Name: Jia Wei Zhang
Description:I received my Bachelor degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. In 2011, I began my graduate study in the Social Personality Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley. In this lab, I am interested in studying the role of nature in predicting experiences of awe by taking a personality by situation interaction approach. Further, I am also interested in how people are inhibiting their experiences of awe. 

Zhang, J. W., Howell, R. T., Caprariello, P.  A., & Guevarra, D. (2014). Damned if they do, damned if they don’t: Material buyers are not happier from material or experiential consumption. Journal of Research in Personality.

Cunningham, K., Zhang, J. W., & Howell, R. T. Time perspective and subjective well-being. A dual pathway framework. In Stolarski, M., Fieulaine, N. & VanBeek, V. (Eds.) (2014). Time perspective: Theory, research and application. New York, Spinger Science.

Zhang, J. W., Howell, R. T., & Iyer, R. (2014). Engagement with Natural Beauty Moderates the Positive Relation between Connectedness with Nature and Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Zhang, J. W., Piff, P. K., Iyer, R., Koleva, S., & Keltner, D. (2014). An occasion for unselfing: Beautiful nature leads to prosociality. Journal of Environmental Psychology37, 61-72.

Zhang, J. W., Howell, R. T., & Howell, C. J. Living in Wealthy Neighborhoods Increases Material Desires and Maladaptive Consumption.  Journal of Consumer Cultures. In Press.

Zhang, J. W., Howell, R. T., & Bowerman, T. Validating a brief measure of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Time & Society. In Press.

Zhang, J.W., Howell, R. T., & Caprariello, P. A. Buying Life Experiences for the “Right” Reasons: A Validation of the Motivations for Experiential Buying Scale. Journal of Happiness Studies. 14, 817-842.

Zhang, J. W., Howell, R. T., & Stolarski, M. Comparing three methods to measure a balanced time perspective: The relationship between a balanced time perspective and subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies. 14, 169-184.

Zhang, J. W., & Howell, R. T. (2011). Do time perspectives predict unique variances in life satisfaction beyond personality traits? Personality and Individual Differences 50 (8), pp. 1261–1266.