Dr. Garelik is a Lecturer of Applied Psychology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of South Dakota in the United States.

Dr. Garelik's research interests include risky choice, delay discounting, working memory, blood glucose effects on decision-making, and eye-tracking. Specifically, his future research goals are to quantify reference point priorities, identify the contexts in which these reference points change in importance, and to continue exploring decision-making models that would apply to both risky choice and intertemporal choice.

Before joining CUHK(SZ), Dr. Garelik worked as a Human Factors Engineer and Data Analyst for Documents & Design LLC (D2). While working at D2, he conducted heuristic evaluations, usability studies, and surveys and wrote quick start guides, user manuals, and website content for multiple Fortune 500 companies.

In addition, Dr. Garelik has studied Chinese martial arts for 24 years and taught them for 15 years to students of all ages and skill levels. He is a certified instructor in Eight Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu and Shyun Style Taiji Quan with the American Chinese Martial Arts Federation.


Refereed Journals

Garelik, S., Wang, X. T. (2016). Multiple framing: Verbal, facial, and vocal cues in risky choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 30(2), 322-331.

Conference Presentations

Cues and Choices: Combined Effects of Verbal Framing, Facial Expression and Voice on Decision Making under Risk. Presentation at Ideafest (2014). University of South Dakota, SD.

Books (In Progress)

Currently writing four books on the historical development, training methods, functions, and applications in multiple areas of martial arts for the American Chinese Martial Arts Federation:

Stances (8 of 8 chapters of text written)

Hand techniques (6 of 8 chapters of text written)

Throwing (2 of 8 chapters of text written)

Joint Locks (2 of 8 chapters of text written)