- Ph.D. 2001, University of California, Davis
Specialty Areas: Emotion, Culture, Social Adaptation, Acculturation, Measurement issues, and Item Response Theory.
- Psy 321- Experimental Psychology and Lab
- Psy 420 - Advanced Statistical Methods and Lab
Selected Publications and Presentations
Kang, S., Day, J. D., & Meara, N. M. (2005). Social intelligence and emotional intelligence: Starting a conversation about their similarities and differences. In R. Schulze & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), Emotional intelligence: An international handbook (pp. 91-105). Cambridge , MA : Hogrefe & Huber.
Kang, S., & Waller, N. G. (2005). Moderated multiple regression, spurious interaction effects, and IRT. Applied Psychological Measurement, 29 , 87-105.
Kang, S., & Shaver, P. R. (2004). Individual differences in well-differentiated emotional experience: Their possible psychological implications. Journal of Personality, 72 , 687-726.
Kang, S., Shaver, P. R., Sue, S., Min, K., & Jing, H. (2003). Culture-Specific Patterns in the Prediction of Life Satisfaction: Roles of Emotion, Relationship Quality, and Self-Esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29 , 1596-1608.
Zatizck, D. F., Kang, S., Mueller, H. G., Russo, J., Rivara, F., Katon, W., Jurkovich, J., & Roy-Byrne, P. (2002). Predicting posttraumatic distress in hospitalized trauma survivors with acute injuries. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159 , 941-946.
Zatzick, D. F., Kang, S., Hinton, W. L., Kelly, R. H., Hilty, D., Franz, C. E., Le, L., & Kravitz., R. (2001). Posttraumatic concerns: A patient-centered approach to outcome assessment after traumatic physical injury. Medical Care, 39 , 327-339.
Zatzick, D. F., Kang, S., Kim, S, Leigh, P., Kravitz, R., Drake, C., Sue, S., & Wisner, D. (2000). Patients with recognized psychiatric disorders in trauma surgery: Incidence, inpatient length of stay, and cost. Journal of Trauma, 49 , 487-495.
Research and Interests
My research involves emotion, culture, social adaptation, and measurement issues. My primary research interest is psychological factors contributing to social adaptation process including emotion, personality, social working memory, and acculturation strategy. Another line of my research is concerned with psychometric issues and the application of Item Response Theory to cross-cultural studies. For more detailed information of my past and current projects, please visit my personal website.