YEUNG Wai Lan Victoria, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 156 Scopus Citations
  • 7 Scopus h-Index
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Vicki received her Ph.D. from the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She worked as the Editorial Assistant for the Asian Journal of Social Psychology during her Ph.D study. After graduation, she took up the position of the postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Experimental Research in Social Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan. She obtained the Young Scientist Award for the year of 2009 and 2011 respectively. Vicki joined Lingnan University in August 2011. She received the Honorable Mention Award in the Research Excellence Award Scheme in 2014, and the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Award in 2015. Her research interests include social psychology, social cognition, cross-cultural psychology, consumer psychology, and evolutionary psychology.

Research interests

Cross-cultural differences in communication style, How culture is formed, maintained and changes through the process of communication, Socio-ecological approach to cultural differences in human behaviors, Dehumanization, The self-deceptive psychological illusions, Stereotyping

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Happiness Medicine & Life Sciences
Ego Medicine & Life Sciences
Eating Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Concept Medicine & Life Sciences
Hong Kong Medicine & Life Sciences
Pathology Medicine & Life Sciences
stereotype Social Sciences
happiness Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 2010 2019

Apologies for Historical Injustices and Psychological Responses to Them

DAVID, R. & YEUNG, W. L. V., 31 May 2019.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsConference Paper (other)Other Conference Paperpeer-review

text analysis
social psychology
1 Scopus Citations

Merely possessing a placebo analgesic reduced pain intensity : preliminary findings from a randomized design

YEUNG, V. W., GEERS, A. & KAM, S. M., Feb 2019, In : Current Psychology. 38, 1, p. 194-203 10 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Gift Giving
Pain Perception

Testing if and when the mere possession of a placebo analgesic cream enhances pain resilience

YEUNG, W. L. V., GEERS, A. & COLLOCA, L., 9 Jul 2019.

Research output: Other Conference ContributionsPresentationPresentation



LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Wai Lan Vicki YEUNG (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award

Hong Kong

Activities 2014 2018

  • 4 Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation
  • 1 Editorial Membership

Apologies for historical injustices and psychological responses to them

Roman DAVID (Speaker), Wai Lan Victoria YEUNG (Speaker)
26 Oct 2018

Activity: Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation


The clothes maketh the man : The reverse mere possession effect

Wai Lan Vicki YEUNG (Speaker)
7 Mar 2016

Activity: Seminar / Talk / Other Presentation