Office: Math/Psychology 330
Lab: Sondheim 404
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES: Accepting new ADP graduate students for Fall 2017.
Graduate students are provided ample opportunities to contribute to research design on various projects, obtain experience with quantitative and qualitative methodologies, collaborate and lead on publications, network and participate in cross-cultural/international research projects.
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Undergraduate opportunities available.
Undergraduate research assistants can obtain experiences in data collection (interviewing parents and children, questionnaire assessments, observations of behaviors), data entry and management, library research, involvement in conference presentations and publications, and conducting independent research projects.
Ph.D. – University of Maryland, College Park
Area of Study:
Children’s social and emotional development, Parenting and Culture
Psychology and Culture (PSYC 230)
Child Development and Culture (PSYC 330)
Parenting (PSYC 421)
Cultural Aspects of Human Development (PSYC 730)
Graduate Program Affiliation(s):
Applied Developmental Psychology
Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:
How different aspects of culture (e.g. socio-cultural context, beliefs and values, majority versus minority status, immigration experiences) impact socialization processes and child and adolescent development. More specifically, to understand: (1) the interactions between child individual characteristics (e.g. temperamental dispositions) and parenting in predicting children’s social, emotional, and physical health development; and (2) parenting cognitions and behaviors and their associations with child and adolescent adjustment within and across different cultural contexts.
Cheah, C. S. L., Li, J., Zhou, N., Yakamoto, Y. & Leung, C. Y. Y. (in press). Chinese and European American mothers’ conceptions of warmth. Developmental Psychology.
Yu, J., Cheah, C. S. L., Hart, C. H., Sun, S., & Olsen, J. A. (2015). Confirming the multidimensionality of psychologically controlling practices among Chinese-American mothers: Love withdrawal, guilt induction, and shaming. International Journal of Behavioral Development. DOI: 10.1177/0165025414562238
Zhou, N. & Cheah, C. S. L., Van Hook, J., & Thompson, D.A., & Jones, S. A. (2015). A cultural understanding of Chinese immigrant mothers’ feeding practices. Appetite, 87, 160-167 DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.215
Bayram Özdemir, S., Cheah, C. S. L., & Coplan, R. J. (2015). Conceptualization and assessment of multiple forms of social withdrawal in Turkey. Social Development, 24 (1) 142-165. DOI: 10.1111/sode.12088
Cheah, C. S. L., Leung, C. Y. Y., & Zhou, N. (2013). Understanding “tiger parenting” through the perceptions of Chinese immigrant mothers: Can Chinese and U.S. parenting coexist? Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4(1), 30-40. doi:10.1037/a0031217