Jo-Ann C. Tsang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Psychology & Neuroscience
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2000
B. A., University of California, 1994
Postdoctoral research associate: Southern Methodist University, 2000-2002
Joined Baylor as Assistant Professor in 2002
- Association for Psychological Science
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology
- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Academic Interests and Research
Research area: Social Psychology.
Academic interests: Psychology of religion, prejudice, gratitude, forgiveness
Teaching interests: Social Psychology, Psychology of Religion, Positive Psychology
Tsang, J. (2021). (Un)special favors: Gratitude for group-based benefits. The Journal of Positive
Psychology, 16(1), 27-37.
Tsang, J., Al-Kire, R., & Ratchford, J. L. (2021). Prosociality and Religion. Current Opinion in
Tsang, J., Schnitker, S, A, Emmons, R. A., & Hill, P. C. (2021). Feeling the intangible: antecedents of gratitude toward intangible benefactors. The Journal of Positive Psychology.
Tsang, J. (2006). Gratitude and prosocial behavior: An experimental test of gratitude.
Cognition and Emotion, 20, 138-148.
McCullough, M. E., Emmons, R. A., & Tsang, J. (2002). The grateful disposition: A conceptual and empirical topography. Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 112-127.
Complete list of published works on Google Scholar.
Grants Funded- Current
2022 John Templeton Foundation ($253,056).
Baylor Fellow, 2015-2016
Graduate Student Recruitment
Dr. Tsang is currently considering applications for Ph.D. students.
Current Ph.D. Students
Baylor Courses Taught
- PSY 1305-01 (team-taught): Psychological Science
- PSY 3310 Social Psychology
- PSY 4339: Psychology of Religion
- PSY 3399: Positive Psychology