University of California, Riverside


Cecilia Cheung Assistant Professor, Psychology

Topics: Parenting
Peer relationships
School achievement

Preferred Media: Print, Radio, Video

Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

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Tel: (951) 827-5266

Media Contact: John Warren


Cheung’s research aims to understand how children’s environment shapes their motivation and achievement in school. She has focused on the role of parents, in the United States, and internationally. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

On Parenting

Cheung is an expert in how parenting strategies can affect children’s motivations in school. She can also speak to the differences in these influences among various cultures.

On Peer relationships

Cheung is an expert on the impact of peer relationships on school achievement. She can also speak to how these relationships vary across cultures.

On School achievement

Cheung is an expert on school achievement, and the forces that impact achievement across cultures.