Gender Studies Programme - 黃泓教授


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黃泓 University of Cambridge: PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology, Gates Scholar  


其他:香港中文大學心理系(禮任),香港大學心理系 (榮譽)

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GDRS3024 (UGEC3225) - 教育和職場的性別偏見

GDRS4012 - 從生命發展觀看性別


Psychology of gender

Gender development

Lifespan development 


I specialize in gender development throughout the life span. My particular interests are controversial and intriguing issues that necessitate a scientific understanding of gender, such as gender-typed play, stereotyping and socialization, institutional sex segregation, gender nonconformity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In my research, I have applied a range of methodologies, including cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental designs, and explicit and implicit measurements. I have adopted an eclectic theoretical perspective, drawing mainly upon social learning, cognitive, and hormonal theories. I am also interested in social and developmental phenomena in general, including young children’s understanding of others and parents’ perception of such ability in their children.


Currently, I collaborate closely with researchers from Canada, the Netherlands, the United States and Hong Kong on projects on developmental psychology, gender variance, gender stereotypes, sexual orientation, and school sex segregation. My work has received support from the Gates Cambridge Trust, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and has been published in leading journals in the fields of Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Studies.


Selected professional activities:


VanderLaan, D., & Wong, W. I. (Eds.). Springer Focus Series—Gender and Sexuality Development: Contemporary Theory and Findings. Springer.

Editorial board member

Archives of Sexual Behavior (IF: 3.116)

Journal reviewing

Child Development (IF: 5.024)

Psychoneuroendocrinology (IF: 4.013)

Developmental Psychology (IF: 3.342)

Archives of Sexual Behavior (IF: 3.116)

Journal of Sex Research (IF: 3.059)

Sex Roles (IF: 2.227)

International Journal of Behavioral Development (2.015)

Cognitive Development (IF: 2.060)

Social Development (IF: 1.806)

Journal of Gender Studies (IF: 1.362)

Infant and Child Development (IF: 1.215)


Selected Awards and Recognitions


2020 Easter term (postponed) Visiting By-Fellow (by nomination and election), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. 


2020 Visiting By-Fellow (from May to July; by nomination and election), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.

2016 Invited speaker for the New Investigators session for promising young scholars, Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, CA.

2009-2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar

2009 Cambridge International Scholarship (declined in favor of the Gates Scholarship)

2009-2012 St John’s College Learning and Research Fund, University of Cambridge

2006-2007 Serena Yang Oxbridge Exchange Scholarship, University of Hong Kong

2006 Hong Kong University Alumni Prize




Wong, W. I.*, Tsui. W. B. ^, & Siu, T. S. (In press). Empathic accuracy of young boys and girls in ongoing parent-child interactions: Performance and (mis)perception. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 


Qian, M. K., Wang, Y., Wong, W. I., Fu, G., Zuo, B., & VanderLaan, D. P. (Accepted). Children’s social appraisals at the intersection of race, gender identity, and gender-typed behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

MacMullin, L. N., Nabbijohn, A. N., Kwan, K. M. W., Santarossa, A., Peragine, D. E., James, H. J.,Wong, W. I.*, VanderLaan, D. P.* (Accepted). Canadian replication study of gender-nonconformity Intervention. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

Nabbijohn, A. N., MacMullin, L. N., Kwan, K. M. W., Santarossa, A., Peragine, D. E., Wong, W. I.*, & VanderLaan, D. P.* (In press). Children's bias in appraisals of gender-variant peers.Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 196, 104865.

Wong, W. I.*, & Yeung, S. P.^ (In press). Preschool gender differences in spatial and social skills and their relations to play and parental socialization in Hong Kong Chinese children. Archives of Sexual Behavior48, 1589-1602.

Impact factor: 3.116


Kwan, M. W. ^, Shi, Y.^, Nabbijohn, A. N., MacMullin, L. N., VanderLaan, D.*, & Wong, W. I*. (2020). Children’s responses towards gender-nonconformity: Developmental pattern and intervention. Child Development, 91, e780-e798.

Impact factor: 5.024


Wong, W. I.*, & VanderLaan, D. P. (2020). Early sex differences and similarities: Evidence across cultures? In F. M. Cheung & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of International Psychology of Women. Cambridge University Press.

Wong, W. I., van der Miesen, A., Li, T. G. F., MacMullin, L. N., & VanderLaan, D*. (2019). Childhood Social Gender Transition and Psychological Well-Being: A Comparison to Cisgender Gender-Variant Children. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology (APA)7, 241-253.

Wong, W.I. & Yeung, S.-P. (2019). Early Gender Differences in Spatial and Social Skills and Their Relations to Play and Parental Socialization in Children from Hong Kong. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 1589-1602. (Article selected as high-impacted by Springer Nature) 

Wong, W. I.*, Shi, S. Y.^*, & Chen, Z. S. (2018). Students from single-sex schools are more gender-salient and more anxious in mixed-sex situations: Results from high school and college samples. Plos ONE, 13(12): e0208707. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208707

Impact factor: 2.776

Featured in Times Higher Education 17 Dec 2018

Wong, W. I.* (2018). [Invited peer-reviewed book review] GENDER-TYPED PLAY AND ITS STATE-OF-THE-ART SCIENCE Gender Typing Of Children's Toys: How Early Play Experiences Impact Development. Edited by Erica S. Weisgram and Lisa M. Dinella. Washington, DC: APA books, 2018. 341 pp. $ 74.95 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-1-4338-2886-7. Sex Roles79, 752-753.

Yeung, S. P.^, & Wong, W. I.* (2018). Gender labels on gender-neutral colors: Do they affect children’s color preferences and play performance? Sex Roles, 79, 260-272. doi: 10.1007/s11199-017-0875-3

Impact Factor: 2.277

Springer press release:

Also appeared in, etc.

Li, G., & Wong, W. I.* (2018). Single-sex schooling: Friendship, dating, and sexual orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47, 1025-1039.

Impact Factor: 3.116

Wong, W. I.* (2018). Sex Differences. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Wong, W. I.* (2017). The space-math link in preschool boys and girls: Importance of mental transformation, targeting accuracy, and spatial anxiety. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35, 249-266.

Impact Factor: 1.537

Wong, W. I.* (2017). Digit Ratio. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Springer Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_742-1

 Li, R. Y. H.^, & Wong, W. I.* (2016). Gender-typed toy play and social abilities in boys and girls: Are they related? Sex Roles, 74, 399-410.

Impact Factor: 2.277

Wong, W. I.*, & Hines, M. (2016). Interpreting digit ratio (2D:4D)-behavior correlations: 2D:4D sex difference, stability, and behavioral correlates and their replicability in young children. Hormones & Behavior, 78, 86-94.

Impact Factor: 3.949

Wong, W. I.*, & Hines, M. (2015b). Preferences for pink and blue: The development of color preferences as a distinct gender-typed behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1243-1254.

Impact Factor: 3.116

Wong, W. I.*, & Hines, M. (2015a). Effects of gender color-coding on toddlers’ gender-typical toy play. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1233-1242.

Impact Factor: 3.116

Wong, W. I.*, Pasterski, V., Hindmarsh, P. C., Geffner, M. E., & Hines, M. (2013). Are there parental socialization effects on the sex-typed behavior of individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia? Archives of Sexual Behavior42, 381-391.

Impact Factor: 3.116


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