Psychology Department

Alexander Wong

Assistant Professor
PhD, Florida Atlantic University, 2016

Research interests

I research topics on self, identity, and narrative. It interests me how people understand themselves. The identities, self-understandings, and stories people tell about themselves matter because they are not simply inert, descriptive objects. Rather, they are powerful organizers of everyday life. Identity shapes how people think and feel about themselves, how rich or empty life seems, and how goals are pursued. My research has examined topics of self-esteem, self-concept, wellbeing, personality, adverse childhood experiences, and goal pursuit. I’m also interested in prejudice, discrimination, racism/sexism, gender, psychology of women, social norms, and attachment style.

Portrait of Alexander Wong