X.T. Wang (Ph.D. New Mexico State University) is 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, Behavioral and Brain
Sciences; Cognition and Emotion, American Behavioral Scientist, Neuropsychologia;
Physiology and Behavior; Social Neuroscience, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental
Economics; Journal of Business Research; 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. 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, National Inquirer and
in Wikipedia. His biography has been included in the Marquis Who's Who in America,
Who's Who in the World.
Drugs and Behavior,
Decision Making and Risk Management,
Learning and Cognition,
Managerial Decision Making & Risk Management
Decision making and biases in social, managerial, political, and cultural contexts,
Risk perception and risk propensity,
Evolutionary, ecological and social rationality,¨
Reference Point dependent decision making;
Life-history theory and inter-temporal choice;
Embodied decision making
Neurophysiological mechanisms of self-control and self-regulation
Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for
display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions
of the faculty member or discipline.
- Wang, X.T., Reed, R, Baugh, L, and Fercho, K. Resource forecasting: Differential effects of glucose taste and ingestion on delay
discounting and self-control, 101-110. Vol. 121. Appetite, 2018. (DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.11.083)
- Wang, X.T., and . A pointers hypothesis of general intelligence evolved from domain-specific demands, 47-48. Vol. 40. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2017.
- Xuan, Y.H., Li, S, Chen, J, Rao, L.L, Wang, X.T., Zheng, R, and . Genetic and environmental influences on gambling: A meta-analysis of twin studies. Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology, 2017. (DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02121)
- Wang, X.T., and Huangfu, Gang. Glucose-specific signaling effects on delay discounting in intertemporal choice, 195-201. Vol. 169. Physiology and Behavior, 2017. (DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.12.001)
- Garelik, Steven, and Wang, Xiao. Multiple framing: Verbal, facial, and vocal cues in risky choice, 322-331. Vol. 30, Iss. 2. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , 2017. (DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1942)
- Wang, X.T., Rao, Lilin, and Zheng, Hongming. Neural substrates of framing effects in social contexts: A meta-analytical approach, 268-279. Vol. 12, Iss. 3. Social Neuroscience, 2017.
- Long, Preston, and Wang, X.T.. Theory of mind in evaluating pain symptoms. Vol. 4, Iss. 1. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal (PBSIJ), 2017. (DOI: 10.19080/PBSIJ.2017.04.555631)
- Wang, Xiao. Framing effects: Behavioral dynamics and neural basis. In Neuroeconomics, edited by M. Reuter & C. Montag . New York: Springer, 2016.
- Wang, X.T. (Xiao-Tian), Rao, Lilin, Zheng, Hongming, and . Neural substrates of framing effects in social contexts: A meta-analytical approach. Social Neuroscience, 2016. (DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1942)
- Wang, X.T., Zheng, Rui, Xuan, Yanhua, Chen, Jie, and Li, Shu. Not all risks are created equal: A twin study and meta-analyses of risk-taking across
seven domains, 1548-1560. Vol. 145, Iss. 11. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2016.
- Rao, L. Investment choice and perceived mating intention regulated by external resource cues
and internal fluctuation in blood glucose levels, 1523. Vol. 5. Frontiers in Psychology, 2015. (DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01523)
- Wang, X.T.. Sense and sensibility of ownership: Effects of ownership experience on valuation of
goods, 171-177. Vol. 58. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2015.
- Xiong, GX, Li, AM, and Wang, X.T.. An analysis of wage gap and turnover decisions based on Tri-Reference Point theory, 1363-1371. Vol. 22. Beijing: Advances in Psychological Science (Chinese), 2014. (DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.01363)
- Wang, Xiao, Li, S, and Rao, LL. Conservation combats exploitation: Choices within an evolutionary framework, 437-438. Vol. 37, Iss. 4. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2014.
- Wang, Xiao, and Hu, Z.. Trust or not: Trust-based choice heuristics in HR management, 1710-1716. Vol. 67. Journal of Business Research, 2014. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2014.02.017)
- Oliver-Rodriguez, J.C, Wang, Xiao, and Rao, LL. Non parametric three way mixed Anova with aligned rank tests. Vol. 37, Iss. 4. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 2013. (DOI: 10.1111/bmsp.12031)
- Wang, Xiao, and Wang, Peng. The three reference points in decision making.????????, 32-37. Iss. November. CEIBS Business Review, ????????, 2013.
- Wang, Xiao, and Wang, Peng. Tri-reference point theory of decision making: From principles to applications (????????????????)., 1-16. Vol. 21. Advances in Psychological Science (??????), 2013.
- Wang, Xiao, and Johnson, Joe. A tri-reference point theory of decision making under risk, 743-756. Vol. 141, Iss. 4. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2012. (DOI: 10.1037/a0027415)
- Wang, Xiao. Evolutionary psychology of decision making at risk. In Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists, edited by X.T. Wang, & Su, Y.J., 198-208. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2011.
- Wang, Xiao, and Su, Y.J.. Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists. Beijing, China: Peking University Press , 2011.
- Wang, Xiao, Zhu, L., and Zheng, H.. Framing Effects: Behavioral dynamics and meural basis, 3198-3204. Iss. 48. Neuropsychologia, 2010.
