Hello! I am Kit Jai. I have graduated from HKU with a MPhil in Psychology recently. I obtained my bachelor degree from HKU in 2019. I am interested in Social-Cognitive Psychology, Judgment and Decision Making (JDM), especially in but not limited to health related contexts, Emotions (e.g. Anxiety, Regret), Mental Health, and Open/Meta Research. I plan to focus on the intersection between JDM, neighbouring Cognitive-Behavioral Sciences, and Mental Health in my PhD and future research career:
1) Mental health communication and promotion with insights from Cognitive-Behavioral Sciences (Cognitive Psychology, Social-Cultural Psychology, Motivational Psychology, JDM/Behavioral Economics, Health Psychology) adjustments based on individual, cultural and contextual moderators, treatment utilization and self-help [Feel free to contact me regarding my research proposal/ideas. It would be great to collaborate],
2) Perceived judgments, perceived and self-stigma, perceived risks, perceived benefits, cognitive biases in decisions of disclosure/non-disclosure of mental health difficulties and help-seeking,
3) Shared/collaborative decision making, service user-clinician communication, decision training, and boosting,
4) Heuristics and biases, action-inaction, regulatory focus, risk attitudes, risk preferences, and risk perceptions of treatments of clinicians and service users,
5) Evidence-based decision making in mental health settings – e.g. improving scientific literacy, health/science communication, and JDM of clinicians and service users,
6) JDM of mental health conditions and developmental conditions.
Above are some examples that I am interested in (I will probably focus on one or two topics above during PhD). I am open to other suggestions/topics.
Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Yeung*, S. K., Yay*, T., & Feldman*^, G. (2021). Action and inaction in moral judgments and decisions: Meta-analysis of Omission-Bias omission-commission asymmetries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672211042315 OSF
Chandrashekar*, S. P., Yeung*, S. K., Yau*, K., Cheung, C., Agarwal, T., Wong, C., Pillai, T.,
Thirlwell, T., Leung, W., Li, Y., Tse, C., Cheng, B., Chan, C., Feldman^, G. (2021). Agency and self-other asymmetries in perceived bias and shortcomings: Replications of the Bias Blind Spot and extensions linking to free will beliefs. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(6). https://sjdm.org/journal/20/201018/jdm201018.html
Brick*, C., Fillon*, A., Yeung*, S. K., Lyu*, H., Wang*, M., Ho*, J., Wong*, S., Feldman^, G. (2021). Self-interest is overestimated for others’ preferences: Two successful replications of Miller and Ratner (1998). Collabra: Psychology, 7 (1), 23443. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.23443 OSF
Ziano*, I., Xiao*, Q., Yeung*, S. K., Wong*, C., Cheung*, M., Lo*, J., Yan*, M., Narendra*, G., Kwan*, L., Chow*, C., Man*, C., & Feldman^, G. (2021). Numbing or Sensitization? Replications and Extensions of Fetherstonhaugh et al. (1997)’s “Insensitivity to the Value of Human Life”. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 97, 104222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104222 OSF
*Joint first authors; ^Corresponding author
Wang, K., Goldenberg, A., Dorison, C.A., Miller, J.K., Lerner, J.S., Gross, J.J., … Yeung, S. K., … Moshontz, H. (2021). A multi-country test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 1089-1110. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01173-x OSF
Tierney, W., Hardy, J., III., Ebersole, C., Leavitt, K., Viganola, D., Clemente, E., Gordon, M., Dreber, A., Johannesson, M., Pfeiffer, T., Hiring Decisions Forecasting Collaboration, & Uhlmann, E. (2020). Creative destruction in science. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 161, 291-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.07.002 OSF [Member of forecasting collaboration, in which I forecasted the effect sizes of the studies and suggested edits/changes to the manuscript, fulfilling two roles in CRediT, so listed as an author in Appendix, see note].
Tierney, W., Hardy, J. H., III., Ebersole, C., Viganola, D., Clemente, E., Gordon, M., Hoogeveen, S., Haaf, J., Dreber, A.A., Johannesson, M., Pfeiffer, T., Chapman, H., Gantman, A., Vanaman, M., DeMarree, K., Igou, E., Wylie, J., Storbeck J., Andreychik, M.R., McPhetres, J., Vaughn, L.A., Culture and Work Forecasting Collaboration, & Uhlmann, E. L. (2021). A creative destruction approach to replication: Implicit work and sex morality across cultures. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 93, 104060 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104060 [Member of forecasting collaboration, in which I forecasted the effect sizes of the studies and suggested edits/changes to the manuscript, fulfilling two roles in CRediT, so listed as an author in Appendix, see note].
Note: Authorship standards vary from subfields to subfields, regions to regions, communities to communities. Authorships of the above publications and below preprints (including many-region/lab collaborations) are based on CRediT – Contributor Roles Taxonomy (https://casrai.org/credit/). Fulfilling at least 2 roles of CRediT is needed to be coauthors. Joint-first-authorships require a lot more contributions/work.
