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Research Interests

I am excited about deepening our understanding of "what is good" by exploring Chinese cultural influences on psychology, including moral concepts, values, motivation and reasoning styles, and their implications for Western theories-- by pointing out their cultural uniqueness! I use interdisciplinary approaches, multiple/mixed methods with cross-cultural data (e.g. psychophysiological data, qualitative data, quantitative surveys and experiments) and adopt open-science practices.

  Teaching Interests

In my teaching, I aim to cultivate positive attitudes towards diversity, curiosity and excitement about new ideas, and to teach skills that help my students learn and benefit from different perspectives. For example, please take a look at our pedagogical project on teaching discussion skills in the Hong Kong context (, and a new project on cultivating global perspectives among staff and students by focusing on the emotional and motivational aspects of cultural competence ( ).

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