Michelle YIK 易靄儀PhD University of British Columbia
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Michelle Yik is a psychologist who joined Division of Social Science in 2002 to increase her "stress" and "tension" levels. Her research centers on human emotion. She has published research on the nature of Chinese emotion, facial expressions, the structure of affect, and the interplay between culture and personality. She is the author or co-author of over 40 journal articles and book chapters.
Michelle teaches Psychology and Everyday Life and Personality Psychology. The everyday life course provides ample opportunity to satisfy her “id” impulses of performing in front of 300 students. The personality course provides a platform on which to utilize her research interests to enrich students' understanding of human behaviors in the Chinese context. In 2007, Michelle won the Humanities and Social Science Teaching Award; in 2010, she became the medalist for the Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching; and in 2011, she was the finalist for the UGC Teaching Award.
- Structure of Affect
- Chinese Emotions
Culture and Personality
Forthcoming / Work In Progress
SOSC 1980: Psychology and Everyday Life
SOSC 2980: Personality Psychology
SSMA 5090: Understanding Personality
MALS 5210: Exploring Personality and Social Psychology