Elsie Ong

Elsie Ong
University College London | UCL · UCL Institute of Education

PhD, MSc (Applie Cognitive Neuroscience)/ BSc (Biochemistry with Psychology)

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Introduction
Elsie Ong currently works in Division of Information and Technology Studies, The University of Hong Kong.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
The University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Senior Researcher
August 2013 - September 2017
The Open University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Lecturer

Publications

Publications (23)
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Suicidal behaviour is a public health problem and there is increasing concern regarding the rise of such behaviour. Although past studies have identified the role of cognitive factors in suicide, little has been done to explore the cognitive processes involved in suicidal thinking in adults. A cross-sectional study of 133 university undergraduates...
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Residential halls are an important component of college education, benefiting holistic personal development, as documented by previous research (Kuh et al in What matters to student success: A review of the literature [Commissioned report for the National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success]. National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 200...
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Important and interesting ideas from the previous chapters are consolidated. To make this chapter more reader-friendly, the key takeaways are categorised under different stakeholders, including researchers, residential education and management teams, and policymakers. While suggestions are made for individual stakeholders to reflect on, we also sha...
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In the early chapters of this book, several issues regarding the existing approach in assessing suicide risks and issues within the current mental health services system have been highlighted. It is clear that something needs to be done to clarify the divergent definitions of suicide, to further develop suicide risk assessment, reduce current waiti...
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Why do so many young people end their lives every year? Is it due to the increasing level of stress put on our children today? What triggers their thoughts of suicide? The breakdown of relationships, academic pressure? Or is it because of depression? Are suicides the result of an impulsive act, or are they result from a prolonged period of hopeless...
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As mentioned, prediction and prevention of suicide are difficult because many individuals who experience suicidal behaviour may avoid discussing this with others (Nock et al., 2010). Sharing feelings and thoughts can often trigger feelings of stigmatization and this can also lead to difficulties in predicting suicidality because assessments are lar...
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Suicide prevention efforts require coordination and collaboration among multiple sectors of society, both public and private, including health and non-health sectors such as education, labor, agriculture, business, justice, law, defense, politics, and the media (“Preventing suicide,” 2014). These efforts must be comprehensive, integrated, and syner...
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en Residential halls are an important component of college education, and the benefits for holistic personal development have been documented by previous research. The majority of studies, however, have focused on Western universities. The current research therefore assessed the academic, social and independent development of students attending uni...
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This book presents a concise introduction to the contemporary research and practice of suicide prevention, and it addresses the cognitive and neurological aspects of suicide. With the inclusion of extensive thought-provoking material, this book is of great value to clinicians, researchers, educators, students, and anyone who are broadly interested...
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The benefits of living in residential halls have attracted increasing attention, yet it remains uncertain which particular aspects (academic performance, interpersonal outcomes, or personal development) students perceive as most beneficial from their residential experience. The present study examined the relative strength of the aforementioned outc...
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Suicide prevalence is especially concerning in China, with 25% of the global suicide deaths occurring in this population and up to 20% of Chinese students reporting suicidal ideation. Past research shows that individuals with a higher suicide risk display greater negative emotional biases in Emotional Stroop tasks, while bilinguals usually display...
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With the rapid growth of advanced digital technology, the use of mobile apps is of increasing interest as a means for providing continuous access to evidence-based digital interventions. Suicide is a socially taboo topic with approximately 800,000 people dying due to suicide every year. As suicidal ideation and suicide risk increase rapidly, gamifi...
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The current study explored the impact of students' hall experience in terms of academic, social and personal development and students' motivation to join hall activities at a Hong Kong university. The results revealed significant differences, with females, local and non-first-year student groups reporting more gains from their residential hall expe...
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samples and settings. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples that comprised 15,305 participants from 36 countries and territories....
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samples and settings. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples that comprised 15,305 participants from 36 countries and territories....
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p>The manuscript is titled ‘Emotional facial processing: does cognitive load make a difference?’ and it describes a research study that measures how emotion and distraction of different cognitive loads may impact working memory performance. The findings show that cognitive load on working memory performance, with poorer working memory performance i...
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Research has shown that the use of maladaptive coping strategies and difficulties in regulating mood are linked to increasing risk of suicide. This study measured the impact of coping and emotion regulation on suicidal behavior in a sample of Asian students. The aim was to determine whether different coping strategies and methods of expressive supp...
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It can be difficult to identify those at risk of suicide because suicidal thoughts are often internalized and not shared with others. Yet to prevent suicide attempts it is crucial to identify suicidal thoughts and actions at an early stage. Past studies have suggested that deficits in attentional control are associated with suicide, with the argume...
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Past research suggests that the emotional content of words has greater impact when presented in a bilingual's first language (L1) compared to their second language (L2). This is predicted to be a consequence of automatic processing of emotional words in L1 compared to slower, semantic processing in L2. In the current study 58 Chinese-English biling...
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Suicidal behaviour has become a public health problem with increasing concerns regarding the rise of such behaviour among adolescents and young adults (Dour, Cha & Nock, 2011). Although past studies have identified the role of cognitive factors in suicide, little has been done to explore the cognitive processes involved in suicidal thinking in youn...

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The neural underpinnings of cognition and emotion will be examined to see if EEG frontal asymmetry could serve as a potential biomarker for characterizing suicide ideation in young adult populations.