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Articles > Professor Studies Effects of Stereotypes

Jul 6, 2010
by Alec Goetz

(The Battalion)

Jeffery Liew, associate professor of learning sciences at Texas A&M, heads Project Chinese American Successful Living, which will study Houston’s Chinese population to understand factors that help or hinder the success of Chinese-American teens in school, thanks to a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

Liew’s project might provide mental health professionals with information to help them work with Chinese-American parents and students by examining the effects of stereotypical and cultural influence on mental health and academic performance.

The research team will survey adolescents and their families on their cultural beliefs, psychological health and academic achievement with the goal of reaching at least
100 families. 

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