists. He also provided training courses for managers from companies such as Panasonic, Coca Cola, China Mobile, and Bank of China. His biography has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, etc. Professor Wang’s studies are cited in the textbooks of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Cognitive Neuroscience, and are featured in articles of popular print and introduced by online media such as Time magazine, Wall Street Journal, Science News, Yahoo News, Science Daily, True/Slant, Rodale News, AFP News, The Times of India, KopalniaWiedzy, Netdoktor.de, PsychoMédia, Thai Webmaster Association, Down to Earth, The Bangladesh Today, National Inquirer and in Wikipedia.
Teaching Interests:
Cognitive Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Evolutionary Psychology, Decision Making and Risk Management, Learning and Cognition, Organizational Behavior, Managerial Decision Making & Risk Management
Research Interests:
Decision making and biases in social, managerial, political, and cultural contexts, Risk perception and risk propensity, Evolutionary, ecological and social rationality,¨ Decision heuristics; Cue use, framing effects in risk communication; Reference Point dependent decision making; Life-history theory and inter-temporal choice; Somatic and brain mechanisms of risky choice
Education:
  • Ph D, Cognitive Psychology , New Mexico State University , 1993
  • MA, Physiological Psychology, New Mexico State University, 1989
  • MS, Pathology and Physiology, Jinan University , 1985
  • BS, Experimental Medicine , Beijing University of Medical Sciences, 1982
Grants:
  • Intertemporal Choice, Delay Discounting, and Impulsivity: From Metabolic to Neural Mechanisms., Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, (2013 - 2013)
  • Metabolic Mechanisms of Intertemporal Choice, Delay Discounting, and Impulsiveness, National Science Foundation, (2011 - 2014)
Publications:
  • Wang, X., Framing effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural basis, Springer.
  • Wang, X., Li, S., Rao, L., It takes evolved conservation desires to combat evolved exploitation desires: Intentional change viewed as an intertemporal choice within an evolutionary framework, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 37, iss. 4.
  • Oliver-Rodriguez, J., Wang, X., Rao, L., Non parametric three way mixed Anova with aligned rank tests, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, vol. 37, iss. 4.
  • Wang, X., Hu , Z., Trust or not: Trust-based choice heuristics in HR management, Journal of Business Research.
  • Wang, X., Wang, P., (2013), The three reference points in decision making.????????, CEIBS Business Review, «??????», iss. November, pp. 32-37.
  • Wang, X., Wang, P., (2013), Tri-reference point theory of decision making: From principles to applications (?????????:??????). , Advances in Psychological Science (??????), vol. 21, pp. 1-16.
  • Wang, X., Johnson, J., (2012), A tri-reference point theory of decision making under risk, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol. 141, iss. 4, pp. 743-756. (DOI: 10.1037/a0027415)
  • Wang, X., (2011), Evolutionary psychology of decision making at risk, Peking University Press, pp. 198-208.
  • Wang, X., Su, Y., (2011), Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists , Peking University Press .
  • Wang, X., Zhu, L., Zheng, H., (2010), Framing Effects: Behavioral dynamics and meural basis, Neuropsychologia, iss. 48, pp. 3198-3204.
  • Wang, X., Kruger, D., Wilke, A., (2010), Life history variables and risk taking propensity, Evolution and Human Behavior, iss. 30, pp. 77-84.
  • Wang, X., (2010), Sweet Future: Fluctuating blood glucose levels affect future discounting, Psychological Science, vol. 21, pp. 183-188.
  • Wang, X., (2009), Six issues in methodology of behavioral research, Acta Psychologica Sinica, iss. 42, pp. 37-40.
  • Wang, X., (2008), Decision heuristics as predictors of public choice, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , iss. 21, pp. 77-89.
  • Wang, X., (2007), Evolutionary psychology of investment decisions: Studies of expected personal money allocation adn differential parental investment in sons and daughters, Acta Psychology Sinica, iss. 39, pp. 406-414.
  • Wang, X., Kruger, D., Wilke, A., (2007), Towards the development of an evolutionarily valid domain-specific risk-taking scale, Evolutioniary Psychology , iss. 5, pp. 555-568.
  • Wang, X., (2006), Emotions within reason: Resolving conflits in risk preference, Cognition and Emotion, iss. 20, pp. 1132-1152.
  • Wang, X., Xie , X., (2004), Reference points and managers' cognitive characteristics in risky situations, Acta Psychologica Sinica, iss. 36, pp. 3-22.
  • Wang, X., (2004), Self-framing of risky choice, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , iss. 17, pp. 1-16.
  • Keller, M., Gummeran, M., Wang, X., Lindsey, S., (2004), Understanding perspectives and emotions in contract violation: Development of deontic and moral reasoning, Child Development , iss. 75, pp. 614-635.
  • Savina, E., Wang, X., (2003), Risky choice in social contexts, Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal (Journal of Psychology, Russian Acad Sci), vol. 24, pp. 23-30.
  • Wang, X., Krauss, S., (2003), The psychology ofthe Monty Hall problem: Discovering psychological mechanisms for solving a tenacious brain teaser, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, iss. 132, pp. 3-22.
  • Wang, X., (2002), A kith-and-kin rationality in risky choices: Empirical examinations and theoretical modeling , Risky Transactions: Trust, Kinship, and Ethnicity (Berghahn Books), pp. 47-70.
  • Wang, X., Xie, X., (2002), Achievement motive and opportunity-threat perception, Acta Psychologica Sinica , iss. 34, pp. 192-199.
  • Wang, X., (2002), Risk as reproductive variance, Evolution and Human Behavior, iss. 23, pp. 35-57.
  • Wang, X., (2002), Bioeconomics, Law and Evolutionary Psychology.
  • Wang, X., (2001), Introduction: Bounded Rationality of Economic Man: New Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology and Bioeconomics, Journal of Bioeconomics, iss. 3, pp. 83-89.
  • Wang, X., Simons , F., Bredart, S., (2001), Social cues and verbal framing in risky choice, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , iss. 14, pp. 1-15.
  • Wang, X., (2000), Beyond "pardonable erroes by subjects and unpardonable ones by psychologists", Behavior and Brain Sciences, iss. 23, pp. 699-700.
  • Wang, X., (2000), From Simon's scisors for rationality to ABC's adaptive tool box, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, iss. 23, pp. 765-766.
  • Wang, X., (2000), How can we be rational in a world of risks and uncertainties, Evolution and Human Behavior, iss. 21, pp. 347-352.
  • Wang, X., Rode, C., (2000), Risk-senitive decisions examined in an evolutionary framework, American Behavioral Scientist, iss. 43, pp. 926-939.
  • Wang, X., (1996), Domain-specific reationality in human choices: Violations of utility axioms and social contexts, Cognition, iss. 60, pp. 31-63.
  • Wang, X., (1996), Evolutionary hypotheses of risk-sensitivechoice: Age differences and perspective change, Ethology adn Sociobioloy, iss. 17, pp. 1-15.
  • Wang, X., (1996), Framing effects: Dynamics and task domains , Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, iss. 68, pp. 145-157.
  • Wang, X., Johnston, V., (1995), Perceived social context and risk preference: A re-examination of framing effects in a life-death decision problem, Journal of Bahavioral Decision Making , iss. 8, pp. 279-293.
  • Wang, X., Johnston, V., (1993), Changes in cognitive and emotional processing with reproductive status, Brain, Behavior and Evolution, iss. 42, pp. 39-47.
  • Wang, X., Johnston, V., Oliver, J., (1992), Evoked brain potential studis of emotional and cognitive processes: Emotional adaptation hypothesis, Acta Psychologica Sinica, iss. 24, pp. 406-414.
  • Wang, X., Johnston, V., (1991), The relationship between menstrual phase and the P3 component of ERPs, Psychophysioloy, iss. 28, pp. 400-409.
  • Wang, X., Li , C., (1986), Study on the fever reaction during hyperthermic ceiling and hyperthermic ceiling plus pyrogen loading, Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology, iss. 2, pp. 28-30.
Awards and Honors:
  • K.C. Wang Research Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences and KC Wang Foundation, 2010
  • APA Graduate Paper Competition Award, Southwestern Psychological Association, 1993
  • The Young Investigator Competition Award, Human Behavior and Evolution Soceity, 1992
Presentations:
  • Wang, X., Emery, N., Wang, P., (2013, November). Social discounting examined in two cultures. Presented at the Annual Conference of Psychonomic Society, Toronto.
  • Wang, X., Hu, Z., , (2013, November). Heuristics for trust-based personnel choices. Presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Toronto.
