(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) In this video, Dr Bonnie Chow of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences explains how social scientists are striving for the betterment of society through observation, suggesting hypothesis and using experiments to verify the hypothesis, and finally building knowledge. Two research studies on creative literacy activities and dialogic reading, conducted by Dr Chow, are shown as examples.
(Video in Cantonese only with bilingual subtitles) In this video, Dr Dannii Yeung and Dr Tse Chun-yu of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences introduce the eye tracker and EEG machine, examples of equipment that are being used in psychology research studies. They also share their research studies on people’s emotional reactions to intergenerational workplace conflicts and the cognitive mechanism of individuals in detecting environmental changes.
Date 10 – 11 June 2021 Time Day 1 (10 June 2021) : 9am – 6pm (HKT) Day 2 (11 June 2021): 9:30am – 12:30pm (HKT) Four sub-themes – Physical and mental health of young people – Physical and mental health of older adults – Physical and mental health of carers – Primary health care challenges Keynote Speakers – Professor Andrea REUPERT, Monash University – Professor Gerald KOH, National University of Singapore Registration Click here for registration Enquiries Anson Lam (email@example.com)
Date 24 August 2021 (Tue) Time 4pm – 5:10pm (HKT) 9am – 10:10am (UKT) Format Zoom Meeting Registration Click here for registration. Speaker Dr Stavroula KOUSTA, Chief Editor, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Publishing Group Abstract Human behaviour has been critical in shaping the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions of individuals, groups, nation states and international bodies have all had a role to play in curbing its spread. This means that insights from the behavioural, social and health sciences have been and will continue to be invaluable throughout the course of the pandemic. The behavioural, social and health science communities responded rapidly to the crisis by sharing insights from the existing literature and, importantly, by mobilising swiftly to collect new, directly applicable evidence to guide policy and assist individuals, communities and governments in managing the pandemic. At the same time, behavioural, social and health scientists have faced the challenge of balancing the urgent need for evidence to guide policy with the need to communicate uncertainties responsibly. In this talk, Dr Kousta will discuss how the pandemic reshaped how human behavioural research is carried out and communicated, as well as the challenges in bridging the gap between science, policy and the general public in a time of crisis. Enquiries +852 3442-2849 / OH.firstname.lastname@example.org
(Video in English only with bilingual subtitles) People often feel helpless and depressed when facing life-altering situations such as a terminal diagnosis, incarceration and even a global pandemic. While many clinical psychologists mainly provide their patients with symptom treatments that focuses on “now”, Prof Samuel HO Mun-yin, Head of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has dedicated over two decades to his hope-based treatments that focus on the future. Prof Ho has established Chinese Hope Scales to measure the cognitive style of hope; these instruments have been widely adopted by practitioners in hospitals and NGOs. Based on his research findings, Prof Ho has developed five hope storybooks and two treatment manuals for hope-based interventions, and was involved in the development of a gender-responsive treatment facility in the largest women’s prison in Hong Kong. His work has also gained recognition overseas these years. He was invited to provide training and consultation to over 400 clinicians in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.
Dr WANG Xijing of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences and her research team launched a series of five studies to identify whether physical attractiveness can predict self-interested behaviours and the mechanism behind it.
Dr CHAN Siu-ming of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducted a large territory-wide homeless survey in Hong Kong with his research team, aiming to examine the mental health conditions of homeless people and the determinants of mental health problems.Interviewers talked to 1,103 homeless people and successfully collected 711 valid questionnaires for analysis.