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Department of Psychology (PSY)

Dr. HO Yuen Wan

Dr. Ho

Senior Lecturer

Office:  WYL124, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
              Department of Psychology
              Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

TEL:      (852) 2616 7845

FAX:     (852) 2616 5997


Yuen Wan obtained her Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After graduation, she was a post-doctoral research fellow in Personality Assessment Laboratory at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Lifespan Emotional Development Laboratory at Northeastern University. Yuen Wan’s research broadly focuses on emotion, mindfulness, well-being, and personality assessment. Yuen Wan holds the certification of Hogan Personality Assessment, the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), and the Level One training of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Education at the Mindfulness Center at Brown School of Public Health.



  • Emotion
  • Mindfulness
  • Well-being
  • Personality assessment



Lin, H., Chang, Y., Chen, C., Ho, Y.W., Xi, W., Zhang, X., Fung, H.H., Ayalon L. (in press). Are older adults more optimistic? Evidence from China, Israel and the US. Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Cheung, F.M., Ho, Y.W. (in press). Assessing personality from a cultural perspective. In D. Dozois & P. Graf (Eds.), ICAP Handbook of Applied Psychology. Wiley.

Bencharit, Z L., Ho, Y.W., Fung, H.H., Yeung, D., Stephens, N., Roero-Canyas, R., Tsai, J.L. (2019). Should job applications be excited?  The role of culture and ideal affect in employment settings. Emotion, 19, 377-401.

Cheung, F.M., Ho, Y.W. (2018). Culturally relevant personality assessment. In K. Shigemasu (Ed.), Diversity in Harmony - Insights from Psychology: Proceedings of the 31st International Congress of Psychology. (pp. 211-229). Wiley.


Teaching Subjects

Academic Year:  2022 - 2023:

1st Term: PSY2001 Introduction to Business Psychology and Organizational Behaviour
  PSY2002 Research Methods for Psychology
  PSY2101 Introduction to Psychology
2nd Term: PSY3205 Social Psychology
  PSY3208 Personality and Individual Differences