Prof. Li-fang Zhang

Prof. Li-fang Zhang

University of Hong Kong, China

Professor of Psychology and Education

Head of the Division of Learning, Development, and Diversity

Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong


  • Served as Associate Dean (Research Higher Degrees), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (2007 to 2010)
  • Published dozens of academic book chapters and books
  • (Co)author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and encyclopedic entries
  • Two of her award-winning monographs are entitled ‘The Malleability of Intellectual Styles’ (Zhang, 2013; Cambridge University Press) and ‘The Nature of Intellectual Styles’ (Zhang & Sternberg, 2006; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates)
  • Title of her forthcoming monograph is: ‘The Value of Intellectual Styles’ (Zhang, 2017; Cambridge University Press)
  • Senior editor of
    • Perspectives on the Nature of Intellectual Styles
    • Handbook of Intellectual Styles
    • Learning and Development of Asian Students
  • Serves as Associate Editor of both the ‘Journal of Educational Psychology’ and ‘Educational Psychology
  • Editorial board member of several other psychology and education journals
  • Apart from publishing on intellectual styles, she has published works in other domains of inquiry, including
    • Creativity
    • Giftedness
    • Personality
    • Student development
    • Teacher education
    • Higher education
    • Multicultural education
    • The academic profession