Dr. LAM, Yin-Hung Bess
· Antisocial behavior
· Youth mental health
· Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
Bess’s research focuses on the the neural and psychosocial mechanism of social cognition, antisocial behavior, and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. In recent years, she has extended her research work to the neural, motor and social functions in broader autism phenotype and traumatic brain injury. She has been engaged in inter-disciplinary research studies in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia and the United States.
- In Mainland China, she has been working with scholars from the Guangzhou University and the Affiliated Brain Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University on research projects related to mental health and neuropsychology.
- In Australia, she has been working with scholars from the Griffith University on a project related to autism.
- In the United States, she has continuous collaboration with scholars from the City University of New York, Duke University and University of Pennsylvania on projects related to the neuroscience of antisocial behaviors, psychopathy and decision making.
- In Hong Kong, she has been working with scholars from the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Shue Yan University, the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong on projects related to mental health, aggression and positive neuroscience.
Phd in Psychology (The University of Hong Kong)
Mphil in Psychology (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Lam, B.Y.H., Hui, C.H.L., Lui, S.S.Y., Chan, K.T., , Chan, S.K.W., Lee. E., Chang, W.C., Wong, G.H.Y., & Chen, E.Y.H. (2021). LevelMind Hubs- A novel community-based youth mental wellness early intervention in Hong Kong: An e
Wong, SM.Y., Lam, B.Y.H., Wong, C.S.M., Lee, H., Wong, G.H.Y., Lui, S., Chan, K.T., Wong, M., Chan, S.K.W., Chang, W.C., Lee, E., Hui, C.L.M., & Chen, E.Y.H. (under review, 2021). Measuring Subjective Stress among Young People in Hong Kong: Validation and Predictive Utility of the Single-item Subjective Level of Stress (SLS-1) in Epidemiological and Longitudinal Community Samples.
Derbie, A., Chau, B., Wong, C., Chen, L., Ting, K.H., Lam, B.Y.H., Chan, C.C.H. (2021). Cortical hemodynamic response associated with spatial coding: A near-infrared spectroscopy study. Brain Topography, 34, 207-220.
Lam, B.Y.H. (2021). Social stigma versus social inclusion of the mental disabilities and neurological diseases. In Wong, M. S.,Weiner, L.,Cerniak, J.,& Yee, L.T.S. (Eds.), Incorporating diversity in classroom settings: Real and engaging examples for various Psychology courses. (Vol 1: Ability, age, culture, ethnicity/race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status) (pp. 15- 19). Society for the Teaching of Psychology. [website]
Che, C., Cheung, W.Y., Mak, Y., Zhou, J., Lam, B.Y.H.* (in preparation). The effectiveness of dance movement therapy (DMT) interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder on enhancing social function: A meta-analysis.
Wong, N.K., Lai, D.W.L., CHAN, H.L., Fu, A.S.N., Chan, C.C.H., Lam, B.Y.H. Relationship between working memory and retinal structures in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Poster presented accepted for the International Alzheimer’s Disease Conference 2019, Hong Kong, 2019.
Lam, B. Y. H., Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. C. Effect of Theory of Mind and Peer Victimization on the Schizotypy-Aggression Relationship. Oral presentation at the Third European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, Brighton, UK, 2016.
Received Inter-institutional Development Scheme Grant, Competitive Research Funding for the local self-financing degree sector, UGC (2020), Cultivating, Promoting, and Enhancing Meaning in Life Across Cultures and the Life Span (UGC/IIDS15/H01/20).
Received Faculty Development Scheme, Competitive Research Funding for the local self-financing degree sector, UGC (2019),
H03/19). Enhancing parents’ competency to support the social and emotional needs of young children through a parent-based empathy and compassion intervention (UGC/FDS15/
Received 2018 Griffith University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Grants (2018), Neural mechanism of physical exercise in enhancing executive functions in adolescents: a crosscultural study.
Received Inter-institutional Development Scheme Grant, Competitive Research Funding for the local self-financing degree sector, UGC (2017), Positive neuroscience: A dialogue between scientists and practitioners (UGC/IIDS15/H01/17).
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 120 Developmental Psychology
Office: LG226 Main Building,
Hong Kong Shue Yan University,
10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemer Hill,
North Point, Hong Kong
Bess is a graduate member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, a member of the American Society of Criminology, an alumnus of the U.S. Fulbright Program and the Lee Hysan Foundation Scholarship Scheme.
Bess has been serving as a reviewer of academic journals including Social Neuroscience, Schizophrenia Research, Psychiatric Research, Frontiers in Psychiatry (section Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Rehabilitation), Asian Journal of Criminology, and BMC Geriatrics. She is also the guest associate editor of Frontiers of Psychiatry.