Dr Lis Ku is a Lecturer in Psychology at De Montfort University. She completed her MSc in Applied Social Psychology, and her PhD in Psychology, at the University of Sussex. She then worked in Hong Kong, and later in Macao, before returning to the UK and joining DMU in 2016.
Lis’s main research interest is to explore the influences of socially grounded values and motivational forces on behaviours that have significant bearings on the well-being of the individuals who carry them out, as well as on the societies that they occur in. Using both laboratory and field methods, Lis’s works can be broadly grouped under three main themes:
- 1) Effects of materialistic values on children’s and adolescents’ learning motivation and academic performance;
- 2) The relationships among life values, subjective well-being, and behaviours of addictive nature; and
- 3) The influence of intrinsic versus extrinsic values on pro-social and anti-social behaviours.