Research

Selected research products from recent years:

Selected publications

Zhan, G. Q., Pearcey, S. M., & Tomioka, H. (2021). A cross-cultural examination of college students' knowledge of aging and their experiences with older adults: China, Japan, and the United States. Educational Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2021.1993540 

Graff, C., Pearcey, S. M., & Zhan, G. Q. (2021). Generalized anxiety and overeating in undergraduate students. The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research, 8(1) Article 4. https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/kjur/vol8/iss1/4/

Tomioka, H., Zhan, G. Q., & Pearcey, S. M. (2019). A comparative study of college students’ cultural orientation, aging attitude, and anxiety: Japan, China, and USA. The Journal of Aging and Social Changehttps://doi.org/10.18848/2576-5310/CGP/v09i02/15-31

Pearcey, S. M., & Zhan, G. Q. (2018). A comparative study of American and Chinese college students’ motives for food choice. Appetite, 123, 325-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.011

Zhan, G. Q. (2016). Mate preferences among young people: US and China. International Journal of Education and Human Developments, 2 (3), 1-14. http://ijehd.cgrd.org/images/vol2no3/1.pdf

Zhan, G. Q., Moodie, D. R., & Wang, B. L. (2015). Exploring cultural effects on teaching styles of Chinese and American professors. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 11 (2), 1-8. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1139434

Zhan, G. Q., Moodie, D. R., Yan, S. M., & Wang, B. L. (2013). An investigation of college students’ learning styles in the US and China. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 10 (1), 169-178. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1144028.pdf

Selected conference presentations

Ergai, A., Zhan, G. Q., Peterson, S., & Smith, S. H. (2021, August). Enhancing engineering course evaluations: An intercultural competence intervention and assessment program. Paper presented at Bluenotes Global Virtual Conference 

Zhan, G. Q. (2021, April). Student performance in Lifespan Developmental Psychology course: A comparative study of face-to-face, online, and hybrid modalities. Poster session presented at the Teaching Institute, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biannual Meeting, virtual.

Thomas, M., & Zhan, G. Q. (2020, December). A comparative study of Indian Americans' and Indian immigrants' perspectives on colorism. Paper presented at the Fall Virtual Edition of Symposium of Student Scholars, Kennesaw State University.

Zhan, G. Q. (2020, February). Media representations of Asian Americans. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR), Seattle, WA.

Zhan, G. Q. (2019, February). Education abroad: Linking teaching/learning to the host culture. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Jacksonville, FL.

Zhan, G. Q., Pearcey, S. M. & Tomioka, H. (2018, November). College students’perceptions of aging in China, Japan, and USA. Poster session presented at AAG (Australian Association of Gerontology) National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Tomioka, H., Zhan, G. Q., & Pearcey, S. M. (2018, September). College students’ cultural orientation, aging attitudes, and anxiety: Japan, China, and the United States. Poster session presented at Aging & Society: 8th Interdisciplinary Conference, Tokyo, Japan. 

Zhan, G. Q. (2018, May). Enhancing online teaching and learning through the discussion board. Paper presented at the 15th Joint International Conferences on Learning and Academic Administration and Academic Business World. Nashville, TN.

Zhan, G. Q., Pearcey, S. M, & Tomioka, H. (2018, May). College students’ knowledge about aging: China, Japan, and the United States. Poster presented at the 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, Oslo, Norway.

Cannon, C., Satterfield, B., & Zhan, G. Q. (2018, April). Year of India Study Abroad Seminar: The attitudes towards mental illnesses and accessibility to mental health services in rural and urban India. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Symposium of Student Scholars, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Zhan, G. Q. (2017, September). Examining Effective Ways to Achieve Learning Objectives through Discussion Board. Poster session presented at the 9th QM Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, TX.

Zhan, G. Q., Pearcey, S. M., & Radomski, R. (2017, July). Comparing Chinese and American college students’ attitudes, anxiety, and knowledge about aging. Poster session presented at the 21st World Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.

Zhan, G. Q., Pearcey, S. M., & Radomski, R. (2017, July). Relationship between cultural orientation and attitudes toward aging and the elderly: US and China. Poster session presented at the 21st World Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA.

Mallis, A., & Zhan, G. Q. (2017, April). Upbringing experience and attitudes towards problematic behavior on college campuses. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP) Conference, Kennesaw, GA.

Radomski, R., Zhan, G. Q., & Pearcey, S. M., (2017, April). Comparing aging anxieties among college students of different ethnicities. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP) Conference, Kennesaw, GA.

Zhan, G. Q., & Pearcey, S. M. (2017, March). American and Chinese college students’ cultural orientation and their aging attitudes and anxiety. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, New Orleans, LA.

Zhan, G. Q. (2017, January). Examination of media portrayals of Asians and Asian-Americans. Paper presented at the 15th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Zhan, G. Q. (2017, January). Students’ self-reported perceptions of Asians. Poster session presented at the 15th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Paracka, D., Zhan, G. Q., Malgeri, L., Lundy, B. D., Thomas, G., & Boettler, K. A. (2016,  March). Sustainable Development Goals. Panel presentation at The Joint Symposium on Campus da Industria, Curitiba, Brazil.

Zhan, G. Q. (2016, March). Teaching psychology in study abroad programs: Linking learning to the culture of the country. Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (SETOP), Atlanta, GA.

Zhan, G. Q. (2016, February). Chinese American parents’ preferences on desirable traits and behaviors. Poster session presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Portland, OR.

Zhan, G. Q., & Pearcey, S. M., (2016, February). Understanding the motives for food choice in the United States and China. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Portland, OR.

Zhan, G. Q., & Moodie, D. R. (2015, April). Confucius and Socrates: Culture and teaching styles. Paper presented at Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) Biennial Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Carmona-Carlo, C., & Zhan, G. Q. (2015, March). Exploring college students’ attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women. Poster presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Southeastern Psychological Association, Hilton Head, SC.

Lawrence, K. N., & Zhan, G. Q. (2015, March). A developmental analysis on childhood and adolescent bullying. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of Southeastern Psychological Association, Hilton Head, SC.

Zhan, G. Q. (2015, February). A cross-cultural examination of American and Chinese college students’ mate preferences. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Albuquerque, NM.

Zhan, G. Q. (2015, January). Immigrant Chinese Americans’ cultural identity and acculturation. Paper presented at the 13th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Zhan, G. Q. (2015, January). Introducing an interdisciplinary Asian-American Identities Course. Poster presented at the 13th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI.

Sun, A. Y., Pearcey, S. M., Zhan, G. Q. (2014, April). Preferences and influencing factors across cultures. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP) Conference, Kennesaw, GA.

Moodie, C. V., & Zhan, G. Q. (2014, March). Integrity vs. despair: An investigation of older adults’ psychosocial development. Poster session presented at Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Zhan, G. Q. (2014, February). Evaluation of a hybrid psychology class. Paper presented at the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit, Kennesaw, GA.

Zhan, G. Q. (2013, August). Evaluation of an online Developmental Psychology class. Poster session presented at 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Zhan, G. Q. (2013, August). Mate selection preferences of Chinese and American college students. Poster session presented at 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Zhan, G. Q. (2013, June). Caring for the elderly in Shanghai: A case study of community based approach. Poster session presented at the 20th World Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Watkins, P., Sherman, M., & Zhan, G. Q. (2013, April). Examining stereotypes: Jewish parenting styles. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP) Conference, Kennesaw, GA.

Zhan, G. Q. (2013, February). Exploring effective online class discussion in a psychology course. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching, Kennesaw, GA.

 

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