Associate Professor 
Department of Psychology,
The Education University of Hong Kong         

Phone: (852) 29488756
Email: buchtel@eduhk.hk
ORCID: 0000-0002-9417-9106

Education M.A. & PhD, Department of Psychology,
University of British Columbia, 2009
B.A., Yale University, 1999
Biography Dr Emma Buchtel received her PhD in cultural psychology (social/personality area; quantitative minor) from the University of British Columbia in 2009, and her B.A. from Yale University in 1999. In between, she spent four years in Changsha and Beijing, teaching English at the high school and university levels and learning Mandarin Chinese.
Research Interests

       Cultural influences on:

  • Morality concepts, Moral relativism
  • Corruption and particularism
  • Moral character prototypes and measurement
  • Internal and external motivation
  • Reasoning styles
5 Representative Publications
  • Buchtel, E. E., Ng, L. C. Y., Bidwell, A., & Cannon, P. R. (in press). Moral expressions in Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the U.K.: Cultural similarities and differences in how affective facial muscle activity predicts judgments. Emotion.
  • Buchtel, E. E., Ma, P. P. L, & Guan, Y. (2019). Assessing the similarity of injunctive norm profiles across different social roles: The effect of closeness and status in the United States and China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50(10), 1140-1160.
  • Buchtel, E. E., Ng, L. C. Y., Norenzayan, A., Heine, S. J., Biesanz, J. C., Chen, S. X., Bond, M. H., Peng, Q., & Su, Y. (2018). A sense of obligation: Cultural differences in the experience of obligation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(11), 1545-1566.
  • Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y., Peng, Q., Su, Y., Sang, B., Chen, S. X., & Bond, M. H. (2015). Immorality East and West: Are immoral behaviors especially harmful, or especially uncivilized? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(10), 1382-1394.
  • Buchtel, E. E. (2014). Cultural sensitivity or cultural stereotyping? Positive and negative effects of a cultural psychology class. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 39, 40-52.