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Chinese Name: 龔仁崇

Variants: King, R., King, R. B.

Dr. Ronnel B. King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Education University of Hong Kong (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Education). Prior to this, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He obtained his PhD from The University of Hong Kong in 2012 (Educational Psychology) and his doctoral dissertation was awarded the "Highly Commended Dissertation Award" by the Global SELF Research Network. He has received young scholar awards from the International Test Commission and the Asian Association of Social Psychology. Most recently, he was designated a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (2017). 

He is interested in understanding student motivation, engagement, and well-being. He has recently guest edited a special issue in the British Journal of Educational Psychology ("Culture and Motivation" 2016) together with Prof. Dennis McInerney. He was also the lead guest editor for the special issue "Positive Education in Asia" in The Asia Pacific Education Researcher (2016). He is an editorial board member of Contemporary Educational Psychology, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, and Frontiers in Psychology.  He has recently co-edited (with Allan Bernardo) The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins (Springer, 2016). He has published more than 80 journal articles and book chapters in the field of educational psychology. His publications have appeared in the top-ranked journals in educational psychology such as Educational Psychologist, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of School Psychology, and British Journal of Educational Psychology among others.

Research interests

  • Educational psychology: student motivation and well-being
  • Positive psychology; positive education
  • Cross-cultural psychology

Professional information

Scopus ID: 53879992500

ORCID: 0000-0002-0648-8508

Researcher ID: H-7632-2013

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Envisioning a culturally imaginative educational psychology

KING, R. B., MCINERNEY, D. M. & PITLIYA, R. J., Sep 2018, In : Educational Psychology Review. 30, 3, p. 1031-1065

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