A.B., Psychology and Social Relations, 1982, Harvard University
Ph. D., Psychology, 1987, Stanford University
Health & Science Education
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (HKU Students’ Names are Underlined)
Au, T. K., Chan, C. K. K., Chan T., Cheung, M. W. L., Ho, J. Y. S., & Ip, G. W. M. (2008). Folkbiology meets microbiology: A study of conceptual and behavioral change. Cognitive Psychology, 57, 1-19.
Au, T. K., Oh, J. S., Knightly, L.M., Jun S.-A, & Romo, L. F. (2008). Salvaging a childhood language. Journal of Memory & Language, 58, 998-1011.
Lau, W., Chan, C. K., Li, J. C., & *Au, T. K. (2010). Effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioral treatment for childhood anxiety in community clinics. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 1067-1077. (*corresponding author)
Oh, J. S., Au, T. K., & Jun, S.-A. (2010). Early Childhood Language Memory of International Adoptees. Journal of Child Language, 37, 1123-1132.
Wong, A. M. Y., Kidd, J., Ho. C. S., & Au, T, K. (2010). Characterizing the overlap between SLI and dyslexia in Chinese: the role of phonology and beyond. Scientific Studies of Reading,14, 30-57.
Chan, W. W. L., Au, T. K., & Tang, J. (2011). Exploring the developmental changes in automatic two-digit number processing. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 263-274.
Cheung R. Y., & *Au, T. K. (2011). Nursing students’ anxiety and clinical performance. Journal of Nursing Education, 50, 286-289. (*corresponding author)
Li, J. C., Lau, W., & Au, T. K. (2011). Psychometric Properties of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale in a Hong Kong Chinese Community Sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 584-591.
Chan, W. W. L., Au, T. K., & Tang, J. (2013). Developmental dyscalculia and low numeracy in Chinese children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 1613-1622.
Bridges, S. M., Parthasarathy, D. S., Wong, H. M., Yiu, C. K., Au, T. K., & McGrath, C. P. (2014). The relationship between caregiver functional oral health literacy and child oral health status. Patient education and counseling, 94, 411-426.
Chan, W. W. L., Au, T. K., & Tang, J. (2014). Strategic counting: A novel assessment of place-value understanding. Learning and Instruction, 29, 78-94.
Tso, R. V. Y., Au, T. K., & Hsiao, J. H. (2014). Perceptual expertise: Can sensorimotor experience change holistic processing and left-side bias? Psychological Science, 25, 1757-1767.
Au, T. K., Chan, W. W. L., Cheng, L., Siegel, L. S., & Tso, R. V. Y. (2015). Can Non-Interactive Language Input Benefit Young Second-Language Learners? Journal of Child Language, 42, 323-350.
Bridges, S. M., Drew, P., Zayts, O., McGrath,C., Yiu, C. K. Y., & Au, T. K. (2015). Interpreter-mediated Dentistry. Social Science and Medicine, 132, 197-207.
Kidd, J., Shum, K. K., Ho. C. S., & *Au, T. K. (2015). Phonological Representations and Early Literacy in Chinese. Scientific Studies of Reading, 19, 89-113. (*corresponding author)
Shum, K. K., Ho. C. S., Siegel, L. S., & Au, T. K. (2016). First-language longitudinal predictors of second-language literacy in young L2 learners. Reading Research Quarterly, 51, 323-344.
Au, T. K., Kwok, A. F., Tong, L. C., Cheng, L., Tse, H. M., & Jun, S.-A. (2017). The Social Costs in Communication Hiccups between Native and Nonnative Speakers. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 369-383. (*corresponding author)
Chan, W. W. L., Au, T. K., N. T. T. Lau, & Tang, J. (2017). Counting errors as a window onto children's place-value concept. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 51, 123-130.
Kidd, J., Shum, K. K., Wong, A. M. Y, Ho. C. S., & *Au, T. K. (2017). Auditory perception and word recognition in Cantonese-Chinese speaking children with and without Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Child Language, 44, 1-35. (*corresponding author)
Developmental Psychology Laboratory
My lab explores how children and adults learn language and concepts. Our projects also speak to important challenges in everyday life: learning a second language, learning to read, science and health education.