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Dr. Keri K. Wong

Dr.  Keri K. Wong

Betty Behrens Research Fellow, Clare Hall

Clare Hall
University of Cambridge

Biography:

Dr Keri Wong is a developmental psychologist researching antisocial behaviour, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and the mental wellbeing of young people across cultures. She is currently the Betty Behrens Research Fellow (JRF) at Clare Hall, an affiliated lecturer and supervisor for undergraduate and Master’s students at the Cambridge Department of Psychology and the Faculty of Education. Prior to her JRF, she received her PhD in Psychology from Newnham College University of Cambridge in 2015, her MA in Criminology and BA (Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania USA.

Her most significant piece of work so far is in developing the Social Mistrust Scale (SMS), which is the first dimensional assessment of childhood suspiciousness. To date, the SMS has been translated and applied in 6 independent samples of children and adolescents aged 7 to 16 years-old.

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Research Interests

Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, paranoia, schizotypal personality disorder, internalising and externalising problem behaviours.

Keywords

  • development
  • executive functioning and theory of mind
  • Child Development
  • mental illness
  • schizophrenia
  • aggression

Key Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1Co-first authors, *student

Wong, K.K., Raine, A., & Venables, P. (2018). Being left home alone at age three years is associated with increased schizotypy and antisocial behavior at ages 17 and 23 years. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 105, 103-112.

1Zhou, H.Y., 1Wong, K.K., Shi, L.J., Cui, X.L., Qian, Y., Du, Y.S., Lui, S.S.Y., Luo, X.R., Cheung, E.F.C., & Chan, R.C.K. (2018). Suspiciousness in young minds: Convergent evidence from non-clinical, clinical and community twin samples. Schizophrenia Research.

Wong, K.K. & Raine, A. (2018). Developmental Aspects of Schizotypy and Suspiciousness: A Review. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports.

Wong, K.K. (2017). Mistrustful Children. Policy Research Group, Insights for Impact, 2. K. Ruggeri (Ed.). Cambridge, UK. Department of Psychology University of Cambridge Policy Report.

Wang, Z., Devine, R.T., Wong, K.K., & Hughes, C. (2016). Theory-of-mind and executive function in middle childhood across cultures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 149, 6-22.

Wong, K.K. (2015). Paranoia and social mistrust in UK and Hong Kong children. University of Cambridge.

Wong, K.K., Freeman, D. & Hughes, C. (2014). Suspicious young minds: paranoia and mistrust in 8- to 14-year olds in the UK and Hong Kong. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205, 1-8.

Shek, D.T.L. & Wong, K.K. (2011). Do adolescent developmental issues disappear overnight? Reflections about holistic development in university students. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, 11, 353-361.

Hunt, M.G., Momjian, A.J., & Wong, K.K. (2011). Effects of Diurnal Variation and Caffeine Consumption on Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) Performance in Healthy Young Adults. Psychological Assessment, 23(1), 226-233.

Invited Commentary

Wong, K.K., & Esposito, G. (in press). The unexpected for the expecting parent: Effects of disruptive early interactions on mother-infant relationship. Parenting: Science and Practice.

Invited Chapters

Wong, K.K., & Raine, A. (in press). Schizotypal Personality Disorder. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & J. S. Mio & R. E. Riggio (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. IV. Clinical, applied, and cross-cultural research.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Wong, K.K. (in press). Paranoid Personality Disorder. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & J. S. Mio & R. E. Riggio (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. IV. Clinical, applied, and cross-cultural research.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

*To, B., & Wong, K. K. (in press). Personal Construct Theory of George A. Kelly. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & C. S. Nave (Vol. Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. I. Models and theories. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

1Wong, K.K. & 1Buda, M. (in press). Gender and Evolutionary Perspectives. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & J. S. Mio & R. E. Riggio (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. IV. Clinical, applied, and cross-cultural research.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Wong, K.K. (2017). Suspiciousness. In Zeigler-Hill, V., Shackelford, T. (Eds.) and Czarna, A. Z. (Vol. Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. New York, NY: Springer.