Dr LAW Wilbert

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

Phone: (852) 29488708
Email: wlaw@eduhk.hk
ORCID: 0000-0001-9316-0799
Education PhD. in Social and Personality Psychology,
Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology,
University of Rochester, USA
Biography Dr Wilbert Law is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at The Education University of Hong Kong. Wilbert is a registered educational psychologist in Hong Kong and a social/personality psychologist. Wilbert is a recipient of the Faculty of Education and Human Development “Top 10%” Teaching Award, the Education And Social Entrepreneurs “EASE” Fund Award, and the Early Career Scheme from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Wilbert currently serves as the convener of continuing education committee of the Division of Educational Psychology of the Hong Kong Psychological Society.    
Research Interests
  • Human motivation and well-being
  • the promotion of compassion (toward self and other), and mindfulness
  • how the adoption of different values and goals can affect the satisfaction of psychological needs, learning, interpersonal relationships, and quality of life
  • the impact of social media on cognitive functioning and well-being
  • the development of brief psychological interventions
5 Representative Publications
  • Leung, A. N. M., & Law, W. (2019). Do extrinsic goals affect romantic relationships? The role of basic psychological need satisfaction. Motivation and Emotion, 43(6), 857-873.
  • Cai, Y., King, R. B., Law, W., & McInerney, D. M. (2019). Which comes first? Modeling the relationships among future goals, metacognitive strategies and academic achievement using multilevel cross-lagged SEM. Learning and Individual Differences, 74, 101750.
  • Lam, S.-f., Law, W., Wong, B. P. H., Chan, C.-K. & Zhang, X (2017). Will Victims Become Bullies or Vice Versa? A Cross-Lagged Analysis of Bullying in Junior Secondary Schools. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-017-0298-1
  • Lam, S.-f, Law, W., Chan, C.-K., Wong, B. P. H. & Zhang, X (2015). A latent class growth analysis of school bullying and its social context: The self-determination theory perspective. School Psychology Quarterly, 30, 75 – 90.
  • Law, W., Elliot, A. J., & Murayama, K. (2012). Perceived Competence Moderates the Relation Between Performance-Approach and Performance-Avoidance Goals. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 806-819.