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Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Heejung Kim


Culture and Social Support:

Implications for Health and Well-being


​Chen Shuhui Distinguished Professor


Psychological Resilience:
Pedestal, Stepping Stone, or Destination in the Pathway to Psychological Health?

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Xie Shulan Chair Professor

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Resilience in Mental Health and Aging


Professor Wu Jiahui




Cultivation and utility of organizational resilience in small and medium-sized enterprises—from the perspective of human capital

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Prof. Heejung Kim

​Professor Heejung Kim is currently working at the Institute of Psychology and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated from the Ph.D.

Stanford University Social Psychology. Professor Kim was selected as one of the top 10 important social psychologists in 2008, and in 2012Ren Wei

Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and a Fellow of the Society for Psychological Science in 2021.


Professor Kim's psychological research spans cultural, social, environmental and other issues, and has published many important studies in many well-known journals, such as:  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, Current Opinion in Psychology. In addition to enriching his research results, Professor Kim is an associate editor of many internationally renowned journals and also writes social psychology textbooks, showing Professor Kim's important influence in the field of cultural and social psychology.

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Chen Shuhui  Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor Chen Shuhui works in the Department of Psychology of National Taiwan University. She graduated from Emory University in the United States with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. In addition to Professor Chen

In addition to his rich experience in clinical psychology practice, he is also very active in academic research and has published many important clinical research results at home and abroad.

It has won the Outstanding Research Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology, leading the development of clinical psychology.


Professor Chen is also currently the honorary chairman of the Taiwan Clinical Psychology Society, a member of the Taipei City Government's Juvenile Counseling Committee, the Disaster Prevention and Rescue Expert Advisory Committee, and the Mental Health Committee. Merit award.


Xie Shulan  Chair Professor

Chair Professor Xie Shulan works in the Department of Psychology, National Cheng Kung University. Professor Xie's research areas cover cognitive and neuroscience fields,

Research topics range from the mechanism of attention switching by executive function, the source of multiple task deficits, sleep deprivation and false monitoring.

From control to aging brain attention research and emotions, the coverage is very diverse.


Professor Xie Shulan's research results are also excellent, and have been published in many internationally renowned journals, including: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. Prof. Xie further expanded his research into aging and clinical fields, and his research results are also very impressive. In addition, Prof. Xie also serves as the associate editor of many international journals. Prof. Xie has won the Outstanding Research Award of Chengdu University, the Outstanding Research Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Future Science and Technology Breakthrough Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Jiahui Wu  Professor

Professor Wu Jiahui is an expert in organizational psychology. He is currently teaching at the University of Leeds Business School. His research expertise includes employee initiative, work

Experience and personality development, and subjective well-being. In 2013, Professor Wu received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia, and immediately after graduating

The Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science has been awarded an assistant professorship.


So far, he has published more than 100 research papers and books, and his research works have been published in such excellent journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, etc. . In addition, Prof. Wu has served as editor of several journals, such as: Human Relations, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Business Research, especially as an associate editor of Journal of Management, which covers management Research in all aspects and related fields of industrial and organizational psychology. Professor Wu's research results have won the 107~110 Sports Science Research and Development Class A and Excellent Work Award from the Sports Department of the Ministry of Education of the Executive Academy of the Republic of China, and has been invited to speak at numerous important conferences.


Relationships are at the center of human social environment, and their quality and longevity are widely recognized to have particular relevance for health and well-being. Yet, what a “good relationship” looks like differs cultures across, depending on how cultures prioritize personal or relational/collective goals. My research uncovered that there are noticeable differences across cultures in how people engage their social relationship. For example, Asians engage their relationships with more caution than European Americans. This difference, in turn, influences individuals' assessment of potential costs and benefits of many everyday decisions, such as seeking and providing social support. Asians are more reluctant to explicitly ask for support from close others than are European Americans because they are more concerned about the potentially negative relational consequences of such behaviors. We also found that Asians are more likely to use and benefit from forms of support that do not involve explicit disclosure of personal stressful events and feelings of distress. Taken together, this program of research identifies culture-specific ways in which social support use and provision promote psychological and biological health and strengthen social relationships.

