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Michelle YIK

Professor, Division of Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Areas of expertise

  • - Structure of Affect
  • - Chinese Emotions
  • - Facial Expressions
  • - Culture and Personality

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About Me

Michelle received her PhD degree in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2002, she has been working at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where she teaches Psychology & Everyday Life and Personality Psychology. The everyday life course provides ample opportunity to satisfy her “id” impulses of performing in front of 300 students; the personality course provides a platform on which to utilize her research to enrich students’ understanding of human behaviors in the Chinese context. In 2007, Michelle won the Humanities and Social Science Teaching Award; in 2010, she became the medalist for the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching; and in 2011, she was the finalist for the University Grants Committee Teaching Award.

Courses and Programs taught by Michelle YIK