Professor, Department of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Nanjing University, P.R. China
M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998
Taking Graduate Students? Yes
Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes
I have three lines of research. First, I study age-related differences in cognitive and socio-emotional processes and how these differences may impact adult decision making. For example, my graduate student Jennifer Crawford examines how discrete emotions may influence monetary decisions of young and older adults. My second line of research focuses on stress, coping, and psychological well-being of adults, especially minority adults. I have published extensively on PWB of Chinese American elderly as well as international students. Third, my colleagues and I currently work with Bowling Green K-12 school teachers to investigate educators’ emotional labor before and after the pandemic.
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
Chen, Y., Wang, J., Kirk, R. M., Pethtel, O., & Kiefner, A. E. (2014). Age differences in adaptive decision making: The role of numeracy. Educational Gerontology, 40, 825-833.
Pethtel, O., & Chen, Y. (2014). Life regrets and life satisfaction in mature adults. The Journal of Happiness and Well-Being, 2, 63-74.
Chen, Y., Lee, Y., Pethtel, O., Gutowitz, M. S., & Kirk, R. M. (2012). Age differences in goal concordance, time use, and well-being. Educational Gerontology, 38, 342-352.
Chen, Y., Ma, X., & Pethtel, O. (2011). Age differences in tradeoff decisions: Older adults prefer choice deferral. Psychology and Aging, 26, 269-273.
Pethtel, O., & Chen, Y. (2010). Cross-cultural aging in cognitive and affective components of subjective well-being. Psychology and Aging, 25, 725-729.
Chen, Y., & Ma, X. (2009). Age differences in risky decisions: The role of anticipated emotions. Educational Gerontology, 35,575-586.
- PSYC 3090 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
- PSYC 3100 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
- PSYC 7360 Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
- PSYC 7930 Developmental Forum
Updated: 05/18/2021 06:12PM