Hong Kong

Professor Sylvia Xiaohua Chen

President Elect

 

Professor,
Department of Applied Social Sciences

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Email: ssxhchen@polyu.edu.hk

Education

Ph.D., Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Background

Sylvia Xiaohua Chen is a Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Asian Journal of Social Psychology. She was a recipient of Early Career Award conferred by the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Michael Harris Bond Award for Early Career Research Contributions and Jung-heun Park Young Scholar Award conferred by the Asian Association of Social Psychology, and the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme awarded by Research Grants Council, Hong Kong. She also received several academic awards from the American Psychological Association Division 52 (International Psychology).

Her research centers around the social psychology of bilingualism and biculturalism, personality and social behavior in cultural contexts, cultural diversity and mental health, and more recently, globalization and multiculturalism. To this end, she has published over 70 articles in refereed international journals and chapters in edited books, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Psychological Science.

Research Interests

  • The social psychology of bilingualism and biculturalism
  • Globalization and multiculturalism
  • Personality and social behavior in cultural contexts,
  • Cultural diversity and mental health

Selected Publications

Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Hui, B. P. H., Ng, J. C. K., Mak, W. W. S., Guan, Y., Buchtel, E. E., Tang, W., & Lau, V. C. Y. (2016). Conceptualizing psychological processes in response to globalization: Components, antecedents, and consequences of global orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 302-331.

Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Wu, W. C. H., Ng, J. C. K., Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y., & Deng, H. (2016). Do people’s worldviews matter? The why and how. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 743-765.

Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Buchtel, E. E., & Bond, M. H. (2014). The Conscientiousness paradox: Cultural mindset shapes competence perception. European Journal of Personality, 28, 425-436.

Chen, S. X., & Bond, M. H. (2010). Two languages, two personalities? Examining language effects on the expression of personality in a bilingual context. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1514-1528.

Oyserman, D., Sorensen, N., Reber, R., & Chen, S. X. (2009). Connecting and separating mindsets: Culture as situated cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 217-235.

Chen, S. X., Benet-Martinez, V., & Bond, M. H. (2008). Bicultural identity, bilingualism, and psychological adjustment in multicultural societies: Immigration-based and globalization-based acculturation. Journal of Personality, 76, 803-838.

 
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