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Cecilia Cheng

Cecilia Cheng

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  • SPN Mentor

Cecilia Cheng is a professor of psychology at the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in personality, social, health, and cross-cultural psychology. She received the ICP Early Career Research Award in 2000, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 2009, Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship in 2013, and RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship in 2015. She was the Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Personality Processes and Individual Differences section).

At the University of Hong Kong, her research team seeks to enhance both mental and physical health for quality living for Hong Kong people. To realize this aim, the team applies theoretical frameworks from personality and social psychology to the understanding of real-life problems such as stress and coping, psychosomatic disorders, emotional disorders, and health-risk behaviors. The research group also organizes workshops, courses, and lectures to promote public awareness regarding mental and physical health.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Current Issues in Psychology
  • Graduate Seminar in Social Psych
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality Psychology

Cecilia Cheng
Department of Psychology
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

  • Phone: 852-3917-4224
  • Fax: 852-2219-4158

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