Psychology faculty

Terry C. Chi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., University of Texas

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Dr. Chi has a strong record of involving students in collaborative research. Since 2000, he has worked with approximately 50 undergraduate research assistants. Most of them have continued onto M.A./Ph.D. training in counseling, clinical psychology or experimental psychology. At Northwestern College, Dr. Chi has been primarily responsible for teaching General Psychology, Theories of Personality, Psychopathology, and Research Design and Introductory Statistics. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed publications that include the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, the Journal of Attention Disorders, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. Dr. Chi has also presented his research at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, the Midwestern Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Adolescence, and the Society for Research in Child Development.


Dr. Chi is conducting a yearlong study with three student researchers, examining how self-perceptions and interpersonal relationships impact emotional and physical health. If you are at least 18 years old and would like to participate in that study, please fill out the following online survey: Contextual Influences in Men's and Women's Mental Health


    Publications and presentations

    • Jones, Epstein, Hinshaw, Owens, Chi, Arnold, Hoza, & Wells (2010). Ethnicity as a Moderator of Treatment Effects on parent-child interaction for children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 592-600.
    • Wells, Chi, Hinshaw, Epstein, Pfiffner, Nebel-Schwalm, Owens, & MTA Cooperative Group (2006). Changes in objectively measured parenting behaviors in the multimodal treatment study of children with ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 649-657.
    • Mikami, Chi, & Hinshaw (2004). Behavior ratings and observations of externalizing symptoms: The role of child popularity with adults. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 26, 151-163.
    • Chi & Hinshaw (2002). Mother-child relationships of children with ADHD: The role of maternal depressive symptoms and depression-related distortions. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 30, 387-400.
    • Chapman, T. & Chi, T.C. (2015). Perceived Social Support Mediates the Link Between Optimism and Active Coping. Accepted for presentation at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 12-14 March 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Wright, S.J. & Chi, T.C. (2015). Are We a Product of What We See? Materialism and Media Exposure in Relation to Body Image Satisfaction in College Women. Accepted for presentation at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 12-14 March 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • Chi, Burmeister, & Medved (2012). Mood Symptoms Mediate the Association Between Women's Self-Objectification and Eating Pathology. Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL, USA
    • Medved, Burmeister, & Chi (2010). Depression and Anxiety as Mediators of the Self-Objectification to Disordered Eating Link. Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
    • Gallerani, Garber, Ciesla, & Chi (2006). The Predictive Relation between Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents. Society for Research in Adolescence. San Francisco, CA.
    • Chi & Cole (2005). Modeling the longitudinal covariation between anxiety and depression in children: A synthesis of autoregressive and latent trajectory methods. Society for Research in Child Development. Atlanta, GA.

    Professional experience

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Parkside (2006-2011)
    • Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University's Developmental Psychopathology Training Program (2003-2006)
    • Research Staff, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California (2002-2003)
    • Research/Teaching Staff, Department of Psychology, UC-Berkeley (1997-2002)
    • Research Staff, Department of Pediatrics, UC-Irvine (1994-1995)
    • Research Staff, Department of Psychiatry, Univ of Pittsburgh Med Ctr. (Summers 1992; 1993)
    • Manuscript Reviewer for Child Development, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology


    • Association for Psychological Science
    • Midwestern Psychological Association
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • National Association for Rural Mental Health


    • APA Division 53 Junior Faculty Mentoring Award
    • University of Wisconsin HealthEmotions Travel Award
    • UC-Berkeley Institute of Human Development Dissertation Award
    • UC-Berkeley Center for Working Families Dissertation Research Stipend
    • NIMH Minority Graduate Student Research Supplement
    • UC-Berkeley Social Science Research Grant
    • UC-Berkeley Graduate Fellowship