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Dr. Kai-Tak Poon

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

The Education University of Hong Kong


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Dr. Poon’s research primarily focuses on interpersonal relationships and processes, with an emphasis on the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impacts of ostracism, objectification, and related forms of interpersonal maltreatment. Specifically, he investigates when and why ostracism and objectification lead to undesirable outcomes (e.g., psychosocial maladjustments and antisocial behavior), and explores ways to assist people in coping with these interpersonal setbacks. In acknowledgment of his research accomplishments, he was awarded with the Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Star Designation and the Education University of Hong Kong’s President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Early Career Research Excellence Award).


Phone (852) 2948 8873


ORCID 0000-0002-5651-1227

Scopus ID 55196208400


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Teaching Interests

Social Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

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