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Yixin ZHOU 周奕欣

Ph.D. Student

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Office: M5013
Email: Yixin.ZHOU@my.cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Computational social science
  • Health communication
  • Social networking sites
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Personality


  • 2019.01~2019.07 Exchange: University of California, Davis, Department of Communication
  • 2017.09~ Present Ph.D:City University of Hong Kong, Department of Media and Communication
    Filed: Computational communication
  • 2014.09~2017.07 M.S:Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology
    Filed: Personality and interpersonal relationship
  • 2010.09~2014.07 B.S:Nanjing Normal University, School of Psychology
    Filed: Cognitive linguistics


SSCI Journal Articles

  • Chen, C., Wang, K., Chen, S., Zhou, Y., Zhou, M. (In press). The linear and curve-linear relation between personality and Subjective Well-being in visual artists: perceived creation stress as a mediator. Psych Journal.
  • Zhu, J, J, H., Zhou, Y., Guan, L., Hou, L., Shen, A., Lu, H. (2019): Applying user analytics to uses and effects of social media in China. Asian J. Commun, doi: 10.1080/01292986.2019.1602916
  • Obschonka, M., Zhou, M., Zhou, Y., Zhang, J., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2018). “Confucian” traits, entrepreneurial personality, and entrepreneurship in China: A regional analysis. Small Bus. Econ. 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s11187-018-0103-8
  • Zhou, Y., Wang, K., Chen, S., Zhang, J., Zhou, M. (2017). The Actor, Partner, Similarity Effects of Personality, and Interactions with Gender and Relationship Duration among Chinese Emerging Adults. Front. Psychol. 8:1698. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01698
  • Zhou, M., Zhou, Y., Zhang, J., Obschonka, M., & Silbereisen, R. K. (2019). Person–city personality fit and entrepreneurial success: An explorative study in China. Int J Psychol. 54(2), 155-163. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12451
  • Zhou, Y., Wang, K., Chen, S., Zhang, J., Zhou, M. (2017). An Exploratory Investigation of the Role of Openness in Relationship Quality among Emerging Adult Chinese Couples. Front. Psychol. 8:382. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00382

Publications in Chinese

  • Li, Q., Jin, L., Chen, C., Zhou, Y., Zhou, M. (2018). Effect of Marital Communication Patterns on Depression:a Comparison between Clinical and General Population Samples. Chin General Pract, 21(01),1618-1623. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-9572.2018.13.022
  • Ye, M., Jin, L., Zhou, Y., Chen, C., Zhou, M. (2018). The relationship of emerging adults’ surveillance and depression: the moderating role of face. Chin General Pract,(01),98-103. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1007-9572.2018.01.021
  • Zhang, Z., Zhang, X., Zhou, Y. (2017). The effect of conspicuous content in Wechat Moment on individual negative mood: the moderating role of envy and consumption level. Journalism and Mass Communication Monthly, (10), 64-72. doi: 10.15897/j.cnki.cn51-1046/g2.2017.10.009
  • Yuan, X., Huo, K., Li, F., Zhou, Y., Zhou, M. (2017). The Mediation Role of Friendship Quality between Attachment Style and Mental Health among Female Emerging Adults: Love Status as a Moderator. Chin J of Clin Psychol,25(05), 943-948. doi: 10.16128/j.cnki.1005-3611.2017.05.033
  • Cao, X., Zhou, Y., Xu, L. (2017). China's Charity Fundraising from the Perspective of the Public Situation Theory and Rational Behavior Theory: Comparation of Three Models. Chin J. Journalism & Communication, 39(06), 138-153.
  • Long, Y., Zhou, Y., et al. (2017). An investigation on the relationship between the quality of life and depression of acne patients. J Qilu Nurs, 32(1), 30-32. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-7256.2017.07.004
  • Xu, J., Wang, K., Chen, C., Zhou, Y., Huo, K., Zhou, M. (2016). The Influence of Dating Couples’ Communication Pattern to Depression: Based on the Quadratic Polynomial Regression with Response Surface of Paired Samples. Chin J Behav Med & Brain Sci, 26(2), 153-157.doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1674-6554.2017.02.012
  • Zhou, Y., Li, B., Chen, S., Wang, K., Zhou, M. (2016).The relationship between Internet use behavior and social isolation: a cross-lagged analysis. Journalism and Mass Communication Monthly, 13, 47-50. doi: 10.15897/j.cnki.cn51-1046/g2.2016.13.008
  • Yu, Z., Jin, L., Zhou, Y., Zhou, M. (2016). Relationship between Compassion and Depressive mood in Volunteers: Moderating Effect of Justice Sensitivity. Chin J of Public Hlth, 32(12), 1666-1668. doi: 10.11847/zgggws2016-32-07-00
  • Chen, S., Zhou, Y., Wang, K., Li, B., Zhou, M. (2016). The effect of Internet use, shyness and gender difference on social isolation. News Circle. (21), 42-47. doi: 10.15897/j.cnki.cn51-1046/g2.2016.21.007
  • Gao, L., Wang, K., Chen, C., Zhou, Y., Jin, L., Zhou, M. (2016). Relationship between college students’ attachment style, close relationship satisfaction and depression: A study of paired sample. Chin General Pract, 19(31), 3850-3854. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-9572.2016.31.019
  • Huo,Y., Wang, K., Zhou, Y., Wang, H., Zhou, M. (2016). Relationship Between Social Concern and Mental Health and Subjective Well-being in Infertility Patients: the Moderating Effect of Individual Modernity. Chin General Pract, 19(31), 3861-3865. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-9572.2016.31.021
  • Wang, H., Zhou, Y., Wang, K., & Zhou, M. (2015). Personality and Job Burnout in Teachers: Cross-level Moderating of Group Identification. Chin J of Clin Psychol, 23(4), 741-745. doi: 10.16128/j.cnki.1005-3611.2015.04.041
  • Liu, Y., Wang, K., Zhang, G., Zhou, Y., Zhou, M. (2015). Relation of personality to life satisfaction and depression in visual artists. Chin Ment Hlth J, 29(10), 785-789. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-6729.2015.10.014
  • Zhou, Y., Chen, S., Chen, D., DU, Y., Jiang J. (2014). Survey on Parental Involvement in Education of Jiangsu Province. Jiangsu Edu Res: Theory (A), (2), 25-28. doi: 10.13696/j.cnki.jer1673-9094.2014.04.006

Conference paper

  • Zhou, Y., Zhu, J, J, H. (2019). How online health groups help you lose weight: The role of social influence and support exchange. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C., US, May 24-28, 2019.
  • Zhou, Y., Zhu, J, J, H. (2018). Personality recognition based on Social media contexts. 7th National Conference on Social Media Processing, Harbin, China, August 2-4, 2018.
  • Zhou, Y., Zhou, M. (2016). Personality and Emerging Adults’ Friend Selection on Social Network Sites. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan, June 09-13, 2016.
  • Wang, K., Zhang, Z., Zhou, Y., Song, Y., Zhou, M. (2016). Can Insecurely Attached Dating Couples Get Compensated on Social Network Sites? —The Effect of Surveillance. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan, June 09-13, 2016.
  • Zhou, M., Zhang, J., Zhou, Y., Obschonka, M., Silbereisen, RK. (2016). Interpersonal Relatedness and Entrepreneurial Activity at city level: study on Chinese samples. Invited symposium presentation at the 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan, July 24-29, 2016.