Henry S. R. Kao



Professor Emeritus (Psychology), University of Hong Kong
Professor of Psychology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
Former President, Division of Psychology & National Development, International Association of Applied Psychology;
Former President, Hong Kong Psychological Society.
Co-founder, International Graphonomics Society
Founder, International Society of Calligraphy Therapy

Publications in calligraphy and handwriting: four books on Chinese calligraphy; over two-hundred scientific papers and conference presentations in English

content source: Shufa: Chinese calligraphic handwriting (CCH) for health



Chu, L.-C., & Kao, H. S. R. (2005). The Moderation of Meditation Experience and Emotional Intelligence on the Relationship between Perceived Stress and Negative Mental Health. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 47(2), 178–194.

Kao, H. S. R. (2010). Calligraphy therapy: A complementary approach to psychotherapy. (G. Chiu Goan, Ed.), Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Taylor & Francis. http://doi.org/10.1080/21507680903570334

Kao, H. S. R. (1969). Feedback concepts of driver behavior and the highway information system*. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 1(1), 65–76.

Kao, H. S. R. (1973). The dynamic role of eye-head angular displacements in human vehicular guidance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 57(3), 320–327. 

Kao, H. S. R. (1983). Progressive motion variability in handwriting tasks. Acta Psychologica, 54(1–3), 149–159.

Kao, H. S. R., Hong, M. P., & Wah, L. P. (1986). Handwriting Pressure: Effects of Task Complexity, Control Mode and Orthographic Difference. Advances in Psychology, 37(C), 47–66.

Kao, H. S. R., & Sek-Hong, N. (1997). Work motivation and culture. In D. Munro, J. F. Schumaker, & S. C. Carr (Eds.), Motivation and culture. (pp. 119–132). Routledge. 

Kao, H. S. R., Zhu, L., Chao, A. A., Chen, H. Y., Liu, I. C. Y., & Zhang, M. (2014). Calligraphy and meditation for stress reduction: An experimental comparison. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 7, 47–52.

Kao, H. S. R. (2006). Shufa: Chinese calligraphic handwriting (CCH) for health and behavioural therapy. International Journal of Psychology, 41(4), 282–286. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207590544000059

Smith, K. U., Kaplan, R., & Kao, H. (1970). Experimental systems analysis of simulated vehicle steering and safety training. Journal of Applied Psychology, 54(4), 364–376. Retrieved from http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-58149418037&partnerID=tZOtx3y1

Xu, M., Kao, H. S. R., Zhang, M., Lam, S. P. W., & Wang, W. (2013). Cognitive-neural effects of brush writing of chinese characters: Cortical excitation of theta rhythm. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013.

Yang, X.-L., Li, H.-H., Hong, M.-H., & Kao, H. S. R. (2010). The effects of Chinese calligraphy handwriting and relaxation training in Chinese Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma patients: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(5), 550–559. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.10.014

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