Ellen Greenberger

Professor, Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology

PH.D., Harvard University

Phone: (949) 824-6328
Fax: (949) 824-3002
Email: egreenbe@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3301 Social Ecology 2
Mail Code: 7085
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Adolescent and young/middle adult development, cross-cultural research on family and peer influences on adolescents' social development/psychological well-being
Research Abstract
As a developmental psychologist with clinical training and a social psychological orientation, my interests span a variety of topics and include three points in the life span: adolescence,young adulthood, and middle adulthood. Current projects (joint with Professor Chuansheng Chen) include cross-cultural, cross-national studies focusing on the role of family and peer relationships in adolescents' social development and psychological well-being; the role of "VIPs" (very important non-parental adults) in attenuating adolescents'involvement in misconduct and depressive symptoms; and the nature and consequences of variations in parent-adult child relationships during the early adult years. Two new projects focus on the cross-cultural study of emotional experience and emotion regulation;and the origin and consequences of feelings of self-entitlement. Past work has examined inter-ethnic stereotypes; the effects of work and family experiences on men's and women's mental health, parenting behavior, and children's development; and the psychological and social costs of adolescent employment.
Chang, E., Chen, C., Greenberger, E., Dooley, D., & Heckhausen, J. (in press). What do they want in life?: The life goals of a multi-ethnic, multi-generational sample of high school seniors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Burton, M. Greenberger, E., & Hayward, C. (2005). Mapping the ethnic landscape: Personal beliefs about own group's and other groups' traits. Cross-cultural Research, 39, 351-379.
Dmitrieva, J., Chen, C., Greenberger, E., & Gil-Rivas, V. (2004). Family relationships and adolescent psychosocial outcomes: Converging findings from eastern and western cultures. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 14, 425-447.
Beam, M., Gil-Rivas,V., Greenberger, E., & Chen, C. (2002). Adolescent problem behavior and depressed mood: Risk and protection within and across social contexts. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 31, 343-357
Greenberger, E., Chen, C., Tally, S., & Dong, Q. (2000). Family, peer, and individual corelates of depressive symptomatolgy in U.S. and Chinese Adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 209-219.
Greenberger, E., Chen, C., Beam, M., Whang, S-M., & Dong, Q. (2000). The perceived social contexts of adolescents' misconduct: A comparative study of youths in three cultures. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 10, 369-392.
Beam, M.R., Chen, C., & Greenberger, E. (2002). The nature of the relationships between adolescents and their "very important" nonparental adults. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30, 305-325.

Greenberger, E., and Chen, C. (1996). Perceived family relationships and depressed mood in early and late adolescence: A comparison of European and Asian Americans. Developmental Psychology, 32, 707-716 (Special Issue on Development, Transitions, and Adjustment in Adolescence).
Greenberger, E., Chen, C., & Beam, 1998. The role of "very important" nonparental aults in adolescent development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 27, 321-343.
Professional Society
Societyfor Research in Child Dev., Society for Research on Adolescence
Other Experience
Principal Research Scientist
Johns Hopkins University 1967—1975

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