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Dr. Qin Zhao
Dr. Qin Zhao
- Professor


Ph. D., Educational Psychology

University of Florida, 2008


  • Research Methods & lab (PSY 210 & PSY 211)
  • Educational Psychology (PSY 310)
  • Psychology of Learning (PSY 331)
  • Behavior Modification (PSY 443)
  • History of Psychology (PSY 481)
  • Advanced Educational Psychology (PSY 510)

Research Interests

My lab is currently studying

  • (a) how metacognitive beliefs impact individuals’ academic and mental health resilience to challenges from within or outside;
  • (b) how absolute vs. relative standing/status impact individuals’ self-evaluations, satisfaction with performance and life, affect/emotion, and other mental health factors.

My lab has also investigated

  • (c) how to improve the accuracy of metacognitive judgments of performance.

*If you are interested in gaining research experience by working in the Metacognition Lab, feel free to drop by my office or contact me via email/phone. And, please fill out this form (Lab Application Form) and send it to me via email (qin.zhao@wku.edu).

Research Supervision

I am willing to serve as director or serve on a committee for any of these types of projects: Psy 290, Psy 490, Honors, MA theses, Ed.S. Specialist Projects, or Psy.D. Dissertations.


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Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030

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