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Alexander Wong

Alexander Wong is an assistant professor in the psychology department. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Utah. His research has examined topics of self-esteem, self-concept, well-being, personality, adverse childhood experiences, and goal pursuit. More recently, his research has focused on how people understand themselves in terms of narrative. That research focuses on why the identities, self-understanding and stories people tell about themselves matter, and how identity shapes how people think and feel about themselves, how rich or empty their lives seem, and how goals are pursued. In addition, he is passionate about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, which is why he teaches PSYC 391 Psychology of Prejudice, Hate and Violence. He believes it’s important to empower students with the research on this topic because it allows them to have important conversations about how to make society more just and equitable.