Our lab is currently pursuing three lines of investigation: (1) How the interplay of language, emotion, and self-regulation shapes the development of Asian American immigrant families; (2) How experiences of social status impact development across the lifespan; and (3) How stress and adversity impact the mental health of at-risk and ethnic minority groups
Selected Papers on Asian American Family Development
Chen, S.H. & Zhou, Q. (2019). Longitudinal relations of cultural orientation and emotional expressivity in Chinese American immigrant parents: A model of emotional development in adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 55 (5), 1111-1123.
Chen, S.H., Zhou, Q., & Uchikoshi, Y. (2018). Cross-time predictors of heritage language proficiency in immigrant children. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, 1-17.
Chen, S.H., Main, A., Zhou, Q., Bunge, S.A., Lau, N., Chu, K. (2015). Effortful control and early academic achievement of Chinese American children in immigrant families. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 30, 45-56.
Chen, S. H., Zhou, Q., Main, A., & Lee, E. H. (2015). Chinese American immigrant parents’ emotional expression in the family: Relations with parents’ cultural orientations and children’s emotion-related regulation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(4),619.
Chen, S.H., Hua, M., Zhou, Q., Tao, A., Lee, E.H., Ly, J., & Main, A. (2014). Parent-child cultural orientations and child adjustment in Chinese American immigrant families. Developmental Psychology, 50(1), 189-201.
Chen, S.H., Zhou, Q., Uchikoshi, Y., & Bunge, S. (2014). Variations on the bilingual advantage? Links of Chinese and English proficiency to Chinese American children’s self-regulation. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1069.
Chen, S.H., Kennedy, M., & Zhou, Q. (2012). Parents’ expression and discussion of emotion in the multilingual family: Does language matter? Perspectives in Psychological Science, 7 (4), 365-383.
Selected Papers on Social Status and Development
Chen, S.H., Zhang, E.*, Liu, C.H., & Wang, L.K. (2020). Depressive symptoms in Chinese immigrant mothers: Relations with perceptions of social status and interpersonal support. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000343.
Chen, S.H., Gleason, T.R., Wang, M.*., Liu, C.H., & Wang, L. (2019). Subjective social status in immigrant children: Bias and associations with well-being. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 10 (4), 362-372.
Chen, S.H. & Zhou, Q. (2019). Cultural values, social status, and immigrant parents’ emotional expressivity. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50 (3) 381-395.
Selected papers on Culture, Stress, and Mental Health
Chen, S.H., Cohodes, E., Bush, N.R., & Lieberman, A.F. (2020). Child and caregiver executive function in trauma-exposed families: Relations with children's cognitive and behavioral functioning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
Chaudhry, T. & Chen, S.H. (2019). Mental illness stigma in South Asian individuals: Associations with cultural values and parent mental illness explanations. Asian American Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. dx.doi.org/10.1037/aap0000141
Chen, S.H., Epel, E.S., Mellon, S.H., Lin, J., Reus, V.I., Rosser, R., Kupferman, E., Burke, H., Mahan, L., Blackburn, E.H., & Wolkowitz, O.M. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences and leukocyte telomere maintenance in depressed and healthy adults. Journal of Affective Disorders, 169, 86-90.