Chieh Lu, Ph.D.

Chieh Lu, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar


Research Interests:

Cultural identity, self-awareness, metacognition, intergroup relations


Dr. Chieh Lu is a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the SAIL. She obtained a B.S. in psychology at National Taiwan University in Taiwan, an Ed.M. in human development and psychology at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston, and a Ph.D. in social and cultural psychology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her research has received funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Dr. Lu is interested in individuals’ awareness of the link between who they are and their sociocultural surroundings. She developed the construct cultural self-awareness (i.e., the awareness of culture’s influence on the self) and investigated its intrapersonal, collective, and intergroup outcomes. Her work concerns how individuals’ cultural experiences shape their understanding of self and others, especially culturally different others. Recently, she focuses on examining the causal effect and intergroup benefits of cultural self-awareness. She seeks to apply her research to real-world settings, such as organizations, schools, and families.