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Hui, Bryant

Dr Bryant P H Hui

Research Assistant Professor

+852 3917 5685

9.16, 9/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


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 endeavor to take an interdisciplinary approach and apply various quantitative methods (e.g., meta-analysis, event-sampling method, diary study, longitudinal study, social experiment, and machine learning) to research topics centered on well-being, prosociality, globalization, migration, and acculturation.


The University of Cambridge

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The University of Hong Kong

Research interests




Migration and Acculturation

Big Data Analysis

Current research

“Building a micro-foundation of solidarity: Prosocial behavior predicts working-class solidarity.” Funded by HKU Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research.

Selected publications

Hui, B. P. H., Pun, N., Qiu, J., & Koo, A. (accepted). In search of positive outcomes from work experience: A study of working-class youth’s prosocial behavior as an attribute of solidarity. Youth and Society. [SSCI2017: 2.130; Sociology2017: Q1]

#Hui, B. P. H., Wu, A. M. S., & Pun, N. (accepted). Disentangling the effects of empathy components on Internet gaming disorder: A study of vulnerable youth in China. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. [SSCI2017: 3.628; Psychiatry2017: Q1]

Sun, R., Vuillier, L., Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (accepted). Caring helps: The trait empathy is related to better coping strategies and differs in the poor versus the rich. PLOS ONE. [SSCI2017: 2.766; Multidisciplinary Sciences2017: Q1]

#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 [SSCI2017: 2.594; Psychology, Multidisciplinary2017: Q1]

#Hui, B. P. H., & Kogan, A. (2018). Daily ups and downs: An event-sampling study of the mediated moderation of prosocial engagement on well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 675–688. doi: 10.1177/1948550617722197  [SSCI2017: 2.633; Psychology, Social2017: Q1]

Au, A. K. Y., Hui, B. P. H., & Chen, S. X. (2017). Intercultural relations in Hong Kong. In J. Berry (Ed.), Mutual Intercultural Relations (pp. 311–332). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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 [SSCI2017: 5.733; Psychology, Social2017: Q1]

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 [SSCI2017: 1.580; Sociology2017: Q2; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary2017: Q2]

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 [SSCI2017: 5.733; Psychology, Social2017: Q1]

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 [SCIE2017: 23.259; Medicine, General & Internal2017: Q1]

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 [SCIE2017: 1.943; Genetics & Heredity2017: Q3]

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 [SSCI2017: 6.128; Psychology, Multidisciplinary2017: Q1]

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