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Dr Wing Yee Cheung (VerBon) BA in Psychology and Philosophy/ MSc in Research Methods in Psychology/PhD in Social Psychology

Visiting Research Fellow

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I am a visiting research fellow in the Psychology Unit and my theoretical training in personality and social psychology stems from the tradition of self and identity. I received a MSc in research methods in psychology at the University of Bristol and a PhD in social psychology at Cardiff University. My central research interests lie in the area of self and identity and my research revolves around three themes: (1) self-evaluation motives (e.g., self-enhancement, self-assessment, self-verification); (2) self-relevant values (e.g., benevolence, power, achievement); and (3) self-conscious emotions (e.g., nostalgia, disgust, shame).

When we are born, when we enter this world, it is as if we signed a pact for the rest of our life, but a day may come when we will ask ourselves Who signed this on my behalf?

Research interests

I am a member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity Research Group. I am a Social Cognition researcher. Keywords that relate to my research interests: emotions, motivations, goal pursuits, social values, implicit thinking, nostalgia, self-enhancement, self-verification, environmental psychology.

I’m currently involved in the following projects:

  1. Narcissism and Empathy
  2. Anticipated nostalgia
  3. Nostalgia as a moral emotion
  4. Nostalgia and the use of heuristics
  5. Self-enhancement vs. Self-verification

Research group

Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI)

  • PSYC1009 Introduction to Psychology II 2010-2011
  • PSYC6046 Advanced stats 2012-2013
  • PSYC1009 The Psychology of Social and Individual Wellbeing 2015-2016
Dr Wing Yee Cheung (VerBon)
Centre for Research on Self and Identity School of Psychology Highfield Campus Southampton S017 1BJ Telephone: (023) 8059 4584

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