Yiwei Chen

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Position: Professor of Psychology
Phone: 419-372-2462
Email: ywchen@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

Professor Chen’s research focuses on adult age differences in social judgment and decision-making. Specifically, I am interested in how people of different age groups differ in making judgments about other people (e.g., impression formation and causal attribution) and decisions about important choices in their lives (e.g., financial decisions and retirement investment). Instead of simply documenting age differences, I also attempt to address the underlying cognitive and social emotional influences that contribute to these age differences.

Recent Publications:

Chen, Y., Liang, Y., Zhang, W., Crawford, J., Sakel, K. L., & Dong, X. (2019). Perceived Stress and Cognitive Decline among U.S. Chinese Elderly. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 67, S519-S524. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15606

Mao, W., Chen, Y., Wu, B., Ge, S., Yang, W., Chi, I., & Dong, X. (2019). Perceived stress, social support, and dry mouth among U.S. older Chinese adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67, S551-S556. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15890

Zhang, W., Tang, F., Chen, Y., Silverstein, M., Liu, S., Dong, X. (2019). Education, activity engagement, and cognitive function: A longitudinal analysis among U.S. Chinese older adults. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 67, S525-531. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15560

Peng, Y., Xu, X., Jex., S., & Chen, Y. (2019). The roles of job-related psychosocial factors and work meaningfulness in promoting nurses’ bridge employment intention. Journal of Career Development, 1-16. doi: 10.1177/0894845318824666.

Chen, Y., Wang, Z., Peng, Y., Geimer, J., Sharp, O., & Jex, S. (2018). The multidimentionality of workplace incivility: Cross-cultural evidence. International Journal of Stress Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/str0000116.

Chen, Y., Peng, Y., Xu, H., O’Brien, W. H. (2018). Age differences in stress and coping: Problem-focused strategies mediate the relationship between age and positive affect. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 86, 347-363.

Chen, Y., Peng, Y., Ye, M., Xu, L., & Dong, X. (2018). The influence of acculturation level and family relationships on quality of life among U.S. Chinese older adults. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, doi: 10.1080/15313204.2018.1520165

Chen, Y., Wang, J., Liang, Y., Sun, F., & Dong, X. (2018). Perceived stress and cognitive functions among Chinese older adults: The moderating role of health status. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 4, 1-8.