Hello! I am Kit Jai. I graduated from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) with a MPhil degree in Psychology in 2021 and obtained my bachelor degree from HKU in 2019. My research focuses on Social-Cognitive Psychology, Judgment and Decision Making (JDM), especially in but not limited to health related contexts, Emotions (e.g. Anxiety, Regret), Mental Health, as well as Open Scholarship, Meta Science, and Scientific Reform. I am currently a PhD student in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). 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, Consumer Research, Health Psychology), adjustments based on individual, cultural and contextual moderators, treatment utilization, self-help, and engagements (e.g. in digital mental health contexts) [Feel free to contact me regarding my research proposal/ideas. It would be great to collaborate],
2) External stigma, self-stigma, perceived stigma, perceived attitudes, perceived risks (e.g. of being stigmatized, of being discriminated, of being found out, face concerns, career risks, educational risks, etc), perceived benefits, preferences in decisions of disclosure/non-disclosure of mental health difficulties and neurodivergent conditions and help-seeking decisions,
3) Culture and 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 am open to other related ideas/suggestions/topics.
Publications/Manuscripts Accepted for Publication
Korbmacher, M., Azevedo, F., Pennington, C. R., Hartmann, H., Elsherif, M., … Yeung, S. K., … Evans, T. (Accepted). The replication crisis has led to positive structural, procedural, and community changes. Nature Communications Psychology. https://osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/r6cvx/
Gourdon-Kanhukamwe*, A., Kalandadze*, T., Yeung*, S. K., Azevedo, F., Iley, B., Phan, J. M., Ramji, A. V., Shaw, J. J., Zaneva, M., Dokovova, M., Hartmann, H., Kapp, S. K., Warrington, K. L., FORRT, & Elsherif, M. (2023). Opening up Understanding of Neurodiversity: A Call for Applying Participatory and Open Scholarship Practices. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, 8. https://explore.bps.org.uk/content/bpscog/1/8 [First three authors are joint first authors]
Pownall, M., Azevedo, F., König, L. M., Slack, H. R., Evans, T. R., Flack, Z., … Yeung, S. K., … FORRT. (2023). Teaching Open and Reproducible Scholarship: A Critical Review of the Evidence Base for Current Pedagogical Methods and their Outcomes. Royal Society Open Science. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.221255
Yeung, S. K., & Feldman, G. (2022). Revisiting the Temporal Pattern of Regret in Action Versus Inaction: Replication of Gilovich and Medvec (1994) With Extensions Examining Responsibility. Collabra: Psychology, 8 (1): 37122. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.37122 OSF
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. (Accepted). An integrative framework for planning and conducting Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews (NIRO-SR). Meta-Psychology. https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/8gu5z
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].
Parsons, S., Azevedo, F., Aczel, B., Elsherif, M., Miranda, J., Micheli, L., … Yeung, S. K., … Aczel. B. (2022). A Community-Sourced Glossary of Open Scholarship Terms. Nature Human Behaviour, 6, 312-318. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01269-4
Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration (2022). A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119 (22), e2111091119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2111091119 [One of the full authors of Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration Team]
Dorison, C., Lerner, J. S., Heller, B. H., Rothman, A., Kawachi, I. I., Wang, K., … Yeung, S. K., … & Coles, N. A. (2022). In COVID-19 Health Messaging, Loss Framing Increases Anxiety with Little-to-No Concomitant Benefits: Experimental Evidence from 84 Countries. Affective Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42761-022-00128-3
Buchanan, E. M., Lewis, S., Paris, B., Forscher, P. S., Pavlacic, J. M., Beshears, J., … Yeung, S. K., … Primbs, M. (Accepted). PSACR: The Psychological Science Accelerator’s COVID-19 Rapid-Response Dataset. Scientific Data. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/byqha
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/). In general, fulfilling at least 2 roles of CRediT is needed to be coauthors. Joint-first-authorships require a lot more contributions/work.
