Zhipeng (Simon) Gao
Zhipeng Gao is a PhD Candidate in the program History and Theory of Psychology at York University.
His research areas include the history of education and psychology in the 1950s and 1960s China, theoretical psychology with a focus on qualitative methodology, and social changes and conflicts in contemporary China. His dissertation is on how China in the 1950s envisioned its communist psychological utopia in the service of its revolutionary and national projects.
His publications can be found in History of Science, Narrative Inquiry, Annual Review of Critical Psychology, The Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology, History of Psychology, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, European Yearbook of the History of Psychology, Doing Psychology under New Conditions, Encyclopaedia of Critical Psychology, Acta Psychologica Sinica (心理学报), and Advances in Psychological Science (心理科学进展).
He used to teach the History of Psychology course at undergraduate level.
Bischoping, K. & Gao, Z. (In press). Story sequencing and stereotyping: A case study from talk about the crowded buses of China. Narrative Inquiry.
Gao, Z. (2015). Pavlovianism in China: Politics and differentiation across scientific disciplines in the Maoist era. History of Science 53 (1), 57-85.
Gao, Z. (2013). The emergence of modern psychology in China, 1876-1929. Annual Review of Critical Psychology, 293-307.
Gao, Z. (2013). Reflexivity through dialogue in psychological research, (International Society for Theoretical Psychology & Marvakis, A.) Doing Psychology under New Conditions, p. 221-229. Concord, Ontario: Captus Press.
Keywords: History of education; history of psychology; theoretical psychology; qualitative research; China