Dr. LAM, Yin-Hung Bess     

Assistant Professor    

 

·      Neuropsychology

·      Neurocriminology 

·      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., Wong, M.T.H.,   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 evaluation of stakeholders’ perceptions and experiences. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 

 

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.

 

Lei, K.S., Wang, S.M., & Lam, B.Y.H.* (under review, 2021). Reward-Punishment Processing Deficits in Schizotypy with Callous Unemotional Traits

 

Hui, C.L.M., 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., Wong, SM.Y., & Chen, E.Y.H. (under review, 2021). LevelMind@JC: A Study Protocol to Evaluate a Community Early Intervention Program for Young People in Hong Kong. 

 

Lee, S.Y., Lee, J.C.K., & Lam, B.Y.H. (under review, 2020). Does Renaming Improve Public Attitudes toward Vocational Education and Training? Experimental Survey Evidence from Hong Kong.        

 

Liu, T., Zheng, Z., Lam, B.Y.H., McIntyre, R.S., & Lin, K.* (under review, 2020). Occupational Exposure Risk to SARS-CoV-2 Mediates the Psychological Stress of Chinese Non-infectious Obstetrical Staffs During COVID-19 Outbreak. 

 

Ahorsu, D.K., Adjaottor, E.S., & Lam, B.Y.H.* (2021). Intervention effect of non-invasive brain stimulation on cognition among people with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain Sciences, 11(7), 840. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070840.

 

Wong, M.N.K., Lai, D.W.L., Chan, H.H.L., & Lam, B.Y.H.* (2021). Neural and retinal characteristics in relation to working memory in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Current Alzheimer Research. DOI: 10.2174/1567205018666210608114044

 

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.

 

Derbie, A., Chau, B., Wong, C., Chen, L., Ting, K.H., Lam, B.Y.H., Lee, T.M.C., Chan, C.C.H. (2021). Common and distinct neural trends of allocentric and egocentric spatial coding. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53(11), 3672-3687.

 

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]

 

Lam, B.Y.H. (in press, 2021). Personality Traits during COVID-19 Pandemic. In Elisa M. Brietzke, Roger S. McIntyre, Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira & Kanguang Lin (Eds), Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Essentials. United States: Elsevier. 

  

Leung, C., Lei, K. S., Wang, S. M., & Lam, B. Y. H.* (2020). Theory of mind in schizotypy: A behavioral and event-related potential (ERP) study. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition23, 100190.                      

             

Lam, B. Y. H.*, Huang, Y., & Gao, Y. (2020). Gray matter asymmetry in the orbitofrontal cortex in relation to psychopathic traits in adolescents. Journal of Psychiatric Research132, 84-96.

 

Lam, B. Y. H.*, Raine, A., Fung, A. L. C., Gao, Y., & Lee, T.M.C. (2020). Caregivers’ grit moderates the relationship between childrens executive function and aggression. Frontiers in Psychology11, 636.

 

Lin, K.*, Stubbs, B., Zou, W., Zheng, W., Lu, W., Gao, Y., Chen, K., Wang, S., Liu, J., Huang, Y., Guan, L., Wong, M.N.K., Wang, C., Lam, B.Y.H.*, & Xu, G. (2020). Aerobic exercise impacts the anterior cingulate cortex in adolescents with subthreshold mood syndromes: a randomized controlled trial study. Translational Psychiatry10(1), 1-7.

 

Fung, L. C. A., Zhou, G., Low, Y.T.A., & Lam, B. Y. H. (2020). The Age and Gender Effect on Four Forms of Peer Victimization among Chinese Children and Adolescents. Applied Research in Quality of Life, (Special Issue).

 

Lam, B.Y.H., Lai, D.W.L., Li, J., Zou, Z., & Chan, C.C.H. (preprint, 2020). Mild cognitive impairment in older adults: the role of cognitive reserve and resilience. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-29135/v1

 

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. 

 

Sun, D.*, Lam, B.Y.H.*, Chan, C.C.H., & Lee, T.M.C. (in preparation). Neural correlates of risky decisions and social decisions: the investigation of grey matter volume (GMV) and graph theory nodal centralities of GMV covariance. 

 

Yu, Q., Chau, B.K.H., Lam, B.Y.H., Wong, A.W.K., Peng, J., & Chan, C.C.H. (2019). Neural processes of proactive and reactive controls modulated by motor-skill experiences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13. 

 

Lee, L.P., Har, A.W.Y., Ngai, C.H., Lai, D.W.L., Lam, B.Y.H.,* & Chan, C.C.H. (2019). Audiovisual integrative training for augmenting cognitive motor functions in mild cognitive impairment individuals. BMC Geriatrics, 20(1), 1-5.

