Jerin Lee

Program:  Clinical Psychology
Advisor:  Dean Cruess and Natalie Shook
Anticipated Graduation:  2024
Education: M.S. Psychology, West Virginia University, 2019

M.S. Psychology, University of Michigan, 2018

B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan, 2017

Research Interests: Psychological and social processes that motivate changes in social cognition and health.


Specifically, the influence of social norms and intersection of identities on attitude formation, such as victim blaming tendencies; the link between mindfulness and psychological/physical health; the conceptualization and measurement of ageism.

Representative Publications: Lee, J., Chang, E. C., Lucas, A. G., & Hirsch, J. K. (2019). Academic motivation and psychological needs as predictors of suicidal risk. Journal of College Counseling, 22, 98-109.


Chang, E. C., Chang, O. D., Lee, J., Lucas, A. G., Li, M., Castro, K. M., Pham, S., Cho, G. Y., Purmasir, Y. S., Yu, E. A., Wu, K., Lui, P. P., Rollock, D., Kwon, P., Chen, X., Hirsch, J. K., & Jeglic, E. L. (2019). Going beyond ethnoracial discrimination and social support in accounting for psychological adjustment: Evidence for the importance of hope as a positive psychological construct in multiethnoracial adults. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 14, 681-693.


Lucas, A. G., Chang, E. C., Lee, J., & Hirsch, J. K. (2018). Positive expectancies for the future as potential protective factors of suicide risk in adults: Does optimism and hope predict suicidal behaviors in primary care patients? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11469-018-9922-8


Chang, E. C., Yu, T., Lee, J., Kamble, S. V., Batterbee, C. N.-H., Stam, K. R., Chang, O. D., Najarian, A. S.-M., & Wright, K. M. (2018). Understanding the association between spirituality, religiosity, and feelings of happiness and sadness among HIV-positive Indian adults: Examining stress-related growth as a mediator. Journal of Religion and Health, 57, 1052-1061.


Chang, E. C., Díaz, L., Lucas, A. G., Lee, J., Powell, N. J., Kafelghazal, S., Chartier, S. J., Morris, L. E., Marshall-Broaden, T. M., Hirsch, J. K., & Jeglic, E. L. (2017). Ethnic identity and loneliness in predicting suicide risk in Latino college students. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 39, 470-485.


Chang, E. C., Lee, J., Morris, L. E., Lucas, A. G., Chang, O. D., & Hirsch, J. K. (2017). A preliminary examination of negative life events and sexual assault victimization as predictors of psychological functioning in female college students: Is one more important than the other? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. OnlineFirst. doi: 10.1177/0886260517719901


Chang, E. C., Chang, O. D., Martos, T., Sallay, V., Lee, J., Stam, K. R., Batterbee, C. N.-H., & Yu, T. (2017). Family support as a moderator of the relationship between loneliness and suicide risk in college students: Having a supportive family matters! The Family Journal, 25, 257-263.


Chang, E. C., Najarian, A. S.-M., Chang, O. D., Hill, G. M., & Lee, J. (2017). Athletic competence as a central facet of sport orientation among collegiate athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 40, 269-277.


Chang, E. C., Chang O. D., Martos, T., Sallay, V., Li, X., Lucas, A. G., & Lee, J. (2017). Does optimism weaken the negative effects of being lonely on suicide risk? Death Studies, 42, 63-68.


Chang, E. C., Martos, T., Sallay, V., Chang, O. D., Wright, K. M., Najarian, A. S.-M., & Lee, J. (2016). Examining optimism and hope as protective factors of suicide risk in Hungarian college students: Is risk highest for those lacking positive psychological protection? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 278-288.


Chang, E. C., Lee, J., Wright, K. M., Najarian, A. S.-M., Yu, T., Chang, O. D., & Hirsch, J. (2016). Examining sexual assault victimization and loneliness as risk factors associated with non-lethal self-harm behaviors in female college students: Is it important to control for concomitant suicidal behaviors (and vice versa)? Journal of Interpersonal Violence.


Chang, E. C., Chang, O. D., Martos, T., Sallay, V., Najarian, A. S.-M., & Lee, J. (2016). Validity of the Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Inventory in Hungarian adults. Death Studies, 41, 236-240.

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