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Wang, Cixin

Wang, Cixin

Associate Professor
College of Education
Brain and Behavior Institute
3234 Benjamin Building

Cixin Wang is an associate professor of School Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park (Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education). She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011. She then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in 2013. Her research interests focus on bullying prevention and mental health promotion among children and adolescents. Her research seeks to: (1) better understand different factors contributing to bullying/ victimization and mental health difficulties, including individual, family, school, and cultural factors; (2) develop effective prevention and intervention techniques to decrease bullying at school; and (3) develop school-wide prevention models to promote mental health among students, especially among culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. She has published more than 60 SCI journal articles and conducted more than 100 national and international presentations. Dr. Wang is currently conducting the following studies:

  1. Influences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak on Racial Discrimination, Identity Development and Socialization (funded by NSF)

  2. Racial Discrimination, Identity, Socialization and Civic Engagement among Asian American Families during COVID-19 (funded by Russell Sage Foundation)

  3. Examining the Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Novel Psychosocial Intervention for Asian American Parents and Youth during COVID-19 (funded by American Psychological Foundation 2020 Visionary Grant)

  4. Promoting mental health literacy and positive help-seeking attitudes for school-based mental health services among minority adolescents
  5. The impact of school (e.g., school climate) and family factors (e.g., parenting practice, parental ethnic racial socialization) on students’ involvement in bullying and psychosocial adjustment

  • Bullying and bullying prevention
  • School-based mental health services and prevention of mental health problems
  • Mental health literacy
  • Help seeking among culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students
  • Parenting practice and family involvement

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