Faculty and Staff Profiles

Chia-chen Yang
Asst Professor, Counsel Education Psych Research
Email: cyang2@memphis.edu
Office Location: 303d Ball Hall
Office Hours: 303D Ball Hall, By Appointment
Profile

Chia-chen Yang's research focuses on adolescents' and emerging adults' psychosocial development in the digital era. Specifically, she studies young people's use of social media and its association with their social experiences as well as identity/self development.

Education
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2014
  • M.S. Educational Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2010
  • B.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures - National Taiwan University - 2006
Honors/Awards
  • Faculty Award of Excellence in Research and Scholarship - College of Education, University of Memphis - 2016
  • Campus-Wide Capstone Ph.D. Teaching Award - University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2014
  • Scholarship for Studying Abroad - Ministry of Education, Taiwan - 2013
  • Scholarship of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society - Phi Tau Phi Honor Society Mid-America Chapter - 2013
  • Michael and Harriet O'Shea Fellowship - Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison - 2012
  • 4th Place (Honorable Mention), Moeller Student Paper Competition - Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication - 2011

Teaching Experience

  • Adolescent Psychology Applied to Education - University of Memphis
  • Youth Development in the Digital Era - University of Memphis
  • Life-Span Human Development - University of Memphis
  • Human Development in Adolescence - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Journal Articles
  • Yang, C.-c. (2016). Instagram use, loneliness, and social comparison orientation: Interact and browse on social media, but don’t compare. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 19(12), 703-708. Doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0201
  • Liu, D., & †Yang, C.-c. (2016). Media niche of electronic communication channels in friendship: A meta-analysis. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21(6), 451-466. Doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12175 († = Co-authors of equal contribution)
  • Yang, C.-c. (2016). Social media as more than a peer space: College freshmen encountering parents on Facebook. Journal of Adolescent Research. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1177/0743558416659750
  • Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2016). Online self-presentation on Facebook and self development during the college transition. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45(2), 402-416. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0385-y
  • Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2015). Factors involved in associations between Facebook use and college adjustment: Social competence, perceived usefulness, and use patterns. Computers in Human Behavior, 46, 245-253. Doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.01.015
  • Yang, C.-c., Brown, B. B., & Braun, M. T. (2014). From Facebook to cell calls: Layers of electronic intimacy in college students' interpersonal relationships. New Media & Society, 16(1), 5-23. Doi: 10.1177/1461444812472486
  • Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2013). Motives for using Facebook, patterns of Facebook activities, and late adolescents' social adjustment to college. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,42(3), 403-416. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-012-9836-x
Presentations
  • *Holden, S. M., Yang, C.-c., & Carter, M. D. K. (2017, August). Mindfulness in emerging adults’ identity development: A path model. Poster to be presented at the convention of American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Robinson, A. (2017, April). Social comparison orientation, Instagram use, and social adjustment to college: A path model. Paper to be presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • *Yang, C.-c., (2016, October). Social networking sites and social adjustment in college: First-generation status as a moderator. Poster presented at the special topic meeting (Technology and Media in Children’s Development) of Society for Research in Child Development, Irvine, CA.
  • *Yang, C.-c., (2016, October). The associations between college students' Instagram use and loneliness: Social comparison orientation as a moderator. Poster presented at the special topic meeting (Technology and Media in Children's Development) of Society for Research in Child Development, Irvine, CA.
  • *Hasan, M., & Yang, C.-c. (2016, April). College students' use of various social networking sites and its association with loneliness. Poster presented at the biennial conference of Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Lee, Y. (2016, March). Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: How different social networking sites are related to college students' social adjustment. In C.-c. Yang (Chair), Media influences on college adjustment. Symposium presented at the biennial conference of Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
  • *Payne, A., Yang, C.-c., & Lee, Y. (2016, April). Investigating Facebook and Instagram activities, loneliness, and college adjustment among university students. Round table presentation at the conference of American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.
  • * Yang, C.-c. (2015, October). More than a peer space: Emerging adults encountering parents on Facebook. In A. Manago (Chair), Social media and social development in emerging adulthood. Symposium to be presented at the annual conference of Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2015, March). The (psychosocially) rich get richer, the poor get protected: Facebook's role in adjustment to college. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2014, March). College freshmen's Facebook self-presentation and identity development: Concurrent and longitudinal associations. Poster to be presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2014, March). Thank you for confirming my image on Facebook: Facebook audience feedback and college freshmen's sense of self. Poster to be presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2013, May). How you post matters: Facebook self-presentation and self-concept clarity among college freshmen. In C.-c. Yang & B. B. Brown (Chairs), Identity construction in the digital age: Identity work on social networking sites. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Saint Paul, MN.
  • *Adomako, M., Brown, B. B., & Yang, C.-c. (2013, April). What explains ethnic differences in satisfaction with college among students on a predominantly white campus? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Cousland, K., Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2013, April). How do college freshmen make decisions about their Facebook self-presentation? Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of Undergraduate Symposium of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  • Hartwell, O., Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2013, April). How do I look?: College freshmen's self-presentation on Facebook--Social goals and strategies. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Undergraduate Symposium of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2012, March). Do the rich get richer?: Social competence, perception of Facebook usefulness, and adjustment to college. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2012, March). Do romantic relationships compromise students' adjustment to college? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • *Yang, J. H., Herbert, N., Yang, C.-c., Kwon, M. W., & Hartwig, S. M. (2011, August). Are we signing in or logging off?: The effect of information- and entertainment-seeking Internet use on civic engagement, and the role of psychological well-being and political talk. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO. [4th place (Honorable Mention) Moeller Student Paper Competition]
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2011, March). Motives for using Facebook, patterns of Facebook activities, and late adolescents' social adjustment to college. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • *Yang, C.-c., & Brown, B. B. (2009, April). From Facebook to cell calls: Layers of electronic intimacy in college students' peer relations. In B. B. Brown & Patricia M. Greenfield (Chairs), Electronic connections: Impact of communication media on adolescents' peer relationships. Symposium presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.