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Dr Cheung, Chi Kong Felix 張自光

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Research Assistant Professor

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Dr Cheung, Chi Kong Felix 張自光

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Research Assistant Professor

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Short Biography:

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.

 

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)BA
Michigan State UniversityMA
Michigan State UniversityPhD
Biography

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.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2017-06-01The J.S. Tanaka Personality Dissertation Award: Association for Research in Personality
Research Achievement
2017-11-01Ruut Veenhoven Award (Honourable mention): Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
06/2018Associate DirectorPsychological Science Accelerator
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