Dr Cheung, Chi Kong Felix 張自光
Dr. Felix Cheung joined the School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in June 2017. Before joining the School of Public Health, Dr. Cheung received his PhD in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2016 and completed postdoctoral training in Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include individual, familial, and societal predictors of mental health, with a particular focus on mental well-being (e.g., life satisfaction). His recent projects examine how economic (e.g., income inequality, income redistribution, and income mobility) and political factors (e.g., social unrest, terrorist attacks, civil wars) are associated with mental well-being.
Dr. Cheung's line of work on income inequality has shed light onto the role of social comparison using a large dataset of over 1.7 million US participants. Furthermore, his work on income redistribution found that income redistribution does not simply redistribute happiness. Rather, income redistribution is linked to greater subjective well-being for welfare-receivers and tax-payers, for liberals and conservatives, and for the poor and the rich.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2017-06-01||The J.S. Tanaka Personality Dissertation Award: Association for Research in Personality||Research Achievement|
|2017-11-01||Ruut Veenhoven Award (Honourable mention): Erasmus University Rotterdam||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|06/2018||Associate Director||Psychological Science Accelerator|
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