Tools/Preprints/Under Review/To Be Revised/Resubmitted
Yeung, S. K. & Feldman, G. (2022). Revisiting the Temporal Pattern of Regret: Replication of Gilovich and Medvec (1994) with extensions examining responsibility. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11150.08000/1
Yeung, S. K., & Feldman, G. (2021). Action-Inaction Asymmetries in Emotions and Counterfactual Thoughts: Meta-Analysis of the Action Effect [Registered Report Stage 1]. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/ACM24
Van den Akker, O., Peters, G.-J. Y., Bakker, C., Carlsson, R., Coles, N. A., Corker, K. S., Feldman, G., Mellor, D., Moreau, D., Nordström, T., Pfeiffer, N., Pickering, J., Rigelman, A., Topor, M., van Veggel, N., & Yeung, S. K. (2021). Inclusive systematic review registration form. https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/3nbea
Ziano*, I., Yeung*, S. K., Lee*, C. S., Shi, J., & Feldman*^, G. (2021). Examining the impact of effort on perceived quality and value by revisiting “The Effort Heuristic”: Mixed results of close replications of Kruger et al. (2004). https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10370.40641
Topor, M., Pickering, J. S., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., Kalandadze, T., Nitschke, F., Staaks, J., van den Akker, O., Yeung, S. K.,… Westwood, S. J. (2021). An integrative framework for planning and conducting Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews (NIRO-SR). https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/8gu5z
*Evans, T., *Yeung, S. K., *Mui, K., *Poon, K., *Nam, G., *Zhu, M., *Kwok, S. & ^Feldman, G. (2021). Revisiting the s-shaped model for the affective psychology of risk: Two replications and extensions of Rottenstreich and Hsee (2001) [Registered Report Stage 1]. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.32797.23526
Legate, N., Nguyen, T. T., Weinstein, N., Moller, A. C., Legault, L., Maniaci, M. R., … Yeung, S. K., … Primbs, M. (2021). A Global Experiment on Motivating Social Distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/n3dyf
Dorison, C. A., Lerner, J. S., Heller, B. H., Rothman, A. J., Kawachi, I. I., Wang, K., Psychological Science Accelerator, & Coles, N. A. (2021). Loss versus gain message framing influences self-reported anxiety, but not behavioral intentions, policy attitudes, or information seeking related to COVID-19: Experimental evidence from 84 countries. https://www.psycharchives.org/handle/20.500.12034/2632 [One of the coauthors in Psychological Science Accelerator. The link includes the pre-registration last year and does not list all the authors in Psychological Science Accelerator Team. The manuscript has just been resubmitted to a journal recently. The full list of 400+ authors from 84 countries (labs/authors responsible for ethics approval/data collection + review & editing) will be available in the coming preprint or the published version. Evidence of authorship, confirmed by the director of Psychological Science Accelerator Nicholas A. Coles, based on CREDIT statement, is available upon request]
Parsons, S., Azevedo, F., Aczel, B., Elsherif, M., Miranda, J., Micheli, L., … Yeung, S. K., … Aczel. B. (2021). A Community-Sourced Glossary of Open Scholarship Terms. Link
*Joint first authors; ^Corresponding author
Note: A Stage 1 Registered Report is a manuscript submitted to a journal or Peer Community In system before actual data collection. This means that the peer reviewers review our methods and *planned* data analyses, and help us improve. *If* the peer reviewers and editors later accept our Stage 1 Registered Report in principle, we will move on to actual data collection and subsequent work. For more information, see https://www.cos.io/initiatives/registered-reports
Work in Progress
Yeung*, S. K., Feldman*^, G., Fillon, A., Protzko, J., Elsherif, M., Xiao, Q., Pickering, J., & Moreau, D. (2021). Experimental Studies Meta-Analysis Registered Report Templates. [Work in Preparation]***
Fillon, A., Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., Elsherif, M., Yeung, S. K., Nanakdewa, K., Protzko, J., Brick, C., & Moreau, D. (2021). Correlational Studies Meta-Analysis Registered Report Templates. [Work in Preparation]***
Feldman*^, G., Chandrashekar, S.P., Yeung, S. K., Xiao, Q., Fillon, A., & Henne, P. (2021). What is action, what is inaction? Clarifying action-inaction in judgment and decision making and recommendations for term use and typology. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., & Yeung, S. K. (2021). Effect Size and Confidence Intervals Collaborative Guide. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., & Yeung, S. K. (2021). Power Analysis Collaborative Guide. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., Yeung, S. K. (2021). Pre-registered replications & extensions
collaborative manual/guide. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., & Yeung, S. K. (2021). Registered Replication Report Assessment collaborative template. [Work in Preparation]
