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AAJP Vol 6, No 4 featuring Su Yeong Kim et al.’s Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2014

By AAJP, Member Spotlight, Research

Asian American Journal of Psychology | December 2015 Issue
Feature Article & Table of Contents


“Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2014”
Su Yeong Kim, Yishan Shen, Yang Hou, Kelsey Tilton, Linda Juang, and Yijie Wang

AAPA would like to congratulate the authors of “Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2014,” which has been chosen as the Feature Article of the December 2015 issue. Below is a brief biography the lead author, Dr. Su Yeong Kim, and a brief insight into the inner workings of crafting such an article. We hope that the readers of AAJP will find this article (as well as the other articles) informative and helpful in their professional work. The Feature Article may be downloaded for free here, and the December 2015 issue’s Table of Contents is at the end of this post.

Brief Biography of Dr. Su Yeong Kim

Dr. Su Yeong Kim

Dr. Su Yeong Kim

Su Yeong Kim, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the intersection of family and cultural contexts in understanding the development of children of immigrant in the United States, with a focus on children of Chinese and Mexican origin. Her research has revealed that the commonly held perception of Asian American parents as “tiger parents” is inaccurate. In fact, her eight year longitudinal study of Chinese American families demonstrate supportive parenting as the most common type of parenting leading to the most optimal outcomes in terms of both academic and socio-emotional adjustment in Chinese American adolescents. Her studies on language brokering among Mexican American adolescents reveals that children experience both a sense of burden and efficacy in translating for their non-English fluent parents, and that their perceptions of the language brokering experience relate directly to their socio-emotional adjustment.

Reflections from the Lead Author, Dr. Su Yeong Kim

The writing of the Annual Review of Asian American Psychology for 2014 was an enormous undertaking, involving the coding of an initial set of 4,366 articles to arrive at 316 articles that met criteria for inclusion in the review. The coding and writing of the Annual Review of Asian American Psychology for 2014 involved not only six co-authors, but also more than 15 undergraduate research assistants to accomplish the feat. We were impressed with both the diversity and breadth of research on Asian Americans. Our review highlights the prominence of health related topics in Asian American psychology, and research on older adults becoming more prominent within the field of Asian American psychology. We also highlight the need for more longitudinal, developmental research in the field that samples more diverse ethnic groups among Asian Americans. Our review is the first to highlight some of the most prolific authors in the field of Asian American psychology, ranging from more recent Ph.D.’s such as Stephen H. Chen of Wellesley College to more established senior scholars like Shinobu Kitayama of University of Michigan. It is also the first to compile a list of the most frequent and prominent scholarly journals to publish research on Asian American psychology, to become an important resource for scholars in the field. The Annual Review of Asian American Psychology 2014 provides a comprehensive snapshot of current state of the field in Asian American psychology today.

[Articles available for download through PsycNET]

[Feature Article] Annual review of Asian American Psychology, 2014.
Kim, Su Yeong; Shen, Yishan; Hou, Yang; Tilton, Kelsey E.; Juang, Linda; Wang, Yijie

Community integration of Burmese refugees in the United States.
Lee, Sungkyu; Choi, Sunha; Proulx, Laurel; Cornwell, Jennifer

The role of cultural beliefs in disordered eating among Asian-American women.
Tsong, Yuying; Smart, Rebekah

Depressive symptoms in South Asian, East Asian, and European Americans: Evidence for ethnic differences in coping with academic versus interpersonal stress?
Perera, Marisa J.; Chang, Edward C.

Effects of becoming a mother on the development of ethnic and racial identities in Korean transnationally and transracially adopted women.
Day, Stephanie C.; Godon-Decoteau, Danielle; Suyemoto, Karen L.

AAPA DoFA Conference Jan. 30th, proposals due Dec. 15th

By Announcements

The Asian American Psychological Association’s Division on Filipino Americans (DoFA) is excited to announce the first ever DoFA conference:

Filipino American Psychology: Past, Present, and Future

Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2016 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: The Wright Institute
2728 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94526,

Description: Seminal conference on Filipino American Psychology. Amazing opportunity to learn about psychological issues important for the Filipino American community, and to connect with other professionals in a supportive, familial environment. Prominent Filipino American psychologists will conduct presentations, including Dr. E. J. R. David and Dr. Kevin Nadal.

