Dr James Liu ACE Conference Presentation 2018.pdf

Dr James Liu ACE Conference Presentation 2018.pdf

James Liu is Professor of Psychology at Massey University for a School whose Vision is “to be the defining Applied School of Psychology for Australasia and the South Pacific that makes a difference in individual and collective lives.”

Before working at Massey, James taught at Victoria University of Wellington where he became Professor and Co-Director of its Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research. His research is in cross-cultural, social, and political psychology, with specialisations in history and identity, and the impact of technology on human consciousness. His work traces historical trajectories in the evolution of human societies, with an aim to understand the forces that shape the emergence of global consciousness.

James has many publications and leads coalitions of researchers around the world in three topic areas: Digital Influence (the impact of the internet and mass media on societies and individuals), Social Representations of History, and Social Change and Social Action in the Asia-Pacific. A naturalised citizen of two countries, James calls himself a “Chinese-American-New Zealander”.