Dr. YANG Sherry (楊雪教授)

Research Assistant Professor

Phone: (852) 2252-8704

Email: sherryxueyang@cuhk.edu.hk

BSc (HNU), MPhil (HKBU), PhD (CUHK) 

Research Interests
  • Addiction

  • Adolescent mental health

  • Occupational mental health

  • Dementia prevention

  • Ageing

Major Grants
  • Yang X. A randomized controlled trial for evaluating the efficacy of a cognitive behavioral therapy intervention in reducing Internet gaming disorder among secondary school students in Hong Kong. General Research Fund. 

  • Yang X. A longitudinal study for identifying predictors of incidence/remission of probable depression and developing a predictive index for probable depression among secondary school students. Health and Medical Research Fund.

  • Yang, X., Chan, R. C. H., Ma, G. Y. K., Zhang, R. R., & Mak, W. W. S. (2015). Engaging the majority in anti-stigma collective action: An extension of the social identity model of collective action. Direct University Grant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Yang, X., Chan, R. C. H., & Ma, G. Y. K. (2015). Negotiating safer sex in Chinese culture: A comparative study of rural and urban China. Millennium Development Goals Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Selected Publications
  1. Yang, X., Lau, J. T., Wang, Z., & Lau, M. C. (2018) Potential roles of masculine role discrepancy, discrepancy stress, and self-esteem in affecting addictive use of social networking sites among Chinese men: a random population-based study. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. (impact factor = 4.134)

  2. Yang, X., Lau, J. T., Wang, Z., Ma, Y. L., & Lau, M. C. (2018). The mediation roles of discrepancy stress and self-esteem between masculine role discrepancy and mental health problems. Journal of affective disorders, 235, 513-520. (impact factor = 3.786)

  3. Yang, X., Lau, J. T., & Lau, M. C. (2018). Predictors of remission from probable depression among Hong Kong adolescents–A large-scale longitudinal study. Journal of affective disorders. (impact factor = 3.786)

  4. Yang, X. & Mak, W. W. S. (2016). The differential moderating roles of self-compassion and mindfulness in self-stigma and well-being among people living with mental illness or HIV. Mindfulness. doi: 10.1007/s12671-016-0635-4 (impact factor = 3.024)

  5. Yang, X., Mak, W. W. S., Ho, C. Y., & Chidgey, A. (2016). Self-in-love versus self-in-stigma: implications of relationship quality and love attitudes on self-stigma and mental health among HIV-positive men having sex with men. AIDS Care. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1200714 (impact factor = 1.994)

  6. Yang, X.* (2016). Self-compassion, relationship harmony, versus self-enhancement: Different ways of relating to well-being in Hong Kong Chinese. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 24-27. (impact factor = 1.967)

  7. Yang, X.*, Byrne, V., & Chiu, M. Y. L. (2015). Caregiving experience for children with intellectual disabilities among parents in a developing area in China. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi: 10.1111/jar.12157 (impact factor = 2.260)

  8. Yang, X.* (2015). No matter how I think, it already hurts: Self-stigmatized feelings and face concern Chinese caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. doi: 10.1177/1744629515577909 

  9. Chiu, M. Y. L., Yang, X., Wong, H. T., & Li, J. H. (2015). The mediating effect of affective stigma between face concern and general mental health–The case of Chinese caregivers of children with intellectual disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36, 437-446. (impact factor = 1.820)

  10. Chiu, M. Y. L., Yang, X., Wong, F. H. T., Li, J. H. & Li, J. Y. (2013). Caregiving of children with intellectual disabilities in Mainland China - an examination of affiliate stigma and the cultural thesis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 57(12), 1117-1129. (impact factor = 1.990)

Teaching Areas
  • General psychology

  • Sensation and perception

  • Psychology of gender

  • Psychology and law

  • Cultural psychology

  • Communication psychology

  • Health and community psychology

  • 2015-2016 APA Student Award for International Research, U.S.;

  • 2015-2016 Reaching Out Awards, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;

  • 2015-2016 Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence, Hong Kong;