  • Wang, X., , Li, S. (2013, August). Behavioral decision making: Evolutionary framework, information-processing mechanisms and brain substrates. Presented at the 1st International Symposium on Behavioral Decision Making and Brain Research, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, X., Rao, L., , (2013, August). A meta-analysis of framing effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural correlates. Presented at the the 24th Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Wang, X. (2013, June). Value functions and decision making under risk. Presented at the Guest lecture Series at the School of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Jilin, China.
  • Wang, X. (2013, June). Discounting over time and across social relations. Presented at the Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  • Wang, X. (2013, June). Organizational management and decision making under risk. Presented at the Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, East China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.
  • Wang, X., Huangfu, G., Li, S., Rao, L. (2012, November). Fluctuating blood glucose regulates delay discounting in intertemporal choice. Presented at the Annual Conference of Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Minneapolis.
  • Wang, X. (2012, November). Blood glucose as a signal in regulating intertemporal choice for resource acquisition. Presented at the Psychonomic Society annual conference, minneapolis.
  • Rao, L., Wang, X., Li, S. (2012, July). Short-term modulation of temporal discounting in the view of life-history theory and optimal foraging theory. Presented at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa..
  • Wang, X. (2012, June). Rational tools for decisions under risk. Presented at the Conference of the Academic Committee of Shanghai Applied Psychology Association, Shanghai, China.
  • Wang, X. (2012, June). Knowing yourself to understand others: Biases and bias prevention in social decision making. Presented at the Invited colloquium by the MBA Education Center at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  • Wang, X. (2012, May). Body-mind interaction in risky choice and intertemporal choice. Presented at the Invited colloquium at the School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijiing, China.
  • Wang, X. (2012, April). Evolutionary psychology of decision making under risk. Presented at the Invited talk at the Culture and Cognition Institute, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Wang, X. (2012, February). Intertemporal choice and delay discounting: A signaling approach to body-mind interactions. Presented at the Seminar at the Behavioral Science Institute of Singapore Management University, Singapore.
  • Wang, X. (2011, November). Predicting choice preference for salary options using natural reference points. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Conference, Seattle.
  • Wang, X., Li, S., Rao, L. (2011, October). Metabolic mechanisms of intertemporal choice: Blood glucose and delay discounting. Presented at the Society of Medical Decision Making Annual Conference, Chicago.
  • Wang, X. (2011, August). Evolutionary psychology of decision making. Presented at the The 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Kunming, China.
  • Wang, X. (2011, May). Evolutionary, ecological, and social Rationalities. Presented at the Invited talk at the workshop on Future Directions of NSF DRMS Research at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Wang, X. (2011, March). Reference dependent decision making. Presented at the Invited talk by School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
  • Wang, X., Hu, Z. (2010, November). Trust or not: Choice heuristics in HR management. Presented at the Society of Judgment and Decision Making Annual Conference, St. Louis.
  • Wang, X. (2010, August). Evolutionary Psychology of Risky Choice. Presented at the Invited talk by School of Social Sciences, Sinapore Management University .
  • Wang, X. (2010, August). Evolutionary psychology of risky choice. Presented at the Invited talk by School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
  • Wang, X., Zheng, H., Zhu, L. (2010, June). Neural substrates of kith-and-kin rationality. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Oregon.
  • Wang, X., Zheng, H., Zhu, L. (2009, November). An fMRI Study of ecological rationality: group size, kinship, group composition and risky choice. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Boston.
  • Wang, X., Dvorak, R. (2009, November). Dynamics of future discounting and fluctuating blood glucose. Presented at the The Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston.
  • Wang, X. (2009, July). Recent development in sstudies of risky choice. Presented at the Decision Research Workshop, School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  • Wang, X. (2009, July). From theory to experiments: Studies of risky decision making. Presented at the Invited talk for the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, X. (2009, July). From theory to experiments: Studies of risky decision making. Presented at the Invited talk for the Institute of Psyhology , Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Wang, X. (2009, June). An evolutionary psychology approach to risk and risky choice. Presented at the Invited lectures for the Psychology Seminar Series, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, X. (2009, June). An Evolutionary Psychology Approach to Risk and Ricky Choice. Presented at the Invited talk for the Psychology Seminar Series , Beijing, China .
  • Wang, X., Dvorak, R. (2009, June). Physiology of Foraging Choice: Blood Glucose and Future Discounting.
  • Yutrzenka, B., Wang, X., Diep, A. (2002, November). Facial exressions and memory of human faces. Presented at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.