Department of Psychology


Priscilla Lui

Assistant Professor

Expressway Tower 1300


Acculturation, Diversity, and Psychopathology Team Website 

NOTE: I will be reviewing graduate student applications during the 2018-2019 cycle, to start in Fall 2019.

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University


Culture not only shapes individuals’ experiences in terms of affect, behavioral practices, and beliefs, but also influences the norms in interpersonal relationships. My research interests surround ethnocultural diversity issues in the understanding and assessment of psychopathology. Using a social ecological framework, I study intercultural contact (e.g., acculturation, discrimination), close social relationships (e.g., romantic relationship, intergenerational conflict), and intrapersonal characteristics (e.g., personality, cultural orientations) as determinants of psychopathology, primarily alcohol (mis)use. Through this program of research, I seek to inform and influence clinical interventions that are most effective in alleviating distress and improving psychological functioning across diverse ethnocultural groups.

*equal contribution

Lui, P. P. & Rollock, D. (2012). Acculturation and psychosocial adjustment among Southeast Asian and Chinese immigrants: The effects of domain-specific goals. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 3, 79-90. Doi: 10.1037/a0025411

Lui, P. P. & Rollock, D. (2013). Tiger mother: Popular and psychological scientific perspectives on Asian culture and parenting. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 450-456. Doi: 10.111/ajop.12043

Lui, P. P. (2015). Intergenerational cultural conflict, mental health, and educational outcomes among Asian and Latino/a Americans: Qualitative and meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 404-446. Doi: 10.1037/a0038449

*Rollock, D. & *Lui, P. P. (2016). Culture and the five factor model of personality: Measurement invariance across Asian international and Euro American students. Assessment, 23, 571-587. Doi: 10.1177/1073191115590854

Rollock, D. & Lui, P. P. (2016). Do spouses matter? Discrimination, social support, and psychological distress among Asian Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 47-57. Doi: 10.1037/cdp0000045

Lui, P. P., Rollock, D., Chang, E. C., Leong, F. T. L., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2016). Big 5 personality and subjective well-being in Asian Americans: Testing optimism and pessimism as mediators. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 7, 274-286. Doi:10.1037/aap0000054

Lui, P. P. & Rollock, D. (2018). Greater than the sum of its parts: Development of a measure of collectivism among Asians. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24, 242-259. Doi: 10.1037/cdp0000163

Lui, P. P. & Zamboanga, B. L. (2018). Acculturation and alcohol use among Asian Americans: A meta-analytic review. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 32, 173-186. Doi: 10.1037/adb0000340

Lui, P. P. (2018). Rethinking the acculturation gap-distress theory among Asian American emerging adults: Testing the bidirectional indirect effects. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Advanced online publication. Doi: 10.1037/ort0000322

Lui, P. P. & Rollock, D. (in press). Assessing intergenerational cultural conflict among Asian Americans: Comparing the psychometric properties of four key measures. Asian American Journal of Psychology. Doi: 10.1037/aap0000118