CHIU Chui-De
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Qualifications:Ph.D., National Taiwan University
Appointment:Assistant Professor
Office:Rm 319, Sino Building
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Tel:3943 6210
Fax:2603 5019

Brief Introduction

Prof. Chui-De Chiu obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at National Taiwan University. During graduate and postgraduate studies, he received training in applying experimental approaches to delineating the cognitive mechanisms of psychopathology (e.g., dissociation, mood disorders, and psychosis). He stayed in Leiden University (The Netherlands) and Central Institute of Mental Health at Mannheim (Germany) as a visiting scholar and then as a scientific researcher from 2012 to 2013. During his time there, he used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neuro-cognitive underpinnings of borderline personality disorder. Prof. Chiu is a trained CBT-oriented therapist. Aside from conventional CBT interventions, he has also done work in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and psychodynamics.

Two areas of Prof. Chiu's clinical and research interests lie in the impact of aversive interpersonal experience and stressful life events on mental health. In particular, his focus is on the information processing styles which characterize stress-related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, and borderline personality disorder. He attempts to clarify the neuro-cognitive mechanisms underlying the symptomatic manifestations of stress-related disorders, and to investigate how these atypical neuro-cognitive operations mediate/moderate the pathogenetic pathway from stressful life events to mental illnesses. His past work mainly surrounds the paradox of pathological trauma memory (i.e., intrusion and amnesia). A new focus of his research is in exploring the role of dysfunctional self-regulation (e.g., self-esteem, shame, and self-versus-other boundary) in stress-related disorders.

Teaching Areas

  • PSYC3700 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC6610 Psychopathology
  • PSYC6750 Intervention Seminar III


Research Interests

  1. cognitive and socio-cognitive mechanisms of psychological dysfunctions and neuropsychiatric disorders;
  2. trauma model of psychopathology (e.g., dissociation, somatization, and borderline personality disorder);
  3. child abuse and neglect;
  4. relational process of psychotherapy (e.g., attachment and empathy).


van Schie, C. C., Chiu, C.-D., Rombouts, S. A. R. B., Heiser, W. J., & Elzinga, B. M. (2018). When compliments don’t hit but critiques do: an fMRI study into self-esteem and self-knowledge in processing social feedback. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Manuscript accepted.

Chiu, C.-D., Ho, H. L., Tollenaar, M. S., Elzinga, B. M., & Zhang, T.-Y. (2018). Early relational trauma and self representations: Misattributing externally derived representations as internally generated. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.Manuscript accepted.

Sun, X., So, S. H. W., Chiu, C.-D., Chan, R. C. K. & Leung, P. W. L. (2018). Paranoia and anxiety: A cluster analysis in a non-clinical sample and the relationship with worry processes. Schizophrenia Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2018.01.024

Chiu, C.-D. (2018). Enhanced accessibility of ignored neutral and negative items in nonclinical dissociative individuals. Consciousness and Cognition. 57, 74-83.

Chiu, C.-D. (2018). Phenomenological characteristics of recovered memory in nonclinical individuals. Psychiatry Research, 259, 135-141.

Chiu, C.-D., & Yei-Yu Yeh (2018). In your shoes or mine? Shifting from other to self perspective is vital for emotional empathy. Emotion, 18, 39-45. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/emo0000346

Chiu, C.-D., Tseng, M.-C., Chien, Y.-L., Liao, S.-C., Liu, C.-M., Yeh, Y.-Y., Hwu, H.-G., & Ross, C. A. (2017). Dissociative disorders in acute psychiatric inpatients in Taiwan. Psychiatry Research, 250, 285-290.

Chiu, C.-D., Lee, M.-H., Chen, W.-C., Ho, H. L., & Wu, H.-C. (2017). Alexithymia and anesthetic bladder capacity in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 100, 15-21.

Chiu, C.-D., Lee, M.-H., Chen, W.-C., Ho, H. L., & Wu, H.-C. (2017). Childhood interpersonal trauma, psychiatric dysfunctions, and urological symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 93, 90-95.

