Dr Su Lu

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7146

E: su.lu@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Su Lu is a senior lecturer in Psychology. She obtained PhD in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She joined DMU in September 2019.

Her primary research interests are in judgement and decision making, with particular interest in cooperation, group dynamics and risk taking. Concerning health psychology, she is interested in understanding the effect of workplace incivility (e.g., abusive leadership, bullying) on employee psychological well-being and the roles of individual differences (e.g., dialectic thinking, autonomy, belief in a just world) and social media usage.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Publications and outputs

  • Lu, S., Jiang, F., Lan, J. & Wang, T. (2023). The funnier, the happier? The interplay between interpersonal humor styles on mental health via gratitude. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-023-04665-3
  • Jiang, F., Lu, S., Ji, L. J., & Wang, H. J. (2023). Culture and the way of granting job autonomy: Goal or execution?. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology96(3), 624-645. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12438
  • Wang, Y., Ma, Z., Lu, S., Duan, Z., Wilson, A., Jia, Y., ... & Chen, R. (2023). Associations between sex differences, eating disorder behaviors, physical and mental health, and self-harm among Chinese adolescents. Journal of eating disorders, 11(1), 1-15. 10.1186/s40337-023-00754-7
  • Ogunbode, C. A.*,...Lu, S.,…& Karasu, M. (2022). Climate anxiety, wellbeing and pro-environmental action: Correlates of negative emotional responses to climate change in 32 countries. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 84(18), 101887. 10.1016/j.jenvp.2022.101887
  • Park, J.,...Lu, S.,... & Yadav, R. (2022). Comparison of the inter-item correlations of the Big Five Inventory-10 (BFI-10) between Western and non-Western contexts. Personality and Individual Differences, 196, 111751. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111751
  • Lu, S.^, Jiang, F.^*, & Zhang, R.^ (2021). Red and risk preferences: The effects of culture and individual differences. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making (Q1). doi:10.1002/bdm.2233
  • Lu, S.^, Jiang, F.^, Zhu, X.*, & Song, X. (2021). Social media impacts the relation between interpersonal conflict and job performance. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (Q2), 59(3), 420–441. doi:10.1111/1744-7941.12250
  • Ogunbode, C. A.*,...Lu, S.,…& Lomas, M. J. (2021). Negative emotions about climate change are related to insomnia symptoms and mental health: Cross-sectional evidence from 25 countries. Current Psychology (Q2), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01385-4
  • Jiang, F., Lu, S., Wang, H., Zhu, X., & Lin, W. (2020). The Roles of Leader Empowering Behaviour and Employee Proactivity in Daily Job Crafting: A Compensatory Model. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 1–12. doi:10.1080/1359432x.2020.1813110
  • Jiang, F., Lu, S., Jiang, T., & Jia, H. (2020). Does the Relation Between Humor Styles and Subjective Well-Being Vary Across Culture and Age? A Meta-Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02213
  • Jiang, F., Lu, S., Zhu, X., & Song, X. (2019). Social media impacts the relation between interpersonal conflict and job performance. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. doi:10.1111/1744-7941.12250
  • Wang, Y., Lu, S., Liu, J., Tan, J., & Zhang, J. (2019). The Influence of Culture on Attitudes Towards Humorous Advertising. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01015
  • Li, Y. J., Lu, S., Lan, J., & Jiang, F. (2019). Feel Safe to Take More Risks? Insecure Attachment Increases Consumer Risk-Taking Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00874
  • Lu, S., Au, W.-T., Zhu, Y., & Jiang, F. (2018). True versus strategic fairness in a common resource dilemma: Evidence from the dual-process perspective. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32(3), 255–265. doi:10.1002/bdm.2111
  • Yam, P. P. C., Ng, G. T. T., Au, W. T., Tao, L., Lu, S., Leung, H., & Fung, J. M. Y. (2018). The effect of subgroup homogeneity of efficacy on contribution in public good dilemmas. PLOS ONE, 13(7), e0201473. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201473
  • Yue, X., Jiang, F., Lu, S., & Hiranandani, N. (2016). To Be or Not To Be Humorous? Cross Cultural Perspectives on Humor. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01495
  • Jiang, F., Yue, X., Lu, S., Yu, G., & Zhu, F. (2015). How Belief in a Just World Benefits Mental Health: The Effects of Optimism and Gratitude. Social Indicators Research, 126(1), 411–423. doi:10.1007/s11205-015-0877-x
  • Jiang, F., Yue, X., Lu, S., & Yu, G. (2015). Can you forgive? It depends on how happy you are. Scandinavian journal of psychology, 56(2), 182-188. doi:10.1111/sjop.12185
  • Jiang, F., Lu, S., Yao, X., Yue, X., & Au, W. tung. (2013). Up or Down? How Culture and Color Affect Judgments. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27(3), 226–234. doi:10.1002/bdm.1800
  • Shek, D. T. L., Leung, H., & Lu, S. (2013). Perceived Family Life Quality in Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 117(3), 757–775. doi:10.1007/s11205-013-0397-5
  • Lu, S., Au, W.-T., Jiang, F., Xie, X., & Yam, P-C. (2013). Cooperativeness and competitiveness as two distinct constructs: Validating the cooperative and competitive personality scale in a social dilemma context. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 1135-1147. doi:10.1080/00207594.2012.743666
  • Jiang, F., Lu, S., Hou, Y., & Yue, X. D. (2013). Dialectical thinking and health behaviors: The effects of the theory of planned behavior. International Journal of Psychology, 43, 206-214. doi: 10.1080/00207594.2012.656130
  • Au, W.-T., Lu, S., Leung, H., Yam, P., & Fung, J. (2012). Risk and prisoner’s dilemma: A reinterpretation of Coobs’ re-parameterization. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 25, 476-490. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.743


Research interests/expertise

  • Group dynamics
  • Individual decision-making
  • Cultural differences in humour
  • Academic procrastination and stress coping


  • PhD in Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • MSc in Psyhcology, Peking University
  • BSc in Psychology, Peking University

Courses taught

  • Empirical Psychology
  • Further Research Methods for Psychologists

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