Vu Bich Phuong



Fields of Interest:

  • Technology in mental health treatments for children and adolescents
  • Physical activity and sedentary behavior on mental health
  • Cognitive training for creativity


  • Bachelor: 2014 – BSc Psychology with Media, Communication and Cultures, UK
  • Master: 2018 – MSc Behavioral Science, The Netherlands
  • Ph.D.: 2024 (expected) Ph.D. Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Vietnam & Norway


In her late adolescence through early adulthood, Phuong spent her years abroad experiencing different cultures, foods, and fun, which allow her to be adaptable in international environments. Phuong’s main research interest is to investigate how to make mental health treatments more appealing and engaging for young people, who are especially vulnerable to psychological difficulties. She also loves what most people hate: statistics in psychology. She is a full-time faculty member at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Social sciences and Humanities (Vietnam National University-HCMC). Currently, she is a joint Ph.D. student at Vietnam National University-Hanoi and Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Course: Research Methods & Statistics

Select Publications:

  • Arrindell, W. A., Checa, I., Espejo, B., Chen, I. H., Carrozzino, D., Vu-Bich, P., Dambach, H., & Vagos, P. (2022). Measurement invariance and construct validity of the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) in community volunteers in Vietnam. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), 3460.
  • Vu, B. P., Quach, D. P., Nguyen, T. T. T., & Doan, Q. T. (2021). Ability praise versus effort praise on self-efficacy of university students. In conference: Identification, Assessment and Intervention for Children with Specific Learning Disorders in School Context, 11/2021, Vietnam National University-HCM.
  • Vu, B. P. & Nguyen, Q. V. (2021). The relationships between frequent social media usage, creative behavior and creative achievement in university students. In conference: Identification, Assessment and Intervention for Children with Specific Learning Disorders in School Context, 11/2021, Vietnam National University-HCM.
  • Vu, B. P. (2018). An educational computerized game to train creativity: First development and evidence of its creativity correlates. In conference: New Issues in Educational Sciences: Inter-Disciplinary and Cross-Disciplinary Approaches, 06/2019, Vietnam National University-Ha Noi.

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