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Edward C. Chang

Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

My current research interests involve the study of several different predictors of psychological and physical adjustment, including optimism and pessimism, perfectionism, and social problem solving. I am also interested in understanding how cultural and racial factors influence the function of these variables on outcome, and in examining stress and coping and diathesis-stress models of adjustment. Recently, I have become particularly interested in international collaborations, working with colleagues in China, Hungary, and Poland.

Contact Information

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(734) 647-3876changec@umich.eduUniversity of Michigan
LS&A Dept of Psychology
2263 East Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Education

Year Degree   School
PhD Clinical Psychology State University of New York at Stony Brook
MA Psychology State University of New York at Stony Brook
BA Psychology, Philosophy State University of New York at Buffalo

Chang, E. C., Jilani, Z., Yu, T., Lin, J., Muyan, M., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). Relation between sexual assault and negative affective conditions in female college students: Does loss of hope account for the association? Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Chang, E. C., & Chang, O. D. (in press). Development of thefFrequency of suicidal ideation inventory: Evidence for the validity and reliability of a brief measure of suicidal ideation frequency in a college student population. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Walker, K. L., Chang, E. C., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). Neuroticism and suicidal behavior: Conditional indirect effects of social problem solving and hopelessness. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Yu, E. A., & Chang, E. C. (in press). Optimism/pessimism and future orientation as predictors of suicidal ideation: Are there ethnic differences? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Muyan, M., & Chang, E. C. (in press). Hope as a mediator of the link between intimate partner violence and suicidal risk in Turkish women: Further evidence for the role of hope agency. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Yu, E. A., Chang, E. C., & Kim, J. H. J. (in press). Asian American culturally relevant values as predictors of meaning in life in Asian and European American college students: Evidence for cultural differences. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

Chang, E. C., Jilani, Z., Fowler, E. E., Yu, T., Chia, S. W., Yu, E. A., McCabe, H. K., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). Relations between multidimensional spirituality and depressive symptoms in college students: Examining hope agency and pathways as potential mediators. The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Hirsch, J. K., Sirois, F. M., Molnar, D., & Chang, E. C. (in press). Pain and depressive symptoms in primary care: Positive and negative affect as moderators. Clinical Journal of Pain.

Chang, E. C., Kahle, E. R., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). Understanding how domestic abuse is associated with greater depressive symptoms in a community sample of female primary care patients: Does lack of belongingness matter?. Violence Against Women.

Perera, M. J. & E. C. Chang (Eds.). (in press). Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans. Springer.

Chang, E. C., Downey, C. A., Hirsch, J. K. & Lin, N. J. (in press). Introduction to positive psychology in racial and ethnic minority groups: A second call to action! In E. C. Chang, C. A. Downey, J. K. Hirsch, & N. J. Lin (Eds.). Positive Psychology in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Practice. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Yu, E. A., Chang, E. C., Yang, H. & Yu, T. (in press). Positive psychology assessment in Asian Americans. In E. C. Chang, C. A. Downey, J. K. Hirsch, & N. J. Lin (Eds.). Positive Psychology in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Practice. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Downey, C. A., Chang, E. C., Hirsch, J. K. & Lin, N. J. (in press). Challenges and prospects for positive psychology research, theory, assessment, and practice in a multiracial and multiethnic world. In E. C. Chang, C. A. Downey, J. K. Hirsch, & N. J. Lin (Eds.). Positive Psychology in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Practice. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Chang, E. C., Yu, T., Chang, O. D., & Hirsch, J. K. (2016). Hope and trauma: Examining a diathesis-stress model in predicting depressive and anxious symptoms in students. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 52-54.

Chang, E. C., Yu, E. A., Yu, T., Kahle, E. R., Hernandez, V., Kim, J. M., Jeglic, E. L., & Hirsch, J. K. (2016). Ethnic variables and negative life events as predictors of depressive symptoms and suicidal behaviors in Latino college students: On the centrality of receptivo a los démas. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36, 2016-221.

Muyan, M., Chang, E. C., Jilani, Z., Yu, T., Lin, J., & Hirsch, J. K. (2016). Loneliness and negative affective conditions in adults: Is there any room for hope in predicting anxiety and depressive symptoms? The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 150, 333-341.

Yang, H., & Chang, E. C. (2016). Is the PGIS-II redundant with the Hope Scale?: Evidence for the utility of the PGIS-II in predicting psychological adjustment in adults. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 124-129.

Chang, E. C., Downey, C. A., Hirsch, J. K. & Lin, N. J. (Eds.). (2016). Positive Psychology in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Practice. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.

Chang, E. C. (2015). Perfectionism as a predictor of suicidal risk in Turkish college students: Does loneliness contribute to further risk? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 776-784.

Chang, E. C., Lin, J., Fowler, E. E., Yu, E. A., Yu, T., Jilani, Z., Kahle, E. R., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). Sexual assault and depressive symptoms in college students: Do psychological needs account for the relationship? Social Work, 60, 211-218.

Hirsch, J. K., Molnar, D., Chang, E. C., & Sirois, F. M. (2015). Future orientation and health quality of life in primary care: Vitality as a mediator. Quality of Life Research, 24, 1653-1659.

Perera, M. J., & Chang, E. C. (2015). Depressive symptoms in South Asian, East Asian, and European Americans: Evidence for ethnic differences in coping with academic and interpersonal stress? Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6, 350-358.

Chang, E. C., Muyan, M., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). Loneliness, positive life events, and psychological maladjustment: When good things happen, even lonely people feel better! Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 150-155.

Chang, E. C., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). Social problem solving under assault: Understanding the impact of sexual assault on the relation between social problem solving and suicidal risk in female college students. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 403-413.

Chang, E. C., Kahle, E. R., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). Understanding how domestic abuse is associated with greater depressive symptoms in a community sample of female primary care patients: Does lack of belongingness matter? Violence Against Women, 21, 700-711.

Chang, E. C., Yu, T., Jilani, Z., Muyan, M., Lin, J., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). The pursuit of perfection in spiritual engagements: The centrality of parental expectations as a positive and unique predictor. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 162-165.

Cheng, P., Dolsen, M., Girz, L., Rudowski, M., Chang, E. C., & Deldin, P. (2015). Understanding perfectionism and depression in an adult clinical population: Is outcome expectancy relevant to psychological functioning? Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 64-67.

Chang, E. C., Lian, X., Yu, T., Qu, J., Zhang, B., Jia, W., Hu, Q., Li, J., Wu, J., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). Loneliness under assault: Understanding the impact of sexual assault on the relation between loneliness and suicidal risk in college students. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 314-321.

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