Project Description

Dr. Amanda Kingsze CHEUNG

Research Assistant Professor

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.66

Phone: (852) 3917-5889


PhD in Clinical Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

MA in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

BS in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Amanda K. Cheung aims to further integrate her research interest in individual differences across the lifespan and her clinical interest in vulnerabilities of various forms. Studying individual differences in child development, her doctoral research focused on multivariate genotypic associations between parenting and early abilities. In particular, she applied for and managed >26,000 birth records in creating a database representative of families with young multiples in the state of Texas. Complementary to her research endeavors, Dr. Cheung has extensive clinical experience in treating individuals with emotional and behavioral dysregulations across the lifespan. She has completed the certification in conducting Seeking Safety by Treatment Innovations, Inc. (San Francisco, CA, USA), the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training by Behavioral Tech (Seattle, WA, USA), and is a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Leveraging on her clinical experience, Dr. Cheung provides consultations to mental health professionals of various disciplines and has completed the low-intensity cognitive behavioral therapy supervisor certificate course. As a registered clinical psychologist in Hong Kong (with HKICP and HKPS DCP) and a licensed psychologist in the United States, she has provided numerous professional training and public psychoeducation workshops on topics such as youth mental health, suicidality, and parenting. Integrating her research and clinical exposures, Dr. Cheung’s research will continue to focus on individual differences, particularly in the development of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive vulnerabilities.

Individual Differences, Child Development, Vulnerabilities, Parenting, Behavioral Genetics

Grotzinger, A. D., Cheung, A. K., Patterson, M. W., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Genetic and environmental links between general factors of psychopathology and cognitive ability in early childhood. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(3), 430-444. doi: 10.1177/2167702618820018

Patterson, M. W., Cheung, A. K., Mann, F. D., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Harden, K. P. (2017). Multivariate analysis of genetic and environmental influences on parenting in adolescence. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(5), 532-541. doi:10.1037/fam0000298

Cheung, A. K., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2016). Multivariate behavioral genetic analysis of parenting in early childhood. Parenting: Science and Practice, 16(4), 257-283. doi: 10.1080/15295192.2016.1184926

Cheung, A. K., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2015). From specialist to generalist: Developmental changes in the genetic structure of early child abilities. Developmental Psychobiology, 57(5), 566-583. doi: 10.1002/dev.21309

Cheung, A. K., Harden, K. P., & Tucker-Drob, E. M. (2014). Gene × environment interactions in early externalizing behaviors: Parental emotional support and socioeconomic context as moderators of genetic influences? Behavior Genetics, 44(5), 468-486. doi: 10.1007/s10519-014-9664-8

Tucker-Drob, E. M., Cheung, A. K., & Briley, D. A. (2014). Gross domestic product, science interest, and science achievement: A person × nation interaction. Psychological Science, 25(11), 2047-2057. doi: 10.1177/0956797614548726

HKU Psychology