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Hui, Bryant

Dr Bryant P H Hui

Post-doctoral Fellow

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I received my PhD in Psychology from the University of Cambridge in 2017. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, I was a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Sociology, the University of Cambridge, working on the PRIVMORT project which investigates the relationship between mass privatization and mortality in post-communist Eastern Europe, led by Prof. Lawrence P. King.

Most broadly, I endeavour to apply various research and statistical methods, including meta-analysis, event-sampling study, diary study, longitudinal study, social experiment, and machine learning, to research topics centered on well-being, prosociality, globalization, migration, and intercultural relations.


The University of Cambridge

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The University of Hong Kong

Research interests

Big data

Current research

Working on the Global China and Migration Project, led by Prof. Pun Ngai.

Selected publications

Journal articles

Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (2018). Who helping helps: An event-sampling study of how basic psychological needs moderate the impact of acting prosocially. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13, 563–572. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2017.1365165

Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (2017). Daily ups and downs: An event-sampling study of the mediated moderation of prosocial engagement on well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550617722197

Chen, S. X., Lam, B. C. P., Hui, B. P. H., Ng, J. C. K., Mak, W. W. S., Guan, Y.-j., Buchtel, E. E., Tang, W. C. S., & Lau, V. C. Y. (2016). Conceptualizing psychological processes in response to globalization: Components, antecedents, and consequences of global orientations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 302–331. doi:10.1037/a0039647

Hui, B. P. H., Chen, S. X., Leung, C., & Berry, J. W. (2015). Facilitating adaptation and intercultural contact: The role of integration and multicultural ideology in dominant and non-dominant groups. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 45, 70–84. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.01.002

Kogan, A., Oveis, C., Carr, E. W., Gruber, J., Mauss, I. B., Shallcross, A., Impett, E. A., Lowe, I. v. d., Hui, B. P. H., Cheng, C., & Keltner, D. (2014). Vagal activity is quadratically related to prosocial traits, prosocial emotions, and observer perceptions of prosociality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 1051–1063. doi:10.1037/a0037509

Fong, D. Y. T., Ho, J. W. C., Hui, B. P. H., Lee, a. M., Macfarlane, D. J., Leung, S. S. K., Cerin, E., et al. (2012). Physical activity for cancer survivors: Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Medical Journal, 344, e70. doi:10.1136/bmj.e70

Ho, S. M. Y., Ho, J. W. C., Pau, B. K. Y., Hui, B. P. H., Wong, R. S. M., Chu, A. T. W. (2012). Hope-based intervention for individuals susceptible to colorectal cancer: A pilot study. Familial Cancer. 11, 545–551. doi:10.1007/s10689-012-9545-3

Kogan, A., Impett, E. A., Oveis, C., Hui, B. P. H., Gordon, A. M., & Keltner, D. (2010). When giving feels good: The intrinsic benefits of sacrifice in romantic relationships for the communally motivated. Psychological Science, 21, 1918–1924. doi:10.1177/0956797610388815

Book chapter

Au, A. K. Y., Hui, B. P. H., & Chen, S. X. (2017). Intercultural relations in Hong Kong. In J. Berry (Ed.), Mutual Intercultural Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.