Zhipeng (Simon) Gao
Zhipeng (Simon) Gao is a doctoral student in the Psychology Department at York University. His research interests include history and theory (philosophy) of psychology from critical, sociological, political, discursive, feminist and postcolonial perspectives.
He has a number of publications on Chinese psychology, the history of psychology, methodology/epistemology in psychology, and social justice in psychology. In 2012 he received the Mary J. Wright Award offered by Canadian Psychological Association. His major work, “Toward a Psychological Theory for Practicing Epistemological Reflexivity,” provides a dialogical approach for social researchers to reflect on the influence of their subjectivity on the properties of social knowledge.
Currently he works on the history of Chinese and Soviet psychology, cross-cultural communication, and researcher-participant relation in psychology. He holds an Honours BS in Applied Psychology from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
Keywords: History and theory (philosophy) of psychology; China