Miranda Chi Kuan MAK, Ph.D. 麥紫均

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Education, University of Macau

 

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Room 1014, Faculty of Education,

University of Macau, E33,

Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

 

(853) 8822 8739

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mckmak@um.edu.mo

www.um.edu.mo/fed/staff/mckmak/

 

 

Academic Qualifications

·         Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2011)

·         M.Phil. in Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2008)

·         B.A. in Psychology, B.A. in Human Ecology, B.S. in Interior Design with special honors, The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A. (2000)

 

 

Teaching ExperienceS

·         The University of Macau, Macau – Assistant Professor (08/2012 –   )

·         The University of Saint Joseph, Macau – Visiting Professor (Spring 2012)

·         The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Teaching Assistant (08/2006 – 08/2009)

 

 

Research Interests

·         Developmental, educational, social, personality, cultural, and evolutionary psychology

·         Attachment and human development

·         Early childhood development and education

·         Parenting and socialization

·         Interpersonal relationships

·         Sex education and sexual attitudes

 

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

·         Hu, B. Y., Vong, K. I., & Mak, M. C. K. (2015).  An Evaluation of China’s Kindergarten Quality Rating System through the Chinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale – the Zhejiang Case.  Early Years, 35 (1), 50-66.

·         Mak, M. C. K., Han, Y. M. Y., You, J. N., Jin, M. X., & Bond, M. H. (2011).  Building life satisfaction through attachment to mother and beliefs about the world: Social Axioms as mediators in two cultural groups.  Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 14(3), 223-239.

·         Chang, L., Mak, M. C. K., Li, T., Wu, B. P., Chen, B. B., & Lu, H. J. (2011).  Cultural adaptations to environmental variability: An evolutionary account of East-West differences.  Educational Psychology Review, 23(1), 99-129.

·         Mak, M. C. K., Bond, M. H., Simpson, J., & Rholes, S. (2010).  Adult attachment, perceived support, and depressive symptoms in Chinese and American cultures.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29(2), 144-165.

 

Conference Presentations

·         Li, M. H., & Mak, M. C. K. (2015, June).  An Exploratory Study of the Association between Parent-adolescent Relationship and Family Sex Communication in Chinese Context.  Paper presented in a paper session at The 4th Cross Strait, Hong Kong and Macau Conference on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Macau, China.

·         Mak, M. C. K., Han, Y. M. Y., You, J. N., Jin, M. X., & Bond, M. H. (2008, July).  Early attachment and life satisfaction across two cultures.  Paper presented in a paper session at The 19th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany.

·         Mak, M. C. K., Bond, M. H., Simpson, J., & Rholes, S. (2008, June).  Adult attachment, perceived support, and depressive symptoms in two cultures.  Paper presented in a symposium at The 6th Chinese Psychologist Conference, Hong Kong.

·         Mak, M. C. K., Bond, M. H., Friedman, M., Rholes, S., Simpson, J., & Chan, C. (2007, July). The association between attachment styles to parent and lover, and its effect on current relationships. Paper presented in a symposium at The 7th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

 

Invited Talk

·         Invited Guest Speaker for “The 5th Forum of Family Culture for the Four Districts and Cross-Straits" (第五屆两岸四地親子文化論壇), organized by 中国关心下一代工作委员会 (2013).  December 7, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

 

Professional Service

Ad Hoc Reviewer

·         Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

·         Educational Research and Evaluation

·         Asian Ethnicity

·         Asian Journal of Social Psychology

 

 

Affiliations

·         Society for Research in Child Development

·         Human Behavior and Evolution Society

·         American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists

·         International Association for Relationship Research

·         Society for Personality and Social Psychology

·         Golden Key Honor Society (Life-time member)      

·         Texas Ex-students’ Association

 

 

Honors and Awards

·         Postgraduate Research Output Award 2011 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

·         Grand Way Scholarship at Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009/10)

·         The Chinese University of Hong Kong Postgraduate Studentship (2006 – 2011)

·         The Macau Government Postgraduate Scholarship (2009 – 2011, 2006 – 2008)

·         The University of Texas at Austin Dean’s Honors List (2000)

 

 

COURSES Taught

Master Level

·         Theories and Studies of Child Development (IMEH001, EDEC701)

·         Family Life Education (IMEH019)

·         Thesis (EDEC797, EDEC799)

  

Undergraduate Level

·         Child Development (PYEB220)

·         Educational Research II (PREI401)

·         Dissertation (BIKY202)

 

 

GRANTS RECEIVED

2015-17   University of Macau Multi-year Research Grant.  The Relationship between College Students’ Developmental Characteristics, Residential College Life, and College Outcomes – A Longitudinal Study (PI: Mak, M. C. K.). August 2015 – July 2017.  Budget: MOP 160,000.

2014-15   University of Macau Multi-year Research Grant.  The Relationship between Attachment Styles and Attitudes Toward Sexuality (PI: Mak, M. C. K.). January 2014 – January 2016.  Budget: MOP 160,000.

2013-15   University of Macau Start-up Research Grant.  Developmental Characteristics and First Year College Outcomes (PI: Mak, M. C. K.). January 2013 – August 2015.  Budget: MOP 100,000.