Chiu, C.-D., Chang, J.-H., & Hui, C. M. (2017). Self-concept integration and differentiation in subclinical individuals with dissociation proneness. Self & Identity. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15298868.2017.1296491

Krause-Utz, A., Winter, D., Schriner, F., Chiu, C.-D., Lis, S., Spinhoven, P., Bohus, M., Schmahl, C., & Elzinga, B. M. (2017). Reduced amygdala reactivity and impaired working memory during dissociation in borderline personality disorder. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. Advance Online Publication. doi:10.1007/s00406-017-0806-x

Wang, Y., Shi, H.-S., Liu, W.-H., Xie, D.-J., Geng, F.-L., Yan, C., Wang, Y., Xiao, Y.-H., So, S. H. W., Chiu, C.-D., Leung, P. W. L., Cheung, E. F. C., Gooding, D. C., & Chan, R. C. K. (2017). Trajectories of schizotypy and their emotional and social functioning: An 18-month follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research. Advance online publication.

Wang, Y.-Y. Shi, H.-S., Liu, W.-H., Yan, C., Wang, Y., Chiu, C.-D., So, S. H., Lui, S. S. Y., Cheung, E. F. C., & Chan, R. C. K. (2017). Invariance of factor structure of the 21-item Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI-21) over time and across samples. Psychiatry Research. 254, 190-197.

Chiu, C.-D., Tseng, M.-C., Chien, Y.-L., Liao, S.-C., Liu, C.-M., Yeh, Y.-Y., & Hwu, H.-G. (2016). Switch function and pathological dissociation in acute psychiatric inpatients. PLoS One, e0154667.

Chiu, C.-D., Tseng, M.-C., Chien, Y.-L., Liao, S.-C., Liu, C.-M., Yeh, Y.-Y., & Hwu, H.-G. (2016). Misattributing the Source of Self-Generated Representations Related to Dissociative and Psychotic Symptoms. Frontier in Psychology, 7, 541.

Chiu, C.-D., Paesen, L., Dziobek, I., & Tollenaar, M. S. (2016). Weakened cognitive empathy in nonclinical individuals with dissociation proneness. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 425-436.

Chiu, C.-D., Tseng, M.-C., Chien, Y.-L., Liao, S.-C., Liu, C.-M., Yeh, Y.-Y., & Hwu, H.-G. (2015). Cumulative traumatization was associated with pathological dissociation in acute psychiatric inpatients in Taiwan. Psychiatry Research, 230, 406-412.

Winter, D., Krause-Utz, A., Lis, S., Chiu, C.-D., Lanius, R., Bohus, M., & Schmahl, C. (2015). Dissociation in borderline personality disorder: Disturbed cognitive and emotional inhibition and its neural correlates. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 30, 233, 339-351.

Chiu, C.-D., Lin, C.-C., Yeh, Y.-Y., & Hwu, H.-G. (2012). Forgetting the unforgettable affective autobiographical memories in nonclinical dissociators. Emotion, 12, 1102-1110.

Chiu, C.-D., Yeh, Y.-Y., Ross, A. C., Lin, S.-F., Huang, W.-T., & Hwu, H.-G. (2012). Recovered memory experience in a nonclinical sample is associated with dissociation proneness rather than aversive experiences. Psychiatry Research, 197, 265-269.

Chiu, C.-D., Yeh, Y.-Y., Huang, C.-L., Wu, Y.-C., Chiu, Y.-J., & Lin, C.-C. (2010). Unintentional memory inhibition is weakened in nonclinical dissociators. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 41, 117-124.

Gau, S.-F., Chiu, C.-D., Shang, C.-Y., Cheng, T.-A. & Soong, W.-T. (2009). Executive function in adolescence among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Taiwan. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 525-534.

Chiu, C.-D., Yeh, Y.-Y., Huang Y.-M., Wu, Y.-C., & Chiu, Y.-J. (2009) The set switching function of nonclinical dissociators under negative emotion. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 214-222.