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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 and Head of the Positive Psychology and Education Area of Strength at The Education University of Hong Kong . 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 and his doctoral dissertation was awarded the "Highly Commended Dissertation Award" by the Global SELF Research Network (2012). 

Most recently, Dr. King was designated a "Rising Star" (2017) by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), one of the highest honors for early career psychology researchers. This designation "recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career...whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions." He has also received young scholar awards from the International Test Commission and the Asian Association of Social Psychology. 

His research interests focus on understanding the key factors that underpin motivation and well-being and in developing positive psychology interventions to cultivate these optimal psychological states.  At the broadest level, he is interested in what it takes for students and teachers to flourish in schools.  

He has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters in the field of educational and positive psychology. His publications have appeared in top-ranked journals in the field such as Educational Psychologist, Educational Psychology Review, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Journal of School Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, Journal of Experimental Education, Journal of  Positive Psychology,  and British Journal of Educational Psychology among others.

He is currently editing a special issue  on the role of emotions in teaching and learning in The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (forthcoming, 2019)He has 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 sits on the editorial boards of Contemporary Educational Psychology, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology (Educational Psychology).  He has recently co-edited (with Allan Bernardo) The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins (Springer, 2016). 

 

Research interests

My research focuses on understanding the key factors that underpin motivation and well-being and in developing positive psychology interventions to cultivate these optimal psychological states.  At the broadest level, I am interested in what it takes for students and teachers to flourish in schools. 

Professional information

Scopus ID: 53879992500

ORCID: 0000-0002-0648-8508

Researcher ID: H-7632-2013

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Research Outputs 2009 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Emotions
Intelligence
Anxiety
Depression
Students
1 Citation (Scopus)

Economic inequality is associated with long-term harm on adolescent well-being in China

DU, H., CHI, P. & KING, R. B., Jul 2019, In : Child Development. 90, 4, p. 1016-1026

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Welfare
China
well-being
Economics
adolescent
1 Citation (Scopus)
emotion
Teaching
learning
education
Research
student
Students
social desirability
educational psychology

Gender and cultural differences in school motivation

KORPERSHOEK, H., KING, R. B., MCINERNEY, D. M., NASSER, R. N., GANOTICE, F. A. & WATKINS, D. A., Jul 2019, In : Research Papers in Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cultural difference
gender-specific factors
extrinsic motivation
school
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