My Favorite Lectures – Do Chinese Have Romantic Love?


Do Chinese Have Romantic Love?


A Lecture by Professor Michelle YIK

Want to learn about whether Chinese have romantic love and how it was studied, but not sure where to kick off that journey? This is a romantic module for you.

What you’ll learn

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to:

  • describe how (romantic) love is defined
  • describe different perspectives on understanding romantic love
  • critically discuss the relationship between culture and romantic love

Date: Oct 9, 2018 (Tue)

Time: 12:30 to 14:00

Venue: LG4 Multi-function Room, Library

1.5 hours will be counted toward the course requirement of HLTH1010, IDPO6770, PDEV6770C, PDEV6770D & PDEV6770E.

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Biographical sketch

Michelle received her PhD degree in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2002, she has been working at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where she teaches Psychology & Everyday Life and Personality Psychology. The everyday life course provides ample opportunity to satisfy her “id” impulses of performing in front of 300 students; the personality course provides a platform on which to utilize her research to enrich students’ understanding of human behaviors in the Chinese context. In 2007, Michelle won the Humanities and Social Science Teaching Award; in 2010, she became the medalist for the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching; and in 2011, she was the finalist for the University Grants Committee Teaching Award.

My Favorite Lectures @ HKUST is a series that showcases our students’ favorite lectures conducted by their favorite teachers. All speakers in the series are medalists for the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching. The lectures will be compiled into an open online course (MOOC), in which these passionate and inspiring speakers would share their teaching philosophy illustrated in the lectures.