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Dr. Maria Wong

Associate Professor
Psychology | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Maria Wong
Contact
443-394-9842
Office Location
MAC N210 (OMN campus) Campus Map

Education

Ph.D. in Psychology (Developmental)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.A. in Psychology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

B.A. in Psychology
University of British Columbia

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Psychology (2017 - current)                       Stevenson University

Assistant Professor of Psychology (2014 - 2017)
Stevenson University

Assistant Professor of Psychology (2011-2014)
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

Research

Children’s Social-Emotional Development
Attachment Relationships
Parent-Child Narratives
Family Interactions
Migrant Children and Families in China
Work-Family Balance
Effective Teaching of Psychology

Publications

Jessee, A., Mangelsdorf, S.C., Wong, M.S., Schoppe-Sullivan, S., & Brown, G.L. (In press). Structure of reflective functioning and adult attachment scales: Overlap and distinctions. Attachment & Human Development.

Manczak, E., Mangelsdorf, S., McAdams, D.P., Wong, M.S., Schoppe-Sullivan, S., & Brown, G. (In press). How did that make you feel? Influences of gender and parental personality on family emotion talk. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

Manczak, E., McAdams, D.P., Mangelsdorf, S., Wong, M.S., Schoppe-Sullivan, S., & Brown, G. (2016). Autobiographical memories of childhood and sources of subjectivity in parents’ perceptions of infant temperament. Infant Behavior and Development, 44, 77-85.

Leerkes, E.M., Supple, A.J., O’Brien, M., Calkins, S.D., Haltigan, J.D., Wong, M.S., & Fortuna, K. (2015). Antecedents of maternal sensitivity to infant distress: Integrating attachment, social information processing, and psychobiological perspectives. Child Development, 86, 94-111.

McElwain, N.L., Holland, A.S., Engle, J., & Wong, M.S. (2015). Child-mother attachment security and child characteristics as joint contributors to young children’s coping in a challenging situation. Infant and Child Development, 24, 414-434.  

Haltigan, J.D., Leerkes, E.M., Wong, M.S., Fortuna, K., Supple, A.J., O’Brien, M., Calkins, S.D., & Plamondon, A. (2014). Adult Attachment states of mind: Measurement invariance across ethnicity and associations with maternal sensitivity. Child Development, 85, 1019-1035.

Leerkes, E.M., & Wong, M.S. (2012). Infant distress and regulatory behaviors vary as a function of attachment security, emotion context, and maternal involvement. Infancy, 17, 445-478.

Jessee, A., Mangelsdorf, S.C., Shigeto, A., & Wong, M.S. (2012). Temperament as a moderator of the effects of parental depressive symptoms on child behavior problems. Social Development, 21, 610-627.

McElwain, N.L., Holland, A.S., Engle, J., & Wong, M.S. (2012). Child anger proneness moderates associations between child-mother attachment security and child behavior with mothers at 33 months. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 76-86.

Wong, M.S., Bost, K.K., Shin, N., Verissimo, M., Maia, J., Monteiro, L., Silva, F., Coppola, G., Costantini, A., & Vaughn, B.E. (2011). Preschool children’s mental representations of attachment: Antecedents in their secure base behaviors and maternal attachment scripts. Attachment & Human Development, 13, 489-502.

Jessee, A., Mangelsdorf, S.C., Brown, G.L., Schoppe-Sullivan, S.J., Shigeto, A., & Wong, M.S. (2010). Parents’ differential susceptibility to the effects of marital quality on sensitivity across the first year. Infant Behavior & Development, 33, 442-452.

Bost, K.K., Choi, E., & Wong, M.S. (2010). Narrative structure and emotional references in parent-child reminiscing: Associations with child gender, temperament, and the quality of parent-child interactions. Early Child Development and Care, 180, 139-156.

Wong, M.S., Mangelsdorf, S.C., Brown, G.L., Neff, C., & Schoppe-Sullivan, S.J. (2009). Parental beliefs, sensitivity, infant temperament, and marital quality: Associations with infant-mother and infant-father attachment. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 828-838.

Wong, M.S., McElwain, N.L., & Halberstadt, A.G. (2009).  Parent, family, and child characteristics: Associations with mother- and father-reported emotion socialization practices. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 452-463.

Mangelsdorf, S.C. & Wong, M.S. (2009). Independence and dependence. In J.B. Benson & M.M. Haith (Eds.), Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood (pp. 208-218). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. (Reprinted from Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, vol. 2 (146-154), by M.M. Haith & J.B. Benson, Eds., 2008, Elsevier).

Wong, M.S., Diener, M., & Isabella, R.A. (2008). Parents’ emotion related beliefs and behaviors and child grade: Associations with children’s perceptions of peer competence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 175-186.

Diener, M., Isabella, R.A., Behunin, M.G., & Wong, M.S. (2008).  Attachment to mothers and fathers during middle childhood:  Associations with child gender, grade, and competence. Social Development, 17, 84-101.

Mangelsdorf, S.C. & Wong, M.S. (2008). Independence and dependence. In M.M. Haith & J.B. Benson, Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development, vol. 2 (146-154). Elsevier. 

Teaching

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 108 Human Growth and Development
PSY 201 Writing for Psychology
PSY 350 Parenting

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