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CHEUNG Fanny Mui-Ching
Photo of CHEUNG Fanny Mui-Ching
Qualifications:Ph.D., Minnesota
Appointment:Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology
Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Office:Rm 331, Sino Building
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Tel:3943 6481
Fax:2603 5019

Research Interests

Cross–cultural personality assessment (CPAI ; MMPI); psychopathology and somatization among Chinese; gender equality; violence against women; women leadership.

For further information of the CPAI/CPAI-2, please visit the CPAI webpage:www.psy.cuhk.edu.hk/~cpaiweb

Most of my recent research focused on personality assessment. One RGC funded project I am currently working on is the application of Cross-cultural Personality Assessment Inventory-Adolescent (CPAI-A) on vocational development, which examines sub-cultural differences on the interplay of individual dispositional factors, such as personality, and contextual factors, such as parental and environmental influences, on vocational identity and career self-efficacy in Chinese secondary students from urban and rural areas in a 3-year longitudinal study. Over the past two decades, I have devoted to the development and validation of the CPAI. Apart from establishing its psychometric properties, we need to provide evidence on its utility, which can be diversified. Merely importing Western measures to Asian cultures is insufficient, even when proper translation and adaption were adopted. The program of studies on CPAI and its various versions verifies the relevance of indigenously derived personality dimensions in different cultural contexts and strengthens the cultural perspectives in mainstream psychology. 

Representative Publications

Cheung, F. M. (2012). Mainstreaming culture in psychology. American Psychologist, 67, 721-730.

Cheung, F. M., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Leong, F. T. L. (2011). Toward a new approach to the study of personality in culture. American Psychologist, 66(7), 593-603. doi: 10.1037/a0022389.

Cheung, F. M., & Halpern, D. F. (2010). Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Define Success as Work + Family in a Culture of Gender. American Psychologist, 65, 182-193.

Cheung, F. M. (2009). The cultural perspective of personality assessment. In J. N. Butcher (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment (pp. 44-56). New York: Oxford University Press.

Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., & Leung, F. (2008). Clinical utility of the Cross-Cultural (Chinese) Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI-2) in the assessment of substance use disorders among Chinese men. Psychological Assessment, 20(2), 103-113.

Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., Zhang, J. X., Leung, K., Leong, F., & Yeh, K. H. (2008). Relevance of openness as a personality dimension in Chinese culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 81-108.

Cheung, F. M., Leong, F. T. L., & Ben-Porath, Y. (Eds.) (2003). Special Section: Psychological Assessment in Asia. Psychological Assessment, 15, 243-310.

Cheung, F. M., Cheung, S. F., Wada, S., & Zhang, J. X. (2003). Indigenous measures of personality assessment in Asian countries: A review. Psychological Assessment, 15, 280-289.

Cheung, F. M., (1998). Cross-cultural psychopathology. In A. S. Bellack & M. Hersen (Eds.), Comprehensive clinical psychology, Volume 10: Sociocultural and individual differences (pp. 35-51). Oxford: Pergamon.

Honors and Awards

  • Silver Bauhinia Star (2016)
  • Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • International Association of Applied Psychology Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to International Advancement of Applied Psychology (2014)
  • American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology (2012)