Joey T. Cheng

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Program Area: Social/Personality

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Research Description

Dr. Cheng’s research examines the psychological underpinnings of social hierarchy, overconfidence, and competition. She explores questions such as: How do people rise to influence in groups? What vocal signals do people use to communicate status? What causes people to become overconfident? What are the social costs and benefits to being competitive?

She will be reviewing graduate school applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to get in touch.


  • University of British Columbia


  • Psych 332: Research Methods in Social Psychology
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Facilities Information

Building Remodeling Projects

Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.