Name:

 Meifen Wei

Professor

 

Address:

W214 Lagomarcino Hall


Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3180

 

Voice Mail:

(515) 294 –7534

E-mail:

wei@iastate.edu

Courses Taught:

  Psych 691F:  Counseling Psychology Practicum

  Psych 592A: Multicultural Counseling

  Psych 422: Counseling Theories and Techniques

Research Interests:

    

My general research interests are (A) coping with minority-related stress (e.g., acculturative stress, minority status stress, or discrimination) among minority populations, in particular, Asian international students, Asian immigrants, and Asian Americans, (B) the implications of attachment theory to counseling psychology, and (C) counseling process and outcome research.

 

A. Coping with minority-related stress (e.g., acculturative stress, minority status stress, or discrimination)

 

My first research program is related to coping with minority-related stress (e.g., acculturative stress, minority status stress, or discrimination). The way minorities cope with minority-related stress is a very complicated research question to answer. A number of factors might impact this process such as different levels of acculturation, enculturation and ethnic identity, generation, cultural values, immigrant history, social economic status, or personality. Therefore, currently, I plan to focus on this research program in order to answer research questions specifically related to what protective factors work for whom under what situations to reduce the impact of minority stress on mental health outcomes among ethnic minorities and sexual minority groups, in particular for Asian international students, Asian immigrants, and Asian Americans.    

 

B. The implications of attachment theory to counseling psychology

 

My second research program is related to the implications of attachment theory to counseling psychology. Currently, I have three directions for this line of research. First. I would like to expand this line of research program to different ethnic groups, sexual minority groups, and community samples. Second, I am interested in longitudinal studies in this area.  Third, I would like to expand this research line to clinical populations to explore the associations among attachment, therapeutic relationships, help-seeking, and affect regulation.

 

Vita:

   Wei Vita


Publications:

    * ISU students

 

 60. Wei, M., Yi, F.,* Carrera, S.G.*, Botello-Zamarron, R.*, & Sung, D.-H. (in press). Managing Hindering Self-Focused Attention in Counseling Sessions. Psychotherapy Research.

 

59. Wei, M., & Liang, Y.-S., Du, Y.*, Botello, R., & Li, C.-I. (in press). Moderating effects of perceived language discrimination on mental health outcomes. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

 

58. Liao, K. Y.-H.*, & Wei, M. (in press). Adult attachment insecurity and psychological distress: Forgiveness of self and others as moderators. Personal Relationships.

 

57. Wang, K. T., Wei, M., & Chen, H.-H. (2015). Social Factors in Cross-National Adjustment: Subjective Well-Being Trajectories among Chinese International Students. The Counseling Psychologist,43, 272-298.

 

56. Du, Y.*, & Wei, M. (2015). Acculturation, enculturation, social connectedness, and subjective well-being among Chinese international students. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 299-325.

 

55. Wei, M., Tsai, P.-C.*, Lannin, D. G.*, Du, Y.*, & Tucker, J. R.* (2015). The associations between mindfulness, psychological flexibility, and counseling self-efficacy among counselor trainees: Fewer experiences of hindering self-awareness matters. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 39-63.

 

54. Wang, K. T., Wei, M., Zhao, R., Chuang, C.-C., & Li, F. (2015). The Cross-National Loss Scale: Development and Psychometric Evaluation. Psychological Assessment, 27, 42-53.

 

53. Chao, R. C.-L., Wei, M., Spanierman, L., Longo, J., & Northart, D. (2015). White racial attitudes and white empathy: The moderation of openness to diversity. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 94-120.

 

52. Su, J. C.-Y., Wei, M., & Tsai, H.-T. (2014). Running from unwanted feelings: Culture matters. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 1313-1327.

 

51. Wei, M., Carrera, S.*, &  Li, C.-I. (2014). Annual review of Asian American psychology, 2013. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 5, 268-297. 

 

50. Wong, Y. J., Tsai, P.-C.*, Liu, T., Zhu, Q., & Wei, M. (2014). Male Asian International Students’ Psychological Distress: Racial and Gendered Influences. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 560-569.

 

49. Carrera, S.G.*, & Wei, M. (2014).Bicultural competence, acculturative family distancing, and future depression in Latino college students : A moderated mediation model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 427-436.

 

48. Liao, K. Y.-H.*, & Wei, M. (2014). Academic stress and positive affect: Asian value and self-worth contingency as moderators among Chinese international students. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 107-115.

 

47. Etcheverry, P. E., Le, B., Wu, T.-F.*, & Wei, M. (2013). Attachment and the investment model: Predictors of relationship commitment, maintenance, and persistence. Personal Relationship, 20, 546-567.

 

46. Wei, M., Su, J. C., Carrera, S.*, Lin, S.-P., & Yi, F.* (2013). Suppression and interpersonal harmony: A cross-cultural comparison between Chinese and European Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 625-633.

