Public Engagement & Outreach

Invited talks

  • Understanding the nature of childhood suspiciousness: A qualitative study. Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck University, Jun 2018, London, UK.
  • Whom you trust shapes your development. Clare Hall Colloquium, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, Jan 19 2017, UK.
  • The importance of social trust in children’s development. Clare Hall Colloquium, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, Nov 1 2016, UK.
  • The correlates and consequences of a suspicious young mind. Postdoc Masterclass, Postdoc Centre, University of Cambridge, Oct 26 2016, UK.
  • The causes and consequences of a suspicious young mind. Clare Hall Colloquium, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, June 7 2016, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • A puzzle about weakness of the will (Respondent). Clare Hall Graduate Conference, University of Cambridge, May 28 2016, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Mind Matters: Mental Health in the Modern World. The Warwick Globalist Mental Health Launch Speaker Invitation, The Warwick Globalist, University of Warwick, Mar 8 2016, Coventry, UK.
  • Exploring Emotions. Cambridge Science Festival Speaker, Spinney Primary School & Park Street Primary School, Mar 2-3 2016, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Neuroscience in Education Panel Discussion: Adolescent Gaming. The Cambridge Neuroscience Society Lecture Series, The Divinity School, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, Feb 22 2016, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Assessment, prevalence, and structure of paranoid ideation in young children and adolescents: A cross-cultural study. Centre for Family Research Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, Jan 26 2016, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Paranoia in Middle Childhood, Hong Kong University, Dec 17 2015, Hong Kong.
  • Schizotypy and Paranoia in Middle Childhood, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Dec 15th 2015, Hong Kong.
  • The latest on Schizophrenia and SchizotypyHills Road Sixth Form, Nov 24 2015, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Panel Discussion: Navigating through Graduate School. 26th Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25 2014, San Francisco CA, USA.
  • When trust fails: Children’s social adjustment and development. Faculty of Education Students Association (FERSA) Guest Lecture, Nov 12 2013, Cambridge, UK.
  • Schizotypy and Crime: What comes first? 66th American Society of Criminology, Nov 17-20 2010, San Francisco, CA USA.
  • Do Early Externalizing Behaviors Predispose to Later Schizotypy and Crime. 67th American Society of Criminology, Nov 16-19 2011, Washington DC, USA.

Conference presentations

  • Peer problems and low self-esteem mediate the schizotypy – reactive aggression relationship. Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Jul 8-10 2016, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK.
  • Family Mistrust and Children’s Mental Health Outcomes. The British Psychological Society Annual Conference, May 7-9 2014 International Convention Centre, Birmingham UK.
  • Callous-Unemotional (CU) Traits, Reactive-Proactive Aggression, and Schizotypal Personality in Hong Kong Children, 69thAmerican Society of Criminology, Nov 20-23 2013 Atlanta GA, USA.
  • Understanding internalising and externalising problems through social mistrust in two large independent samples, 28th Annual PsyPAG Postgraduate Student Conference Jul 17–19 2013,  Lancaster University, Lancaster UK.
  • “You don’t trust me? I promise to be your best friend…” Newnham Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference Jun 14 2013, Cambridgeshire UK.
  • Crime, Psychopathy, & Schizotypy: Concurrent and Prospective Relationships at Ages 11, 23, and 40. (Presenter & Chair) WinterSchool 2013 Insights in Antisocial Behaviour, Jan 31–Feb 3 2013, Seeon Germany.
  • Do early externalizing behaviors predispose to later schizotypy and crime?, Newnham Graduate Pudding Seminar, Nov 11th 2011, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Child abuse and gender mediate the violence – schizotypal personality relationship, 13th Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Mar 11-13 2010, Philadelphia PA, USA.

Poster presentations

  • Understanding the Nature of Childhood Suspiciousness: A Qualitative Study. 6th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference Meeting, Apr 4-8 2018, Florence, Italy.
  • Low self-esteem and peer problems mediate the schizotypy – reactive aggression relationship. International Convention of Psychological Science, Mar 23-25 2017, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria.
  • Peer Problems and Low Self-Esteem Mediates the Schizotypy – Reactive Aggression Relationship in Adolescents. 5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference Meeting, Apr 2-6 2016, Florence, Italy.
  • Cognitive and Psychosocial Correlates of Suspicious Young minds: A UK-Hong Kong Follow-Up Study of 9- To 16-Year-Olds5th Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference Meeting, Apr 2-6 2016, Florence, Italy.
  • Suspicious minds: victimization and hostile attribution bias in 9- to 16-year-olds. 27th Association for Psychological Science, May 21-24 2015, New York, USA
  • Home Mistrust Negatively Associated with Children’s Wellbeing. 26th Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25 2014, San Francisco CA, USA.
  • Psychology and Violence: How are Schizotypy, Psychopathy, and Crime Related? 26th Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25 2014, San Francisco CA, USA.
  • Crime, Psychopathy, and Schizotypy across 12-years. 28th Annual PsyPAG Postgraduate Student Conference Jul 17–19 2013,  Lancaster University, Lancaster UK.
  • Social Mistrust Relates to Clinical Levels of Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Aggression, and Callousness. 25th APS Annual Convention, May 23-25 2013, Washington DC, USA.
  • Reactive-Proactive Aggression, Anxiety, and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Hong Kong Children. 25th APS Annual Convention, May 23-25 2013, Washington DC, USA.
  • Social (Mis)Trust, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Aggression, and Callousness in 8- to 15-year old UK and Hong Kong Children SRCD Biennial Meeting, Apr 18-20 2013, Seattle WA, USA.
  • Schizotypy and Crime: What comes first? 2nd Annual Graduate Poster Exhibition, Mar 16 2011, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.
  • Child abuse and gender mediate the violence – schizotypal personality relationship American Society of Criminology, Nov 17-20 2010, San Francisco CA, USA.
  • Child abuse and gender mediate the violence – schizotypal personality relationship, Department of Psychology Honors Presentation & Poster Fair Apr 2010, UPenn Philadelphia PA, USA.
  • Diurnal Variation and Caffeine Consumption in Healthy Young Adults, Department of Psychology Honors Presentation & Poster Fair Apr 2009, UPenn Philadelphia PA, USA.

Student Poster Presentations

  • *Huffer, G. & Wong, K.K. (2017). A Prospective Study of Adolescent Suspiciousness and Depression in the UK. BPS Annual Conference, May 3-5 2017, Brighton, UK.
  • *Fromson, R. & Wong, K.K. (2017). Mistrustful Adolescents: Examining the relationships between social mistrust and anxiety in 13-16 year-olds. BPS Annual Conference, May 3-5 2017, Brighton, UK.
  • Huffer, G. & Wong, K.K. (2016). A prospective study of mistrust and anxiety in adolescents. BPS Psychology of Education Conference, Oct 28-29 Birmingham, UK
  • *Qiu, T., Hughes, C., & Wong, K.K. (2014). Social mistrust & bullying experiences for 8- and 14-year-old children. BPS Psychology of Education Conference, Nov 7-9 2016. Milton Keynes, UK.
  • *Glew, S., Hughes, C., & Wong, K.K. (2014). How does socio-economic status (SES) relate to children’s mistrust in the home, school & generally? BPS Psychology of Education Conference, Nov 7-9 2014. Milton Keynes, UK.
  • *Silvonen, S., Hughes, C., & Wong, K.K. (2014). To Trust or not to trust? The relationship between social mistrust & peer-perceived popularity. BPS Psychology of Education Conference, Nov 7-9 2014. Milton Keynes, UK.

*Research supported by student awards.