Dr. CHOW, Tak Sang Jason

Assisant Professor
Director, Teaching and Learning Development Office
Director, MSS in Psychology Program 
Associate Director, Wan Chow Yuk Fan Center for Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice and Research 
Director, Student Learning and Development Laboratory 
 

 

 
- Self-control
- Motivation
- Intimate relationship 
Ph.D. in Psychology, The University of Hong Kong
BSS (Psychology and Economics), The University of Hong Kong

Chow, T.S., & Hui, C. M. (2020). How does trait self-compassion benefit self-Control in daily life? An experience sampling study. Mindfulness, 12(1), 162-169.  

Yeung, N.C.Y., & Chow, T.S. (2019). Coping with my own way: Mediating roles of emotional expression and social support seeking in the associations between individual differences and post-traumatic growth. Health Psychology Open, 6(1), 2055102919846596.

Ng, H. K. S., Hong, Y. L., Chow, T. S., & Leung, A. N. M. (2018). 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, 0146167218794625.

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

Chow, T. S., & Wan, H. Y.* (2017). Is there any Facebook depression? Exploring the moderating roles of neuroticism, Facebook social comparison and envy. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 277-282.

Chow, J. T., Hui, C. M., & Lau, S. (2015). A depleted mind feels inefficacious: Ego-depletion reduces self-efficacy to exert further self-control. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 754-768

Chow, J. T., & Lau, S. (2015). Nature gives us strength: Exposure to nature counteracts ego-depletion. The Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 70-85.

Poon, K., Teng, F., Chow, J.T., & Chen, Z. (2015). Desiring to connect to nature: The effect of ostracism on ecological behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 42, 116-122

Chow, T.S., Tang, L. H*., & Lam, S. M. (June, 2018). Subjective fatigue does not reduce vigorous physical exercises when people believe that willpower is non-limited. Poster presented at the 9th European Conference of Positive Psychology, Budapest, Hungary.

Chow, T. S., Hui, C. M., Molden, D., Scholer, A., & Lam, S.M. (June, 2018). Improving self-control and subjective well-being by a three-week self-control training program. An experience sampling study. Oral presentation in the 9th European Conference of Positive Psychology, Budapest, Hungary.

Chow T.S., Hui, C. M., & Lam, S. M. (May, 2018). Individual differences in everyday self-control conflicts: An experience sampling study. Poster presented for the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.

Chow, T. S. (Mar, 2017). Search for meaning in life predicts prosocial behaviour. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the second biennial International Convention of Psychology Science, Vienna, Austria.

Chow, T. S., & Wan, H. Y*. (Feb, 2017). Who will develop depression after checking Facebook? Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio.

Chow, J. T., Hui, C. M., & Lau, S. (Jan, 2016). A depleted mind feels inefficacious: Ego- depletion reduces self-efficacy to exert further self-control. Symposium Presentation in the Annual Conference of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, United States.

Chow, J. T. (Mar, 2015). People are happier when they believe that willpower is unlimited. Poster accepted at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Chow, J. T., & Lau, S. (Feb, 2014). Is the effect of regulatory resource depletion mediated by self-efficacy? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Chow, J.T., & Lau, S. (May, 2012). Testing a “natural” way to restore self-regulatory strength. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

*student in SYU
 
Project Title: Exploring How Self-control Training Improves Self-control Performance: An Experience Sampling Study 
Capacity: PI
Funding source: RGC - FDS
Amount granted: HKD $614,890
Funding Period: 2017-2018
 
Project Title: Fuelling the proactivity by emotions "Energy" Through understanding the functions of discrete emotions in different social settings 
Capacity: Co-I
Funding source: RGC - IIDS
Amount granted: HKD $516,310
Funding Period: 2018-2019
 
Project Title: Youth Identity Status and its Psychosocial Correlates: A Longitudinal Study in Hong Kong
Capacity: Co-I
Funding source: RGC – IDS(C)
Amount granted: HKD $3,465,000
Funding Period: 2020-2022
 
Project Title: Preparing for the launching of Esports: An interdisciplinary and holistic perspective in prevention of teenage gaming addiction problem based on Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological model in the era of Esports 
Capacity: Co-PI
Funding source: RGC- IDS(C)
Amount granted: HKD $4,260,824
Funding Period: 2021-2023
 
Project Title: Emotions, hope, self-regulation, and e-learning 
Capacity: Co-I
Funding source: Educational University of Hong Kong – Seed grant
Amount granted: HKD $50,000
Funding Period: 2021-2022
Ad Hoc reviewer of peer reviewed journals:
- Personality and Individual Differences
- Asian Journal of Social Psychology
- Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
CP530-1 Dissertation
CP607-9 Clinically-Based Research Thesis
GEC103 Crazy Stupid Scientific Love
PSY200P Social Psychology
PSY204P Personality and Individual Differences
PSY206P Research Methods and Design
PSY209 Positive Psychology
PSY371-2 Research Project
PSY371-2P Research Project
PSY401-3 Research Thesis / PSY411-2 Honours Research Project
GEC103 Crazy, Stupid, Scientific Love
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