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Prof. Tao Yick Ku, Vivienne

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)

Room: Humanities and Social Sciences Building E21-3048
Telephone: +(853) 8822 8389

E-mail: vyktao@um.edu.mo

 
Academic qualifications
  • PhD (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • MA (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • BSc (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
 
Teaching areas
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Gambling
  • Sensation & Perception
  • Social Psychology
 
Current research area
  • Achievement Motivation
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Chinese Gambling
 
Selected publications

Refereed Periodical Publications

 

  • Lao, H. C. F., Tao, V. Y. K., & Wu, A. M. S. (in press). Theory of planned behaviour and healthy sleep of college students. Australian Journal of Psychology.

     

  • Tao, V.Y.K. (in press). Understanding Chinese Students’ Achievement Patterns: Perspective from Social-Oriented Achievement Motivation. In R.B.King & A.B.I. Bernardo (Eds), The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins. Singapore: Springer.

  • Tao, V.Y.K., & Hong Y.Y. (2014). When Academic Achievement is an Obligation-Perspectives from Social-Oriented Achievement Motivation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45(1), 110-136.

  • Wu, A.M.S., Lai, M.H.C, Tong, K.K., & Tao, V. Y. K (2013). Chinese Attitudes, Norms, Behavioral Control and Gambling Involvement in Macao. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29(4), 749-763.

  • Wu, A.M.S., Tao, V. Y. K, Tong, K.K., & Cheung, S.F., & Tong, K.K. (2012). Psychometric evaluation of the inventory of Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviours (GMAB) among Chinese gamblers. . International Gambling Studies, 12, 331-347.

  • Tao, V. Y. K., Wu, A.M.S., Cheung, S.F., & Tong, K.K. (2011). Development of an Indigenous Inventory GMAB (Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviors) for Chinese Gamblers: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27, 99-113.

  • Tao, V.Y.K., Iong, W.I., & Wu, A.M.S. (2008). Part-Time Employment and Sense of School Belonging among University Students in Macao. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 9, 67-84.

  • Sin, P.C., Wu, A.M.S., & Tao, V.Y.K. (2008). Excessive Working and Gender in Macao. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 9, 7-26.

  • Wong, W.K., Chan, K.M., Tai, P.K., & Tao, V.Y.K. (2008). Problem Gambling Among University Students in Macao. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 9, 47-66.



Selected conference presentation

 

  • Wu, A.M.S., Lai, M.H.C., Tong, K.K., & Tao, V.V.K. (2013 July). Applicaiton of the Theory of Planned Behavior on Gambling Involvement among Chinese people. The 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013), Stockholm

  • Tao, V.Y.K., Tong, K.K.,& Wu, A.M.S. (2012, Nov). Locus of control and gambling behavior among Chinese gamblers. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research, Nov 5-8, 2012, Macao.

  • Wu, A.M.S., Tao, V. Y. K, Tong, K.K., & Cheung, S.F., & Tong, K.K. (2012, Nov). Psychometric Properties of the revised Inventory of Gambling Motives, Attitudes and Behaviors (GMAB-R). Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling & Commercial Gaming Research, Nov 5-8, 2012, Macao.

  • Tao, V.Y.K., Chan, M.P.K., & Wu, A.M.S. (2011, Jan). Attitude towards seeking online counseling help among Chinese adolescents. Paper presented at the International Conference on E-commerce, E-administration, E-society, E-education, and E-technology, Jan 18-20, 2011, Japan.

  • Tao, V.Y.K., Wu, A.M.S., Cheung, S.F., & Tong, K.K. (2010, July). Towards the development of an indigenous inventory to assess cognition and behavior of Chinese gamblers. Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the International Test Commission, July 19-21, 2010, Hong Kong.

 

 

Courses taught
  1. Cross Cultural Gambling Psychology (MIRM617)
  2. Learning & Cognition (PSYC 204/PSYB 211)
  3. Social Psychology (PSYC 205/PSYB 212)
  4. Sensation & Perception (PSYC 203/PSYB 122)
  5. Psychology of Testing (PSYC 206)
  6. Wonders in Life Science: Health Psychology (PSYC 211)
  7. Biological Psychology (PSYC 310/PSYB 350)
  8. Health Psychology (PSYC 311)
  9. Senior Thesis Research I (PSYC 401)
  10. Senior Thesis Research II (PSYC 402)
  11. Social Psychology II (PSYC 413)
  12. Psychology of Gambling (SOCY 243)