AU Winton Wing-Tung
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Qualifications:Ph.D., Illinois
Appointment:Associate Professor
Office:Rm 335, Sino Building
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Tel:3943 6652
Fax:2603 5019

Teaching Areas

  • PSYC2620 Social Psychology
  • PSYC6530 Organizational Psychology II
  • UGED1551 Psychology of Theatre

Research Interests

General area of research is cooperation in mixed-motive situations. Other interests include application of psychological theories and methods in work settings.

I am interested in understanding cooperation, which  is a valuable human virtue. If we care for others as much as for ourselves, the world will indeed be a better place. I am also exploring psychology of theatre. Current focus is to understand how audience perceive and appreciate theatrical performances. Having a comprehensive framework of audience experience shall help understand key attributes driving theatrical appreciation.


Au, W. T., Lu, S., Leung, H., Yam, P. C., & Fung, J. M. Y. (in press). Risk and prisoner’s dilemma: A re-interpretation of Coombs’ re-parameterization. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Au, W. T., Rohrman, B., Taylor, P., Ho, J. M. C., & Yeung, S. W. (2011). Developing equivalent Chinese and English scale point labels for rating scales used in survey research. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14, 91-111.

Leung, H. & Au, W. T. (2010). Chinese cooperation and competition. In M. Bond (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology (pp. 499-514). Oxford University Press: UK.

Yu, C. C., Au, W. T., Chan, K. S. (2009). Efficacy = Endowment x Efficiency: Revisiting efficacy and endowment effects in a public goods dilemma. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 155-169.

Ngan, C. S., & Au, W. T. (2008). Effect of information structure in a step-level public good dilemma under a real-time protocol. In A.Biel, D. Eek, T. Garling, & M. Gustafsson (Eds.), New issues and paradigms in research on social dilemmas. New York: Springer.

Au, W. T., & Chung, M. W. (2007). Effect of order of contribution in a sequential public goods dilemma. Group Decision and Negotiation, 16, 437-449.

Au, W. T. (2004). Criticality and environmental uncertainty in step-level public good social dilemmas. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 8, 40-61.