Project Description

Dr. Christian S. CHAN – on leave (2022/23)

Associate Professor

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Photo Credit: 歐嘉樂/HK 01

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Email: shaunlyn@hku.hk

HKU Researcher Page:
http://hub.hku.hk/rp/rp01645

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • BA (Psychology, McGill)
  • MA, PhD (Clinical Psychology, UMass Boston)
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship (NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I study community psychology, clinical psychology, political psychology, and their intersections. My students and I explore issues pertinent to the wellbeing–broadly defined–of our city. We strive to make life easier and more meaningful for as many people as possible, with as little resources as possible. Quite often our work leads us to unfamiliar territories, both geographical and intellectual. We employ a wide range of research methodologies, including online and lab experiments, longitudinal questionnaires, randomized trials, as well as qualitative interviews.

RECENT REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

* = corresponding author, Italicized = student

Gulliver, R. E., Chan, C. S.*, Tam, K. Y. Y., Lau, S. K., Hong, Y. Y., & Louis, W. R. (accepted). Political distrust, perceived threat, and intentions to engage in normative and violent collective action: A mixed-methods study. European Journal of Social Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Leung, G., Hazan, H ., & Chan, C. S.* (accepted). Exposure to nature in immersive virtual reality increases connectedness to nature among people with low nature affinity. Journal of Environ- mental Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Liang, Y. X., Labarda, C. E., & Chan, C. S.* (accepted). Revisiting the factor structure of the In- somnia Severity Index among survivors of the 2013 Super Typhoon Haiyan. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Chan, C. S.*, Yang, C. T., Xu, Y., He, L., & Yip, S. F.* (in press). Variability in the psycholog- ical impact of four waves of COVID-19: A time series study of 60,000 text-based counseling sessions. Psychological Medicine. Manuscript in press for publication.

Poon, C. Y. S., Chan, C. S.*, Chau, P. P. L., & Chan, C. Y. (in press). Be still and you will know: A mixed-method study on solitude and consideration of future consequences among high-risk youth in rehabilitation. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Manuscript in press for publication.

Chan, C. S.*, Wong, C. Y. F., Yu, B, Y. M, Hui, V. K. Y., Ho, F. Y. Y., & Cuijpers, P. (in press). Treating depression with a smartphone-delivered self-help cognitive behavioral therapy for in- somnia: A parallel-group randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine. Manuscript in press for publication.

Awale, A., Chan, C. S.*, Tam, K. Y. Y., & Karasawa, M. (2022). Perceived warmth of offending group moderates the effect of intergroup apologies. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 25, 1372-1394.

Chan, C. S.* & Hazan, H. (2022). The Health Hexagon Model: Postulating a holistic lifestyle approach to mental health for times and places of uncertainty. Social Science & Medicine – Mental Health, 2, 100071.

Xu, Y., Chan, C. S.*, Tsang, C., Cheung, F., Chan, E.Chow, J., Chow, J., He, L., Xu, Z., & Yip, S. F.* (2021). Detecting premature departure in online text-based counseling using logic-based pattern matching. Internet Interventions, 26, 100486.

Chan, C. S.*, Wong, C. Y. F., & Fan, A. Y. C. (2021). Firing the monk when the ceremony is over: A study on the split between student protesters and their leaders after the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 24, 565-572.

Tam, K. Y. Y., van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Chan, C. S.* (2021). What is boredom proneness? A comparison of three characterizations. Journal of Personality, 89, 831-846.

Tam, K. Y. Y., van Tilburg, W. A. P., Chan, C. S.*, Igou, E. R., & Lau, H. (2021). Attention drifting in and out: The Boredom Feedback Model. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 25, 251-272.

Poon, C. Y. S., Chan, C. S.*, & Tang, K. N. S. (2021). Delayed gratification and psychosocial wellbeing among high-risk youth in rehabilitation: A latent change score analysis. Applied Developmental Science, 25, 272-288.

Lam, C., Chan, C. S.*, & Hamamura, T. (2021). Time-dependent association between mass protests and psychological distress on social media: A text mining study during the 2019 anti- government social unrest in Hong Kong. Journal of Affective Disorders, 291, 177-187. 

Labarda, C. E., Jopson, Q. D. Q., Hui, V. K. Y., & Chan, C. S.* (2020). Long-term displacement associated with health and stress among survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12, 765-773. 

Hui, V. K. Y., Wong, C. Y. F., Ma, E. K. Y., Ho, F. Y. Y., & Chan, C. S.* (2020). Treating depres- sion with a smartphone-delivered self-help cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia: Study protocol for a parallel group randomized controlled trial. Trials, 21, 843.

Tam, K. Y. Y., Poon, C. Y. S., Hui, V. K. Y., Wong, C. Y. F., Kwong, V. W. Y., Yuen, G. W. C., & Chan, C. S.* (2020). Boredom begets boredom: An experience sampling study on the impact of teacher boredom on student boredom and motivation. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90, 124-137.

Ho, F. Y. Y.*, Chan, C. S.*, Lo, W. Y., & Leung, C. Y. (2020). The effect of self-help cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia on depressive symptoms: An updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Affective Disorders, 265, 287-304. 

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Christian Chan is not accepting new MPhil/PhD students or research interns in 2022/23.

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