Chong-Man Chow, Ph.D.
Office: Clow Faculty 8
Phone: (920) 424-7173
- B.A. (Psychology), University of Memphis (Memphis, TN) – 2005
- M.A. (Psychological Sciences), University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) – 2008
- Ph.D. (Psychological Sciences) University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) – 2011
My research interests revolve around friendships and romantic relationships among adolescents and young adults. My research program focuses on three major questions: 1) how adolescents and young adults develop and maintain their peer relationships across the developmental period of 13 to 25 years old, 2) how individual characteristics (e.g., attachment security, empathy) that two members a relationship possess would determine the quality of the relationship, and 3) how quality of a relationship would then contribute to individuals’ broader psychological health.
In addition, I have strong interests in applied statistics, including Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), to dyadic and longitudinal data. Most of my existing work has utilized these techniques to address questions involving various dyadic phenomena (e.g., Actor-Partner Interdependent Modeling) and longitudinal changes (e.g., Latent Growth Curve Modeling).
Currently Teaching: Psychological Statistics, Multivariate Statistics
- Buhrmester, D., & Chow, C. (2009). Friendships in adolescence. In H. Reis, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. (pp. 718-722). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412958479.n230
- Chow, C., & Buhrmester, D. (2011). Interdependent Patterns of Coping and Support among Close Friends. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 684 - 706.
- Chow, C., Roelse., H. B., Buhrmester, D., & Underwood, M. K. (2011). Transformations in Friend Relationships across the Transition into Adulthood. In B. Laursen & W. A. Collins (Eds.), Relationship pathways: From adolescence to young adulthood (pp. 91-113). Sage Press.
- Chow, C., Ruhl, H., & Buhrmester, D. (2013). The mediating role of interpersonal competence between adolescents' empathy and friendship quality: A dyadic approach. Journal of Adolescence, 36(1), 191-200.
- Tan, C., & Chow, C. (in press). Weight Status and Depression: Moderating Role of Fat Talk between Female Friends. Journal of Health Psychology.
- Chow, C., & Ruhl., H. (forthcoming). Empathy and Peer Relationships in Adolescence. To be appeared in Psychology of Empathy.
Recent Conference Presentations
- Chow, C., Roelse, H. B., & Buhrmester, D. (2012, March). Associations between Intimacy Skills and Friendship Intimacy: A Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, Canada.
- Roelse, H. B., Chow, C., & Buhrmester, D. (2012, March). A Longitudinal Look at the Associations Between Attachment and Psychosocial Adjustment in Adolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, Canada.
- Chow, C., & Buhrmester, D. (2012, July). Prototypic Interpersonal Coping and Relationship Quality among Romantic Couples: An APIM Analysis. Poster presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Homa, J., & Chow, C. (2012, July). Comparing the Importance of the Parent-Child Relationship and Friendship Quality on Depression and Loneliness in Adolescents. Talk presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL.