Background and activities

After graduation from Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (B.Med., 1989), China and the University of Liège, Belgium (D.Sc., 1995), I successively joined the First University Hospital of University of Science and Technology of China (Formerly Anhui Provincial Hospital, 1996-2004, as a senior Psychiatrist, and an Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry) in Hefei, China, the Zhejiang University School of Medicine (June 2004-Oct 2019, as Full Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, and Chief Psychiatrist) in Hangzhou, China, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Nov 2019-, as Full Professor of Personality Psychology) in Trondheim, Norway, for personality bases of neuropsychiatric disorders. My research interests are focusing on personality traits and disorders, emotion components and disorders, dream experiences (nightmare and sexual dream) and disorders, and neurocognitive processes at cerebral and brainstem levels.

Together with crew members, we have developed questionnaires such as the Functional and Emotional measure of Dysmenorrhea (Li L et al., Healthcare for Women International, 2012), the Nightmare Experience Questionnaire (Chen WZ et al., Journal of Psychiatry: Open Access, 2014), the Sexual Dream Experience Questionnaire (Chen WZ et al., Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2015), the Family Relationship Questionnaire (Chen LX et al., Bulletin of Menninger Clinic, 2015), and the Body Image Concerns Scale (He WX, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2017). We have also successfully selected some emotional-materials loaded with one pure emotion, from the International Affective Picture System (Xu et al., Heliyon, 2017), from the International Affective Digital Sounds (Wang JW et al. Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews, 2019), and from musical excerpts (Shen CC et al., Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 2017), which might be used for scientific research and clinical interventions.

I have published more than 120 publications up to now, with a WOS H-index of 20, and a Google-based H-index of 28 (i10, 55). My recent publications (last 5 years) are:

Jia, Yanli; Shao, Xu; Wang, Chu; Wang, Wei*. Sexual dream experiencing and personality disorder functioning styles in frequent sexual dreamers and healthy volunteers. Psychiatria Danubina 2020; 32; accepted

Shao, Xu; Wang, Chu; Shen, Chanchan; Jia, Yanli; Wang, Wei*. Personality disorder functioning styles and nightmare experience in healthy volunteers and in nightmare disorder patients. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic 2020; accepted.

Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Chu; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Wei *. Responses to External Emotions or their transitions at central to peripheral nervous system Levels: A methodological contribution to mental health. Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews 2020; 16: DOI: 10.2174/2666082216666200317143114.

Jiang, Minggang; Shao, Xu; Zhang, Yan; Yan, Yupeng; Hu, Yuanyuan; Chen, Hong; Fan, Hongying; Wang, Wei*.  Family relationships and personality disorder functioning styles in paranoid schizophrenia. Personality and Individual Differences 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.109844.

Guo, Fanjia; Cai, Jingyi; Wang, Jiawei; Jakšić, Nenad; Kövi, Zsuzsanna; Šagud, Marina; Wang, Wei*. Symptom continuum reported by affective disorder patients through a structure-validated questionnaire. BMC Psychiatry 2020; 20: 207

Wang, Chu; Shao, Xu; Jia, Yanli; Zhang, Bingren; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Wei*. Inhibitory brainstem reflexes under external emotional-stimuli in schizoid and histrionic personality disorders. Personality and Individual Differences 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.109843.

Wu, Yixiao; Dai, Yue; Jia, Yanli; Yu, Shuhang; Xu, Siyuan; Wang, Wei*. Carotid artery plaques and unilateral spatial neglect in the elderly. Medicine 2020; DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000018998.

Wang, Chu; Shao, Xu; Jia, Yanli; Ho, Roger C.; Harris, Keith M.; Wang, Wei*. Peripherally physiological responses to external emotions and transitions in bipolar I disorder with and without hypersexuality. Archives of Sexual Behavior 2020; 49: 1345-1354.

Aluja, Anton; Rossier, Jérôme; Oumar, Barry; García, Luis F.; Bellaj, Tarek; Ostendorf, Frits; Ruch, Willibald; Wang, Wei; Kovi, Zsuzsanna; Ścigała, Dawid; Čekrlija, Đorđe; Stivers, Adam W.; Di Blas, Lisa; Valdivia, Mauricio; Jemaa, Sonia Ben; Atitsogbe, Kokou A; Hansenne, Michel; and Glicksohn, Joseph. Multicultural validation of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire Shortened Form (ZKA-PQ/SF) across 18 countries. Assessment 2020; DOI: 10.1177/1073191119831770.

