MA Student, Psychology



Twitter: @TiffanyCheng516

Office: SSRB 210F


Previous Degree:

Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology, Carleton University: concentration in Social and Personality Psychology and minor in Neuroscience and Mental Health

Research Interests:

I am a second-year MA Psychology student working with Dr. Robert Coplan. Presently, I have started some work on a novel topic wherein I am looking at social identity and how it may play a role in experiences of solitude. I am specifically interested in the paradox of having a social identity as someone who does not like socializing as well as what people would call people who fit this paradigm and the various impacts of this social identity on your experience of solitude. Previously, I had done work on one’s self-concept and the role it plays in gambling and gambling disorders. Furthermore, I really like statistics and I am hoping to graduate with a concentration in data science.


Selected Publications:

  • Tabri, N., Cheng, T., Palmer, L., Kim, H. S., Clark, L., & Wohl M. J. A. (Accepted). Testing the bifactor model of the Financially Focused Self-concept Scale. Journal of Gambling Issues
  • Zhu, J., Coplan, R.J., Jiang, Y., Cheng, T., Xie, M., Xiang, S., & Li, Y. Social Avoidance and Socio-Emotional Functioning among Young Chinese Children: The Moderating Role of Maternal Depressive Symptoms. Under review at Journal of Child and Family Studies