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Dr. Vincent Wai Shing TSE
Associate Professor
Contact Information
Office : MKA 2101b
Tel : 3468 6723
Dr. Wai Shing Tse earned his two undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and in Psychology at McMaster University, Canada. Then he completed his Ph.D. study in psychopharmacology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He interests to look at treatment and prevention methods of depression using the biopsychosocial model. Currently, he also conducts research in the areas of education including flipped classroom practice, special educational needs practice, and liberal studies. Besides work, he enjoys singing, cooking, traveling, and hiking.
Ph.D. Psychology at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London B.Sc. in Biochemistry, B.Sc.in Psychology at McMaster University, Canada
Professional Qualifications / Memberships:
Chartered Psychologist of British Psychological Society Member of Society for Personality and Social Psychology Member for International Association for Relationship Research
Teaching Areas:
Educational Psychology Research Methods in Psychology
Representative Publications / Projects :
Au Yeung, L., & Tse, W.S. (2017; Corresponding author). Why does digit ratio research fail to give any implication regarding the organizational effect of prenatal androgen? Journal of Individual Differences, 38, 36-45.
Wu, A.M.S., Lau J.T.F., Cheng, K-M, Law, R.W., Tse, V. W.S, & Lau, M.M.C. (2016). Direct and interaction effects of co-existing familial risk factors and protective factors associated with internet addiction among Chinese students in Hong Kong. Journal of Early Adolescence. doi: 10.1177/0272431616671826.
Tse, W.S., Wong, A., Chan, F., Pang, A.H.T., Bond, A.J., & Chan, R.C.K. (2016) Different mechanism of risperidone result in improved interpersonal trust, social engagement and cooperative behavior in patents with schizophrenia compared to trifluoperazine. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 70, 218-226.
Lau, J.T.F., Lee, A.L., Tse, W.S., Mo, O.K.H., Fong, F., Wang, Z., Cameron, L., & Sheer ,V. (2016). A randomized control trial for evaluating efficacies of two cognitive interventions with and without involving fear appeal approach in reducing unprotected anal sex among Chinese men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1263-z.
Liu, J., Cheng, Y., Lau, J.T.F., Wu, A.M.S., Tse, V.W.S., & Zhou, S. (2015). The majority of the migrant factory workers of the light industry in Shenzhen, China may be physically inactive. PLoS One, 10, e0131734. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131734.
Zhou, Y., Siu, A.F.Y., & Tse, W.S. (2015; Corresponding author), Influences of unhealthy sleep behaviors on the excessive daytime sleepiness and depressive symptoms in children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 2120-2126.
Tse, W.S., & Wong, K. (2014) Comparing of the mediation and the moderation role of drinking motives in the relationship between perceived discrimination and hazardous drinking. Journal of Substance Use. DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2014.943816.
Tse, W.S., Chow, H., Wing, W.K., & Bond, A.J. (2014). Using a partner's facial emotion to elucidate social dominance motivation induced by an SSRI. European Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 24, 1641-49.
Shi, Y., Wang, Y., Cao, X., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zong, J., Xu, T., Tse, W.S., His, X., Stone, W.S., Lui, S.S.Y., Cheung, E.F.C., & Chan, R.C.K. (2012). Experience of pleasure and emotional expression in individuals with schizotypal personality features. PLoS One. DOI: 10:1371/journal.pone.0034147.
Tse, W.S., Lu, Y., Bond, A.J., Chan, R.C.K., & Tam, D. (2011). The effects of different facial affects on cooperative behaviors in patients with paranoid schizophrenia. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 57, 509-517.
Tse, W.S., Wu, J., & Poon, K.C. (2011). Motivation for achievement as perceived resource value in social rank theory of depression: A structural equation modeling analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 1034-1038.
Tse, W.S., Rochelle, T.L., & Cheng, C.K. (2011). Relationship among personality, social functioning and depression: A structural equation modeling analysis. International Journal of Psychology, 46, 234-240.
2016 Co-Investigator: Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Development and Implementation of a Positive Psychology Intervention to Improve Mental Health among Secondary School Students and Teachers in Hong Kong. 2016 Apr – 2017 Aug; Project No. KPF16ICF11 HK$271,000.
2016 Co-Investigator: GRF. Does test enhance memory under the influence of divided attention and/or anxious mood? 2016 Jan-2017 Dec; Project No. 14620215 HK$543,080.
2014 Co-Investigator: Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Preventive program on Internet Addiction among Secondary School students. HK$399,998. (2 years)
2012 Co-Investigator: Health Care and Promotion Fund "Let's Eat Well" Project - A Social Marketing Program to Address Issues of Food Avoidance Problems among Cancer Patients, HK$ 299,164 (1 year)
2011 Co-Investigator: HHSRF, A randomized controlled trial to investigate the relative efficacy of three internet-based interventions for condom use promotion targeting men who have sex with men in Hong Kong, HK$ 995,000 (2 years)
2011 Co-Investigator: China Medical Board Young Faculty Seed Grant in Health Policy and Systems: A comparative study on mental health between two generations of migrant worker, RMB$64,000. (1 year)
2011 Co-Investigator: Health and Health Services Research Fund: Incidence and longitudinal factors predicting onset and recovery of Internet Addiction among Secondary School Children in Hong Kong, $982,100. (2 years)
Research Interests:
Education Mental Health Positive Psychology Psychoneuroendocrinology Psychopharmacology Psychosocial Development
Community Participation and Achievement:
Member of Education steering committee, World Green Organization
Member of Editorial Board: Open Journal of Depression Outstanding contributor of review for Personality and Individual Difference (2015)
Has had been ad hoc reviewers for the following Journals:
Aggressive Behavior,
Anxiety, Stress and Coping an International Journal,
Asia Pacific Psychiatry,
Biological Research for Nursing,
British Journal of Clinical Psychology,
Cognition and Emotion,
Comprehensive Psychiatry,
Behavior and Social Networking,
Journal of Affective Disorders,
Journal of Clinical Psychology,
Personal Relationship,
Psychiatry Research,
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development,
Review for Educational Journal,
Sage Open.

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