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J.M.H. Chung

Assistant Professor 

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Developmental Psychology


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. 


Principal 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 Personality, 70, 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.

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Last amended: 30 September 2017