Stage 1 Registered Report In Principle Acceptance
Yeung, S. K., & Feldman, G. (2022). Action-Inaction Asymmetries in Emotions and Counterfactual Thoughts: Meta-Analysis of the Action Effect [Registered Report Stage 1]. [In-Principle Acceptance from Peer Community In Registered Reports] https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/ACM24
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 editor and peer reviewers review our introduction, methods and *planned/simulated* data analyses, and provide suggestions. *If* an editor accepts our Stage 1 Registered Report in principle, we will move on to actual data collection and subsequent work (actual results and discussion) and it is highly likely (>90% chance) that the manuscript will be accepted for publication at Stage 2. For more information, see https://www.cos.io/initiatives/registered-reports
Preprints/Submitted/Under Review/To Be Revised/Resubmitted
Yeung, S. K., Warrington, K. L., Ramji, A. V., Elsherif, M. M., Kapp, S., Azevedo, F., Kalandadze, T., Röer, J. P., Manalili, M. A. R., & Shaw, J. J. (2023). Bridging Open Scholarship with Higher Education and Postgraduate Training in Autism: A Primer and Guide. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/duv42 [Note: We split the initial manuscript into two or more manuscripts, with this manuscript focusing on applications of OSch in educational contexts within Autism field. We thank reviewers for related suggestions.]
Van den Akker, O., Bakker, M., van Assen, M. A. L. M., Pennington, C. R., Verweij, L., Elsherif, M. M., …, Yeung, S. K., … Wicherts, J. M. (2023). The effectiveness of preregistration in psychology: Assessing preregistration strictness and preregistration-study consistency. https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/h8xjw
Yeung, S. K. (2023). Problems in Research Practices and Reporting, Clarifying, Understanding, and Potentially Resolving Mixed Findings and Uncertainties in Health Message Framing Literature: Agenda and Solutions for Moving Forward. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.33002.39367
Yeung, S. K. (2022). Directions for Open Scholarship in Autism – Embracing Open Scholarship to Meaningfully Improve Lives of Autistic People Together. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/xzkjh [There may be more co-authors later] [Note: This manuscript are currently under revision and the revised version will focus on OSch in Autism researc only]
Kovacs, M., Jaquiery, M., Algermissen, J., Arriaga, P., Gau, R., Gokce, A., Grassi, M., Kouros, C., Yeung, S. K., & Aczel, B. (2022). Lab manuals for efficient and high quality science in a happy and safe work environment. https://osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/bzcxg/
Ruggeri, K., Stock, F., Haslam, S. A., Capraro, V., Boggio, P., Ellemers, N., … Yeung, S. K., … Willer, R. (2022). Evaluating expectations from social and behavioral science about COVID-19 and lessons for the next pandemic. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/58udn
Leung, J. S. Y., Yeung, S. K., Geiger, S., Doshi, M., Kim, G., Ng, W. T., & Feldman^, G. (2022). Individual differences in attribute framing of environmental costs: Replication of Hardisty et al. (2010) with extensions examining associations with climate change attitudes and self-efficacy [Registered Report Stage 1]. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/KSJPU
Elsherif*, M. M., Middleton*, S. L., Phan*, J. M., Azevedo*, F., Iley*, B. J., Grose-Hodge*, M., Tyler*, S., Kapp*, S. K., Gourdon-Kanhukamwe*, A., Grafton-Clarke*, D., Yeung*, S. K., Shaw*, J. J., Hartmann*, H., & Dokovova*, M. (2022). Bridging Neurodiversity and Open Scholarship: How Shared Values Can Guide Best Practices for Research Integrity, Social Justice, and Principled Education. https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/k7a9p [All Authors are Joint-First Authors, Order was decided based on Academic Wheel of Privilege, which we developed.]
