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S. (Si) Wen MSc

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15916
    1001 NK Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    After completing my Bachelor of Administration (2011) and Master of Education (2014) in China, I immediately moved to the Netherlands to start my 4-year PhD project. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Department of Developmental Psychology in the University of Amsterdam. I am supervised by Prof. Reinout Wiers and Dr. Helle Larsen, and I am working as a member of ADAPT lab (

    My research interest is implicit cognition (e.g., cognitive biases) and addiction (e.g., smoking). Specifically, my PhD project mainly focuses on investigating the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions combined Cognitive Bias Modification (e.g., Action Tendencies Re-training, Inhibition Control Training) and Motivational Interviewing on smoking cessation. Through this project, I would like to answer three research questions: (a) do these interventions have effects on smoking cessation? (b) if so, how these interventions work? and (c) for whom these interventions work best?

  • Publications

    Lu, F. Y., Wen, S., Deng, G., & Tang, Y. L. (2017). Self-concept mediate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and abstinence motivation as well as self-efficacy among drug addicts. Addictive behaviors68, 52-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.017

  • Publications


    • Wen, S., Larsen, H., Boffo, M., Grasman, R. P. P. P., Pronk, T., van Wijngaarden, J. B. G., & Wiers, R. W. (2020). Combining Web-Based Attentional Bias Modification and Approach Bias Modification as a Self-Help Smoking Intervention for Adult Smokers Seeking Online Help: Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mental Health, 7(5), [e16342]. [details]


    • Lu, F-Y., Wen, S., Deng, G., & Tang, Y-L. (2017). Self-concept mediate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and abstinence motivation as well as self-efficacy among drug addicts. Addictive Behaviors, 68, 52-58. [details]


    • Wen, S., Larsen, H., Cao, M. L., Kong, P., Maric, M., Tang, Y. L., & Wiers, R. W. H. J. (2017). Combining Cognitive Bias Modification with Motivational Interviewing to Increase Smoking Cessation in Chinese Smokers: A Pilot Study using A Single-Case Experimental Design. Poster session presented at SRNT 23rd Annual Meeting, Florence, Italy.
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