Dr. LU Huijing 陸慧菁博士

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Peking) 
BS (Peking) 

2766 5755

Child and Adolescent Development;
Social Cognition;
Interpersonal Perception in Intimate Relationship;
Parenting and Family Dynamics;
Evolutionary Psychology

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Capstone Project in Applied Psychology
Developmental Psychology 
Experimental Psychology
Introductory Psychology
Research Method


Selected Publications: 

Lu, H. J., Wong, K-C., & Chang, L. (2017). The association between life history strategy and mate preference in men. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 157-163. (impact factor: 2.01)
Chang, L., Lu, H. J., & Zhu, X. Q. (2017). Good Genes, Good Providers, and Good Fathers and Mothers: The Withholding of Parental Investment by Married Couples. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11, 199-211. (SJR: 0.24)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2016). Resource allocation to kin, friends, and strangers by 3- to 6-year-old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 150, 194-206. (impact factor: 2.60)
Lu, H. J. (2016). Adaptive malleability of memory: Involuntary memory in executing interpersonal self-deception. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 8, 17-25.
Lu, H. J., Zhu, X. Q., & Chang, L. (2015). Good genes, good providers, and good fathers: Economic development involved in how women select a mate. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 9,215-228. (SJR: 0.24)
Lu, H. J., & Chan, K. Y. (2015). Religious priming increases help if requesters dress poorly: Effects of dress, priming, and task difficulty on helping behaviors. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7, 164-173.
Lu, H. J., Fung, K. Y. F., Farver, J. A., Chen, B. B., & Chang, L. (2015).The influence of teachers’ preferences on children’s social status in schools. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5, 57-73.
Mesoudi, A., Chang, L., Murray, K., & Lu, H. J. (2015). Higher frequency of social learning in China than in the West shows cultural variation in the dynamics of cultural evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, 20142209. (impact factor: 4.94)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2014). Deceiving yourself to better deceive high-status compared to equal-status others. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 635-654. (impact factor: 1.24)
Chang, L., Chen, B-B., Lu, H. J. (2013). Cultural adaptation to environmental change versus stability. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 485-486. (impact factor: 14.20)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2013). Parenting and socialization of only children in urban China: An example of authoritative parenting. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 174, 335-343. (impact factor: 0.91)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2012). Automatic attention towards face or body as a function of mating motivation. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 120-135. (impact factor: 1.24)
Chang, L., Lu, H. J., & Wu, B. P. (2012). Pathogens promote matrilocal family ties and the copying of foreign religions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 22-23. (impact factor: 14.20)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2011). The association between self-deception and moral self-concept as functions of self-consciousness. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 845-849. (impact factor: 2.01)
Chang, L., Lu, H. J., Li, H., & Li, T. (2011). The face that launched a thousand ships: The mating-warring association in men. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 976-984. (impact factor: 2.50)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2011). Self-deceive to countermine detection. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 33. (impact factor: 14.20)
Chang, L., Mak, M. C. K., Li, T., Wu, B. P., Chen, B. B., & Lu, H. J. (2011). Cultural adaptations to environmental variability: An evolutionary account of East-West differences. Educational Psychology Review, 34, 99-129. (impact factor: 4.33)
Chang, L., Lu, H. J., Lee, L. N. Y., Li, T., & Sui, S. (2010). Patrilocal residence and father-child resemblance beliefs in relation to paternal investment. Parenting:Science and Practice, 10, 274-285. (impact factor: 2.19)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2009). Kinship effect on subjective temporal distance of autobiographical memory. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 595-598. (impact factor: 2.01)
Lu, H. J., Su, Y. J., & Wang, Q. (2008). Talking about others facilitates theory of mind in Chinese preschoolers. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1726-1736. (impact factor: 3.23)

Chinese Publication:
Lu, H. J. (2012). Self-deception: Deceiving yourself to better deceive others. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 44, 1265-1278. 陆慧菁. (2012). 自我欺骗:通过欺骗自己更好地欺骗他人. 心理学报, 44, 1265-1278.)
Li, H., Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2011). The effect of mating cues on risk information processing in men. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 43, 1320-1328.(李宏利, 陆慧菁, 张雷. (2011). 繁衍线索对风险信息加工的影响. 心理学报, 43, 1320-1328.)
Lu, H. J., & Chang, L. (2010). Implicit responses for kin altruism (in Chinese). Psychological Science, 33, 270-273.(陆慧菁, 张雷. (2010). 亲缘利他的内隐心理反应. 心理科学, 33, 270-273.)
Lu, H. J., & Su, Y. J. (2009). Relations between judgment of others's memory and theory of mind in preschoolers (in Chinese). Acta Psychologica Sinica, 41, 135-143.(陆慧菁, 苏彦捷. (2009). 4岁儿童对他人记忆的评判余错误信念理解的关系. 心理学报, 41, 135-143.)
Lu, H. J., & Su, Y. J. (2007). Relationship between talking about others while reminiscing and the emergence of theory of mind in Chinese preschoolers (in Chinese). Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 43, 847-854.(陆慧菁, 苏彦捷. (2007). 回忆中提及他人与幼儿错误信念理解的关系. 北京大学学报(自然科学版), 43, 847-854.)


Book Chapter:
Lu, H. J. (in press). Sexual outcomes. In T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Sciences. Springer International Publishing.
Chang, L., & Lu, H. J. (in press). Environmental risks. In T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Sciences. Springer International Publishing.


Research Grants
“Left-behind children in rural China: Early environment and life history strategies” (PI, Funded by RGC General Research Fund, 2016-2020, HK$1,240,000)
“Deceiving yourself to better deceive high-compared to low-status others” (PI, Funded by RGC General Research Fund-Early Career Schemes, 2015-2016, HK$532,000)
“Parenting practices in Hong Kong” (Co-PI, Funded by Central Policy Unit, 2015-2016, HK$1,118,000)
“Physiological responses in deception and self-deception” (PI, Start-up Fund, funded by Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015-2016, HK$60,000)
“Peer instruction with Students Response System (SRS): Using mobile devices as student response systems to transform large classes into an interactive learning environment” (Co-PI, Funded by UGC Teaching Development Grant, 2013-2015, HK$4,000,000)


Reviewer for Academic Journals
Applied Research in Quality of Life
Basic and Applied Psychology
Child and Adolescent Behavior
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Frontiers in Psychology (section of evolutionary psychology: editorial board)
Social Psychology of Education
Acta Psychologica Sinica (Chinese)
Advances in Psychological Sciences (Chinese)
Psychological Sciences (Chinese)