Zhang, Bingren; Jia, Yanli; Wang, Chu; Shao, Xu; Wang, Wei*. Visual event-related potentials in external emotional conditions in bipolar disorders I and II. Neurophysiologie Clinique 2019; 49: 359-369.

Wang, Jiawei; Jia, Yanli; Shao, Xu; Wang, Chu; Wang, Wei*. Pure emotion-loaded materials in the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS): a study on intensity ratings in Chinese university students. Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews 2019; 15 (3); 199-208.

Fan, Hongying; Wang, Chu; Shao, Xu; Jia, Yanli; Aluja, Anton; Wang, Wei*. Short-form of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire: its trait and facet relationships with personality disorder functioning styles in general and clinical Chinese samples. Psychiatry Research 2019; 271: 438-445.

Kövi, Zsuzsanna*; Aluja, Anton; Glickson, Joseph; Blanch, Angela; Morizot, Julien; Wang, Wei; Barry, Oumar; Hansenne, Michel; Carvalho, André; Valdivia, Mauricio; Desrichard, Olivie; Hyphantis, Thomas; Rossier, Jérôme; De Pascalis, Vilfredo; León-Mayer, Elizabeth; Piskunov, Aleksei; Stivers, Adam W.; Ostendorf, Fritz; Čekrlija, Đorđe; Bellaj, Tarek; Markiewicz, Dorota; Motevalian, Abbas; Karagonlar, Gokhan. Cross-country Analysis of Alternative Five Factor Personality Trait Profiles. Personality and Individual Differences 2019; 143: 7-12.

Pan, Bing; Zhang, Bingren; Tsai, Huitzong; Zhang, Qing; Yang, Rui; Yang, Ying; Wang, Chu; Jia, Yanli; Wang, Wei*. Body image concerns in bipolar I and II disorders: their relationships with personality styles and affective states. Psychiatria Danubina 2019; 31: 37-42.

Jeleč, Vjekoslav; Bajić, Žarko; Filipčić, Ivona Šimunović; Pajić, Ivana Portolan; Knežević, Mirela Šentija; Miloloža, Ivan; Radić-Krišto, Delfa; Benjak, Tomislav; Jakšić, Nenad; Šagud Marina; Wang, Wei; Filipčić, Igor. Utilization of somatic healthcare in Croatian patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder, other psychiatric disorders and general population. BMC Psychiatry 2019; 19: 203.

Fan, Hongying; Wang, Mufan; Shao, Xu; Jia, Yanli; Wang, Chu; Wang, Wei*. Structures of the violence to medical staff and their personality correlates in two age-different adult samples in China. Journal of Psychiatry: Open Access 2019; 22: 465.

Wang, Chu; Shao, Xu; Jia, Yanli; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Wei*. Nightmare experience and family relationships in healthy volunteers and nightmare disorder patients. BMC Psychiatry 2019; 19: 297.

Wei, Fangqiang; Wang, Chu; Jia, Yanli; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Wei. How sexual behaviors are influenced by personal cognition and control toward sex? Let Chinese university students tell you. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis 2019; 5: 043. DOI: 10.23937/2572-4037.1510043.

Zhu, Qisha; Wang, Jiawei; Fan, Hongying; Ma, Guorong; Zhang, Bingren; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Wei*. Blink reflex under external emotional-stimuli in bipolar I and II disorders. Psychiatry Research 2018; 259: 520-525.

Šagud, Marina*; Vuksan-Ćusa, Bjanka; Jakšić, Nenad; Mihaljević-Peleš, Alma; Živković, Maja; Vlatković, Suzana; Prgić, Tea; Marčinko, Darko; Wang, Wei. Nicotine dependence in Croatian male inpatients with schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry 2018; 18: 18.

Yu, Enyan; Zhu, Junpeng; Tan, Yunfei; Liao, Zhengluan; Qiu, Yaju; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Chu; Wang, Wei*. Color preferences in participants with high or low hypnotic susceptibility. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2018; 14: 393-398.

