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Weihua Niu


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology - NYC

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 1315


Dr. Weihua Niu received a B.A in Psychology from Beijing Normal University and a M.S. in educational psychology from the Chinese Academic of Sciences (CAS) while working as an educational psychologist there. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University in 2003 and joined Pace University as an assistant professor in 2003. She is now a full-professor in the Department of Psychology at the Downtown campus.


BA, Beijing Normal University

MPhil, Yale University

MS, Institute of Psychology

PhD, Yale University

Awards and Honors

Pace University, 2009 - Scholarly Research Award
Pace University, 2008 - Provost Research Award
Pace University, 2007 - Presidential Award
Pace University, 2007 - Scholarly Research Award
Pace University, 2006 - Scholarly Research Award
Pace University, 2005 - Provost Research Award
Pace University, 2004 - Scholarly Research Award
2003 - APA International Research of Excellence Award
2002 - APA Science Directorate Dissertation Research Award


She is internationally known for her research in creativity, cross-cultural psychology, educational testing, and comparative education, with more than 30 publications on peer reviewed journals such as “Psychology Review,” “International Journal of Psychology “Comparative Education”,“ Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology”,“ Psychology in the Schools”,” Journal of Creative Behavior,” and “Psychology of Aesthetics, creativity, and the Arts.” She helped establishing the Confucius Institute at Pace University and became the first Director of the Institute in 2009.


American Psychological Association

Eastern Psychological Association

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