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Kaiping Peng is the head of the psychology department at Tsinghua University, and the chair of the Academic Committee of Social Science School in Tsinghua University, He is also a tenured faculty member at the Department of Psychology of the University of California at Berkeley. He is on the Executive Committee of the International Positive Psychology Association (since 2010), the Executive Chair of the China international Positive Psychology Conference (since 2009). He was previously a member of the American Psychological Association Leadership Council, the director of the department of Social and Personality Psychology of University of California at Berkeley, the co-president of the Fifth International Conference of Chinese Psychologists Worldwide, along with numerous other national and international professional academic services. Peng has published more than 140 journal articles and several monographs. He has received several important academic awards and has been the world’s most cited young and middle-aged social psychologist in 2007 by American Personality and Social Psychology Association social psychologist. In May 2008, He was appointed as the founding chair and dean of the Psychology Department of Tsinghua University. In 2009, he became an expert with the Recruitment Program of Global Experts.