Fan, Hongying; Chen, Wanzhen; Shen, Chanchan; Qin, Yanhua; Zhu, Junpeng; Xu, You; Gao, Qianqian; Wang, Wei*. Narrations of personality Disorders in a famous Chinese novel of the eighteenth century - A Dream of Red Mansions. Journal of Psychiatry: Open Access 2018; 21: 1000440.

Ma, Guorong; Ma, Keyi; Zhu, Qisha; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Chu; Wang, Jiawei; Wang, Wei*. Nightmare experience in bipolar I and II disorders. Dreaming 2018; doi: 10.1037/drm0000072.

He, Wenxin; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Chu; Jia, Yanli; Wang, Jiawei; Wang, Wei*. Body dysmorphic disorder patients: their affective states, personality disorder functioning styles and body image concerns. Personality and Individual Differences, 2018; 131: 1-6.

Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Chu; Ma, Guorong; Fan, Hongying; Wang, Jiawei; Wang, Wei*. Cerebral processing of facial emotions in bipolar I and II disorders: an event-related potential study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2018; 236: 37-44.

Ma, Guorong; Wang, Jiawei; Jia, Yanli; Wang, Chu; Zhang, Bingren; Shen, Chanchan; Fan, Hongying; Pan, Bing; Wang, Wei*. Electrocardiographic and electrooculographic responses to external emotions and their transitions in bipolar I and II disorders. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018; 15: 884.

Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Mufan; Ding, Tongjun; Yang, Yang; Cabanyes-Truffino, Javier; Sun, Lijun; Wang, Chu; Wang, Wei*. Basic emotions expressed in music: factor analyses on intensity ratings by non-musical professional Chinese university students. Psychology Research and Behavior Management 2018; 11: 617-629.

Pan, Bing; Zhang, Qing; Tsai, Huitzong; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Wei*. Hypochondriac concerns and their correlates of personality styles and affective states in bipolar I and II disorders. BMC Psychiatry 2018; 18: 398.

Wang, Jiawei; Guo, Fanjia; Wang, Chu; Shen, Chanchan; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Wei*. Auditory mismatch negativity in adolescents with multiple personality disorders. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry 2018; 19 (2): 22317805-8.

Zhang, Yingchun; Wang, Yunke (co-first); Shen, Chanchan; Ye, Yingying; Shen, Si; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Jiawei; Chen, Wei; Wang, Wei*. Relationship between hypnosis and personality trait in participants with high or low hypnotic susceptibility. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2017; 13: 1007-1012.

Zhang, Yingchun; Liu, Jing; Wang, Yongli; Huang, Jingyi; Wei, Lili; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Wei; Chen, Wei*. Personality traits and perception of Müller-Lyer illusion in male Chinese military soldiers and university students. Translational Neuroscience 2017; 8: 15-20.

Fan, Hongying; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Wei*. Family functions in relation to behavioral and psychological disorders in Chinese culture. The Family Journal 2017; 25: 130-136.

He, Wenxin; Zheng, Qiming; Ji Yutian (co-first); Shen Chanchan; Zhu, Qisha; Wang, Wei*. Development of a Body Image Concern Scale using both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses in Chinese university students. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2017; 13: 1419-1425.

Zhu, Qisha; Wang, Jiawei; Shen, Chachan; Fan, Hongying; Zhang, Bingren; Ma, Guorong; Lu, Yanxia; Wang, Wei*. Inhibitory brainstem reflexes under external emotional stimuli in bipolar I and II disorders. BMC Psychiatry 2017; 17: 224.

Xu, Zhicha; Zhu, Rongsheng; Shen, Chanchan (co-first); Zhang, Bingren; Gao, Qianqian; Xu, You; Wang, Wei*. Selecting pure-emotion materials from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) by Chinese university students: A study based on intensity-ratings only. Heliyon 2017; 3: e00389.

Wang, Jiawei; Zhang, Bingren; Shen, Chanchan; Zhang, Jinhua; Wang, Wei*. Headache symptoms from migraine patients with and without aura through structure-validated self-reports. BMC Neurology 2017; 17: 193.

