Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology Department





Selected Publications:

Obradović, J., Strayer, N.T., & Leu, J. (2013). The importance of family and friend relationships for the mental health of Asian immigrant young adults and their nonimmigrant peers. Research in Human Development, 10(2), 163-183.

Leu, J., Schroth, C.*, Obradovic, J., & Cruz, R.A.* (2012). Family assistance attitudes and family cultural conflict: A comparative study of second-generation Asian American and native-born European American young adults. Asian American Journal of Psychology Special Issue: Culture, Context, and Mental Health, 3(3), 133-144.

Leu, J., Wang, J.,* & Koo, K.* (2011).  Are positive emotions just as “positive” across cultures? Emotion, 11(4), 994-999.  Doi: 10.1037/a0021332

Leu, J., Walton, E., & Takeuchi, D. (2011).  Contextualizing acculturation: Gender, family, and community reception influences on Asian immigrant mental health.  American Journalof Community Psychology, 48 (3-4), 168-180.  Doi:  10.1007/s10464-010-9360-7

Wang, J.*, Leu, J., & Shoda, Y. (2011).  When seemingly innocuous behaviors “sting”: Racial microaggressions and their emotional consequences.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(12), 1666-1678.

Cruz, R.*, King, K., Widaman, K. Leu, J., Cauce, A., & Conger, R. (2011).  Cultural influences on positive father involvement in two-parent Mexican-origin families.  Journal of Family Psychology, 731-740.

Leu, J., Mesquita, B., Ellsworth, P.C., Zhang, Z.Y., Yuan, H.J., Buchtel, E., et al.  (2010).  Situational differences in dialectical emotion: Boundary conditions in a cultural comparison of North Americans and East Asians. Cognition and Emotion, 24(3), 419-435. 

Nuru-Jeter, A., Dominguez, T.P., Hammond, W.P., Leu, J., Skaff, M., Egerter, S., Jones, C.P.,& Braveman, P.   (2009). “It's the skin you're in”: African American women talk about their experiences of racism. An exploratory study to develop measures of racism for birth outcome studies.   Maternal and Child Health, 13, 29–39.

Leu, J., Yen, I., Gansky, S., Walton, E., Adler, N. & Takeuchi, D. (2008).  The Association between subjective social status and mental health among Asian immigrants: Investigating the influence of age at immigration. Social Science and Medicine, 66 (5), 1152-1164. 

Masuda, T., Ellsworth, P.C., Mesquita, B., Leu, J., Tanida, S. & Van de Veerdonk, E. (2008). Placing the face in context: Cultural differences in the perception of facial emotion.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94 (3), 365–381.

Benet-Martínez, V., Lee, F., & Leu, J. (2006). Biculturalism and cognitive complexity: Expertise in cultural representations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37 (4), 386-407.

Chua, H. F., Leu, J., & Nisbett, R.E. (2005). Culture and diverging views of social events. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31 (7), 925-934. 

Mahalingam, R. & Leu, J.  (2005).  Culture, essentialism, displacement and representations of gender.  Theory and Psychology, 15 (6), 839-860. 

Benet-Martínez, V., Leu, J., Lee, F, & Morris, M. (2002). Negotiating biculturalism: Cultural frame-switching in biculturals with 'Oppositional' vs. 'Compatible' cultural identities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 33 (4), 492-516. 

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