- Wang, Xiao, Kruger, D, and Wilke, A. Life history variables and risk taking propensity, 77-84. Iss. 30. Evolution and Human Behavior, 2010.
- Wang, Xiao. Sweet Future: Fluctuating blood glucose levels affect future discounting, 183-188. Vol. 21. Psychological Science, 2010.
- Wang, Xiao. Six issues in methodology of behavioral research, 37-40. Iss. 42. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 2009.
- Wang, Xiao. Decision heuristics as predictors of public choice, 77-89. Iss. 21. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , 2008.
- Wang, Xiao. Evolutionary psychology of investment decisions: Studies of expected personal money
allocation adn differential parental investment in sons and daughters, 406-414. Iss. 39. Acta Psychology Sinica, 2007.
- Wang, Xiao, Kruger, D.J., and Wilke, A.. Towards the development of an evolutionarily valid domain-specific risk-taking scale, 555-568. Iss. 5. Evolutioniary Psychology , 2007.
- Wang, Xiao. Emotions within reason: Resolving conflits in risk preference, 1132-1152. Iss. 20. Cognition and Emotion, 2006.
- Wang, Xiao, and Xie, X.F.. Reference points and managers' cognitive characteristics in risky situations, 3-22. Iss. 36. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 2004.
- Wang, Xiao. Self-framing of risky choice, 1-16. Iss. 17. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , 2004.
- Keller, M, Gummeran, M, Wang, Xiao, and Lindsey, S. Understanding perspectives and emotions in contract violation: Development of deontic
and moral reasoning, 614-635. Iss. 75. Child Development , 2004.
- Savina, E.A., and Wang, Xiao. Risky choice in social contexts, 23-30. Vol. 24. Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal (Journal of Psychology, Russian Acad Sci), 2003.
- Wang, Xiao, and Krauss, S.. The psychology ofthe Monty Hall problem: Discovering psychological mechanisms for
solving a tenacious brain teaser, 3-22. Iss. 132. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2003.
- Wang, Xiao. A kith-and-kin rationality in risky choices: Empirical examinations and theoretical
modeling. Edited by F. Salter, 47-70. Oxford: Risky Transactions: Trust, Kinship, and Ethnicity (Berghahn Books), 2002.
- Wang, Xiao, and Xie, X.F.. Achievement motive and opportunity-threat perception, 192-199. Iss. 34. Acta Psychologica Sinica , 2002.
- Wang, Xiao. Risk as reproductive variance, 35-57. Iss. 23. Evolution and Human Behavior, 2002.
- Wang, Xiao. Bioeconomics, Law and Evolutionary Psychology. In Journal of Bioeconomics..
- Wang, Xiao. Introduction: Bounded Rationality of Economic Man: New Frontiers in Evolutionary Psychology
and Bioeconomics, 83-89. Iss. 3. Journal of Bioeconomics, 2001.
- Wang, Xiao, Simons, F., and Bredart, S.. Social cues and verbal framing in risky choice, 1-15. Iss. 14. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making , 2001.
- Wang, Xiao. Beyond "pardonable erroes by subjects and unpardonable ones by psychologists", 699-700. Iss. 23. Behavior and Brain Sciences, 2000.
- Wang, Xiao. From Simon's scisors for rationality to ABC's adaptive tool box, 765-766. Iss. 23. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2000.
- Wang, Xiao. How can we be rational in a world of risks and uncertainties, 347-352. Iss. 21. Evolution and Human Behavior, 2000.
- Wang, Xiao, and Rode, C.. Risk-senitive decisions examined in an evolutionary framework, 926-939. Iss. 43. American Behavioral Scientist, 2000.
- Wang, Xiao. Domain-specific reationality in human choices: Violations of utility axioms and social
contexts, 31-63. Iss. 60. Cognition, 1996.
- Wang, Xiao. Evolutionary hypotheses of risk-sensitivechoice: Age differences and perspective change, 1-15. Iss. 17. Ethology adn Sociobioloy, 1996.
- Wang, Xiao. Framing effects: Dynamics and task domains, 145-157. Iss. 68. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 1996.
- Wang, Xiao, and Johnston, V.. Perceived social context and risk preference: A re-examination of framing effects
in a life-death decision problem, 279-293. Iss. 8. Journal of Bahavioral Decision Making , 1995.
- Wang, Xiao, and Johnston, V.. Changes in cognitive and emotional processing with reproductive status, 39-47. Iss. 42. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 1993.
- Wang, Xiao, Johnston, V., and Oliver, J.. Evoked brain potential studis of emotional and cognitive processes: Emotional adaptation
hypothesis, 406-414. Iss. 24. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 1992.
- Wang, Xiao, and Johnston, V.. The relationship between menstrual phase and the P3 component of ERPs, 400-409. Iss. 28. Psychophysioloy, 1991.
- Wang, Xiao, and Li, Chu Jie. Study on the fever reaction during hyperthermic ceiling and hyperthermic ceiling plus
pyrogen loading, 28-30. Iss. 2. Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology, 1986.
- Rao, Li-Lin, Wang, Xiao, and Li, Shu. Investment choice and perceived mating intention regulated by external resource cues
and internal fluctuation in blood glucose levels. Frontiers in Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience.