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Popular Press Book

Liang, B. & Klein, T. (forthcoming Summer, 2022). How to Navigate Life: The New Science of Finding Yourself and Your Way in School, Career, & Life. St. Martin's Press. 

Scientific Peer-Reviewed Articles

Lai, B.S. Hoskova, B., Riobueno-Naylor, A., Colgan, C.A., Aubé, S.S, Liang, B. (in press). College students and COVID-19: Mental health and purpose formation. Journal of Emergency Management.


White, A. *, Lincoln, B. *, Liang, B., Sepulveda, J. *, Matyjaszvzyk, V. *, Kupersmith, C. *, Hill, N., & Perella, J. (2020).  “My mentor thinks that I can be someone amazing”: Drawing out youths’ passions and purpose. Journal of Adolescent Research.


Hailes, H. *, Ceccolini, C. *, Gutowski, E. *, & Liang, B. (2020). Ethical Guidelines for Social Justice in Psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Price, M. * , Polk, W. * , Hill, N., Liang, B., & Perella, J. (2019). The intersectionality of adolescent discrimination and identity-based bullying: A person-centered examination of mental health and academic functioning in a U.S. High School. Journal of Adolescence, 76, 185-196.


Lund, T., Liang, B., Konowitz, L. * , White, A., & Mousseau, A. (2019). Quality over Quantity? Mentoring Relationships and Purpose Development Among College Students. Psychology in Schools, 56(9), 1472-1481.


Price, M. * , Liang, B., Hill, N., & Perella, J. (2019). Teacher relationships and adolescents experiencing identity-based victimization what matters for whom among stigmatized adolescents. School Mental Health, 11, 790-806.


Lund, T., Liang, B., Mousseau, A., Matyjaszczyk, V. * , & Fleurizard, T. * (2019). The Will and the Way? Associations between purpose and grit among students in three U.S. universities. Journal of College Student Development, 60(3), 361-365. doi:10.1353/csd.2019.0031


Klein, T., Liang, B., Sepulveda, J. * , & White, A. * (2019). MPower: An empirically based youth purpose intervention. Journal of Character Education, 15(2), 103-113. 


Kenny, M., Blustein, D., Liang, B., Klein, T., & Etchie, Q. (2019). Applying the psychology of working theory for transformative career education. Journal of Career Development, 46(6), 623-636.


Savitz-Romer, M. Nicola, T., Jensen, A., Hill, N.E., Liang, B. & Perella, J. (2019). Data-Driven School Counseling: The Role of the Research–Practice Partnership. Professional School Counseling, 22(1).


Hill, N., Liang, B., Liu, P. P.* , Price, M.* , Polk, W., Perella, J., & Savitz-Romer, M. (2018).  Envisioning a meaningful future and academic engagement: The role of parenting practices and school-based relationships. Psychology in the Schools 55(6), 595-608.


Hill, N., Liang, B., Liu, P. P.* , Price, M.* , Perella, J., & Savitz-Romer, M. (2018). Adolescents’ perceptions of their future: School and parenting support and academic engagement. Psychology in the Schools


Hill, N. E., Liang, B., Bravo, D. Y. * , Price, M. * , Polk, W. * , Perella, J., & Savitz-Romer, M. (2018). Adolescents’ perceptions of the economy: Its association with academic engagement and the role in school-based and parental relationships and academic engagement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(5), 895-915.

Gutowski, E. * , White, A. * , Liang, B., Diamonti, A. J. * , & Berado, D. * (2018). How stress influences purpose development: The importance of social support. Journal of Adolescent Research, 33(5), 571-579.


Polk, W. * , Hill, N., Price, M.* , Liang, B., Perella, J., & Savitz-Romer, M. (2018). Adolescent profiles of marginalization and connection at school: Relations with academics and mental health. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(S1), 209-225.


Liu, P.*, Savitz-Romer, M., Perella, J., Hill, N., & Liang, B. (2018). Student representations of dyadic and global teacher-student relationships: Perceived caring, negativity, affinity, and differences across gender and race/ethnicity. Contemporary Education Psychology, 54, 281-296.


Williams, K.*, Lund, T.J., Liang, B., Mousseau, A.M.D., & Spencer, R. (2018). Associations between stress, psychosomatic complaints, and parental criticism among affluent adolescent girls. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(5), 1384-1393.


Liang, B., White, A.* , Rhodes, H.* , Strodel, R.* , Gutowski, E.,* Mousseau, A.* , & Lund, T. (2017). Pathways to purpose among impoverished youth from the Guatemala City Dump Community. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 3(2), 1-21.


Liang, B., Chung, A.*, Diamonti, A.J.*, Douyon, C.M.*, Gordon, J.*, Joyner, E.*, Meerkins, T.M. *, Rene, K.*, Sienkiewicz, S.*, Weber, A.*, White, A.*, Wilson, E.* (2017). Ethical social justice: Do the ends justify the means? Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 298-311.


Liang, B., Lund, T. J., Mousseau, A., White, A. * , Spencer, R., & Walsh, J. * (2017). Adolescent girls finding purpose: The role of parents and pro-sociality. Youth & Society, 1-17.


West, J. * , Liang, B., & Spinnazola, J. (2017). Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A qualitative descriptive analysis. International Journal of Stress Management, 24(2), 173-195. doi: 10.1037/str0000040


Liang, B., & Ketcham, S. G. (2017). Emerging Adults Perceptions of their Development of Faith-Related Purpose. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 22-31.


Liang, B., White, A.* , Mousseau, A., Hasse, A.* , Knight, L.* , Berado, D.* , & Lund, T. (2016). The four P’s of purpose among College Bound students: People, propensity, passion, and pro-social benefits. Journal of Positive Psychology, 12(3), 281-294.


Liang, B., Lund, T., Mousseau, A., & Spencer, R. (2016). The mediating role of engagement in mentoring relationships and self-esteem among affluent adolescent girls. Psychology in the Schools, 53(8), 848-860.


Spencer, R., Walsh, J.* , Liang, B., Mousseau, A., & Lund, T. (2016). Having it all? A qualitative examination of affluent adolescent girls perceptions of stress and their quests for success. Journal of Adolescent Research. 33(1): 3-33.


Mousseau, A., Lund, T., Liang, B., Spencer, R., & Walsh, J.* (2016). Stress and losing sleep: Sleep duration and perceived stress among affluent adolescent females. Peabody Journal of Education, 9(5), 628-644.


West, J. * , Duffy, N., & Liang, B. (2016). Creating SPACE through Africa Yoga Project: A qualitative study. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 26(1), 73-82. doi:10.17761/1531-2054-26.1.73


Schwartz, S.* , Rhodes, J., Liang, B., Sanchez, B., Spencer, R., Kremer, S.* , & Kanchewa, S.* (2014). Mentoring in the digital age: Social media use in adult-youth relationships. Child and Youth Services Review, 47, 205-213.


Lund, T., Chan, P.* , & Liang, B. (2014). Depression and relational health in Asian American and European American college women. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 493-505.


Blattner, M.C.* , Liang, B., Lund, T., & Spencer, R., (2013). Searching for a sense of purpose: The role of parents and effects on self-esteem among female adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 36(5), 839-848.


Liang, B., Spencer, R., West, J.* , & Rappaport, N. (2013). Expanding the reach of youth mentoring: Partnering with youth for personal growth and social change. Journal of Adolescence, 36(2), 257-67.


Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., & West, J.* (2011). Revisiting community work from a psychodynamic perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(5), 398-404.


Liang, B. & West, J.* (2011). Relational health, alexithymia, and psychological distress in college women: Testing a mediator model. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 246-254.


Liang, B., Tracy, A., Kenny, M., Brogan, D.* , & Gatha, R.* (2010). The Relational Health Indices for youth: An examination of reliability and validity aspects. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42(4), 255 – 274.


Liang, B., Commins, M.* , & Duffy, N.* (2010). Using social media to engage youth: Education, social justice, & humanitarianism. The Prevention Researcher, 17(S1), 13-16. 


Rhodes, J., Liang, B., & Spencer, R. (2009). First do no harm: Ethical guidelines for youth mentoring relationships. Professional Psychology, 40(5), 452-458.


Spencer, R. & Liang, B. (2009). “She gives me a break from the world”: Formal youth mentoring relationships between adolescent girls and adult women. Journal of Primary Prevention, 30, 109-130.


Liang, B., Spencer, R., Brogan, D.* , & Corral, M.* (2008). Mentoring relationships from early adolescence through emerging adulthood: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 168-182.


Liang B., Tracy A., Kenny M., & Brogan D. (2009). Gender differences in the relational health of youth participating in a social competency program. Journal of Community Psychology, 36(4).

Bogat, G.A., & Liang, B. (2008). Stages of mentoring: An analysis of an intervention for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25, 325-341.


Grossman, J.* & Liang, B. (2008). Discrimination distress among Chinese American adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 1-11.


Liang, B. & Rhodes, J. (2007). Cultivating the vital element of youth mentoring. Applied Developmental Science, 11, 104-107.


Liang, B., Tracy, A., Glenn, C.* , Burns, S.* , & Ting, D. (2007). The Relational Health Indices: Confirming factor structure for use with men. Australian Community Psychologist, 19(2), 35-52. 


Liang, B., Grossman, J.* , & Deguchi, M.* (2007). Chinese American middle school youths’ experiences of discrimination and stereotyping. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 4, 187-205.


Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., Bradley, R.,* & Harvey, M.R. (2007). The Multidimensional Trauma Recovery and Resiliency Instrument: Preliminary examination of an abridged version. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 14, 55-74.


Tummala-Narra, P., Liang, B., & Harvey, M.R. (2007). Aspects of safe attachment in the recovery from trauma. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 14(3), 1-18.


Rhodes, J., Spencer, R., Keller, T., Liang, B., & Noam, G. (2006). A model for the influence of mentoring relationships on youth development. Journal of Community Psychology, 34(6), 691-707.


Liang, B., Tracy, A., Kauh, T.* , Taylor, C., & Williams, L. (2006). Mentoring Asian and Euro-American college women. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 34, 143-154.


Liang, B., Williams, L., & Siegel, J. (2006). Relational outcomes of childhood sexual trauma in female survivors: A longitudinal study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(1), 42-57.


Liang, B., Goodman, L., Tummala-Narra, P., & Weintraub, S.* (2005). A theoretical framework for understanding help-seeking processes among survivors of intimate partner violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 36(1-2), 71-84.


Morray, E.* & Liang, B. (2005). Peace talk: A relational approach to group negotiation among Arab and Israeli youths. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 55, 481-506. (Lead Article)


Liang, B., Glenn, C.* , & Goodman, L. (2005). Feminist ethics in advocacy relationships: A relational vs. rule-bound approach. The Community Psychologist, 38, 25-39. (Lead Article)


Goodman, L., Liang, B., & Helms, J., Latta, R.* , & Sparks, E. (2004). Training counseling psychologists as social justice agents: Feminist and multicultural principles in action. The Counseling Psychologist, 32(6), 793-836. (Major Contribution) 


Goodman, L., Liang, B., Weintraub, S.* , Helms, J., & Latta, R.* (2004). Warts and all: Personal reflections on social justice in counseling psychology. Reply to Kiselica (2004), Palmer (2004), Thompson & Shermis (2004) and Watts (2004). The Counseling Psychologist, 32(6), 886-899.


Harvey, M., Liang, B., Harney, P., Koenan, K.* , Tummala-Narra, P., & Lebowitz, L. (2003). A multidimensional approach to the assessment of trauma impact, recovery and resiliency: Initial psychometric studies. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 6(2), 87-109.


Liang, B., Tracy, A., Taylor, C., Williams, L., Jordan, J., & Miller, J. B. (2002). The Relational Health Indices: A study of women’s relationships. Psychology of Women’s Quarterly, 26, 25-35. (Lead Article)


Liang, B., Tracy, A., Taylor, C., & Williams, L. (2002). Mentoring college-age women: A relational approach. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30(2), 271-288.


Taylor, C. A., Liang, B., Tracy, A. J., Williams, L. M., & Seigel, P. (2002). Gender differences in middle school adjustment, physical fighting, and social skills: Evaluation of a social competency program. Journal of Primary Prevention, 23(2), 259-272.


Liang, B., & Bogat, G. A. (1994). Culture, control, and coping: New perspectives on social support. American Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 123-147.


Liang, B., Bogat, G. A., & McGrath, M. P. (1993). Differential learning of sexual abuse prevention concepts among preschoolers. Child Abuse and Neglect, 17(5), 641- 650. doi: 10.1016/0145-2134(93)90085-j.


