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Curriculum vitae



Dr. Xin Tang also holds an associate professorship at the School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Check this page

He holds the title of Docent (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.

He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence (SSCI-Q1), Learning and Individual Differences (SSCI-Q1), Educational Psychology (SSCI-Q2), Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (SSCI-Q2), and Frontiers in Psychology (SSCI-Q2). He served as the steering group member for the CLIC doctoral program and Changing Education master program.

In general, he is interested in understanding how students are motivated to learn in the school, and how the school environment and teaching practices can help them to reach it.

Education/Academic qualification

Title of Docent (Educational Psychology), University of Helsinki

20 Jun 2022 → …

Award Date: 20 Jun 2022

Title of Docent, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä

Dec 2021 → …

Award Date: 1 Dec 2021

Educational Psychology, Ph.D, University of Jyväskylä

1 Sept 201315 Dec 2017

Award Date: 21 Dec 2017

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • Motivation
  • curiosity
  • engagement
  • grit
  • wellbeing
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • teaching practices
  • observed measure
  • reading skills and development

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.