 

Fung, A. L. C., Li, X., Ramírez, M. J., Lam, B. Y. H., Millana, L.,& FaresOtero, N. E. (2018). A Crossregional Study of the Reactive and Proactive Aggression of Youth in Spain, Uruguay, Mainland China, and Hong Kong. Social Development27(4), 748-760.

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Yang, Y., Schug, R. A., Han, C., Liu, J., & Lee, T. M. (2017). Psychopathy moderates the relationship between orbitofrontal and striatal alterations and violence: the investigation of individuals accused of homicide. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience11.    

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. (2017). Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ). In V. Zeigler-Hill & T.Shackelford (Eds), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. United States: Springer.

 

Fung, A. L. C., Tsang, E. Y. H., Zhou, G., Low, A. Y. T., Ho, M. Y., & Lam, B. Y. H. (2017). Relationship Between Peer Victimization and Reactive–Proactive Aggression in School Children. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000125

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. (2016). Effect of theory of mind and peer victimization on the schizotypy–aggression relationship. npj Schizophrenia2, 16001.

 

Tang, D. Y., Liu, A. C., Lui, S. S., Lam, B. Y. H., Siu, B. W., Lee, T. M., & Cheung, E. F. (2016). Facial emotion perception impairments in schizophrenia patients with comorbid antisocial personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 236, 22-27. 

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Yang, Y., Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. C. (2015). Neural mediator of the schizotypy–antisocial behavior relationship. Translational Psychiatry5(11), e669.

 

Lam, B. Y. H.Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. C. (2014). The relationship between neurocognition and symptomatology in people with schizophrenia: social cognition as the mediator. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 138-147.

 

 Yau, K.M., Lam, B.Y.H., Cheung, Y.T., Wong, H.W, Fong, M.C., & Lau, P.N. (2014). Recovery in love (Chinese version). Hong Kong: Kam Kwong Church Life Bookstore. 

 

Raine, A., Fung, A. L. C., & Lam, B. Y. H. (2011). Peer victimization partially mediates the schizotypy – aggression relationship in children and adolescents. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37(5), 937-945.

 

Fung, A. L. C., & Lam, B. Y. H. (2011). Prevention of Homicide by Treating Proactive Aggression in Schoolchildren. In D. J. Christie & J. E. Pim (Eds.), Nonkilling Psychology (pp. 189- 212). United States: Center for Global Nonkilling.

 

Mak, W. W. S., Lam, B. Y. H., & Yau, S. S. W. (2010). Recovery knowledge and recovery-oriented services in Hong Kong. Psychiatric Services, 61, 1164. 

Shu Mei Wang* & B.Y.H. Lam. "Facial motor abnormalities in individuals at risk for psychotic onset." In 2021 Virtual Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society. 2021.

 

B.Y.H. Lam*, D. Sun*, C.C.H. Chan, T.M.C Lee. Striatum grey matter volume and network relates to risky decisions and prosocial decisions. Poster presentation accepted for the Society for Social Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Webinar, 2021.

 

Leung, C., Lei, K.S., Wang, S.M., & Lam, B.Y.H. Theory of mind in schizotypy: A behavioral and event-related potential (ERP) study. Oral presentation accepted for 4th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders” (INBC 2020), Rome, Italy, 2020. 

 

Lam, B.Y.H., Wong, M.N.K., Paynter, J., & Neumann, D. Neural Mechanism of Physical Exercise in Enhancing Empathy and Reducing Aggression in Adolescents. Oral presentation accepted for the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2020. 

 

Lam, B.Y.H., Wong, M.N.K., Xu, G., Lu, W., Gao, Y.,  Chen, K., Wang, S., Xie, L., Xu, X., Liu, J., Zheng, W., Miao, Q., Huang, Y., Guan, L., So, K.F., & Lin, K. Physical activity induces brain and behavioral changes in adolescents with subthreshold mood syndromes: A randomized controlled trial study. Poster presentation accepted for the the Society for Social Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, 2019. 

 

Lei, K.S., Zhang, W., Naseem, S., Cheung, S.K., Wang, S. M., & Lam, B.Y.HBrain activities associated with theory of mind and attention in schizotypal adolescents and young adults: an event-related potential study. Poster presentation accepted for the the Society for Social Neuroscience Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, 2019. 

 

Lam, B.Y.H., Chan, H.L., Choi, K.Y., Wong, N.K. & Chan,    

C.C.H. Retinal abnormalities are associated with antisocial  

behaviours: a neurocriminology study through the eyes. Oral presentation accepted for the symposium of Brain, Moral Judgment, and Neurocriminology at the American Society of Criminology Meeting in San Francisco, CA, 2019. 

 

Lei, K.S., Cheung, A., & Lam, B.Y.H. Perseverance is a protective factor of schizotypy in adolescents: MOHO as a frame of reference. Poster presentation accepted for the 6th International Institute on Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) in Chicago, IL, 2019. 

