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Chinese Name: 鄭相德

Variants: Cheng, S.-T.

Sheung-Tak Cheng is Chair Professor of Psychology and Gerontology. He joined the Hong Kong Institute of Education (now The Education University of Hong Kong) as the founding Head of the Department of Psychological Studies. Besides, he is also an Honorary Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Honorary Chair at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. He has published over 100 articles in psychology and gerontology, and currently serves as an Associate Editor of Psychology and Aging and a member of the editorial boards of Aging & Mental Health, GeroPsych, Journal of Applied Gerontology, and Research on Aging.  He is elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA),  the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). He was awarded the Outstanding International Psychologist Award (2007) and the Henry David Mentoring Award (2015) by APA’s Division 52, and was honored in 2008 with the Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions as a Humanitarian Worker that was jointly presented by APA’s Division 48 and Psychologists for Social Responsibility. Professor Cheng is a member of the Working Group on Active Ageing, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong SAR Government, and a former expert consultant to the United Nations Programme on Ageing and the World Health Organization on aging issues. He studies late-life developmental and mental health issues in family and social contexts, with dementia caregiving being the current primary focus. He was former Vice-President of the Chinese Dementia Research Association.

Research interests

  • Successful aging
  • Elderly depression and suicide
  • Dementia caregivers
  • Social network
  • Activity therapy

Professional information

Scopus ID: 7404684775

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Research Outputs 1990 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A brief measure of predeath grief in dementia caregivers: The Caregiver Grief Questionnaire

CHENG, S-T., MA, D. Y. & LAM, L. C. W., Aug 2019, In : International Psychogeriatrics. 31, 8, p. 1099-1107

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geriatric Psychiatry
Reproducibility of Results

Coping mechanisms through successful aging

MÁRQUEZ-GONZÁLEZ, M., CHENG, S-T. & LOSADA, A., 2019, The Cambridge handbook of successful aging. FERNÁNDEZ-BALLESTEROS, R., BENETOS, A. & ROBINE, J-M. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 401-425

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Developing a short multidimensional measure of pain self-efficacy: The chronic pain self-efficacy scale-short form

CHENG, S-T., CHEN, P. P., CHOW, Y. F., CHUNG, W. Y. J., LAW, A. C. B., LEE, J. S. W., LEUNG, E. M. F. & TAM, C. W. C., 21 May 2019, In : The Gerontologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Efficacy
Chronic Pain
Statistical Factor Analysis
Regression Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Does exposure to information about dementia change stigma? An experimental study

ZHANG, F. & CHENG, S-T., Apr 2019, In : Aging & Mental Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Behavioral Symptoms
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Musculoskeletal Pain
systematic review
Cognitive Therapy
Chronic Pain