本人目前一系列研究為以我們文化遺產中的智慧，以佛法為想像的來源，建構適用於我們社會的修養心理學（psychology of self-cultivation）的理論與應用，且也能適用於西方文化中的普世理論。研究主要兵分兩路，實徵研究與建構相關理論來朝向建立華人的自主社會科學與學術學統。佛法與心理學結合可從非傳統（unconventional或稱非主流）身心靈科學與傳統（conventional或稱作主流）的身心靈科學的角度切入，希望能以全面性與沒有偏漏的研究視域來提昇我們的健康、幸福及人生圓滿。目前已經發表了超過五十篇的期刊論文（詳細內容請參考https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yung-Jong_Shiah），學術研究內容簡要的說明如下：
本人以此理論為基礎於2011年拿到歐洲Bial Foundation研究計畫（探討好的意念，如：祝福與加持（慈悲的一種方式）對他人的影響），這是國際上鼓勵研究非傳統心靈相關研究的最大經費補助來源，其中2011年共有約兩百五十件國際學者研究案申請，約27%的計畫獲得補助，本人的研究案是該基金會第一個通過審核的華人研究補助案（參見：https://www.bial.com/en/bial_foundation.11/grants.18/previous_editions.74/2010_grants.a177.html），此研究結果於2013年發表在Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing（SCI）（此領域著名與重要期刊（新近探索治療與科學），目前只有這本期刊是SCI），其中研究成果也獲邀前往2014年3月2629日在葡萄牙Porto 舉行的Bial Foundation Symposium（主題為Behind and Beyond the Brain），口頭發表此研究結果。國內的福智文教基金會也邀請本人在2014年11月1-2日所舉辦的心靈教育與環境永續研討會進行專題報告，目前後續研究計畫為進一步的研究計畫，也再次獲得歐洲Bial Foundation 2015與2018年經費補助（每年約三百六十件國際學者研究案申請，約20%的計畫獲得補助），以繼續探討我們如何接受祝福與加持的可能接受機制（參見：https://www.bial.com/en/bial_foundation.11/grants.18/previous_editions.74/2014_grants.a490.html）。日前Bial Foundation又再邀請本人前往2018年4月4-7日在葡萄牙Porto 舉行的Bial Foundation Symposium，口頭發表此研究結果。
Current post: Professor of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Secretary-General of the Chinese Society of Social Sciences, Director of the Chinese Society of Electromagnetics for Life, Secretary-General of the World Association for the Promotion of Counseling Psychology, Taiwan Counseling and Counseling Psychology Counseling Deputy Convenor of the Business Localization Working Group, Chinese Journal of Guidance and Counseling (TSSCI) (Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Counselling and Consulting, 2017.2-present).
Education: Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
Experience: Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation, National Kaohsiung Normal University; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kaohsiung Medical University; Secretary-General, Taiwan Counselling and Counseling Society; Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona; Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Visiting Scholar, College of Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, Special topic: Eastern Philosophies and Psychology (SSCI, Impact factor = 2.32, Ranking in Psychology, Multidisciplinary = 23/129
Research Interests and Specialties: Personality Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Medical Consultation, Counseling Research Method, Psychological Test Research, Body and Mind Science
My current series of research is based on the wisdom in our cultural heritage and the Dharma as the source of imagination, to construct theories and applications of psychology of self-cultivation in our society, and it can also be applied to western culture. Universal theory. The research is divided into two parts, the actual research and the construction of related theories towards the establishment of the autonomous social science and academic disciplines of the Chinese. The combination of Dharma and psychology can start from the perspective of non-conventional (unconventional) physical and mental science and traditional (conventional or mainstream) physical and mental science. Improve our health, happiness and complete life. More than 50 journal articles have been published (for details, please refer to https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yung-Jong_Shiah). The academic research content is briefly explained as follows:
1. Towards the establishment of an autonomous social science and academic unity for the Chinese: linking wisdom and social science in cultural heritage
Dharma as the source of imagination to complete the world's first complete explanation of Dharma's psychological theory, and has won the world's largest academic publishing house Springer publishing contract, publishing the Dharma-based psychotherapy theory English book. Evidence-based research is used to verify that religious belief and practice can bring meaning to life; and to verify the significance of self-cultivation to improve health and happiness. This series of continuous research is mainly to solve the very basic in religious beliefs, but it is also important to solve a major controversy in past research: Will religious beliefs and practice improve health? Such a series of studies is also based on previous researches. I propose that the key reason to promote health is to bring meaning to life in religious belief and practice. On this basis, it is explained that there is a very important relationship between belief, conviction, meaning of life, cultivation, happiness, and health, so as to bring out more complicated discussions, such as the relationship between Dharma and health. Another important research result is that it has been published that supporting long-term meditation proposed by Buddhism with brain wave and heartbeat variability can bring emotional stability.
2. Establish unconventional body and mind research theory and guide research directions
Establish unconventional body-mind research theory, obtain research funding support from important international foundations, and attract international heavyweight researchers to work together to verify this theory and guide research directions. Non-traditional body and mind science may face more questions and controversies. My breakthrough approach is to invest the research results in this area into internationally recognized rigorous SSCI or SCI journals. First establish a non-traditional body-mind research theory to guide the research direction, and write a research plan to successfully win the fiercely competitive international research funding support. In the Dharma, I think the most non-traditional theme worth studying is the effect of compassion, especially blessing is one of the most important phenomena and effects of compassion. In short, blessing claims to transmit blessing power to all things. Current research results in this area The theoretical construction of the mechanism of how to receive has been completed. This publication proposes a new research category that has attracted the attention of the international community in this field, and some scholars have begun to verify the theory I have proposed.
Based on this theory, I got the European Bial Foundation research project in 2011 (to explore good ideas, such as: the impact of blessings and blessings (a way of compassion) on others), which is an internationally encouraged study of non-traditional spiritual correlations The largest source of funding for research, including about 250 applications from international scholars in 2011, and about 27% of the projects received funding. My research case is the first Chinese research grant case approved by the foundation. (See: https://www.bial.com/en/bial_foundation.11/grants.18/previous_editions.74/2010_grants.a177.html), the results of this research were published in Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing in 2013 (SCI) (Famous and important journal in this field (newly explored treatment and science), currently only this journal is SCI), and the research results are also invited to the Bial Foundation Symposium (theme (Behind and Beyond the Brain), the results of this study. The domestic Fuzhi Culture and Education Foundation also invited me to give a special report at the Symposium on Spiritual Education and Environmental Sustainability held on November 1-2, 2014. The current follow-up research plan is a further research plan, and it has also been awarded Europe again. Bial Foundation grants for 2015 and 2018 (approximately 360 applications for international scholarships each year, and about 20% of the plans receive grants) to continue exploring how we can accept blessings and blessings (see: https:/www.bial.com/en/bial_foundation.11/grants.18/previous_editions.74/2014_grants.a490.html). A few days ago, the Bial Foundation invited me to the Bial Foundation Symposium, which was held in Porto, Portugal on April 4-7, 2018.