Prof. Dr. Dandan Pang
Prof. Dr. Dandan Pang Dozentin Tenure Track
Institut New Work
Master of Science Digital Business Administration
Agility and New Work
People and Collaborations
Mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions
Character strengths and strengths-based interventions
Future of Work
- 04.2022 – present, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Bern University of Applied Sciences
- 02.2019 – present, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bern
- 02.2016 – present, Guest Lecturer of Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Positive Psychology, University of Zurich
- 09.2021 – 11.2021 & 02.2018 – 07.2018, Visiting Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
- 09.2020 – 07.2021, Guest Lecturer for Institute of Applied Psychology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
- 01.2019 – 02.2019, Visiting Researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam
- 11.2014 – 01.2019, Doctoral Researcher, University of Zurich
- 2015-2018, Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Zurich
- 2011-2014, M.S. in Psychology, University of Zurich
- 2007-2011, B.S. in Applied Psychology, Sun Yat-sen University
Mindful together: Interpersonal mindfulness and its benefits on social interactions at work. 06.2021–06.2022, CHF 23’840. Bern University Research Foundation. Role: PI.
Using Big Data to understand cultural differences of well-being between China and the US. 07.2020 – 08.2020, CHF 7,200. Swiss National Science Foundation. Role: PI.
Age in signature strengths use at work: The moderating role of future time perspective. 02.2019 – 01.2021. Sub-project of the National Innovation Network AGE-NT funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI). Role: Co-PI.
Signature strengths across different occupations. 01.2019 – 02.2019, CHF 1,600. GRC Travel Grant, Graduate Campus of the University of Zurich. Role: PI.
The mutual support model of mindfulness and character strengths and a new perspective on emotion regulation of mindfulness. 165465, 03.2016 – 01.2019, CHF 180,768. Swiss National Science Foundation. Role: PI.
Toward character strengths from language exploration in social media. 165465/2, 02.2018 – 07.2018, CHF 14,000. Swiss National Science Foundation. Role: PI.
Social skills group intervention and loneliness among college students in China. 091055842, 04.2009 – 04.2010, CNY 10,000. Chinese National Creative Research Program for Undergraduate Students. Role: PI.
Investigations and reflections on the current educational condition of the children of migrant peasant-workers in the city after the free compulsory education policy was promulgated. 05.2009 – 09.2009, CNY 1,500, Youth League Committee, Sun Yat-sen University. Role: PI.
RECENT KEY PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
Pang, D., Eichstaedt, J. C., Buffone, A., Slaff, B., Ruch, W., & Ungar, L. H. (2020). The language of character strengths: predicting morally valued traits on social media. Journal of Personality, 88, 287-306. doi:10.1111/jopy.12491
Pang, D. & Ruch, W. (2019). Fusing character strengths and mindfulness interventions: Benefits for job satisfaction and performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24, 150-162. doi:10.1037/ocp0000144
Pang, D. & Ruch, W. (2019). The mutual support model of mindfulness and character strengths. Mindfulness, 10, 1545–1559. doi:10.1007/s12671-019-01103-z
Pang, D. & Ruch, W. (2019). Scrutinizing the components of mindfulness: Insights from current, past and non-meditators. Mindfulness, 10, 492-505. doi:10.1007/s12671-018-0990-4
Pang, D. & Proyer, R. T. (2018). An initial cross-cultural comparison of adult playfulness in mainland China and German-speaking countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 421. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00421
Heintz, S., Ruch, W., Platt, T., Pang, D., Carretero-Dios, H., Dionigi, A., ... & Chłopicki, W. (2018). Psychometric comparisons of benevolent and corrective humor across 22 countries: The virtue gap in humor goes international. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 92. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00092
Hofmann, J., Heintz, S., Pang, D., & Ruch, W. (2019). Differential relationships of light and darker forms of humor with mindfulness. Applied Research in Quality of Life, Special Issue “Character strengths, well-being, and health in educational and vocational settings”. doi:10.1007/s11482-018-9698-9
PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS
Cui, J., Zhang, T., Pang, D., Ungar, H. L., & Guntuku, S. C. (2021). Social media reveals urban-rural differences in stress across China. The 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.
Igic, I., Krieger. T, Pang. D, & Hirschi. A. (2021). Efficacy of an online self-compassion intervention at work: A randomized controlled study. Academy of Management Proceedings, 10818.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS
Hirschi, A. & Pang, D. (2020). Career development of older workers and retirees. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work (3rd ed., pp. 437-469). New York, NY: Wiley.
Pang, D., Li, G., Qian, H., Luo, L., Qiu, P., Yang, W., & Lei, H. (2009). 对在免费义务教育政策颁布后进城务工就业农民随迁子女的教育现状探究及思索 [Investigations and reflections on the current educational condition of the children of migrant peasant-workers in the city after the free compulsory education policy was promulgated]. In S. Huang (Ed.), Hongyi archives (pp. 525-548). Guangzhou, China: Sun Yat-sen University.
RECENT OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Pang, D. (2021/2019, June). Positive Psychology in Career Development. Invited workshop at the Further Education Program for the Swiss Service Center for Vocational Education and Training «Schweizerisches Dienstleistungszentrum Berufsbildung», Bern, Switzerland, June 4, 2019.
Pang, D. (2019, June). Mindfulness: An introduction. Invited workshop presented at the Summer School on Education at Zurich University of Teacher Education, Zurich, Switzerland, June 17-21, 2019.
Pang, D. (2018, November). The art of mindfulness: An introduction. Public panel discussion presented at the Psych-Alumni Fachveranstaltung, Zurich, Switzerland, November 3, 2018.
Pang, D. (2018, October). Mindfulness and positive psychology. Invited workshop presented at the Healthy Research Marketplace Promoting Wellbeing in Academia at UZH, Zurich, Switzerland, October 5, 2018.
Pang, D. (2017, September). Mindfulness and spirituality in an interreligious context. Invited workshop at the Further Education Day of monastery Fahr, Zurich, Switzerland, September 19, 2017.
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-finance Students Abroad
Issued by China Scholarship Council · May 2020
Best Dissertation Award
Issued by Swiss Positive Psychology Association · Nov 2019
Best Symposium Presentation Award
Issued by 16th ISSSHL · Jul 2016
University Scholarship for Premium Students
Issued by Sun Yat-sen University, China · 2008-2010
Language skills and intercultural knowledge
- English - Full professional proficiency
- German - Professional working proficiency
- Chinese - Native or bilingual proficiency
- United States of America