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Dr. YUE Xiaodong (岳曉東博士)

2/1977-2/1982,BA,English language & Literature Beijing Second Foreign Languages Institute Beijing C
1/1986-6/1987,MA,Educational Psychology,Tufts University, Medford MA USA
9/1987-6/1999,Ed.D,Human Development & Psychology,Harvard University Cambridge MA USA
R.Psych (Counselling Division, Hong Kong Psychological Society)

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y7422 AC1
Phone: 34427090
Fax: 34420283
Email: xiaodong.yue@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Chinese Personality
  • Creativity
  • Humor
  • Idol Worship
  • Indigenous Chinese psychology
  • Resilience

Professional Membership

  • Fellow, Hong Kong Youth Studies Association
  • Fellow and vice president, International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists and Psychologists
  • Member and Board member, International Society of Humor Studies



Award and Achievement

  • Jun 2010 “Service Award” International Society for Humor Studies. For having organized the 22nd International Society for Humor Studies Conference in Hong Kong .
  • Jul 2009 “International Monica Humanitarianism Award ” International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists and Psychologists. For helping to provide financial aid for education to Qinghai “4.14 Earth Quake” victims in China .
  • Oct 2008 “International Monica Humanitarianism Award ” International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists and Psychologists. For helping to deliver psychological relief services to Sichuan “5.12 Earth Quake” victims in China .
  • Jan 2007 “Outstanding Contribution Award ” Chinese Association of Mental Health . For helping to promote counseling and mental education in China.
  • Dec 2001 “Distinguished Contribution Award ” Chinese Association of Mental Health . For helping to promote counseling and mental education in China.
  • Nov 2001 “Distinguished Services Award ” Hong Kong New Generation Association . For helping to promote counseling and mental education in China.


Previous Experience

  • 1993 - 1996, Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Department of Educational Psychology.
  • 1990 - 1992, Teaching Fellow, Harvard University. Graduate School of Education .


Research Grant

  • Enhancing happiness and resilience among Mainland students in Hong Kong, CityU CLASS, Amount: $99,320, 2013 - 2014, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K. Yu, Xiaonan .
  • Humor, creativity and subjective well-being: An explorative study in Hong Kong, CityU CLASS, Amount: HKD $59,800, 2013 - 2014, Yue, X. D (PI), Cheung, C.K. Hui, Anna.
  • Universal and Culture-Specific Antecedents of Civic Engagement — Who Grows Up to be a Volunteer?, Univ. of Tilberg, Amount: HKD $35,871, 2012 - 2013, Yue, X.D. (PI), Chong, Alice.
  • Excessive Internet Use among Youth and Adolescents in Hong Kong and China: Causes and Consequences, CityU CLASS, Amount: HKD $59,905, 2011 - 2012, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K. Wong, S.W..
  • A Study of Resilience among Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong, CityU Strategic, Amount: HKD $123,045, 2009 - 2011, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K..
  • Exploring Chinese Humor and Its Implications for Enhancing Subjective Well-Being and Coping in Chinese Society, CityU Strategic, Amount: HKD $162,218, 2008 - 2010, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K..
  • Exploration of Chinese Humor: A Study among University Students in Chinese Society, CityU Strategic, Amount: HKD $154,408, 2007 - 2009, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K..
  • Mental Health State among Chinese University Students in the SAR and the Role of Humour, CityU Strategic, Amount: HKD $59,654, 2007 - 2009, Yue, X.D. (PI), Lin, S.F..
  • Autobiographical Memory and Social Skills in Bicultural Hong Kong Chinese, CityU Research, Amount: HKD $49,539, 2006 - 2007, Yue, X.D. (PI), Bender, M..
  • Enhancing Critical Thinking in Adolescent Idol Worship: An Integrated Study in Hong Kong and Mainland China, CityU Strategic, Amount: HKD $183,558, 2006 - 2008, Yue, X.D. (PI), Wong, C. W. Cheung, C.K..
  • Empirical verification of the Style of Creative Behaviour model on the Hong Kong Chinese sample, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $58,749, 2004 - 2005, Yue, X.D. (PI), Rudowicz, E..
  • Perceiving star idols as role models, CityU DAG, Amount: HKD $90,551, 2003 - 2005, Yue, X.D. (PI), Wong, C. W. Cheung, C.K..
  • Attribution of creative people in Chinese society, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $46,604, 2002 - 2004, Yue, X.D. (PI).
  • Identification of attributes of ideological and recreational idol worship in HK and China, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $59,925, 2001 - 2002, Yue, X.D. (PI).
  • A telephone survey of perception of popular idols and creative figures by young people in HK, Departmental research grant, Amount: HKD $42,000, 2000 - 2001, Yue, X.D. (PI), Wong, C. W. Cheung, C.K..
  • Teaching university students to learn, to think critically, and to be creative., TDG Grant, Amount: HKD $1,500,000, 2000 - 2002, Ko, Edmond I. (PI) Chan, Y. C. Cheng, W. Y. Cheung, C. K. Kwan, A. S. F. Lang, G. S. Rudowicz, E. Yue, X.D. .
  • Understanding patterns of adolescent idol worship in Chinese Societies., CityU Strategic, Amount: HKD $199,919, 2000 - 2002, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K. Hamid, N. Wong, C.W..
  • Effects of social and demographic factors on idol worship in Chinese societies, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $60,000, 1999 - 2000, Yue, X.D. (PI), Wong, C. W. Cheung, C.K..
  • Examination of a utilitarian view of creativity in Chinese societies, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $60,678, 1999 - 2000, Yue, X.D. (PI), Leung, Kwok.
  • Understanding "hao-xue-xin" --- A study of a distinctive Chinese motivational model, CityU strategic, Amount: HKD $328,765, 1999 - 2001, Yue, X.D. (PI), Jin Li Cheng, K.M.
  • A comparative study of concept of creativity among Chinese people, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $45,000, 1998 - 2000, Yue, X.D. (PI), Rudowicz, E..
  • A study on elderly people’s sexual attitudes, behaviors and ways of coping with sexual distress in HK, HK Jockey Club Charities Trus, Amount: HKD $290,000, 1998 - 1999, Yue, X.D. (PI), Chan, C.M. Cheung, C.K..
  • Idol worshipping and role modeling in Chinese societies, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $49,000, 1998 - 1999, Yue, X.D. (PI), Cheung, C.K..
  • Intergenerational communication between the young and the elderly, CityU small scale, Amount: HKD $42,000, 1997 - 1998, Yue, X.D. (PI), Ng, S.H.


Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


Journal

  • Cheung, C. K. & Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2013). Humor styles, optimism, and their relationships with distress among undergraduates in three Chinese cities. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research. 26/2. 351 - 370.
  • Cheung, C. K. & Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2013). Sustaining Resilience Through Local Connectedness Among Sojourn Students. Social Indicators Research. 111/3. 785 - 800.
  • Feng, Jiang. , Su, Lu. , Xiang, Yao. , Yue, Xiao. Dong. & Au, Wing. Tung. (2013). Up or Down? How Culture and Color Affect Judgments. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. doi:10.1002/bdm.1800
  • Hou, Jiang. Y. , Lu, Su. & Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2012). Dialectical Thinking and Health Behaviors: The Effects of Theory of Planned Behavior. International Journal of Psychology. 1 - 9.
  • Cheung, Chau. kiu. & Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2012). Sojourn Students’ Humor Styles as Buffers to Achieve Resilience. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 36. 353 - 364.
  • , Feng. , Yue, Xiao. Dong. & Lu, L. (2011). Different attitudes toward humor between Chinese and Americans: An evidence from IAT. Psychological Reports. 109/1. 99 - 107.
  • Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2011). The Chinese ambivalence to humor: Views from University students in Hong Kong and China Humor. International Journal of Humor Research. 24/4. 463 - 480.
  • Pan, J. Y. , Yue, Xiao. Dong. & Chan, C. LW. (2010). Development and Validation of the Acculturative Hassles Scale for Chinese Students (AHSCS): An example of Mainland Chinese university students in Hong Kong. Psychologia. 53/3. 163 - 178.
  • Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2010). Exploration of Chinese humor: historical review, empirical findings, and critical reflections. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research. 23/3. 403 - 420.
  • Yue, Xiao. Dong. , Bender, M. & Cheung, C. K. (2010). Who are the best-known national and foreign creators — A comparative study among undergraduates in China and Germany. Journal of Creative Behavior. 45/1. 23 - 37.
  • Yue, Xiao. Dong. , Wong, S. W. & Cheung, C. K. (2009). From glamour-oriented idolatry to achievement-oriented idolatry: A priming experiment in Hong Kong and China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 13. 1 - 8.
  • Cheung, C. K. & Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2007). Which Chinese creators are famous and why: Views from Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese students. Journal of Creative Behavior. 41. 177 - 196.
  • Cheung, C. K. & Yue, Xiao. Dong. (2006). Luminary Emergence and Eminence across Chinese History. Social Sciences Journal. 43. 147 - 165.

