Through the process of nominating and the approval by Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP), Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP) is pleased to name Dr. Kim-Pong Tam as its new Editor-in-Chief, beginning in January 1, 2021.
Dr. Kim-Pong Tam’s research examines humans’ connection to nature and their responses to global environmental change (e.g., climate change). He is currently investigating (i) how people construe their relationship with nature and the emotional and behavioral implications of such construal; (ii) the cross-national variations in phenomena regarding environmental attitude and pro-environmental behavior; (iii) the socio-political dynamics behind individuals’ appraisal of and responses to environmental problems; and (iv) the various factors behind individuals’ support for climate change mitigation and adaptation policies. His previous research was focused on cultural influence and cultural transmission. He has published papers in prestigious journals such as Global Environmental Change, Climatic Change, Environment and Behavior, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. He is currently an associate professor at the Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served as an associate editor for Asian Journal of Social Psychology and Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, and as an editorial board member for Journal of Business Research, Journal of Environmental Psychology, and PsyEcology. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Hong Kong.