 

45. Wei, M., Yeh, C. J., Chao, R. C.-L., Carrera, S.*, & Su, J. C. (2013). Family support, self-esteem, and perceived racial discrimination among Asian American male college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 453-461.

 

  44. Liao, K. Y.-H.*, Wei, M., Russell, D. & Abraham, T. (2012). Experiential self-focus writing as a facilitator of processing an interpersonal hurt. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 1089-1110.

 

  43. Wei, M., Ku, T.- Y., Chen, H.- J., Wade, N. G., Liao, K. Y.-H.*, & Guo, G.-J. (2012). Chinese Christians in America: Attachment to God, stress, and well-being. Counseling and Value, 57, 162-180.

 

  42. Wei, M., Wang, K. T., & Ku, T.- Y. (2012). The development and validation of the Perceived Language Discrimination Scale. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 340-351. 

 

  41. Wei, M., Tsai, P.-C.*, Chao, R. C., Du, Yi.*, & Lin, S.-P. (2012). Advisory working alliance, perceived English proficiency, and acculturative stress. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 437-448.

 

  40. Wei, M., Wang, K. T., Heppner, P. P., & Du, Yi.* (2012). Ethnic and mainstream social connectedness, perceived racial discrimination and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 486-493.

 

  39. Wei, M., Chao, R. C., Tsai, P.-C.*, & Botello-Zamarron, R.* (2012). The Concerns about Counseling Racial Minority Clients Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 107-119. PDF

 

  38. Wei, M., Liao, K. Y.*, Heppner, P. P., Chao, R. C., & Ku, T.-Y. (2012). Forbearance, acculturative stress, identification with heritage culture, and psychological distress among Chinese international students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 97-106. PDF

 

  37. Chao, R. C., Mallinckrodt, B., & Wei, M. (2012). Co-occurring presenting problems in African American college clients reporting racial discrimination distress. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 43, 199-207.

 

  36. Wei, M., Ku, T.-Y., & Liao K. Y.-H.* (2011). Minority status stress and college persistence attitudes among African American, Asian American, and Latino students: Perception of university environment as a mediator. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 11, 195-203. PDF

 

  35. Wei, M., Liao, K. Y.-H.*, Ku. T.-Y., & Shaffer, P. A.* (2011). Attachment, self-compassion, empathy, and subjective well-being among college students and community adults. Journal of Personality, 79, 191-221. PDF

 

  34. Chao, R. C., Wei, M., Good, G. E., & Flores, L. Y. (2011). Race/ethnicity, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competence: The moderating effects of multicultural counseling training. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 72-82. PDF

 

  33. Liao, K. Y.-H.* & Wei, M. (2011). Intolerance of uncertainty, depression, and anxiety: The moderating and mediating roles of rumination. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 1220-1239.

 

  32. Keleher, J.*, Wei, M., & Liao, K. Y.-H.* (2010). Attachment, positive feelings about being a lesbian, perceived general support, and well-being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 8, 847-873.

 

  31. Wei, M., Liao, K. Y-H.*, Chao, R. C., Mallinckrodt, B., Tsai, P.-C.*, & Botello-Zamarron, R.* (2010). Minority stress, perceived bicultural competence, and depressive symptoms among ethnic minority college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 411-422. PDF

 

  30. Wei, M., Heppner, P. P., Ku, T.-Y., & Liao, K. Y.-H.* (2010). Racial discrimination stress, coping, and depressive symptoms among Asian Americans: A moderation analysis. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1, 136-150. PDF

 

  29. Wei, M., Alvarez, A. N., Ku, T.-Y., Russell, D. W., & Bonett, D. G. (2010). Development and validation of a Coping with Discrimination Scale: factor structure, reliability, and validity. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 328-344. PDF

 

  28. Cantazaro, A. E.*, & Wei, M. (2010). Adult attachment, dependence, self-criticism, and depressive symptoms: A test of a mediational model. Journal of Personality, 78, 1-28. 

 

  27. Duan, C., Wei, M., & Wang, L. (2008). The role of individualism-collectivism in empathy: An exploratory study. Asian Journal of Counseling, 15, 57-81.

 

  26. Wei, M., Ku, T. -Y., Russell, D. W., Mallinckrodt, B., & Liao, K. Y.-H.* (2008). Moderating effects of three coping strategies and self-esteem on perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms: A minority stress model for Asian international students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 451-462.  PDF

 

  25. Wu, T.-F.*, & Wei, M. (2008). Perfectionism and negative mood: The mediating roles of validation from others versus self. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 276-288. PDF  

 

  24. Wester, S. R., Fowell, H. C., Vogel, D. L., & Wei, M. (2007). Gender role conflict and psychological distress: The role of social support. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 8, 215-224. PDF

 

  23. Larson, L. A., Wei, M., Wu, T. F.*, Borgen, F. H., & Bailey, D. C.* (2007). Discriminating among educational majors and career aspirations in Taiwanese undergraduates: The contribution of personality and self-efficacy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 395-408.  PDF