Yeung, S. K., & Lam, A. (2021). Mental Health and Developmental Conditions Lived Experience Research – Potential Benefits and Possible Biases, and Future Directions. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., Yeung, S. K., Rubin, M., & Elsherif, M. (2021). Statistics best practices collaborative guide. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., & Yeung, S. K. (2021). Quantitative Manuscript Peer Review Collaborative Template. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., Yeung, S. K., & Wong, C. H. (2021). Collaborative Qualtrics guide. [Work in Preparation]
Yeung, S. K., Feldman, G., & Chandrashekar, P. (2021). Action-inaction asymmetries: Contrasting classic action-inaction biases. [Work in Preparation]
Leung*, J. S. Y., Yeung*, S. K., Geiger*, S., Doshi*, M., Kim*, G., Ng*, W. T., Xiao*, Q., & Feldman*^, G. (2021). Attribute framing of environmental costs: Replication of Hardisty and colleagues’ (2010) study on the moderating role of political affiliation in environmental decisions, with extensions on self-efficacy and perceived consequences of climate change. [Work in Preparation]
Kovacs, M., Szekely, Z., Aczel, B., Pennington, C., Yeung, S. K., Alzahawi, S., Spitzer, L., van den Akker, O., Feldman, G., Evans, T., & van ‘t Veer, A. E. (2021). Post-registration: Recording deviations from pre-registration. [Work in Preparation]
Erhan*, M., Yeung*, S. K., Tashi*, M., Kim*, J., Wong*, S. C., Yu*, S. Y., & Feldman^, G. (2021). Revisiting Van Boven and Gilovich (2003) experiential purchase advantage over material purchase in happiness and financial wisdom, with extensions on perceived uncertainty for positive outcome and additional continuous measures of purchase. [Work in Preparation]
Azevedo, F., Hartmann, H., Elsherif, M., Liu, M., Aldoh, A., Alzahawi, S., Yeung, S. K., … Pronizius, E. (2021). Reversals in Social Sciences. [Work in Preparation]
Feldman, G., & Yeung, S. K. (2021). Cognitive Biases/Constraints in Research: A Manuscript Template. [Work in Preparation]
van den Akker, O., van Assen, M., Bakker, M., Alzahawi, S., Nilsonne, G., Pennington, C., Sarafoglou, A., Schoch, S., Verweij, L., Wicherts, J., Yeung, S. K. … *** (2021). The effectiveness of preregistration: Assessing preregistration strictness and preregistration-study consistency. [Work in Preparation]
Yeung, S. K., Drexler, R., Lin, Y., Wo, W. Y., Lam, T. Y., White, O., Zhang, Z., & Feldman, G. (2021). Revisiting Effects of Regulatory Focus Framing on Hedonic Intensity by Idson et al. (2000), with Extensions on Potential Self-Other Difference. [Work in Preparation]
Elsherif, M., Azevedo, F., Kalandadze, T., Silverstein, P., Riedl, L., Shaw, J., … Yeung, S. K. …. *** (2022). Navigating Open scholarship for neurodivergent researchers. [Work in Preparation]
*Joint first authors
**Order/Tier of my authorship will be decided.
***For some of the above work, the authors list may be updated, as there will likely be more collaborators
Note: Some of the above are free and open collaborative guides/templates/tools/resources for research methods and statistics with procedures using open and reproducible programs or methods (e.g. RMarkdown code, R Packages, Jamovi, G*Power), but not novel work on statistical models. See https://mgto.org/resources/ my MPhil advisor website for more details. I am involved in some of them. We will submit these to journals later after more pre-testing and proof-of-concept.
- A major hallmark of science is replicability and credibility of findings. I am one of the team members of Collaborative Open-science REsearch (CORE). We replicate notable classic or influential studies, make some adjustments with well-powered diverse, sometimes cross-regional samples, and add extensions to gain additional novel and potentially meaningful insights. I have published several replication-extensions, regularly do peer reviews and provide guidance, as a tutor, for replication-extension studies in Social-Cognitive Psychology, Emotions, Judgment and Decision Making by HKU students, led by Dr. Gilad Feldman and other researchers. Check https://mgto.org/pre-registered-replications/ for details. This mass replication-extensions project (CORE), received selection for Society for Improving Psychological Science Commendation in 2020.
- Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
- I have led two meta-analyses (e.g. see Yeung et al., 2021 Omission Bias Meta-Analysis), and I have been involved in several projects aiming to improve the quality, transparency, and reproducibility of meta-analyses and systematic reviews, with collaborators from different regions. We hope these projects can reduce errors and facilitate error-checking in meta-analyses.
- Global Multi-Lab Empirical Studies
- I have been involved in empirical multi-lab cross-regional collaborations (e.g. global mental health and health behavior projects with Psychological Science Accelerator during COVID-19). We believe that to drive science and humanity forward, more well-powered and diverse samples from different cultures and continents and collaborative team science are essential and potentially very meaningful.
- Reviews Experiences
- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Scientific Reports
- Cognition and Emotion
- Peer Community In Registered Reports
- Philosophical Psychology
- I enjoy doing peer reviews. I provide comprehensive and very constructive feedback with suggestions. Feel free to contact me.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=S1hTKuEAAAAJ&hl=zh-TW
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