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Catherine Chou

Assistant Professor

cchou@semo.edu
573-651-2453
Office: Scully  427G


Education

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of California, Riverside
  • B.S., Psychology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Courses Taught

  • Psychological Perspectives on Human Behavior
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • The Child: Development from Conception to Adolescence
  • Psychological Development Across the Life Span
  • Development of the Adolescent
  • Advanced Research in Psychology
  • First Year Seminar: Sanity Over the Ages

Online Resources

  • https://sites.google.com/site/chousemo/
  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-chou-aa257151/

Research Interests

  • Developmental psychology, culture, family, parenting, decision making, risk-taking behavior, sleep, adolescence, emerging adulthood

Recent Publications

  • Chou, C. P., & Chou, E. P. T. (2018). Perceived parental psychological control and behavioral control among emerging adults: A cross-cultural study between the U.S. and Taiwan. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-018-9893-8
  • Chou, C. P., Chou, E. P. T., & Lee, C. H. (2018). Perceived parental control and risk-taking from a machine learning approach. The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2018 Official Conference Proceedings (pp. 13-23). Japan: The International Academic Forum.
  • McCoy, S. S., Chou, C. P., & Guerra, N. G. (2016). Core competencies (2nd ed.). In R. J. Levesque (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Adolescence. New York, New York: Springer

Recent Presentations

  • Chou, C. (2018, April). Personality and selfie-taking among emerging adults: The role of parental control. Presented at the 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Chou, C., Cardenas, A., & Kube, M. (2017, Nov). Stress and substance use among college students: The role of stress coping and risk perception. Presented at the 2017 Conference of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Washington, DC
  • Chou, C., Shoemaker, P., & Joseph, B. (2017, April). Sleep quality as a mediator between parental control and cigarette use. Presented at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.
  • Chou, C. (2016, March). Parental control and substance use among Taiwanese adolescents: The role of risk tolerance for self and others. Presented at the 2016 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Chou, C., & Natsuaki, M. N. (2015, March). How does culture matter? Influences of parental control and decision making on risk-taking behavior. Presented at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contact

573.651.2132
psychology@semo.edu
Scully 404
Department of Psychology
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701