10/15 (Sat.) 09:20-10:20
Keynote Speech (1) Culture Resilience (Prof. Heejung Kim)

Culture and Social Support: Implications for Health and Well-being


Psychological resilience has been explored in psychology, especially in developmental psychology and psychotraumatology for years. Recently, it attracts unexpectedly more attention in research and practice. However, it is yet to be conclusive regarding the role of psychological resilience in related to psychological adjustment in general and psychological distress such like depression and PTSD in specific. What's more, research puzzles around psychological resilience in the pathways to psychological health seem to arise far more than conclusions. In my presentation, I will start with a brief narrative history on its definition and associated calibration of research approaches. In that, I will demonstrate its roles as predisposition, moderator/mediator, and outcome with some extant studies including ours on traumas like burn, earthquake, and COVID-19 as well as on experiences during human-robot conversations and disease adjustment. Some thoughts about the challenges in research with psy chological resilience and suggestions to cross the hurdles in future empirical study will be addressed. Finally, in a hope to broaden our professional contributions in Taiwan, I would also like to share some thoughts about expansion of research topics with psychological resilience, and so as applications in practice.

10/15 (Sat.) 10:20-11:20
Keynote Speech (2) Psychological Resilience (Distinguished Professor Chen Shuhui)

Psychological Resilience: Pedestal, Stepping Stone, or Destination in the Pathway to Psychological Health?


Mental resilience refers to an individual's resilience in the face of major adversity, the ability of an individual to go through life trauma and come back, comfortable as usual. Therefore, mental toughness plays a crucial role in the cause, prevention and treatment of mental illnesses induced by physical and mental stress, and it is also important for individuals to successfully adjust and improve cognitive and mental health in the face of significant stress of physical decline during the aging process. Brain resilience plays an important role. Successful people do not fail, but whether they succeed or fail, they can maintain mental toughness, make people have clear goals, and have the ability to implement and self-control. They can quickly reduce the negativity encountered in life, and thus gain Personal achievement and physical and mental health. Recently, the issue of mental toughness has gradually received high attention internationally. In 2018, the European Union Research Council spent 1.8 million euros to launch a five-year project to study mental toughness with dynamic models. For two consecutive years (2017-2018), the Sustainable Development Goals have listed building resilience from individuals to communities as the main goal. Although such issues have been carried out internationally, there has been no progress from brain mechanisms to empirical evidence. Basic interventional research, so the use of brain science to explore mental toughness is indeed pioneering research. This speech intends to combine research in psychology and neurobiological sciences to discuss how mental resilience modulates the aging process and mental health, and introduces various new interventions to strengthen resilience.

10/16 (Sun.) 08:50-09:50
Keynote Speech (3) Brain Resilience (Xie Shulan  Chair Professor)

Resilience in Mental Health and Aging


Organizational resilience can be understood as the ability of an organization to survive and develop continuously in the face of sudden interruptions. However, how can organizations accumulate and effectively develop organizational resilience capabilities? From the perspective of human capital, this report focuses on how small and medium-sized enterprises can use high-performance human resource systems to enhance the value and diversity of human capital, thereby enhancing the organization Resilience and explore the role of senior management teams in whether organizational resilience can improve organizational performance. This report is based on the latest research findings, including measuring and clarifying the concept of organizational resilience and testing the research model using a sample of small and medium-sized enterprises, in an attempt to outline the concept, antecedents and effects of organizational resilience.

10/16 (Sun.) 09:50-10:50
Keynote Speech (4) Organizational Resilience (Professor Wu Jiahui )

Cultivation and utility of organizational resilience in small and medium-sized enterprises—from the perspective of human capital

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