Book

  • YUE, X.D. (2012). On Psychology of Humor (in Chinese). City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • YUE, X.D. (2011). Nurturing Creativity in Young People (in Chinese). City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • YUE, X.D. (2010). Psychology and Decision-making (in Chinese). Hong Kong Commercial Press.
  • YUE, X.D. (2009). Psychological Analysis of Celebrities in History (in Chinese). Hong Kong Commercial Press.
  • YUE, X.D. (2008). Be an All-Round Youth: 8 Lessons from Positive Psychology (in Chinese). City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • YUE, X.D. (2007). My Favorite Idols – Your Die-Hard fans: The Study of Adolescent Idol Worship (in Chinese). City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • YUE, X.D. & Zhu, X. H. (2001). Theories and techniques of counseling for primary and secondary schools (in Chinese). Beijing Normal University Press Beijing.
  • YUE, X.D. (1997). Feeling like up in the Sky: my counseling experiences at Harvard University (in Chinese). Beijing Normal University Press Beijing.

Book Chapter

  • YUE, X.D. , Liu, J. H. & Li, M. (2010). Chapter 34: Chinese social identity and inter-group relationships: The influence of benevolent authority. Handbook of Chinese Psychology. (pp. 579 - 598). London, UK. Oxford University Press.
  • YUE, X.D. & Young, K. (2010). Prevalence Estimates and Etiologic Models of Internet Addiction in Kimberly Young & Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu (Eds.). Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment. New York. Wiley.
  • YUE, X.D. (2009). Youth dispositional empowerment: Cultivating hardiness and resilience in young people. In Liu, Holosko, & Lo, (Eds.). Youth Empowerment and Volunteerism: Principles, Policies, and Practices. (pp. 83 - 98). Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • YUE, X.D. & Li, J. (2004). Self in learning among Chinese adolescents. In M. F. Mascolo & J. Li. (Eds.). Culture and developing selves: Beyond dichotomization. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development. (pp. 27 - 43). San Francisco. Jossey-Bass.
  • YUE, X.D. (2004). Idol worship among Hong Kong youth: Problems and strategies (in Chinese). Hong Kong Education Series (5): The value education for Hong Kong Youth. Hong Kong. Hong Kong. Joint-publishing House.
  • YUE, X.D. (2004). Youth dispositional empowerment: Cultivating hardiness and resilience in young people. In Lo, T. W. & Au, E. (Eds.). Youth Empowerment: International Experiences. Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • YUE, X.D. (1999). Chapters 2 & 3 in Zhang, X. Q. (Ed.). Theories and Practice of Counseling (in Chinese). (pp. 11-25 & 52-120 Beijing. People’s University Press.


External Services


Consultancy Service

  • 2010 - Now, Providing assessment for the course of Counseling and Guidance , Open University of Hong Kong .
  • 2009 - Now, Providing assessment for the course of Introduction to Positive Psychology, HKU SPACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE .
  • 1999 - Now, Consultant , Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association .

Community Service

  • 2006 - 2010, Chair of Division of Counseling Psychology, Hong Kong Psychological Society.
  • 2006 - 2007, Scientific Officer , Hong Kong Psychological Society.
  • 2003 - Now, Fellow and vice president, International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists and Psychologists.
  • 1997 - Now, Associate Fellow, Hong Kong Psychological Society.
  • 1997 - Now, Fellow, Hong Kong Youth Studies Association.
  • 1997 - 1999, Hong Kong Psychological Society, Scientific Officer .


Honorary Appointments

  • 10/1998 Adjunct Professor Nanjing University (南京大學)
    11/1999 Adjunct Professor Changzhou Polytechnic College (常州理工學院)
    5/2001 Adjunct Research Fellow South China Normal University (華南師範大學)
    10/2002 Adjunct Professor Suzhou University (蘇州大學)
    5/2004 Gao Jue-Fu Chair Professor of Psychology Nanjing Normal University (南京師範大學)
    6/2004 Adjunct Professor Nanjing Agricultural University (南京農業大學)
    9/2004 Adjunct Professor Inner Mongolian Normal University (內蒙古師範大學)
    1/2005 Adjunct Professor Harerbin Engineering University (哈爾濱工程大學)
    5/2005 Adjunct Professor Southwest Normal University (西南師範大學)
    4/2006 Adjunct Professor Guangdong Normal College (廣東教育學院)
    7/2007 Adjunct Professor Nanchang Technological University (南昌理工大學)
    11/2008 Adjunct Professor Shanghai Chinese Medicine University (上海中醫大學)
    5/2009 Adjunct Professor Chinese Jiliang College (中國計量學院)
    6/2009 Adjunct Professor Southwest University of Sciences and Technology (西南理工大學)
    6/2009 Adjunct Professor Chongqing College of Liberal Arts (重慶文理學院)
    04/2012 Adjunct Professor Guangdong University of Business Studies (廣東商學院)