 

Lee, L.P., Har, A.W.Y., Ngai, C.H., Lai, D.W.L., Lam, B.Y.H., & Chan, C.C.H. Audiovisual integrative Taiko training program for augmenting cognitive and motor performances in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study applying MOHO as a frame of reference. Oral presentation accepted for the 6th International Institute on Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) in Chicago, IL, 2019. 

 

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., Wang, S.M., & Lei, K.S. Reward- Punishment Processing Deficits in Schizotypy with

Callous Unemotional Traits. Poster presented at the 2019 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Orlando, FL., 2019.

 

Wang, S.M., Lam, B.Y.H., Hsu, H.M., & Cheung, V.K.W. Associations between Motor Abnormalities and Psychotic Symptoms in Non-Help-Seeking Individuals at Risk for Psychosis. Poster presented at the 2019 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Orlando, FL., 2019

 

Huang, Y., Lam, B., & Gao, Y. Structural abnormalities in the orbitofrontal cortex and its association with psychopathic traits in adolescents. Poster presentation at the Society for Affective Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2019.

 

Huang, Y., Lam, B., & Gao, Y. Prenatal maternal stress, gray matter volumes, and externalizing behavior in adolescence. Poster presentation at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2019.

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Huang, Y., & Gao, Y. Childhood psychopathic tendencies and structural brain deficits during adolescenceOral presentation at the American Society of Criminology Meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2018.

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Lai, D.W.L, Chan, H. H. L., & Chan, C.C.H. Building a cognitive and brain reserve model for neurodegeneration. Oral presentation at the International Alzheimer's Disease Conference 2018, Hong Kong, 2018

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Raine, A., Gao, Y., Fung, A.L.C., Zhang, W., Ng, S.M., & Lee, T. M. CThe effect of omega-3 on executive functions and event-related potentials: A randomized, controlled trial. Poster presentation at the 8th Society for Social Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2017. 

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Raine, A., Fung, A. L. C., & Lee, T. M. C. Caregivers’/ Parents’ trait of perseverance moderates the relationship between children’s executive function and aggression. Oral presentation at the PCS 2nd Annual Mental Health Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017. 

 

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. 

Lam, B. Y. H., Yang, Y., Schug, R., Han, C., Liu, J. & Lee, T. M.      COrbitofrontal and striatal alterations in violent individuals: psychopathy is the moderator. Poster presentation at the 6th Society for Social Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2015. 

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. C. The relationship between neurocognition and symptomatology in people with schizophrenia: social cognition as the mediator. Oral presentation at the 8th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Hong Kong, 2014. 

 

Lam, B. Y. H., Yang, Y., Raine, A., & Lee, T. M. C. Neural mediators of the schizotypy-antisocial behavior relationship: Prefrontal and orbitofrontal gray matter. Poster presentation at the 4th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Italy, 2014.

            

Lam, B. Y. H., Yang, Y., Raine, A., Schug, R., Han, C., Liu, J. & Lee, T. M. C. Brain structural characteristics of psychopathic traits and antisocial behaviors. Poster presentation at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference, Germany, 2014. 

            

Lam, B. Y. H., D.Y.Y. Tang & Lee, T. M. C. Facial Emotion Recognition and Reactive-Proactive Aggression in Violent Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the American Society of Criminology Conference, San Francisco, 2014. 

 

Mak, W. W. S, Lam, B. Y. H., & Yau, S. Psychiatric staff recovery knowledge and sufficiency of recovery-oriented services in Hong Kong. Oral presentation at the Empowerment and Lifelong Learning Conference, Paris, February 2010. 

 

1.Received Inter-institutional Development Scheme Grant, Competitive Research Funding for the local self-financing degree sector, UGC (2020), Co- Investigator: Bess Yin Hung Lam. Cultivating, Promoting, and Enhancing Meaning in Life Across Cultures and the Life Span (UGC/IIDS15/H01/20).

2.Received Faculty Development Scheme, Competitive Research Funding for the local self-financing degree sector, UGC (2019), Coinvestigator: Bess Yin Hung Lam. Enhancing parents’ competency to support the social and emotional needs of young children through a parent-based empathy and compassion intervention (UGC/FDS15/
H03/19).

3.Received 2018 Griffith University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Collaborative Research Grants (2018), Principal investigator: Bess Yin Hung Lam. Neural mechanism of physical exercise in enhancing executive functions in adolescents: a crosscultural study.

4.Received Inter-institutional Development Scheme Grant, Competitive Research Funding for the local self-financing degree sector, UGC (2017), Co- Investigator: Bess Yin Hung Lam. 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
 

Email: yhlam@hksyu.edu

By Appointment 

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.