Zhang, Bingren; Xu, You; He, Wei; Wang, Jiawei; Chai, Hao; Shen, Chanchan; Zhu, Qisha; Wang, Wei*. Intensity dependence of auditory evoked potentials in primary dysmenorrhea. Journal of Pain 2017; 18: 1324-1332.

Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Jiawei; Zhu, Qisha; Ma, Guorong; Shen, Chanchan; Fan, Hongying; Wang, Wei*. Hypnotic susceptibility and affective states in bipolar I and II disorders. BMC Psychiatry 2017; 17: 362

Mao, Hongjing; Ji, Yutian; Xu, You; Tang, Guangzheng; Yu, Zhenghe; Xu, Lianlian; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Wei*. Group cognitive-behavioral therapy in insomnia: A cross-sectional case-controlled study. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2017; 13: 2841-2848.

Xu, You; Lin, Lianghua; Yang, Lan; Zhou, Lina; Tao, Yi; Chen, Wanzhen; Chai, Hao; Wang, Wei*. Personality disorder and perceived parenting in Chinese students of divorced and intact families. The Family Journal 2016; 24: 70-76.

Xu, You; Chai, Hao; Zhang, Bingren; Gao, Qianqian; Fan, Hongying; Zheng, Leilei; Mao, Hongjing; Zhang, Yonghua; Wang, Wei*. Event-related potentials elicited by the Deutsch “high-low” word illusion in the patients with first-episode schizophrenia with auditory hallucinations. BMC Psychiatry 2016; 16: 33.

Gao, Qianqian; Ma, Guorong; Zhu, Qisha; Fan, Hongying; Wang, Wei*. Predicting personality disorder functioning styles by the Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire in healthy volunteers and personality disorder patients. Psychopathology 2016; 49: 5-12.

Rossier, Jérôme*; Aluja, Anton; Blanch Angel; Barry, Oumar; Hansenne, Michel; Carvalho, André F.; Valdivia, Mauricio; Wang, Wei; Desrichard, Olivier; Hyphantis, Thomas; Suranyi, Zsuzsanna; Glicksohn, Joseph; De Pascalis, Vilfredo; León-Mayer, Elizabeth; Piskunov, Aleksei; Stivers, Adam; Morizot, Julien; Ostendorf, Fritz; Čekrlija, Đorđe; Bellaj, Tarek; Markiewicz, Dorota; Motevalian, Abbas; and Karagonlar, Gokhan. Cross-cultural generalizability of the Alternative Five-Factor Model using the Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire. European Journal of Personality 2016; 30: 139-157.

Ma, Guorong; Fan, Hongying; Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Wei*. Genetic and neuroimaging features of personality disorders: state of the art. Neuroscience Bulletin 2016; 32: 286-306.

Zhang, Bingren; Shen, Chanchan; Zhu, Qisha; Ma, Guorong; Wang, Wei*. Processing of facial expressions of emotions in antisocial, narcissistic and schizotypal personality disorders: an event-related potential study. Personality and Individual Differences 2016; 99: 1-6.

Xu, Kai; Chen, Liuxi; Fu, Lingyun (co-first); Xu, Shaofang; Fan, Hongying; Gao, Qianqian; Xu, You; Wang, Wei*. Stressful parental bonding exaggerates the functional and emotional disturbances of primary dysmenorrhea. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2016; 23: 458-463.

Fan, Hongying; Zhu, Qisha; Ma, Guorong; Shen, Chanchan; Zhang, Bingren; Wang, Wei*. Predicting personality disorder functioning styles by the Chinese Adjective Descriptors of Personality: a preliminary trial in healthy people and personality disorder patients. BMC Psychiatry 2016; 16: 302.

Zhong, Jiawei; Zheng, Luna; Chen, Xiaolin (co-first); Gao, Qianqian; Zhang, Bingren; Wang Wei*. Influencing factors on choosing psychiatry as a career: An exploration in Chinese university students. Psychiatric Quarterly 2016; 87: 739-748.

Shen, Chanchan; Wang, Jiawei; Ma, Guorong; Zhu, Qisha; He, Hongjian; Ding, Qiuping; Fan, Hongying; Lu, Yanxia; Wang, Wei*. Waking-hour cerebral activations in nightmare disorder: a resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2016; 70: 573-581.

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