Weibin  Mao

School of Psychology, Shandong Normal University

No. 88, East Wenhua Rd, Jinan, P. R. China, 250014



 Visiting Scholar, 2010.02-2010.08, Washington University in Saint Louis

 Ph. D.,  2006-2009, East China Normal University

Master, 1987-1990, Shandong Normal University

Bachelor, 1983-1987, Shandong Normal University


Professor (2011-) Shandong Normal University

Associate Professor (2005-2010): Shandong Normal University

Associate Professor (1999-2005): Jinan Educational  College


Human cognition and memory (false memory, working memory, emotional memory and bilingual recognition), brain and cognition (electrophysiological basis of false memory), cross-linguistic study of  false memory.


National Natural Science Foundation of China: Effects of emotional arousal on associative memory: The limits and cognitive neural mechanisms(31571113).

Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province: Emotion-induced memory trade-offs in directed forgetting of complex emotional stimuli(ZR2014CM022).


Mao W. B., Zhao H. Y., Dong L. Y., & Bai L. (2016). The emotional memory trade-off effect in retrieval-induced forgetting. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 48(10), 1219-1228.

Mao W. B., Li Z. Y., Zhao K., & Bai L. (2016). Directed Forgetting of Emotional Autobiographical Memories in Undergraduates with Shame. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 24(3), 413-416.

Bai L., Mao W. B., & Li Z. Y. (2016). A new field of social memory: Socially shared retrieval-induced forgetting. Advances in Psychological Science, 24(5), 707-715.

Zhao H. Y., Bai L., Yang X. F., & Mao W. B. (2016). Effects of Emotion on Associative MemoryEnhancement or Impairment? Psychological Research, 9(2), 9-15.

Zhu Y. Z., Mao W. B., Zhao H. Y., & Li Y. T. (2015). The Brain Mechanism of Intentional Forgetting. Psychological Science, 38(3), 580-585.

Wang R. Mao W. B., & Zhu Y. Z. (2015). The Effect of Emotional Context on Facial Emotion Perception. Psychological Science, 38(1), 80-84.

Zhu Y. Z., Mao W. B., & Wang R. (2014). The Neural Mechanism of Negative Bias. Advances in Psychological Science, 22(9), 1393-1403.

Jia Z., Mao W. B., & Dong L. Y. (2014). Effect of Events and Self - relevance on Directed Forgetting of Negative Emotional Memory. Psychological Science, 37(4), 840-844.

Chen F. Q., Mao W. B. (2014). The Effect of Time Pressure on the Graph-Framing Effect of Brand Decision-Making. Applied Psychology, 20(4), 332-338.

Mao W. B., Yu R., & Li C (2013). Effects of Relevance and Congruity on Survival Advantage of Memory. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 45(3), 253-262.

Yu T. T., Wang S., & Mao W. B. (2013). The Effect of Delay and Memory Load on False Memory Caused by Missing Information. Applied Psychology, 19(1), 57-64.

Mao W. B., Zhu Y. Z. (2013). ERP Old/New Effect of False Memory in Visual and Auditory Modalities. Studies of Psychology and Behavior, 11(2), 176-183.

Mao W. B., Wang S., & Kang L. L. (2012). Effect of Item-specific Processing and Relational Processing on Cross - Language False Memory among Less Proficient Chinese - English Bilinguals. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 44(10), 1289-1296.    

Mao W. B. (2012). The DIM Effect of False Recognition During Visual and Auditory Modalities. Psychological Science, 35(3), 574-580.

Yu R., Mao W. B., Jia Z. (2011). Survival Processing: A Special and Powerful Memory Encoding Procedure. Advances in Psychological Science, 19(6), 825-831.

Wang L. S.,  Mao W. B., (2011). Modality effect in false memory in DRM Paradigm. Advances in Psychological Science, 01(2), 77-82.

Mao W. B., Yang Z. L., & Wang L. S. (2010). Modality effect in false recognition: Evidence from Chinese Characters. International Journal of Psychology. 45(1):4-10.

Mao W. B.,Sun L. P., Yu T. T.  (2009). The effects of pressure and cognitive styles on false memory based on events. Applied Psychology, 15(3), 271-277.

Mao W. B. (2009). The effects of divided attention at study on modality effect in false recognition. Psychological Science, 32(6), 1345-1347.

Mao W. B., Yang Z. L., Wang L. S., & Yuan J.W. (2008).  Modality effect of cross-language false memory among less proficient Chinese-English bilinguals. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 40 (3), 274-282.

Mao W. B., Yang Z. L. (2008). The effect of repetition on modality effect in false recognition. Psychological Science, 31(6), 1326-1329.

Mao W. B., Yang Z. L. (2008). Recent progress in working memory capacity. Psychological Science, 31(3), 741-744.

Mao W. B., Wang L. S. (2007). Interference and relationship between working memory and general fluid intelligence. Psychological Science, 30(3), 636-639.

Mao W. B., Gu W. C. (2008). Research progress on neural substrate of the critical period for the second language learners. Journal of Hebei Normal University, 12, 38-41.

Mao W. B. (2006). Research on semantic taken of bilingual and implication for foreign language teaching. Contemporary Educational Science, 1, 42-46.

Mao W. B. (2006). Some thought on the teaching of bilingual in psychological view. Educational Researches of Shandong, 5, 3-6.


Graduate Courses:  Cognitive Psychology, Emotion Lectures

Undergraduate Courses:  Cognitive Psychology,Emotion Psychology


Acta Psychological Sinica;  

Advances in Psychological Science;

Psychological Science