Van den Akker, O., Peters, G.-J. Y., Bakker, C., Carlsson, R., Coles, N. A., Corker, K. S., Feldman, G., Moreau, D., Pfeiffer, N., Pickering, J., Rigelman, A., Topor, M., van Veggel, N., Yeung, S. K., Call, M., Mellor, D., & Nordström, T. (2023). Increasing the transparency of systematic reviews: Presenting a generalized registration form. https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/3nbea [Incorporated into Open Science Framework website as one of the pre-registration template options in 2023]
Ziano*, I., Yeung*, S. K., Lee*, C. S., Shi, J., & Feldman*^, G. (2022). 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/10.17605/OSF.IO/QXF5C
*Evans, T., *Yeung, S. K., *Mui, K., *Poon, K., *Nam, G., *Zhu, M., *Kwok, S. & ^Feldman, G. (2022). 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
*Joint first authors; ^Corresponding author
Work in Progress
Teng, X., Lau, K. W., Ng, T. K., Chan, K. P., Yeung, W., Yeung, S. K., & Feldman, G. (2023). Replicating Implicit Recommendations as a Potential Mechanism of Default Effect and Investigating Possible Roles of Preference Uncertainty and Trustworthiness of Choice Architect: McKenzie et al. (2006) Replication and Extensions. [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]
Yeung, S. K., Feldman, G., & Chandrashekar, P. (2022). Action-inaction asymmetries: Contrasting classic action-inaction biases. [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. (2022). 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. (2022). Reversals in Social Sciences. [Work in Preparation]
Yeung, S. K., Drexler, R., Lin, Y., Wo, W. Y., Lam, T. Y., White, O., Zhang, Z., & Feldman, G. (2022). Revisiting Idson et al. (2000) Regulatory Focus Perspective on Framing and Hedonic Intensity, with Extensions Comparing Separate Evaluations and Joint Evaluations. [Work in Preparation]
Swaryandini, G., Noetel, M., Ng, C., Parker, P., Basarkod, G., Yeung, S. K., Alimi, S., Ruzzante, F., Saeri, Z., Slattery, P., & Grundy, E. ** (2022). Does debiasing training improve rationality? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials in educational settings. [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.
Additionally, I am planning on several projects on message framing and shared decision making in health-related contexts (e.g. general health, mental health), including systematic reviews, empirical studies, and field experiments. These projects are at very early stages. Feel free to contact me for more information.
Open-Meta-Science Collaborative Tools, Templates, and Guides
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. https://osf.io/ytgrp/ [Ongoing]***
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. https://mgto.org/cor-ma-rr-template-main [Ongoing]***
Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., & Yeung, S. K. (2022). Effect Size and Confidence Intervals Collaborative Guide. http://mgto.org/effectsizeguide [Ongoing]
Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., Yeung, S. K., Elsherif, M., & Zhang, Y. (2022). Power Analysis Collaborative Guide. https://mgto.org/poweranalysisguide [Ongoing]
Feldman, G., Xiao, Q., & Yeung, S. K. (2022). Pre-registered replications & extensions collaborative manual/guide. https://mgto.org/replicationguide [Ongoing]
Feldman, G., & Yeung, S. K. (2022). Registered Replication Report Assessment collaborative template. https://mgto.org/RRRassessment [Ongoing]
Feldman, G., Yeung, S. K., Rubin, M., & Elsherif, M. (2022). Statistics best practices collaborative guide. https://mgto.org/statsbestpracticesguide [Ongoing]
Feldman, G., & Yeung, S. K. (2022). Quantitative Manuscript Peer Review Collaborative Template. https://mgto.org/peerreviewtemplate [Ongoing]
Feldman, G., Yeung, S. K., & Wong, C. H. (2022). Collaborative Qualtrics Guide. https://mgto.org/qualtricsguide [Ongoing]
Note: Some of the above are free and open collaborative guides/templates/tools/resources for research designs, methods and statistics with procedures using open and reproducible programs or methods (e.g. RMarkdown code, R Packages, Jamovi, G*Power, Registered Reports with Simulated Data Analyses), but not novel and not advanced work on statistical models. See https://mgto.org/resources/ (Gilad Feldman, my MPhil advisor website) for more details and full list of Open resources, in which I am involved in some of them. We may submit these to journals later after more pre-testing and proof-of-concept. You are welcome to join if you are interested.
- 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 promote transparency, reproducibility, rigor, 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 Big Team Science are essential and potentially very impactful.
- Open Scholarship
- For my projects, I ensure Openness, Reproducibility and Transparency of Data, Code and Materials. I have also been involved in projects on Pre-Registration/Registered Report Templates and Guides, Replications-Extensions, Open Collaborative Guides and Resources, etc. I have involved in Open Scholarship Education Projects with FORRT (Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training) and I have taught Open Science Principles and Practices in courses.
- I also embrace often overlooked but very important Open Scholarship principles notably Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Higher Education and Academia.
- Reviews Experiences
- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
- Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Scientific Reports
- Cognition and Emotion
- Peer Community In Registered Reports
- Philosophical Psychology
- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
- Social Cognition
- Royal Society Open Science
- Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
- Collabra: 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
Note: Google Scholar and ResearchGate information (preprints, publications, authors, #toomanycoauthors) may be outdated, may be incomplete, and may be confusing. For clear, complete, and updated information, please see this site (wyjdm.com), with links.
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