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Chan, Amy YC. Dr. & Honours Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Psychology

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I began my research career with a keen interest in the cognitive mechanisms underlying logical reasoning in adults.  During my doctoral research, I became increasingly interested in the developmental implications of various contemporary models of human reasoning, and therefore expanded my research interests to the examination of the roles of rules and everyday knowledge in reasoning and classification judgments, both in adults and children.  As a result of collaborations with colleagues and students at UOW and UNSW, I have further broadened my research interests to the investigation of the development and implications of counterfactual reasoning (i.e., thoughts of “what if…” and “if only…”). My current research focus is on how such thoughts may be related to people’s emotional experience, decision making, and skills acquisition.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Development of counterfactual emotions in childhood
  • Topics in counterfactual and prefactual thinking

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Acceptance and Emotional Regulation Amongst People Who Have Had a Loved One Go Missing Hammell, Cecilia

Teaching Overview


  • My teaching interests span across a variety of areas in psychology.  At the general level, I am interested in teaching developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, as well as research methods and statistics.  More specifically, I am interested in teaching undergraduate level quantitative research methods and statistics, aspects of normal development in childhood, as well as human reasoning.  In addition to continually developing my own skills as a university teacher, I also have a keen interest in curriculum development for large-scale undergraduate subjects.  Furthermore, I have an ongoing personal commitment to mentor less experienced colleagues in subject administration.

Full Name


  • Dr. Amy Y.C. Chan

Mailing Address


  • School of Psychology

    University of Wollongong

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • +61 2 4221 4163

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I began my research career with a keen interest in the cognitive mechanisms underlying logical reasoning in adults.  During my doctoral research, I became increasingly interested in the developmental implications of various contemporary models of human reasoning, and therefore expanded my research interests to the examination of the roles of rules and everyday knowledge in reasoning and classification judgments, both in adults and children.  As a result of collaborations with colleagues and students at UOW and UNSW, I have further broadened my research interests to the investigation of the development and implications of counterfactual reasoning (i.e., thoughts of “what if…” and “if only…”). My current research focus is on how such thoughts may be related to people’s emotional experience, decision making, and skills acquisition.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Development of counterfactual emotions in childhood
  • Topics in counterfactual and prefactual thinking

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) Acceptance and Emotional Regulation Amongst People Who Have Had a Loved One Go Missing Hammell, Cecilia

Teaching Overview


  • My teaching interests span across a variety of areas in psychology.  At the general level, I am interested in teaching developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, as well as research methods and statistics.  More specifically, I am interested in teaching undergraduate level quantitative research methods and statistics, aspects of normal development in childhood, as well as human reasoning.  In addition to continually developing my own skills as a university teacher, I also have a keen interest in curriculum development for large-scale undergraduate subjects.  Furthermore, I have an ongoing personal commitment to mentor less experienced colleagues in subject administration.

Full Name


  • Dr. Amy Y.C. Chan

Mailing Address


  • School of Psychology

    University of Wollongong

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Fax


  • +61 2 4221 4163

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