YEUNG Wai Lan Victoria, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 169 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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Research Output

Merely Possessing a Placebo Analgesic Improves Analgesia Similar to Using the Placebo Analgesic

YEUNG, W. L. V., GEERS, A. L. & COLLOCA, L., 20 Mar 2020, In : Annals of Behavioral Medicine. kaaa007.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • 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

  • Explaining illness with evil: Pathogen prevalence fosters moral vitalism

    BROCK, B., VAUCLAIR, C-M., LOUGHNAN, S., BAIN, P., ASHOKKUMAR, A., BECKER, M., BILEWICZ, M., COLLIER-BAKER, E., CRESPO, C., EASTWICK, P., FISCHER, R., FRIESE, M., GÓMEZ, Á., GUERRA, V., GUEVARA CASTELLANOS, J. L., HANKE, K., HOOPER, N., HUANG, L-L., JUNQI, S., KARASAWA, M. & 13 others, KUPPENS, P., LEKNES, S., PEKER, M., PELAY, C., PINA, A., SACHKOVA, M., SAGUY, T., SILFVER-KUHALAMPI, M., SORTHEIX, F., TONG, J., YEUNG, W. L. V., DUFFY, J. & SWANN, W., Nov 2019, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 286, 1914, 20191576.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • Prizes

    LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

    Wai Lan Vicki YEUNG (Recipient), Mar 2018

    Prize: Prize / Award

  • Activities

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

    Would merely possessing (vs. using) a placebo analgesic enhance analgesia?

    Wai Lan Victoria YEUNG (Invited speaker)
    2 Dec 2019

    Activity: Invited Talk or Oral PresentationSeminar / Talk / Other Presentation

    Apologies for historical injustices and psychological responses to them

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

    Activity: Invited Talk or Oral PresentationSeminar / Talk / Other Presentation


    Mere ownership of a self-centrality object enhances one's perceived self-efficacy

    Wai Lan Victoria YEUNG (Speaker)
    20 Apr 2018

    Activity: Invited Talk or Oral PresentationSeminar / Talk / Other Presentation