Bogat, G. A., Liang, B., Caldwell, R. A., Davidson, W. S. II, Bristor, M., Phillips, M., & Suurmeyer, M. (1993). Alternative schools: A school transition for adolescent mothers. Prevention in Human Services, 10, 151-168.


Book Chapters


Kenny, M., Liang, B., Blustein, D., Konowitz, L. * , Meerkins, T. * , White, A. * , Medvide, M.B., Gao, X. * , & Shuqom, A. * (in press). Coping with inequity and uncertainty: Cultivating youth purpose through innovations in work-based learning experiences. In K. Maree (Ed.) Innovating Career Counseling Theory, Research, and Practice: In Search of Promoting Inclusion and Sustainable Employment for All. N.Y., N.Y.: Springer. 


Liang, B. (2018). Racial Constructs in Youth Mentoring: Reconsidering Race and Ethnicity. In A. Hoffman (Ed.) The Role of Community Development in Reducing Extremism and Ethnic Conflict. NY, NY: Palgrave MacMillan. 


Liang, B., Rhodes, J., & Spencer, R. (2017). Ethical issues in youth mentoring. In C. Jurkiewicz (Ed.) The Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. N.Y., N.Y.: Springer. 


Liang, B. (2017). Race and ethnicity in out-of-school learning. In K. Peppler (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 


Goodman, L., Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., Borges, A.* , Claudius, M.* , & Woulfe, J.* (2013). A model for integrating social justice roles in psychology doctoral training: A case study of counseling psychology. In C. Johnson, H. Friedman, J. Diaz, B. Nastasi, & Z. Franco (Eds.), Handbook of social justice and psychology. (pp. 249- 266). Westport, CT: Praeger. 


Liang, B., Bogat, G.A., & Duffy, N.* (2013). Gender in mentoring relationships. In D. DuBois, & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring, 2nd Edition. (pp. 159-174). Sage, CA. [64] Liang, B., Duffy, N.* , & Commins, M.* (2013). The online world, the internet, social class, and counseling. In W.M. Liu (Ed.) The Oxford handbook of social class and counseling. (pp. 260-274). Oxford University Press. 


Rhodes, J., Spencer, R., & Liang, B. (2013). Ethical issues in youth mentoring. In D. DuBois, & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring, 2nd Edition. (pp. 511-522). Sage, CA. 


Castricum, S., & Liang, B. (2012). GenerationPulse: Web-based service learning in psychology courses. In C. Cheal, J. Coughlin, & S. Moore (Eds.) Transformation in teaching: Social media strategies in higher education. (pp. 115- 137). Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Institute.  


Liang, B. & Grossman, J. (2007). Diversity and youth mentoring. In T. Allen, & L. Eby (Eds.) Blackwell handbook of mentoring: A multiple perspectives approach. (pp. 239-258). Malden, MA, US: Blackwell Publishing. 


Bogat, G. A., & Liang, B. (2005). Gender in mentoring relationships. In D. DuBois, & M. Karcher (Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring. (pp. 205-217). Sage, CA. 


Bogat, G. A., Liang, B., Caldwell, R. A., Davidson, W. S. II, Bristor, M., Phillips, M., & Suurmeyer, M. (1993). Alternative schools: A school transition for adolescent mothers. In Jason, L. A., Danner, K. E., & Kurasaki, K. S. (eds), Prevention and school transitions (pp. 151-168). New York: The Haworth Press, Inc. (Reprint)


Book Reviews


Tummala-Narra, P. & Liang, B. (2009). Battered women know best. Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 418-421.


Gatha, R.* & Liang, B. (2006). Time for some action. The Community Psychologist, 39, 10-12.


Liang, B. (2005). The roots of relational health. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 224-225.


Other Publications


Liang, B. & West, J.* (2007). Youth mentoring: Do race and ethnicity really matter? Research in Action Series, 9. 


Spencer, R., Liang, B., Rhodes, J., West, J.* , & Singer, R.* (2007). Boundaries in youth mentoring relationships. The Community Psychologist, 35, 35-37.


Liang, B., Taylor, C., Williams, L., Tracy, A., Jordan, J., & Miller, J. B. (1999). The Relational Health Indices: An exploratory study. Work in Progress 293. Wellesley, MA: Center for Research on Women Working Paper Series. 

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