Resources for the Public
Our Department strives towards the betterment of society and contribution to the community. Please find here brief descriptions of public-facing websites and other products from our staff members' recent research, teaching, and knowledge-transfer grants. These sites provide useful materials for teachers, practitioners, researchers, and members of the general public.
- The T.E.A.C.H. Program: A Web-Based Resource for Online Learning and Teaching
The T.E.A.C.H. Program aims to enhance teachers’ psychological competencies (i.e., creativity, curiosity, love of learning, judgment, and perspective), thereby enabling them to have more positive attitudes, greater motivation, higher self-efficacy, and increased pedagogical competence in online learning and teaching. This web-based program provides learning resources (i.e., lecture videos, readings, e-learning resources), practical tips and suggestions on how to design and implement online lessons, and exercises and quizzes that target the principles and good practices of online learning and teaching.
PI: Dr. Henry C. Y. Ho
Co-Is: Dr. Ivan K. T. Poon, Dr. Kevin K. S. Chan, Dr. Sam S. K. Cheung, Dr. Jesus, A. D. Datu, Dr. Andy C. Y. Tse
- Fire in Deep Waters Chatbot
Designed by a team of psychologists, the FIDW chatbot uses the mobile communication application Telegram to offer personalized advice on both sleep and psycho-spiritual health, based on research showing their intimate connections. The program provides holistic training on emotions, character strengths, and spiritual aspects, aiming to improve users’ overall flourishing. Through conversations, the program can also alert users with severe sleep problems, providing them with informative resources and encouraging them to seek professional intervention as appropriate.
PI: Dr. Esther Yuet Ying Lau
Co-Is: Dr. TSO, Ricky Van Yip, Dr. LEE Terence C. P., Dr. TSUI, Ice S. Y., Dr. LO, Tracy Tak Yin, Dr. HUI, C. Harry
- Mobilizing Future Educators to Combat Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a serious concern among Internet users worldwide. In view of this, Dr. Angel Nga Man LEUNG of the Department of Psychology, EdUHK, launched an E-course with the aim to increase global awareness and self-efficacy in combating cyberbullying among college students. This website showcases research-supported interactive games, e-courses, and e-resources to help educate youth and enhance their skills in preventing and avoiding cyber-bullying.
PI: Dr. Angel Nga Man Leung
- Peek into other's mind 心心相映
Theory of mind is the ability to understand other people's intentions, desires, and beliefs. This ability develops throughout childhood and adolescence, and demonstrates significant individual differences. This website in Chinese helps Hong Kong parents and teachers evaluate children's theory of mind developmental levels, and provides resources and tips on how to engage children in mental state talk that facilitates their theory of mind development through daily conversation, shared picture book reading, and purposefully designed activities.
PI: Wang Zhenlin.
- The Cultural Psychology of Mask-Wearing
A knowledge-transfer project on how culture influences acceptance of mask-wearing in the COVID-19 era was conducted by Dr Emma BUCHTEL (PS), Dr LI Man Wai (PS), and colleagues across EdUHK, CUHK, and HKU in 2020-21. This webpage shares student-made posters for public use that encourage mask-wearing through the application of cultural and social psychology research findings, as well as showing the results of the fabric-mask-design contest on the same theme.
PI: Emma E. Buchtel. Co-Is: Priscilla Song, Joseph Walline, Li Man Wai, Lawrence Wood.
- Project on Training Student Discussion Skills with an emphasis on Diversity and Perspective-Taking
A project on training student discussion skills with an emphasis on diversity and perspective-taking was conducted by Dr Emma BUCHTEL (PS) and Dr LU Jiafang (EPL). Their website shares materials for training students and teachers in academic discussion, including powerpoints, suggested classroom activities, worksheets, and videos illustrating academic discussion skills and values.
PI: Emma E. Buchtel. Co-I: Jiafang Lu.