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Dr. Dian Gu

Dian is interested in pro-environmental behavior, behavioral change, and the influence of socio-ecological and cultural factors.


Connie Chiu

Connie is currently a Ph.D. student at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interest is in moral cognition. Specifically, she is interested in how people make moral and legal judgments in everyday life, taking into account the influences of emotional and contextual factors. 


Dr. Jennifer Tong

Jennifer is interested in studying the psychological mechanism of the implicit theories, impression formation, attribution, and group processes.

Dr. William Chan Hoi-Wing

William is currently an assistant Professor at PolyU. 

His major research interests include pro-environmental behavior, cultural influence, and goal theories. 

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Dr. Echo Chan

 Echo is interested in how social factors, such as social class, social inequality, and social mobility, will influence consumers' decision-making and real purchase behaviors. 


Dr. Haitao Yu

My main research interests focus on cultural interaction and intergroup relation, ethnic psychological compatibility, national identification of minority, especially Uyghur, Kazak in the Xinjiang region of China. 

Jinxiao is currently a PhD student at Stanford. He investigated the influences of experimental sleep deprivation on emotion regulation using EEG measures. He is familarized with EEG spectral analysis as well as ERP. 


Georgia Chik 

 I worked as a Research Assistant under Prof. Ying-yi Hong in years 2016-2017.

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Dr. Ying Yang was a visiting scholar at the Cultural Lab. Her current research interest is focused on culture, collective emotion, social identity, and intergroup relations.

My main research focus lies in culture and cognition, more specifically I’m interested in how decision making is affected by both cross-cultural differences in information processing, and differences in information processing as a result of group diversity.


Qian Yu


Qian was a Research Assistant in the culture lab from Oct. 2015 to Aug. 2017.  She is now pursuing her Ph.D. study in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.


Her research focuses on the consumption practices of individuals experiencing broadly-defined social mobility, as well as their impact on social inequality and on a sustainable consumption-scape in global cities. 



Yang Yang

Yang worked as a Research Assistant in the Culture Lab headed by Prof. Ying-Yi Hong during 2017 to 2019

Yang is now a graduate student in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

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