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Positive Psychology for the Post-Pandemic Era

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July 8, 2022 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am UTC+8

The 2022 Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS) will be held from July 4 to July 10, themed “A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development“. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.

One of the important components of the GSS is the “GSS Masterclass“. This Year, we have invited distinguished professors and experts from different schools and institutions of Tsinghua University to share their frontier insights with our GSS participants. GSS Masterclasses will be broadcast live both on GSS official website (Live Room) and XuetangX. Please stay tuned! 

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a massive, global health crisis. Because the crisis requires large-scale behavior change and poses significant psychological burdens on individuals, insights from positive psychology are critical for optimizing pandemic response in the post-pandemic era. I will briefly report significant psychological assistance work conducted by Chinese psychologists to help medical professionals and people in need to copying with stress that is relevant to pandemics. Then I will review a few important research developments in the field of positive psychology. In the end, I will suggest a few tips to improve mood and well-being that is useful to everybody.

Time: July 8th, 10:30-11:30, Beijing time (GMT+8)

Link for live stream (and replay): https://www.xuetangx.com/live/20220704summerintl/20220704summer/12259630/21932383

Kaiping PENG
professor of psychology and the dean of the school of social sciences at Tsinghua University.


Kaiping Peng is professor of psychology and the dean of the school of social sciences at Tsinghua University. He is the founder of the psychology department of Tsinghua University, the Happiness Technology Lab, and the Chinese Association of Positive Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1997, then joined the faculty of the psychology department of the University of California at Berkeley. He has published 12 books and more than 400 articles and essays on cultural, social and positive psychology. He had been the world’s most cited social psychologist at the associate professor level in 2007. He has won the titles of top ten best teachers of China in 2015, the person of the year in health professions in 2016, and the most cited Chinese psychologist in the world since 2015.

Tsinghua University School of Social Sciences consists of the Department of Sociology, the Department of Political Science, the Department of International Relations, the Department of Psychology, and the Institute of Economics. There are 85 faculty members in the school, including 82 full-time teachers.

The Department of Psychology at Tsinghua University was founded in the autumn of 1926. In 1952, the department was consolidated into Peking University. In 2008, the Department of psychology at Tsinghua University was revived. Each year the faculty of the department publishes more than 30 academic articles in leading (SCI/SSCI/CSSCI) academic journals. These researches are funded by the National Prestigious 973 Research Projects sponsored by the Chinese National Science Foundation (CNSF) as well as numerous funding from CNSF and the Chinese Social Science Foundation (CSSF).


July 8, 2022
10:30 am – 11:30 am UTC+8
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