Project Description

Dr. Henry K.S. NG


Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.16

Phone: (852) 3917-8205



  • B.S.Sc, MPhil (Psychology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ph.D. (Psychology), The University of Hong Kong
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


  • Social Psychology
  • Ego Depletion, Regulatory Focus, Aggression and Prosociality
  • Individual Differences – Narcissism, Motivation
  • Environmental Psychology


Ng, H. K. S., Hong, Y., Chow, T. S., & Leung, A. N-M. (in press). Nature does not always give you a helping hand: Comparing the prosocial effects of nature at different resource and security levels. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [preprint available upon request]

Bernstein, M. J., Chen, Z., Poon, K. T., Benfield, J. A., & Ng, H. K. S. (2018). Ostracized but why? Effects of attributions and empathy on connecting with the socially excluded. PloS one, 13(8), e0201183.

Ng, H. K. S., & Chow, T. S. (2017). The effects of environmental resource and security on aggressive behavior. Aggressive Behavior, 43, 304-314.

Leung A. N-M., &, Ng, H. K. S. (2015). Sex role development and education. J. Wright, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition (in-press). Oxford: Elsvier Ltd.

Ng, H. K. S., Cheung, R. Y., & Tam, K. P. (2014). Unraveling the link between narcissism and psychological 
health: New Evidence from coping flexibility. Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 7-10.

Ng, H. K. S., Tam, K. P., & Shu, T. M. (2013). Narcissism and punitiveness in a non-ego-threatening condition. 
Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 442-446.

Tam, K. P., Shu, T. M., Ng, H. K. S., & Tong, Y. Y. (2013). Belief about immutability of moral character and 
punitiveness toward criminal offenders, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 603-611.

Tam, K. P., Ng, H. K. S., Yeung, V. W. L., Kim, Y., & Cheung, F. Y. (2012). Attitudes toward cosmetic surgery 
patients. The Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 458-479.

Ng, H. K. S., Tam, K. P., & Shu, T. M. (2011). The money attitude of covert and overt narcissists. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 160-165.

Research Internship Opportunities

Intern students/ research helpers are wanted to help carry out projects in the following areas:

  • Personality (narcissism, motivation)
  • Social Psychology (aggression, prosocial behaviour)
  • Environmental Psychology

You will learn various skills in the research process, from handling research logistics to data analysis. Applicants should have proficient skills in MS Excel and SPSS, and a high sense of responsibility. Students shall work not more than 2 half-days (morning, or afternoon) per week. Feel free to contact Dr. Henry Ng ( for further information.

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