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Dr Jerry Hsu

Contact Details

Phone
+64 022 375 2741
Email
jerry.hsu@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Department
Department of Psychological Medicine (Dunedin)
Qualifications
PhD (University of Otago) PGDipClPs (Registered Clinical Psychologist) MSc (National Taiwan University)
Research summary
Cognitive bias modification in mental health and social stereotyping; digital eHealth and mHealth
Teaching
  • Lecturing and facilitating tutorials in mental health for second and third year medical students
  • Vertical Module Convenor
  • Student Disability Co-ordinator
Memberships
Full Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society
Clinical
Dr Hsu works as a clinical psychologist in private practice

Research

Jerry's research interests include cognitive bias modification (CBM)—a digital self-administered intervention addressing unhelpful interpretation bias in various psychopathologies. Jerry has also applied CBM to other areas, including stereotype bias in medical students towards Māori patients. Jerry is also appointed as a Visiting Lecturer at King's College London, where he remains actively involved in CBM projects.

Other areas of interest include evidential and clinical interviewing using digital tools. Jerry has examined the use of an avatar interviewer to interview both children with autism and adults in a forensic setting.

Both research areas focus on one common goal—to digitize mental health interventions and educational tools to boost effectiveness and create better accessibility, discretion, and flexibility, at a low cost (i.e., mHealth and eHealth).

Additional details

Jerry was born in Taiwan and grew up in New Zealand. He first trained as a computer scientist and electrical engineer and worked as a web developer before moving towards teaching.  He was a primary teacher for 11 years in Taiwan. He then began his psychology research career in Taiwan with a focus on the intersection between technology and people.  He completed his PhD and Clinical psychology qualifications here in NZ.

Clinical

Jerry works as a clinical psychologist in private practice. He sees adults clients online for brief intervention. He is interested in helping people who are still meeting life's needs but would like a psychological 'boost'. He aims to work with people short-term so that more people can benefit from psychology.
Empath Psychology website

Teaching

Jerry is currently involved in lecturing and facilitating tutorials to second and third year medical students at the University of Otago on a variety of mental health-related topics. As a Vertical Module Convener, he oversees the teaching of the vertical module by the department. His other role includes the Student Disability Services Coordinator.

Publications

Hsu, C.-W., & Akuhata-Huntington, Z. (2024). I have a dream: Altering medical students’ ethnic bias towards Indigenous population (NZ Māori) using a digital training called cognitive bias modification. Stigma & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/sah0000505

Hsu, C.-W., Stahl, D., Mouchlianitis, E., Peters, E., Vamvakas, G., Keppens, J., … Yiend, J. (2023). User-centered development of STOP (Successful Treatment for Paranoia): Material development and usability testing for a digital therapeutic for paranoia. JMIR Human Factors, 10, e45453. Retrieved from https://humanfactors.jmir.org/2023/1/e45453

Lin, C.-C., Akuhata-Huntington, Z., & Hsu, C.-W. (2023). Comparing ChatGPTs ability to rate the degree of stereotypes and the consistency of stereotype attribution with those of medical students in New Zealand in developing a similarity rating test: A methodological study [Brief report]. Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2023.20.17

Hsu, C.-W., Gross, J., Colombo, M., & Hayne, H. (2023). Look into my eyes: A "faceless" avatar interviewer lowers reporting threshold for adult eyewitnesses. Memory & Cognition, 51, 1761-1773. doi: 10.3758/s13421-023-01424-4

Hsu, C.-W., Gross, J., & Hayne, H. (2023). The avatar face-off: A face(less) avatar facilitates adults’ reports of personal events. Behaviour & Information Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2023.2187242

Hsu, C.-W., & Akuhata-Huntington, Z. (2024). I have a dream: Altering medical students’ ethnic bias towards Indigenous population (NZ Māori) using a digital training called cognitive bias modification. Stigma & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/sah0000505

Journal - Research Article

Hsu, C.-W., Gross, J., & Hayne, H. (2023). The avatar face-off: A face(less) avatar facilitates adults’ reports of personal events. Behaviour & Information Technology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0144929X.2023.2187242

Journal - Research Article

Hsu, C.-W., Gross, J., Colombo, M., & Hayne, H. (2023). Look into my eyes: A "faceless" avatar interviewer lowers reporting threshold for adult eyewitnesses. Memory & Cognition, 51, 1761-1773. doi: 10.3758/s13421-023-01424-4

Journal - Research Article

Hsu, C.-W., Stahl, D., Mouchlianitis, E., Peters, E., Vamvakas, G., Keppens, J., … Yiend, J. (2023). User-centered development of STOP (Successful Treatment for Paranoia): Material development and usability testing for a digital therapeutic for paranoia. JMIR Human Factors, 10, e45453. Retrieved from https://humanfactors.jmir.org/2023/1/e45453

Journal - Research Article

Hsu, C.-W., Gross, J., & Hayne, H. (2022). Don't send an avatar to do a human's job: Investigating adults' preferences for discussing embarrassing topics with an avatar. Behaviour & Information Technology, 41(13), 2941-2951. doi: 10.1080/0144929x.2021.1966099

Journal - Research Article

Hsu, C.-W., & Teoh, Y.-S. (2017). Investigating event memory in children with autism spectrum disorder: Effects of a computer-mediated interview. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 47, 359-372. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2959-2

Journal - Research Article

Lin, C.-C., Akuhata-Huntington, Z., & Hsu, C.-W. (2023). Comparing ChatGPTs ability to rate the degree of stereotypes and the consistency of stereotype attribution with those of medical students in New Zealand in developing a similarity rating test: A methodological study [Brief report]. Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2023.20.17

Journal - Research Other

Hsu, C.-W. (2020). Relativity in therapy: AI-based therapy without space and time constraints. Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, 30(1), 8-14. [Commentary].

Journal - Research Other

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