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Assistant Professor


PhD (Cambridge)

MPhil (PolyU)








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Prosocial behavior and online behavior;

Psychological and physical well-being;

Globalization, migration, and acculturation


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Introduction to Psychology


Selected Publications:

#Hui, B. P. H., Ng, J. C. K., Berzaghi, E., Cunningham-Amos, L. A., & Kogan, A. (2020). Rewards of kindness? A meta-analysis of the link between prosociality and well-being. Psychological Bulletin, 146(12), 1084–1116. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000298 [SSCI2019: 20.838; Psychology, Multidisciplinary2019: Q1, ranked 1 out of 138]


Choi, E. P. H., Hui, B. P. H., & Wan, E. Y. F. (2020). Depression and anxiety in Hong Kong during COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(10), 3740. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103740 [SSCI2019: 2.849; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health2019: Q1]


Koo, A., Hui, B. P. H., & Pun, N. (2020). Gender ideologies and their impacts on young people’s socio-psychological well-being in post-socialist China. Chinese Sociological Review, 52(5), 487–514. https://doi.org/10.1080/21620555.2020.1768366 [SSCI2019: 2.576; Sociology2019: Q1]


Chen, C. H., Liu, C. L., Hui, B. P. H., & Chung, M. L. (2020). Does education background affect digital equal opportunity and the political participation of sustainable digital citizen? A Taiwan case. Sustainability, 12(4), 1359. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12041359 [SSCI2019: 2.576; Environmental Studies2019: Q2]


Hui, B. P. H., Pun, N., Qiu, J., & Koo, A. (2020). Having less but giving more: Working experience and prosocial behavior in Chinese working-class youth. Youth and Society, 52(8), 1582–1601. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X19840239 [SSCI2019: 1.794; Sociology2019: Q2; Social Science, Interdisciplinary2019: Q2]


#Hui, B. P. H., Wu, A. M. S., Siu, N. Y. F., Chung, M. L., & Pun, N. (2019). The effects of need satisfaction and dissatisfaction on flourishing among young Chinese gamers: The mediating role of Internet gaming disorder. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(22), 4367. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224367 [SSCI2019: 2.849; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health2019: Q1]


#Hui, B. P. H., Wu, A. M. S., & Pun, N. (2019). Disentangling the effects of empathy components on Internet gaming disorder: A study of vulnerable youth in China. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 8(1), 181–189. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.8.2019.12 [SSCI2019: 5.143; Psychiatry2019: Q1]


Sun, R., Vuillier, L., Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (2019). Caring helps: The trait empathy is related to better coping strategies and differs in the poor versus the rich. PLOS ONE. 14(3), e0213142. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213142 [SCIE2019: 2.740; Multidisciplinary Sciences2019: Q2]


#Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (2018). Who helping helps: An event-sampling study of how basic psychological needs moderate the impact of acting prosocially. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(6), 563–572. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2017.1365165 [SSCI2019: 3.819; Psychology, Multidisciplinary2019: Q1]


#Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (2018). Daily ups and downs: An event-sampling study of the mediated moderation of prosocial engagement on well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9(6), 675–688. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617722197 [SSCI2019: 4.380; Psychology, Social2019: Q1]


Au, A. K. Y., Hui, B. P. H., & Chen, S. X. (2017). Intercultural relations in Hong Kong. In J. Berry (Ed.), Mutual Intercultural Relations (pp. 311–332). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Hui, B. P. H., Ng, J. C. K., Mak, W. W. S., Guan, Y.-j., Buchtel, E. E., Tang, W. C. S., & Lau, V. C. Y. (2016). Conceptualizing psychological processes in response to globalization: Components, antecedents, and consequences of global orientations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(2), 302–331. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0039647 [SSCI2019: 6.315; Psychology, Social2019: Q1]


Hui, B. P. H., Chen, S. X., Leung, C., & Berry, J. W. (2015). Facilitating adaptation and intercultural contact: The role of integration and multicultural ideology in dominant and non-dominant groups. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 45, 70–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.01.002 [SSCI2019: 1.981; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary2019: Q1]


Kogan, A., Oveis, C., Carr, E. W., Gruber, J., Mauss, I. B., Shallcross, A., Impett, E. A., Lowe, I. v. d., Hui, B. P. H., Cheng, C., & Keltner, D. (2014). Vagal activity is quadratically related to prosocial traits, prosocial emotions, and observer perceptions of prosociality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(6), 1051–1063. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037509037509 [SSCI2019: 6.315; Psychology, Social2019: Q1]


Fong, D. Y. T., Ho, J. W. C., Hui, B. P. H., Lee, a. M., Macfarlane, D. J., Leung, S. S. K., Cerin, E., et al. (2012). Physical activity for cancer survivors: Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ, 344(jan30 5), e70–e70. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e70 [SCIE2019: 30.313; Medicine, General & Internal2019: Q1]


Kogan, A., Impett, E. A., Oveis, C., Hui, B. P. H., Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (2010). When giving feels good: The intrinsic benefits of sacrifice in romantic relationships for the communally motivated. Psychological Science, 21(12), 1918–1924. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797610388815 [SSCI2019: 5.367; Psychology, Multidisciplinary2019: Q1]

# Corresponding author


Current research projects:

  1. PI - Doing Good Online: More Well-Being Benefit for Help-Givers and Less Harm for Others (funded by RGC General Research Fund, 2020).


Professional & Community Service:

CPsychol, Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society