Dr. Susan Chang Su

Assistant Professor
  • BA, MA, PhD

Office: Room 1-17, John R. Brodie Centre

Email: SuS@BrandonU.CA

Phone: (204) 727-7305

Susan Chang Su is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Brandon University and a psychotherapist at the Wellness Counselling Centre for Youth of Canada. Dr. Su completed three post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychology and Lillian/Meighan Wright Women Mental Health Research Centre at York University. Her research interests include cross-cultural studies on parenting styles, mixed methods to study the experiences, and responses to shame and guilt, the effects of social and cultural factors on Chinese immigrant mothers of children with developmental disabilities, cross-cultural studies on perfectionism and mental health, study on the differences of self-concept, mental health and academic achievements on Junior school students from divorced families and entire families in China. Most recently, she has been involved in research which was about acculturation, loneliness, and mental health studies on Chinese older adults under COVID-19 in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. She is also focusing on the mental health and well-being of international students in universities/colleges in Canada under COVID-19.

Dr. Su has over fifteen years of teaching psychological courses in a variety of universities/ colleges at undergraduate and graduate levels. The courses she has taught include Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology, Intermediate Research Methods in Psychology, The Principles of Learning, Child Psychology, Couples Counseling, Assessing Complementary Alternative Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Counselling Methodology, and Research Methodology.

Our Recent Study of Recruiting Information: International Students of Universities/Colleges in Canada are needed. Please click the link for the recruitment letter. If you are willing to participate in the study, you are invited to complete the consent form and the online study by clicking the following study link. Thanks.

Mental Health, and Psychological Well-Being on International Students of Universities/Colleges in Canada amidst COVID-19

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. – Social/Personality Psychology – York University  
  • M.A. – Educational Psychology – Northeast Normal University
  • B.A. – Education & Psychology – Liaoning Normal University

BU Courses

  • 82.160    Introduction to Psychology
  • 82.276    Behavioural Analysis
  • 82.356    Psychology of Aging
  • 82.351    Research and Professional Development in Psychology
  • 82.457    Aging and Mental Health

Publications  

Su, C., Yang, L., Dong, L., & Zhang, W. (2022). The Psychological Well-Being of Older Chinese Immigrants in Canada amidst COVID-19: The Role of Loneliness, Social Support, and Acculturation. International Journal Environment Research. Public Health 2022, 19, 8612. Retrieved from: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/14/8612/htm

Su, C., Lee, T.-Y., & Flett, G. . (2022). Academic mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stressors, strains, and challenges in adapting to work-life enmeshment. INYI Journal. Retrieved from https://inyi.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/default/article/view/95

Su, C. & Hynie, M. (2020). Chinese and Canadian identity on responses to the experience of shame and guilt. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-020-00350-9.

Su, C. & Hynie, M. (2019). A cross-cultural study on the experience of shame and guilt. In M. Zangeneh & A. Al-Krenawi (Eds.), Cultural, Diversity, and 7 Mental Health Enhancing Clinical Practice. (pp. 243-262). New York: Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-26437-6_14.

Su, C. & Hynie, M. (2019). A cross-cultural study on dimensions of shame and guilt between mainland Chinese and Euro-Canadians. In M. Zangeneh & A. Al- Krenawi (Eds.), Cultural, Diversity, and Mental Health Enhancing Clinical Practice. (pp. 263-284). New York: Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-26437- 6_14.

Flett, G., Khan, A., & Su, C. (2019). Mattering and psychological well-being in college and university students: A review and recommendations for campus-based initiatives. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-14. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-019-00073-6

Su, C., Khanlou, N., & Mustafa, N. (2018). Chinese immigrant mothers of children with developmental disabilities: Stressors and social support. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(1), 1-18. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-018- 9882-z

Flett, L. G., Su, C., Ma, L., & Guo, L. R. (2016). Mattering as a unique resilience factor in Chinese children: A comparative analysis of predictors of depression. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4(1), 91-102. Retrieved from https://www.ijcar-rirea.ca/index.php/ijcar-rirea/article/view/205

Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P.L., Su, C., & Flett, K.D. (2016). Perfectionism in language learners: Review, conceptualization, and recommendations for teachers and school psychologists. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 31(1), 1-27. DOI: 10.1177/0829573516638462

Jennings, S., Khanlou, N., & Su, C. (2014). Public health policy and social support for immigrant mothers raising children with disabilities in Canada. Disability and Society, 29(10), 1645- 1657. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2014.966804

Flett, L. G., Su, C., Ma, L., & Guo, L. R. (2014). Academic buoyancy and mattering: predictors of reducing psychological distress, shame, and social anxiety among Chinese adolescents. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 2(1), 37- 45. Retrieved from https://www.ijcar-rirea.ca/index.php/ijcar-rirea/article/view/159

Su, C., & Hynie, M. (2012). Cross-cultural comparison of parenting stress and social support on maternal depression. In Y. Yuan (Eds.), Managing Ethno-Cultural Diversity in China and Canada: Comparative Perspective, (pp154-165). Shang Hai Jiao Tong University Press, (978-7-313- 08194-0).

Su, C. & Hynie, M. (2011). Effects of Life Stress, Social Support, and Cultural Norms on Parenting Styles among Mainland Chinese, European-Canadian, and Chinese- 8 Canadian Immigrant Mothers. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 42(6), 945- 963. DOI: 10.1177/0022022110381124.

 

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