Edward Chang

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Edward Chang

Professor

Office Location(s): 2263 East Hall
Phone: 734.647.3876
changec@umich.edu
Perfectionism and Optimism-Pessimism Lab

  • About

    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.

    Representative Publications

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

    Chang, E. C., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). 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.

    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.

    Chang, E. C., Yu, T., Jilani, Z., Fowler, E. E., Yu, E. A., Lin, J., & Hirsch, J. K. (in press). Hope under assault: Understanding the impact of sexual assault on the relation between hope and suicidal risk in college students. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

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

    Hirsch, H. K., Nsamenang, S. A., Chang, E. C., & Kaslow, N. J. (in press). Spiritual well-being and depressive symptoms in female African American suicide attempters: Mediating effects of optimism and pessimism. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

    Perera, M. J., & Chang, E. C. (in press). Ethnic variations between Asian and European Americans in interpersonal sources of socially prescribed perfectionism: It’s not just about parents! Asian American Journal of Psychology.

    Chang, E. C., Jilani, Z., Yu, T., Fowler, E. E., Lin, J., Webb, J. R., & Hirsch, J. K. (2015). Fundamental dimensions of personality underlying spirituality: Further evidence for the construct validity of the RiTE measure of spirituality. Personality and Individual Differences, (March 2015) 75, 175-178.

    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. Personality and Individual Differences, (January 2015) 72, 155-159.

    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? Personality and Individual Differences, (March 2015) 75, 64-67.

    Chang, E. C., Kahle, E. R., Yu, E. A., & Hirsch, J. K. (2014). Understanding the relationship between domestic abuse and suicide behavior in community adults: Does forgiveness matter? Social Work, 59, 315-320.

    Chang, E. C., Yu, E. A., & Lin, E. Y. (2014). An examination of ethnic variations in perfectionism and interpersonal influences as predictors of eating disturbances: A look at Asian and European American females. Asian American Journal of Psychology,  5, 243-251.

    Chang, E. C., Perera, M. J., & Kupfermann, Y. (2014). Predictors of eating disturbances in South Asian American females: A look at negative affectivity and contingencies of self-worth. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5, 172-180.

    Chang, E. C., Yu, E. A., & Kahle, E. R. (2014). BMI, body discrepancy, and self-construal as predictors of eating disturbances in European and Asian American females. Eating Behaviors, 15, 328-330.

    Chang, E. C., & Kwon, P. (2014). Special issue on psychopathology in Asians and the DSM-5: Culture matters. Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 7, 66-67.

    Chang, E. C., Kahle, E. R., Yu, E. A., & Hirsch, J. K. (2014). Behavioral inhibition system and behavioral activation system (BIS/BAS) motives and loneliness as predictors of eating disturbances in female college students: Interpersonal context matters. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 33, 250-269.

    Yang, H., & Chang, E. C. (2014). Examining the structure, reliability, and validity of the Chinese Personal Growth Initiative Scale-II: Evidence for the importance of intentional self-change among Chinese. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 559-566.

    Downey, C. A., Reinking, K. R., Gibson, J. M., Cloud, J. A., & Chang, E. C. (2014). Perfectionistic cognitions and eating disturbances: Distinct mediational models for males and females. Eating Behaviors, 15, 419-426.

    Chang, E. C., Yu, E. A., & Hirsch, J. K. (2013). On the confluence of optimism and hope on depressive symptoms in primary care patients: Does doubling up on bonum futurum proffer any added benefits? The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 404-411.

    Chang, E. C., Kahle, E. R., Yu, E. A., Lee, J. Y., Kupfermann, Y., & Hirsch, J. K. (2013). Relations of religiosity and spirituality with depressive symptoms in primary care adults: Evidence for hope agency and pathway as mediators. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 314-321.

    Chang, E. C. (2013). Perfectionism and loneliness as predictors of depressive and anxious symptoms in Asian and European Americans: Accounting for variations in self-construal schemas. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 1179-1188.

    Chang, E. C., Yu, E. A., Kahle, E. R., Jeglic, E. L., & Hirsch, J. K. (2013). Is doubling up on positive future cognitions associated with lower suicidal risk in Latinos?: A look at hope and positive problem orientation. Cognitive Therapy and Research,37, 1285-1293.

    Chang, E. C., Yu, E. A., Lee, J. Y., Hirsch, J. K., Kupfermann, Y., & Kahle, E. R. (2013). An examination of optimism/pessimism and suicide risk in primary care patients: Does belief in a changeable future make a difference? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 796-804.

     

  • Education
    • Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Area
    • Clinical