ANNA SHAN-LAI LAU

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Going home: the complex effects of reunification on internalizing problems among children in foster care
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 31:345-58. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Methodological challenges in treatment outcome research with ethnic minorities
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, CA, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:573-80. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Physical discipline in Chinese American immigrant families: An adaptive culture perspective
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:313-22. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Explaining elevated social anxiety among Asian Americans: emotional attunement and a cultural double bind
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 15:77-85. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint The acculturation gap-distress hypothesis among high-risk Mexican American families
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Fam Psychol 19:367-75. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Parent training with high-risk immigrant chinese families: a pilot group randomized trial yielding practice-based evidence
    Anna S Lau
    Dept of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Behav Ther 42:413-26. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Reported maltreatment among clinic-referred children: implications for presenting problems, treatment attrition, and long-term outcomes
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1327-34. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Cultural differences in daily support experiences
    Shu Wen Wang
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:413-20. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with parent-child (dis)agreement on child behavior and parenting problems in Chinese immigrant families
    Joey J Fung
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:314-27. 2010
  10. pmc The influence of maternal acculturation, neighborhood disadvantage, and parenting on Chinese American adolescents' conduct problems: testing the segmented assimilation hypothesis
    Lisa L Liu
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 38:691-702. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Going home: the complex effects of reunification on internalizing problems among children in foster care
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 31:345-58. 2003
    ..In summary, reunification with biological parents is associated with multiple environmental changes, with most but not all effects indicating negative consequences...
  2. doi request reprint Methodological challenges in treatment outcome research with ethnic minorities
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, CA, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:573-80. 2010
    ..We then highlight the promise of other methods of inquiry to expand the science on mental health treatment with ethnic minorities...
  3. doi request reprint Physical discipline in Chinese American immigrant families: An adaptive culture perspective
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:313-22. 2010
    ..The findings illustrate how heritage cultural influences and current ecological demands may converge to shape parenting in immigrant families...
  4. doi request reprint Explaining elevated social anxiety among Asian Americans: emotional attunement and a cultural double bind
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 15:77-85. 2009
    ..Asian American college students may find themselves in a double bind that leads to social unease because of a cultural emphasis on sensitivity to others' emotions in the midst of barriers to developing this attunement skill set...
  5. ncbi request reprint The acculturation gap-distress hypothesis among high-risk Mexican American families
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Fam Psychol 19:367-75. 2005
    ..The results call into question the assumption that the more rapid acculturation of adolescents to American culture inevitably leads to distress in minority families...
  6. doi request reprint Parent training with high-risk immigrant chinese families: a pilot group randomized trial yielding practice-based evidence
    Anna S Lau
    Dept of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Behav Ther 42:413-26. 2011
    ..Qualitative impressions from group leaders suggested that slower pacing and increased rehearsal of skills may improve efficacy for immigrant parents unfamiliar with skills introduced in PT...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reported maltreatment among clinic-referred children: implications for presenting problems, treatment attrition, and long-term outcomes
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1327-34. 2003
    ..To examine the treatment implications of a reported history of maltreatment in a sample of 343 children referred to Los Angeles area mental health clinics for emotional and behavioral problems...
  8. doi request reprint Cultural differences in daily support experiences
    Shu Wen Wang
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 16:413-20. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that naturalistic support experiences differ markedly for these groups, with implications for help-seeking behavior and mental health services...
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with parent-child (dis)agreement on child behavior and parenting problems in Chinese immigrant families
    Joey J Fung
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:314-27. 2010
    ..The findings highlight potential under-identification of internalizing problems among immigrant Chinese families that may be driven by acculturation processes...
  10. pmc The influence of maternal acculturation, neighborhood disadvantage, and parenting on Chinese American adolescents' conduct problems: testing the segmented assimilation hypothesis
    Lisa L Liu
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 38:691-702. 2009
    ..However, neighborhood disadvantage did not moderate the link between maternal acculturation and parenting practices...
  11. pmc Mother-adolescent language proficiency and adolescent academic and emotional adjustment among Chinese American families
    Lisa L Liu
    Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Youth Adolesc 38:572-86. 2009
    ..S.-born youth. Overall, the findings suggest that proficiency in both the English and heritage language may confer advantages to Chinese American youth...
  12. doi request reprint Maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms among Asian American college students: contributions of interdependence and parental relations
    Jaimin Yoon
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 14:92-101. 2008
    ..Parental support buffered subjects from distress associated with parent-driven perfectionism. Processes of heightened cultural vulnerability and sensitization to maladaptive perfectionism are discussed...
  13. doi request reprint Group parent training with immigrant chinese families: enhancing engagement and augmenting skills training
    Anna S Lau
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Clin Psychol 66:880-94. 2010
    ..This implementation experience suggested that high-risk immigrant Chinese parents can be effectively engaged in group PT, even when they are not in treatment voluntarily...
  14. ncbi request reprint Abusive parents' reports of child behavior problems: relationship to observed parent-child interactions
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 9511563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 30:639-55. 2006
    ..We evaluated the hypothesis that abusive parents' reports may exaggerate rates of child behavior problems in a clinical sample...
  15. ncbi request reprint Race/Ethnicity and rates of self-reported maltreatment among high-risk youth in public sectors of care
    Anna S Lau
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Child Maltreat 8:183-94. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the overrepresentation of minority children in child welfare does not stem from greater rates of maltreatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint Racial variation in self-labeled child abuse and associated internalizing symptoms among adolescents who are high risk
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Child Maltreat 11:168-81. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in the context of cultural competence in identification of child abuse...
  17. ncbi request reprint What's in a name? A comparison of methods for classifying predominant type of maltreatment
    Anna S Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 29:533-51. 2005
    ..The primary aim of the study was to identify a classification scheme, for determining the predominant type of maltreatment in a child's history that best predicts differences in developmental outcomes...

Research Grants1

  1. Designing Culturally and Socially Valid Interventions
    Anna Lau; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The product of this research will be an empirically derived, culturally responsive intervention for physical abuse in Asian American families ready for implementation and evaluation in a future study. ..