Associate Professor

Department of Psychology, CUHK


Research Interests

  • Social and personality development during childhood and adolescence
  • parents’, teachers’, and peers’ roles in children’s development
  • contextual (e.g., cultural, historical, and socioeconomic) influences on socialization and child development

Selected Publications

Lin, L., Huang, C., & Wang, Q. (2015). Parenting in contemporary China: The dynamics of interdependence and independence. In G. Nicolas, A. Bejarano, & D. L. Lee (Eds.). Contemporary Parenting: A Global Perspective (pp. 59-80). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Helwig, C. C., To, S., Wang, Q., Liu, C. Q., & Yang, S. G. (2014). Judgments and reasoning about parental discipline involving induction and psychological control in China and Canada. Child Development, 85, 1150–1167.

Wang, Q., Chan, H. W., & Lin, L. (2012). Antecedents of Chinese parents’ autonomy support and psychological control: The interplay between parents’ self-development socialization goals and adolescents’ school performance. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 1442-1454.

Wang, Q., & Ng, F. F. (2012). Chinese students’ implicit theories of intelligence and school performance: Implications for their approach to schoolwork. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 930-935.

Wang, Q., & Pomerantz, E. M. (2009). The motivational landscape of early adolescence in the United States and China: A longitudinal investigation. Child Development, 80, 1280-1296.