Poster Presentations (download proposal form):
Deadline for applications: December 15, 2015 11:59 p.m. PST. The directions for submissions are attached and can be emailed to Dr. Krista Chronister at

Price: $20 (Student Rate)
$35 (Professional Rate)

Tentative Agenda:

8-9am: Registration/ Breakfast/ Get to Know You Time
9-10am: Opening Plenary – History of Filipino American Psychology
10-11am: Keynote Speaker, by Dr. EJ David
11-12pm: Kapwa: Mentorship and Connection
12-1pm: Lunch
1-2pm: Working with Filipino American Clients
2-3pm: Activism, Community Organizing, & Mental Health
3-4 pm: Intersectional Identities – Gender, Multiracial, LGBTQ issues, etc.
4-5pm: Poster Session

To register, please visit:\

Thank you, and hope to see you there!

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AAJP Call for Papers: Qualitative Methods in Asian American Psychology

By AAJP, Announcements, News, Research

Dear Colleagues,

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in a Special Issue of the Asian American Journal of Psychology entitled “Qualitative Methods in Asian American Psychology.” The focus for this issue will be on highlighting studies that incorporate diverse qualitative methodologies to understand the complex psychological experiences of Asian Americans. Of particular interest are manuscripts that can serve as exemplars of various qualitative approaches/methodologies such as Ethnography, Phenomenology, Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR), Grounded Theory, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Case Study, and Mixed Methods.

Deadline for submissions will be July 31, 2016. All submissions for the special issue will undergo the same review process as any other manuscript submitted to AAJP. Drs. Nagata and Suzuki will serve as Co-Editors for this special issue. Please feel free to contact Dr. Nagata at if you have any questions.


Donna Nagata, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan

Lisa Suzuki, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Psychology
New York University

Bryan S. K. Kim, Ph.D.
Editor, Asian American Journal of Psychology

50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

By Announcements

October 3, 2015 marks the fifty-year anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This law holds great significance for many Asian Americans because it abolished the quotas based on national origin. Prior to this act, people from China, Japan, India, the Philippines, and other Asian countries were targeted by the Asian Exclusion Act, which limited their immigration and naturalization in the United States.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 opened the doors for highly educated and highly skilled workforce to immigrate to the U.S. from Asian countries. To highlight the ways that this Act have shaped our families and our nation, AAPA members will be sharing their stories about how the Act has impacted their families. Please add your stories to the conversation on Facebook and @AAPAOnlineTogether, we can raise awareness of how immigration laws that are welcoming to the diversity of this country create a stronger, richer, and inclusive nation.  #1965ImmigrationAct 

$100 off to post on new AAPA jobs board, ends 9/30!

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The AAPA website has launched a Job Board posting service at! You can reach this job board via a single click on “Visit Our Job Board” button on the top right corner of our website home page, or directly at AAPA Jobs.

Jobs can be posted for 30 Days for $100, 60 days for $180, and 90 days for $250. And to celebrate the launch of this new feature, we are offering a $100 off promotion for a new job posting until September 30th.

The AAPA Job Board also hosts a resume posting service — this benefit is only open to AAPA members.

Now — we need your help to make this job board a successful site. Please spread the word! For those who have shared ads for job openings at your institutions via our AAPA members email group, please let your employers know that we now offer this new job posting service (which is open to public) and that we have a promotion during the month of September — any job posted during the month of September with the discount code will remain visible for 30 days from the date of posting for no fee!

We encourage AAPA members seeking jobs to take advantage of the new member benefit and post their resumes or CVs on this site.

AAPA members may continue to share job ads on our email group, but please limit the forwarding to just one time for each job.

If you have any questions contact our Communications Officer Steph Pituc at

All the Best,