 

  22. Wei, M., Heppner, P. P., Mallen, M.*, Ku, T.-Y., Liao, K. Y. -H.*, & Wu, T. -F.* (2007). Acculturative stress, perfectionism, years in the United States, and depression among Chinese international students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 385-394.   PDF

 

  21. Wei, M., & Ku, T.-Y. (2007). Testing a conceptual model of working through self-defeating patterns. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 295-305.  PDF

 

  20. Wei, M., Russell, D. W., Mallinckrodt, B., & Vogel, D. L. (2007). The experiences in Close Relationship Scale (ECR)-Short Form: Reliability, validity, and factor structure. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88, 187-204. ECR-S scale  PDF

  

  19. Shaffer, P. A.*, Vogel, D. L., & Wei, M. (2006). The mediating roles of anticipate risks, anticipated benefits, and attitudes on the decision of seek professional help: An attachment perspective. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 442-452.  PDF

 

  18. Mallinckrodt, B., Abraham, T. W.*, Wei, M., & Russell, D. W. (2006). Advance in testing statistical significance of mediation effects. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 372-378.  PDF

 

  17. Zakalik, R. A.*, & Wei, M. (2006). Adult attachment, perceived discrimination based on sexual orientation, and depression in gay males. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 302-312. PDF  

 

  16. Wester, S. R., Vogel, D. L., Wei. M., & McLain, R. (2006). African-American men, gender role conflict, and psychological distress: The role of racial identity. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84, 419-429.  PDF

 

  15. Wei, M., Heppner, P. P., Russell, D. W., & Young, S. K.* (2006). Maladaptive perfectionism and ineffective coping as mediators between attachment and subsequent depression: A prospective analyses. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 67-79.  PDF

 

  14. Vogel, D. L., Wester, S. R., Wei, M., & Boysen, G. A.* (2005). The role of outcome expectations and attitudes on decisions to seek professional help. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 459-470. PDF

 

  13. Wei, M., Russell, D. W., & Zakalik, R. A.* (2005). Adult attachment, social self-efficacy, self-disclosure, loneliness, and subsequent depression for freshmen college students: A longitudinal study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 602-614.  PDF

 

  12. Wei, M., Shaffer, P. A.*, Young, S. K.*, & Zakalik, R. A.* (2005). Adult attachment, shame, depression, and loneliness: The mediation role of basic psychological needs satisfaction. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 591-601.  PDF

 

  11. Mallinckrodt, B., & Wei, M. (2005). Attachment, social competence, social support, and psychological distress.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 358-367.  PDF

 

  10. Wei, M., Mallinckrodt, B., Larson, L. A., & Zakalik, R. A.* (2005). Attachment, depression, and validation from self and others. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 368-377.   PDF

 

  9. Vogel, D. L., & Wei, M. (2005). Adult attachment and help-seeking intent: The mediating roles of psychological distress and perceived social support. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 347-357.  PDF

 

  8. Wei, M., Vogel, D. L., Ku, T., & Zakalik, R. A.* (2005). Adult attachment, affect regulation, psychological distress, and interpersonal problems: The mediating role of emotional reactivity and emotional cutoff. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 14-24.  PDF

 

  7. Wei, M., & Heppner, P. P. (2005). Counselor and client predictors of the initiate working alliance: A replication and extension to Taiwanese client-counselor dyads. The Counseling Psychologist, 33, 51-71.   PDF

 

  6. Wei, M., Russell, D. W., Mallinckrodt, B., & Zakalik, R. A.* (2004). Cultural equivalence of adult attachment across four ethnic groups: Factor structure, structural means, and associations with negative mood.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 408-417.  PDF

 

  5. Wei, M., Mallinckrodt, B., Russell, D. & Abraham, T.* (2004). Maladaptive perfectionism as a mediator and moderator between attachment and depressive mood. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 201-212.    PDF 

 

  4. Wei, M., Heppner, P. P., & Mallinckrodt, B. (2003). Perceived coping as a mediator between attachment and   psychological distress: A structural equation modeling approach. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 438-447.  PDF

 

  3. Heppner, P. P., Pretorius, T., Wei, M., Lee, D., & Wang, Y. (2002). Examining the Generalizability of Problem-Solving   Appraisal in Black South Africans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 49, 484-498.    PDF

 

  2. Heppner, P. P., Cooper, C., Mulholland, A., & Wei, M. (2001). A Brief Multidimensional, Problem Solving Based Psychotherapy Outcome Measure. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 330-343.  PDF

 

  1. Flores, L. Y., Rooney, S. C., Heppner, P. P., Douglas, L., Wei, M. (1999). Trent analyses of major contributions in The Counseling Psychologist, cited between 1986-1996: Impact and implications. The Counseling Psychologist, 27, 73-95.   PDF