Dr TSO, Ricky Van Yip   曹宏業
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Associate Member
Centre for Psychosocial Health
Phone No: (852) 2948 8950
Email: rvytso@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-8745-6913
Phone
(852) 2948 8950
Email
rvytso@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
56092019800
Research Interest

Educational psychology, face recognition, hemispheric asymmetry, literacy and language development, developmental dyslexia and ethnic minority education

Teaching Interest

Developmental Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychopathology
Cognitive Psychology
Psycholinguistics
Psychology of Learning

Professional Profile

Ricky obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. Trained as an educational psychologist, his research aims at revealing the neuro-cognitive mechanisms of learning and applying his research findings into practice. He has a particular interest in research related, but not limited, to face recognition, hemispheric asymmetry, literacy and language development, developmental dyslexia and ethnic minority education. He utilizes a variety of research methods in his studies including behavioural, cognitive, and electrophysiological techniques such as EEG.

Highest Degree Obtained

PhD (Specialization in Educational Psychology, HKU)

Membership of Professional Societies

Registered Educational Psychologist, Hong Kong Psychological Society


Research Interest

Educational psychology, face recognition, hemispheric asymmetry, literacy and language development, developmental dyslexia and ethnic minority education

Teaching Interest

Developmental Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychopathology
Cognitive Psychology
Psycholinguistics
Psychology of Learning

Selected Output

Journal Publications
Tso, R.V., & Cowling, B (2021). Importance of face masks for COVID-19 – a call for effective public education. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 71, 2195-2198.
Tso, R. V. Y., Chan, R. T. C., & Hsiao, J. H.-W. (2020). Holistic but with reduced right-hemisphere involvement: The case of dyslexia in Chinese character recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Advanced Online, 1-10.
Au, T. K., Chan, S. W., Chan, W. W. L., Cheng, L., Siegel, L. L., Tso, R. V. (2015). Can Non-interactive Language Input Benefit Young Second-Language Learners?. Journal of Child Language, 42 (2), 323-350.
Tso, R. V., Au, T. K., & Hsiao, J. H. (2014). Perceptual Expertise: Can Sensorimotor Experience Change Holistic Processing and Left-side Bias?. Psychological Science, 25 (9), 1757-1767.

Conference Papers
Tso, R. V. Y., Yeung, K.K.Y, .Hsiao, J. H., Shum, K. K. M (2018, July). Salvaging English literacy as L2 in native Chinese-speaking children with dyslexia. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Brighton, UK.
Tso, R. V. Y., Cheung, W. M., Au, T. K. F., & Hsiao, J. H. (2017, May). What enhances/reduces holistic processing in per-ceptual expertise: experience in writing/drawing versus component composition. Annual Meeting of Vision Sciences Society, St Pete's Beach, Florida.
Tso, R.V.Y., Cheung, W.-M., Au, T.K.-f., & Hsiao, J.H.-W. (2017, May). What Enhances/Reduces Holistic Processing in Perceptual Expertise: Experience in Writing/Drawing Versus Component Composition. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2017), Florida, USA.
Tso, R. V. Y., Chen, H., Yeung, Y. A., Au, T. K. F., & Hsiao, J. H. (2017, April). Right hemisphere lateralization and holistic processing do not always go together: An ERP investigation of a training study. Proceeding of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK.
Tso, R. V. Y., Cheung, W. M., Au, T. K. F., & Hsiao, J. H. (2016, July). Reconstructing Chinese Characters without Writing: Enhancing holistic processing and orthographic awareness. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Porto, Portugal.

Project

Social Media Use, Fake News and Attitudes Towards Face Masks
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
What Cognitive Aspects Will CogMed Improve in Children with ADHD, and Who Benefit Most?
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Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
A Convenient Package to Enhance the English Phonics Ability of Chinese Children with Reading Difficulties
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Effect of Music on Stress-Level Adjustment for Students during Examinations
To investigate the effectiveness of different contemporary strategies (music) to reduce stress of college students DURING the course of attempting examinations and to physiological and psychological changes occur under different stress-reduction strategies (music type) in college students DURING the course of attempting examinations
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Medication Effect on Chinese Literacy Performance on Dyslexic Children with ADHD
To investigate the effect of medication on Chinese literacy performance in children diagnosed with a co-morbid of ADHD and dyslexia and to formulate a proposal for further studies on assessment guidelines for clinicians and psychologists when assessing literacy skills in children with ADHD.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Cognitive Profile of Chinese-English Bilingual Children with Dyslexia: Visual Expertise Development
This study investigates the cognitive profiles of Chinese-English children with dyslexia, and the cognitive skills that predicts success in salvaging English reading as L2
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Enhancing the Awareness of Mental Health and Special Needs in Hong Kong Students
This project investigates the needs of students with special needs in Hong Kong and to enhance the awareness of such needs to the general community
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Perceptual Expertise of Chinese Kindergartners With and Without Reading Difficulties
This study investigated the cognitive mechanism of chinese character recognition in Chinese kindergarteners in Hong Kong. It was found that K3 processed chinese characters more holistically than K2 students. Holistic processing was found to correlation with writing performance.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Parents’ Self-Efficacy in Promoting English Phonics Reading in Chinese Children with Dyslexia: An Intervention Study
Parents’ self-efficacy in promoting English Phonics Reading in Chinese Children with Dyslexia: An Intervention Study
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Assessing Perceptual Expertise of Chinese Characters in Children with Developmental Dyslexia
Assessing Perceptual Expertise of Chinese Characters in Children with Developmental Dyslexia
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
The Effect of Drawing and Motor Experience on Perceptual Expertise in Face Recognition
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Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業
 
Visual Expertise in Chinese Children with and without Dyslexia Learning to Read Chinese and English
Examining the cognitive profiles of Chinese and English reading in bilingual children with dylexia, before and after interventions
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSO, Ricky Van Yip 曹宏業