- Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
- Child Development
My research interests primarily focus on the school experience of elementary through high school students. In particular, one aspect of my work examines the link among perceived competence, academic coping, motivation, and academic performance for regular education and special education students; this work also considers the influence of teacher and parent autonomy support. In addition, my research looks at the use of cognitive training to enhance the working memory and executive functions of students with attention and learning disorders.
In general, my research is very applied because a primary objective is to provide school personnel with the resources to have a significant positive impact on the students they interact with.
Representative Publications and Presentations
Adams, M.M. & Wong, E.H. (2011). Parenting styles and emotional intelligence of parents of grade school children. Western Psychological Association.
Araujo, G. C. & Wong, E. H. (2005). High risk drinking and college students’ self perceptions. Psychological Reports, 97, 936-944.
Calderon, J.R.. & Wong, E.H. (2010). College students’ academic motivation and locus of control as predictors of school performance. Western Psychological Association.
Looney, L.B., Wiest, D.J., Wong, E.H., Nelson, R.B., & Beiswenger, A. (2009). Siblings of children with autism: A qualitative look. International School Psychology Association.
Passaro, P.D., Moon, M., Wiest, D. J., & Wong, E. H. (2004). A model for school psychology practice: Addressing the needs of students with emotional and behavioral challenges through the use of an in-school support room and reality therapy. Adolescence, 39, 503-517.
Patterson, A.M., Wong, E.H., Wiest, D.J., Lakamp, S., Saylor, A., & Armendarez, J. (2011). Using cognitive training to enhance working memory. Western Psychological Association.
Vargas, D., Kamptner, N.L., & Wong, E. H. (2010). Parental monitoring as a predictor of adolescent females’ sexual debut. Western Psychological Association.
Vargas, D., Wong, E.H., & Kamptner, N.L. (2011). Peers as a social-contextual factor on adolescents’ academic and career motivation. Society for Research in Child Development.
Wong, E. H., Wiest, D. J., & Cusick, (2002). Perceptions of autonomy support, parent attachment, competence and self worth as predictors of motivational orientation and academic achievement: An examination of sixth- and ninth-grade regular education students. Adolescence, 37, 255-265.
I generally teach courses in child development, assessment, exceptional children, and the teaching of psychology. These courses include Child Assessment, Adult Assessment, Clinical Assessment, Development of Exceptional Children, Psychology of Middle Childhood, Social and Emotional Development, Advanced Lifespan Development, and Teaching of Psychology ( a course for graduate students who intend to be Teaching Assistants in the department).
Honors and Recognitions
2004/05 CSU, San Bernardino, Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching
2003/04 CSUSB, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Teaching Award
1999 Co-recipient for the Outstanding Research Award. California Association for Counseling and Development
1992/93 Outstanding Faculty Member, University of Maine at Farmington