Head of Department & Chair Professor Room: E21-3045 Phone: +(853) 8822 8386 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Chang has over 200 referred journal publications in the areas of evolutionary psychology, including cultural evolution, life history, and evolutionary mating research, and developmental psychology focusing on parenting and child and adolescent social development. His h-Index is 58, with over 17,600 citations (by Google Scholar).
My professional interests are in clinical psychology and health psychology. A key research focus is upon understanding neural, cognitive, and psychosocial influences on responses to experimental pain and disabling chronic pain. A second major research interest has been upon discerning neurocognitive, psychosocial, and sociocultural influences on body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and obesity with the approaches mentioned above.
My research is concerned with both individual and public health, with particular emphasis on addictive behaviors (e.g., gambling, gaming, Internet use, smartphone use, shopping, and substance use), organ donation, and older adults' wellbeing. In order to facilitate Chinese addiction research, I also actively participate in developing and/or validating measurement tools such as the Inventory of Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviours, the Gambling Motivation Scale, and the Internet Gaming Disorder Test in Chinese populations.
Associate Professor & Programme Coordinator of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology Room: E21-3065 Phone: +(853) 8822 8393 Email: email@example.com
My main research interest is to explore more effective ways to promote psychological well-being and to foster positive behaviors from a social psychological perspective. My current research focuses on understanding the impacts of gambling behaviors and factors behind the adherence to responsible gambling practices.
My research involves two areas: quantitative research methods and social beliefs. I am interested in solving various practical problems in meta-analysis, such as analyzing dependent effect sizes and doing meta-analytic structural equation modeling. I am also working with a research team to study people's changes in social beliefs across time.
Associate Professor Room: E21-3064 Phone: +(853) 8822 8373 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My research is mainly focused on culture and cognition. Specifically, I am interested in how cultural background (East Asian culture vs. North American) shapes the way people think and reason about the world. I am also interested in other topics in social psychology, such as motivation, decision making, etc.
Associate Professor Room: E21-3042 Phone: +(853) 8822 8385 Email: email@example.com
Prof. Kay is a California licensed clinical psychologist, Internationally Certified Addiction Specialist, Registered Psychologist in Hong Kong, and Registered Psychotherapist in Macau. Her research interests include the clinical relevance of trauma, creativity, assessment, positive psychology, program evaluation, Indigenous Psychology and Constructivism. She welcomes opportunities to work with creativity minds that appreciate multi-disciplinary approach and or an action research component.
The central focus of my research is to understand individual and relational resilience from a biopsychosocial and family systems perspective. My research has two main areas: resilience of youths in adversities and relational resilience processes. I uses a variety of behavioral and neuroscience methods, and biomarkers to study dyads and individuals.
Assistant Professor Room: E21-3048 Phone: +(853) 8822 8389 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I teach Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception and Social Psychology. My research interests cover achievement orientation and motivation, health behavior and gambling studies. Recent collaborative projects include gambling scale development and validation for Chinese gamblers.
Assistant Professor Room: E21-3047 Phone: +(853) 8822 4202 Email: email@example.com
My research is concerned with understanding biases in perception and action, and what these biases reveal about human cognition. In addition, I am interested in the history and philosophy of psychology.
Assistant Professor Room: E21-3037 Phone: +(853) 8822 4253 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A major goal of my research is to understand how and why human cognition changes in the course of development and learning. I am especially interested in the developmental interactions between categorization, attention, and memory. My research uses a variety of behavioral and neuroscience methods to study infants, children, and adults.
My research and practice have focused on predicting success for working adults in organizational and educational settings. This includes a) conceptualizing and examining psychological constructs; b) developing, validating, and implementing psychological assessments to measure individual differences that are predictive of job performance; c) investigating organizational and situational factors that can impact employees’ productivity and happiness.
Dr. Yan’s research focuses on how eye-movement control in reading varies across different orthographies and across different individuals. His main research topics include (a) the influence of high-level linguistic factors on fixation location, (b) lexical processing of foveal and parafoveal words, (c) perceptual span in reading and (d) reading behaviors of typically developing readers and impaired readers.
My primary research goal is to use culture to understand and explain everyday behaviors, including creativity, social norms, and learning behaviors and outcomes. Secondly, my research also focuses on understanding how cultural norms can affect the decision-making processes including attitudes formation, change, and its implications on our behaviors.
I am interested in exploring the mechanisms that describe and/or affect behavioral and neuronal responses during decision making in social interaction. In my research, I use diverse methods (Mturk, psychophysiological recordings, mouse tracking/eye tracking, computational modeling, EEG, TDCS/TMS and fMRI) to find answers to these questions:
1) How do people make positive and negative empathetic responses to others? 2) How can we profile and measure aspects of social inference, decision making, and strategic interactions in different individuals? 3) What is the role of mentalizing in social emotion and decision making? 4) How do the reward and punishment systems interact during decision making?
Professor Robert J. Taormina is Emeritus Professor of Psychology. During his tenure in the Department of Psychology, Professor Taormina has taught and researched in social psychology, applied social psychology, leadership, organizational socialization, adult personal resilience, and cross-cultural comparisons. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Sage journal, Leadership, and chaired the University of Macau Panel on Research Ethics.
My research interests mainly focus on: (1) factors of positive psychology (e.g., forgiveness, gratitude, sacrifice) and self-compassion in personal healing, interpersonal relationship (e.g., romantic relationship and marriage), and specific context (e.g., recovery from intimate partner violence); (2) impacts of parent-child relationship on adult development; (3) relationships among subjective social economic status, social mobility, and personal development.
My research interests lie in the areas of evolutionary psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and social psychology. Specifically, my research seek to elucidate how and why people make different social judgments in various ecological and social environments based on evolutionary theories. I also aim at understanding within- and between-cultural conflicts caused by differences in social judgments in different ecologies and social environments.
Dr. Chen earned her Ph.D. and Master’s Degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the Beijing Normal University. Her research interest lies in: (1) stress and health: the psychological and physiological mechanisms of the associations between early adversities (poverty, discrimination, and physical maltreatment) and health; (2) resilience and health: how resilience buffering the detrimental effects of stress and promoting health.