Invited Speeches/Keynote Addresses

  • 26/6/2013 City University of Hong Kong
    On the relationship between humanistic psychology and positive psychology
    The 5th China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Submit Forum on Psychological Counseling for University Students

    19/11/2012 Beijing
    On crisis intervention for adolescents in Chinese society
    New Orient Family Education Forum

    6/3/2010 Hong Kong
    The Siu Lan Prison Hong Kong Humor for the jail inmates
    The visit of the Department of the Applied Social Studies of City University of Hong Kong

    25/10/2009 Manila
    Manila Philippines Humor and Asian society
    The Filipino Association of Psychology
    The 2009 Filipino Annual Conference of Psychology and Communication

    25/5/2008 China
    On how to change adversity into opportunity
    Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics Nanchang, China
    The 2008 Chinese Festival of University Students

    25/5/2007 China
    On how to become a successful university graduate
    Beijing Normal University Beijing China
    The 2007 Chinese Festival of University Students

    19/1/2007 China
    On enhancing humor in university students
    The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health
    The 10th National Conference for Mental Health Education and Counseling for University Students in China

    4/5/2006 China
    My suggestions to indigenization of counselling in Chinese society
    Linzi Counseling Services Shanghai China
    The Summit Conference on indigenization of counselling in Chinese society

    13/5/2004
    On enhancing resilience in university students
    The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health
    The 8th National Conference for Mental Health Education and Counseling for University Students in China

    17/12/2001 China
    On enhancing university students’ psychological hardiness
    The Northeast Region of The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health, Shenyang, China
    The 1st Regional Conference for Mental Health Education and Counseling for University Students in Northeastern China

    10/11/2001 China
    10 years of development of counseling for university students in China: reflections and suggestions
    The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health
    The 7th National Conference for Mental Health Education and Counseling for University Students in China

    25/10/1999 China
    My suggestions for counseling development for Chinese university students in 21st century
    The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health
    The 6th National Conference for Mental Health Education and Counseling for University Students in China

    24/11/1999 China
    Shenzhen China Development of counseling psychology in China in 21st century: Expectations and recommendations
    International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists & Psychologists
    The 1999 Conference for International Association of Chinese Medical Specialists & Psychologists

    20/10/1997 China
    Counseling development in China: Then and now
    The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health, Wuhan, China
    The 5th National Conference for Mental Health Education & Counseling for University Students in China

    21/10/1995 China
    Facilitating students’ self-development with counseling strategies: Reflections and recommendations.
    The Chinese Association of University Students’ Mental Health, Shanghai China
    The 4th National Conference for Mental Health Education and Counseling for University Students in China


Conference Organization (as the convener)

  • 24-27/6/2013 Hong Kong
    Chair
    The 5th China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Forum of Counseling for University Students
    Dept. of Applied Social Studies
    City University of Hong Kong

    24-27/11/2012 Shanghai
    Co-Chair
    The 4th China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Forum of Counseling for University Students
    Shanghai Fishery and Sea University

    26-29/7/2011 Macau
    Co-Chair
    The 3rd China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Forum of Counseling for University Students
    Macau University of Sciences and Technology

    24-27/6/2010 Hong Kong
    Chair
    The 22nd International Society for Humor Studies Conference
    International Society for Humor Studies
    Dept. of Applied Social Studies
    City University of Hong Kong

    28-30/7/2009 Nanjing
    Co-Chair
    The 1st China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau Forum of Counseling for University Students
    Nanjing University

    9/6/2007 Hong Kong
    Chair
    2007 Hong Kong Psychological Society Conference
    Hong Kong Psychological Society
    Dept. of Applied Social Studies
    City University of Hong Kong

    13/4/2002 Hong Kong
    Chair
    A seminar on developing appropriate strategies for helping adolescents to grow positively out of idol worship experiences
    Dept. of Applied Social Studies &
    Public Affairs Office
    City University of Hong Kong

    21/3/2002 Hong Kong
    Chair
    A news conference of research findings of 2001 study on adolescent idol worship in Hong Kong and Mainland China
    Dept. of Applied Social Studies & Public Affairs Office
    City University of Hong Kong

    5/6/1999 Hong Kong
    Chair
    1999 Hong Kong Psychological Society Annual Conference
    Hong Kong Psychological Society
    City University of Hong Kong

    4/6/1998 Hong Kong
    Chair
    1998 Hong Kong Psychological Society Conference
    Hong Kong Psychological Society
    Chinese University of Hong Kong


Teaching

  • Counseling and Guidance
    Cultural Psychology
    Personality Theories and Assessment
    Positive Psychology for Helping Professionals



Last update date : 24 Jun 2014