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Bio

My research interests lie at the intersection of culture, self, and emotion. My work is defined by two related lines of research. First, I study how people's self-views change during important developmental transitions. Second, I examine people's emotional experiences, both as enduring dispositions and as momentary states in everyday life. In my research, I seek to understand how one's cultural milieu, self-concept, and emotional life interact to shape individual differences. 


Currently, I am co-director of the Karakter project (http://www.karakterproject.nl), a longitudinal research study focused on examining how everyday emotional experiences are related to positive personal growth in Syrian origin young adults who have recently resettled in the Netherlands. 

Expertise

Academic Positions

  • 2016-Present | Assistant Professor | Tilburg University | Department of Developmental Psychology
  • 2015-2016 | Postdoctoral Researcher | Tilburg University | Department of Developmental Psychology

Education

  • 2014 | Doctor of Philosophy | University of California, Davis | Personality Psychology | Dissertation Title: "Continuity and Change in Self-Esteem, Self-Enhancement, and Ethnocultural Identity in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood" | Mentors: Richard W. Robins and Keith F. Widaman
  • 2009-2012 | National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow | University of California, Berkeley | Bay Area Affective Sciences Training Program
  • 2007 | Bachelor of Arts | San Francisco State University | Psychology 
  • 2004 | Bachelor of Arts | University of California, Berkeley | Art Practice and Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major 

Certification

  • 2008 | Certified in Facial Action Coding System (FACS) 

Courses

Collaboration

Editorial Service

  • 2018 | Editor, Developmental Psychology section | Collabra
  • 2017 | Member of Editorial Board | Emotion
  • 2017 | Research Communications Editor | European Journal of Personality
  • 2016 | Member of Editorial Board | Social Psychology and Personality Science

Committees

  • 2018 | Co-chair, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee | Society for Improvement of Psychological Science

Highlights

Representative Publications

  • Chung, J.M., van Aken, M.A.G., Hutteman, R., & Denissen, J.J.A. (2017). High, low, and in-between: Self-esteem development from middle childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Research in Personality70, 122-133.
  • Chung, J.M., Robins, R.W., & Schriber, R.A. (2016). Positive illusions in the academic context: A longitudinal study of academic self-enhancement in college. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(10), 1384-1401.  
  • Schriber, R.A., Chung, J.M., Sorensen, K.S., & Robins, R.W. (2016). Dispositional contempt: A first look at the contemptuous person. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000101
  • Chung, J.M., & Robins, R.W. (2015). Exploring cultural differences in the recognition of the self-conscious emotions. PLoSONE, 10(8)
  • Chung, J.M., Robins, R.W., Trzesniewski, K.H., Noftle, E.E., Roberts, B.W., & Widaman, K.F. (2014). Continuity and change in self-esteem during emerging adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(3), 469-483.

Funding

  • Emotional Character Growth in Individuals Who Seek or Have Refugee Status. (2017-2019). John Templeton Foundation ($190,000). Role: Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Odilia M. Laceulle (Utrecht University). 

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