• 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 192 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

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

YEUNG, W. L. V., GEERS, A. L. & COLLOCA, L., 4 Jul 2020, Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Research output: Other PublicationsErratum

  • International Optimism: Correlates and Consequences of Dispositional Optimism across 61 Countries

    BARANSKI, E., SWEENY, K., GARDINER, G., FUNDER, D. C., International Situation Project & YEUNG, V. W-L., 7 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Personality.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • I own therefore I can: Efficacy-based mere ownership effect

    YEUNG, W. L. V., CHAN, C. P., YAU, E. K., LOK, W. K., LUN, M. C. V. & CHAN, E., Sep 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 90, 104005.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • Prizes

    LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

    YEUNG, Wai Lan Victoria (Recipient), Mar 2018

    Prize: Prize / Award

  • Activities

    • 5 Other Invited Talks or Presentations
    • 1 Editorial Membership

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

    Wai Lan Victoria YEUNG (Invited speaker)

    2 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations

    Apologies for historical injustices and psychological responses to them

    Roman DAVID (Speaker) & Wai Lan Victoria YEUNG (Speaker)

    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations


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

    Wai Lan Victoria YEUNG (Speaker)

    20 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations