Academic Team - Dr Chong Kai Hao , Lecturer in Psychology

Academic Team

Dr Chong Kai Hao | Lecturer in Psychology

Putri Nurain ShazanaDr Chong Kai Hao did his PhD studies at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia, specialising in language sciences, social, and educational psychology. His work focuses on examining the sociolinguistic aspects of learning a second language and applying these in a classroom context. His areas of expertise include many quantitative and qualitative metrics, such as creating online cognitive experiments.

Prior to joining the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading Malaysia in 2024, he taught at the University of Nottingham Malaysia and Monash University Malaysia for a number of years. As the Lecturer in Psychology at UoRM, Kai is currently teaching psychology modules at the foundation and undergraduate levels.



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Specialty areas

Language Sciences
Social Psychology
Educational Psychology

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD in Psychology (Social and Behavioural Science)
University of Nottingham, Malaysia

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

International Foundation Programme:
PY0PSY – Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology:
PY1IPR - Introduction to Psychological Research
PY1LAL - Learning about Learning

Research interests

Emotion in second language acquisition
Language identity and attitude
Sociology in education
Applied education psychology

Current projects

Influence of sociolinguistic factors on English language anxiety among Chinese and Malaysian students.
Collaborators: Dr Christine Leong Xiang Ru (University of Nottingham Malaysia), Dr Jess Price (University of Nottingham Malaysia), Dr Derek Irwin (University of Nottingham Ningbo China) and Professor Margaret Gillon Dowens (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Would deception work? Explaining the role of perceived language competence in predicting second language anxiety.

How he looks tells how I feel: Effect of reverse linguistic stereotyping on second language anxiety.


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