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Dr Wing Yee Cheung is Senior Lecturer in Psychology. She holds a BA Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong, a MSc Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Bristol and a PhD Psychology from Cardiff University.

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (year 2)
  • Social Psychology (year 2)
  • Advanced Statistics and Applied Statistics (year 3)
  • Data Science: Programming in R (year 3)
  • Computational Skills in Psychology (year 3)


Journal articles

  • Cheung, W. Y. (2023). Anticipated Nostalgia. Current Opinion in Psychology, 101521.
  • Husted, M., Gibbons, A., Cheung, W. Y., & Keating, S. (2023). COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in adults in the United Kingdom: Barriers and facilitators to uptake. Health Psychology.
  • Jiang, T., Cheung, W. Y., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2021). Nostalgia, reflection, brooding: Psychological benefits and autobiographical memory functions. Consciousness and Cognition, 90, 103-107.
  • Ayanian, A., Tausch, N., Acar, Y., Chayinska, M., Cheung, W.Y., & Lukyanova, Y. (in print). Predicting resistance in repressive contexts: An integrative test of psychological predictors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Juhl, J., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Diebel, T., Cheung, W. Y., & Vingerhoets, A. J. (2020). Nostalgia Proneness and Empathy: Generality, Underlying Mechanism, and Implications for Prosocial Behavior. Journal of Personality, 88, 485-500
  • Cheung, W. Y., Hepper, E. G., Reid, C. A., Green, J. D., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C., (2020). Anticipated nostalgia: Looking forward to looking back. Cognition and Emotion, 34, 511-525
  • Biskas, M., Cheung. W. Y., Juhl, J., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, t., & Hepper, E. (2018). A prologue to nostalgia: Savoring creates nostalgic memories that foster optimism. Cognition and Emotion, 1-11. 
  • Sedikides, C., Cheung, W. Y., Wildschut, T., Hepper, E. G., Baldursson, E., & Pedersen, B. (2018). Nostalgia motivates goal pursuit by increasing meaning in life. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 209-216.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2018). Autobiographical Memory Functions of Nostalgia in Comparison to Rumination and Counterfactual Thinking: Similarity and Uniqueness. Memory, 26, 229-237.
  • Cheung, W.Y., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Tausch, N., & Ayanian, A. (2017). Collective nostalgia is associated with stronger outgroup-directed anger and participation in ingroup-favoring collective action. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5, 301-319.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Sedikides, C., & Wildschut, T. (2017). Nostalgia Proneness and Reduced Prejudice. Personality and Individual Difference, 109, 8997.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Maio, G. R., Rees, K, Kamble, S., & Mane, S. (2016). Cultural Differences in Social Values as Self-Guides. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 769-781.
  • Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Cheung, W.Y., Hepper, E. G., Routledge, C., Arndt, J., Vail, K., Zhou, X., Brackstone, K., Vingerhoets, A. J. (2016). Nostalgia Fosters Self-Continuity by Augmenting Social Connectedness: Implications for Eudaimonic Wellbeing. Emotion, 16, 524-539.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Sedikides, C., & Wildschut, T. (2016). Nostalgia increases optimism (via social connectedness and self-esteem) among high, but not low, trait nostalgia persons. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 283-288.
  • Stephan, E., Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Cheung, W.Y., Routledge, C., & Arndt, J. (2015). Nostalgia-evoked inspiration: Mediating mechanisms and motivational implications. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1395-1410.
  • Saab, R., Tausch, N., Spears, R., & Cheung, W. Y. (2015). Acting in solidarity: Testing an extended dual-pathway model of collective action by third parties. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 539-560.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Luke, M., & Maio, G. R. (2014). On Attitudes toward Humanity and Climate Change: The Effects of Humanity-Esteem and Self-transcendence Values on Environmental Concerns. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 496-506.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Pinter, B. (2014). Uncovering the Multifaceted-Self in the Domain of Negative Traits: On the Muted Expression of Negative Self-Knowledge. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,40, 513-525.
  • Stephan, E., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Zhou, X., He, W., Routledge, C., Cheung, W.Y., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2014). The Mnemonic Mover: Nostalgia Regulates Avoidance and Approach Motivation. Emotion. 14, 545-561.
  • Cheung, W. Y., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Hepper, E. G., Arndt, J., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2013). Back to the future: Nostalgia increases optimism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1484-1496.
  • Maio, G. R., Pakizeh, A., Cheung, W. Y., & Rees, K. (2009). Changing, priming, and acting on values: Effects via motivational relations in a circular model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 699-715.
  • Maio, G. R., Hahn, U., Frost, J.M., & Cheung, W. Y. (2009). Applying the value of equality unequally: Effects of value instantiations that vary in typicality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 598-614.

Book chapters

  • Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Juhl, J., & Cheung, W. Y. The psychological functions of nostalgia. In F. Grouzet (Ed.), Oxford handbook of psychology of time travel and temporality. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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