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AAJP’s March Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory”

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Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol 6 No 1 , (March 2015) Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory” by Jenss Chang (Azusa Pacific University) & Steve R. Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Chang

Dr. Jenss Chang has had a long time interest in psychological testing and increasing awareness around cultural issues for not only Asian immigrants, but also Asian Americans born in the U.S. Her initial interests on the impact of culture on psychological testing were sparked by her curiosity about how her Asian immigrant parents might respond on assessments normed and standardized with primarily White samples. How might cultural beliefs influence how Asian immigrants, like her parents, respond on personality inventories like the PAI? What are the implications that clinicians should be aware of in interpreting test scores for diverse AsianAmericans?

Drs. Chang and Smith’s original article is available for free download for a limited time at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/aap/sample.aspx  courtesy of the American Psychological Association Publications.

(Feature written by Fanny Ng for Asian American Psychological Association)

 

CFP: AAPA Dissertation Research Grant, due April 1, 2015

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We welcome proposals for the 2015 AAPA Dissertation Research Grant. The grant is awarded to a doctoral student who is conducting research that contributes to the advancement of Asian American Psychology. Aapplication guidelines are posted at http://www.aapaonline.org/join/awards-for-members and in this Call for Proposals.

Applications are due April 1, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. 

For more information, please contact Hyung Chol (Brandon) Yoo, Ph.D., yoo@asu.edu.

Statement on Chapel Hill shooting

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The Asian American Psychological Association mourns the deaths of Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha who were senselessly and tragically murdered in Chapel Hill, NC on February 10, 2015. The three victims were American-born Muslim students of Syrian heritage who were actively involved in their local communities as well as in efforts to ameliorate the lives of Syrian refugees overseas. Although the criminal investigations are still ongoing at this writing, we strongly urge the local and federal authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of this case as a possible hate crime. We stand together with our Muslim brothers and sisters to demand justice, and we send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Chapel Hill community.

http://aapaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/AAPA-statement-on-Chapel-Hill-shooting.pdf

AAJP March 2015 Table of Contents

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The Editorial Board of the Asian American Journal of Psychology (AAJP) is pleased to share the Table of Contents for the upcoming March issue of AAJP. AAJP is seeking to help fulfill AAPA’s mission to promote the dissemination of the latest scholarship on Asian American psychology. Please help in the effort by sharing this information with colleagues and students.

Special thanks to Founding Editor, Dr. Fred Leong, for his efforts in establishing AAJP as a high-impact resource in the field, and Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Kim for his first issue serving as AAJP Editor!

ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Table of Contents – March 2015

Editorial by the New Editor
Bryan S. K. Kim – University of Hawaii at Hilo

The Interplay Between Collectivism and Social Support Processes among Asian American and Latino College Students
Janet Chang – Trinity College

Differential Links Between Expressive Suppression and Well-Being among Chinese and Mexican American College Students
Jenny C Su – National Taiwan University
Richard M. Lee – Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Irene J. K. Park – University of Notre Dame
Jose A Soto – The Pennsylvania State University
Janet Chang – Trinity College
Byron Zamboanga – Smith College
Kyoung Ok Seol – Ehwa Womans University
Jessie Dezutter – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Eric Hurley – Pomona College
Lindsay Ham – University of Arkansas
Su Yeong Kim – University of Texas Austin
Elissa Brown – St. John’s University

An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory
Jenss Chang – Azusa Pacific University
Steve R. Smith – University of California, Santa Barbara

Ethnic Variations Between Asian and European Americans in Interpersonal Sources of Socially Prescribed Perfectionism: It’s Not Just About Parents!
Marisa J Perera – University of Michigan
Edward C. Chang – University of Michigan

Differences in Substance Use and Substance Use Risk Factors by Asian Subgroups
Regina A Shih – RAND Corporation
Joan S Tucker – RAND Corporation
Jeremy N.V. Miles – RAND Corporation
Brett Ewing – RAND Corporation
Eric Pedersen – RAND Corporation
Elizabeth J D’Amico – RAND Corporation

Cultural differences in social anxiety: A meta-analysis of Asian and European heritage samples
Sheila Woody – University of British Columbia
Sheena W.-H. Miao – University of Victoria
Kirstie Kellman-McFarlane – University of British Columbia

Development and Validation of a Racial Discrimination Measure for Cambodian American Adolescents
Cindy C. Sangalang – Arizona State University
Angela C.C. Chen – Arizona State University
Stephen Kulis – Arizona State University
Scott T Yabiku – Arizona State University

Ethnic Differences in Social Anxiety Between Individuals of Asian-Heritage and European-Heritage: A Meta-Analytic Review
Yiyuan Xu – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Alexander W. Krieg – University of Hawaii at Manoa

Life Transitions and Smoking among Asian Americans
Cara S Maffini – Indiana University Bloomington
Ellen Vaughan – Indiana University Bloomington
Joel Wong – Indiana University Bloomington

Meaning-Making Through Personal Storytelling: Narrative Research in the Asian American Context
Qi Wang – Cornell University
Jessie Bee Kim Koh – Cornell University
Qingfang Song – Cornell University

Health Literacy in an Underserved Immigrant Population: New Implications toward Achieving Health Equity
Hee Lee
Jeong-Kyun Choi – Winona State University
Mi Hwa Lee – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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