Contact Information

Division of Strategy, Management & Organization
S3-01C-100, Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

(+65) 6790 4927 [Office]
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Lab Website: Multicultural Identity and Processes Lab


H-Index and Citation Information

Prof Hong Ying-Yi's webpage has been moved. Please visit her updated webapge here or her lab's webpage at : Culture Lab



Personal Information

Ying-yi Hong is a Professor at the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1994 and had taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1994 to 2002 before moving to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she taught for eight years. She received the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award in 2001, the Young Investigator Award (conferred by the International Society of Self and Identity) in 2004, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Research Interest

Her main research interests include culture and cognition, self, identity, and intergroup relations. She is currently the editor of Advances in Culture and Psychology, associate editor of Asian Journal of Social Psychology, and serving on the editorial board of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters. Her most recent book entitled "Social Psychology of Culture" was published in 2006 by Psychology Press.

Most Recent Presentation

Hong, Y. (2013). Publishing in International Journals. A workshop presented at the 8th Chinese Psychologists Conference, Beijing: August 26-28.
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Hong, Y. (2013). Complexity Conference: A Crude Look at the Whole, Nanyang Technological University
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Hong, Y. (2013). Attitudes toward Natural Catastrophe and its Aftermaths: The Role of Identity and Intergroup Relations. Workshop on Socio-Economic Factors of Natural Catastrophe, Nanyang Technological University, Feb.21st, 2013.

Hong. Y. (2012). Applying Business Strategy in Innovative Research: Linking Culture, Brain, and Social Harmony. Presentation at the Behavioral Science Institute, Singapore Management University, March 13, 2012.

Most Recent Published Papers

Cheon, B. K., Livingston, R. W., Hong, Y., & Chiao, J. Y. (in press). Gene x Environment Interaction on Intergroup Bias: The Role of 5-HTTLPR and Perceived Outgroup Threat. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Liu, X. X., Keller, J., & Hong, Y. (in press). The hiring of personal ties: A consensus analysis of China & the United States. Management and Organizational Review.

Yang, Y., Liu, X. X., Fang, Y., & Hong, Y. (2013). Unresolved World War II animosity dampens empathy toward 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0022022113509118

Tao, V. Y. K., & Hong, Y. (2013). When Academic Achievement is an Obligation – Perspectives from Social-Oriented Achievement Motivation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0022022113490072

Hong, Y., Fang, Y., Yang, Y., & Phua, D. P-L (2013). Cultural Attachment – A New Theory and Method to Understand Cross-cultural Competence. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 1024-1044.

Christopoulos, G., & Hong Y. (2013). Turning two uninvited guests into prominent speakers: Toward a Dynamic Culture Neuroscience. Psychological Inquiry, 24, 20-25.

Chao, M. M., Hong, Y., & Chiu, C. (2013. Essentializing Race: Its Implications on Racial Categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Chao, M. M., Hong, Y., & Chiu, C. (2013). Essentializing Race: Its Implications on Racial Categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 619-634.

Hong, Y., & Phua, D. Y-L (2013). In search of culture’s role in influencing individual social behavior. Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

Sui, J., Hong, Y., Liu, C. H., Humphreys, G. W., & Han, S. (2013). Dynamic cultural modulation of neural responses to one’s own and friend’s faces. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8(3), 326-332. doi:10.1093/scan/nss001

Tadmor, C. T., Chao, M. M., Hong, Y., & Polzer, J. T. (2012). Not just for stereotyping anymore: Racial essentialism reduces domain-general creativity. Psychological Science.

Tadmor, C. T., Hong, Y., Chao, M. M., Wiruchnipawan, F., & Wang, W. (2012). Multicultural experiences reduce intergroup bias through epistemic unfreezing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.