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Fanny Cheung Awarded for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology

Prof. Fanny M.C. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology of CUHK, was presented the 2014 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the International Advancement of Applied Psychology by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) at the International Congress of Applied Psychology held in Paris earlier. The award is presented every four years to one or two psychologists who have made distinguished scientific contributions to international psychology. This is the first time an Asian psychologist has won this award and, so far, there have only been 10 awardees in total.

Professor Cheung remarked, 'I am honoured to share this distinguished award as the first Asian recipient with nine other world-class psychologists before me. It shows the international psychological community has come to recognize the important voice that Chinese psychology can contribute to the scientific development of mainstream psychology.'

Professor Cheung plays a leading role in developing and validating culturally relevant assessment tools in applied psychology. She helped to translate the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI and MMPI-2) into Chinese and helped standardize the Chinese versions using large-scale representative national samples. She then initiated the research programme to develop the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI), the first comprehensive personality measure in Asia.


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