CHENG Pui-wan
CHENG Zi-juan
HAU Kit-tai
HAWK Skyler T.
HOI Man-nor
LAU Siu-ying, Patrick
LEUNG Seung-ming, Alvin
LUK Sau-ha, Sarah
NG Fei-yin, Florrie
NI Yu-jing
SHIU Ling-po
SIU Fung-ying, Angela
SO Wing-chee, Catherine
TSE Chi-shing
TSE Wai-shing, Vincent
WONG Wan-chi

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NG Fei-yin, Florrie, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
BS, MS, PhD (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Tel: 3943-6923


  • Introduction
  • Selected Publications
  • Research Areas
Professor Ng received a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a postdoctoral fellow of the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education (CRCDE) of New York University.
  1. Ng, F. F., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Yoshikawa, H., & Sze, I. (in press). Inhibitory control in preschool as a predictor of early math skills in first grade: Evidence from an ethnically diverse and immigrant sample. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

  2. Luo, R., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Kuchirko, Y., Ng, F. F., & Liang, E. (in press). Mother-child book-sharing and children’s storytelling skills in ethnically diverse, low-income families. Infant and Child Development.

  3. Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F., Cheung, C., & Qu, Y. (2014). Raising happy children who succeed in school: Lessons from China and the United States. Child Development Perspective, 8, 71-76.

  4. Ng, F. F., Pomerantz, E. M., & Deng, C. (2014). Why are Chinese parents more psychologically controlling than American parents? “My child is my report card.” Child Development, 85, 355-369

  5. Ng, F. F., Pomerantz, E. M., & Lam, S. F. (2013). Mothers’ beliefs about children’s learning in Hong Kong and the United States: Implications for mothers’ child-based worth. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37, 387-394.

  6. Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Sze, I., Ng, F. F., Kahana Kalman, R., & Yoshikawa, H. (2013). Maternal teaching during play with four-year-olds: Variation by ethnicity and family resources. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 59, 361-398.

  7. Ng, F. F., Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Godfrey, E. B., Hunter, C., & Yoshikawa, H. (2012). Dynamics of parents’ goals for children in ethnically diverse populations across the first three years of life. Social Development, 21, 821-848.

  8. Wang, Q., & Ng, F. F. (2012). Chinese Students' Implicit Theories of Intelligence and School Performance: Implications for Their Approach to Schoolwork. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 930-935.

  9. Plass, J. L., Milne, C., Homer, B. D., Schwartz, R. N., Hayward, E. O., Jordan, T., Verkuilen, J., Ng, F., Wang, Y., & Barrientos, J. (2012). Investigating the effectiveness of computer simulations for chemistry learning. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49, 394-419.

  10. Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F., & Wang, Q. (2008). Culture, parenting, and motivation: The case of East Asia and the United States. In M. L. Maehr, S. A. Karabenick, & T. C. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement: Social Psychological Perspectives (Vol. 15). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

  11. Ng, F. F., Pomerantz, E. M., & Lam, S. F. (2007). Parents' responses to children's success and failure: Differences between Chinese and European American parents. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1239-1255.

  12. Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F., & Wang, Q. (2006). Mothers' mastery-oriented involvement in children's homework: Implications for the well-being of children with negative perceptions of competence. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98, 99-111.

  13. Pomerantz, E. M., Wang, Q., & Ng, F. F. (2005). Mothers’ affect in the homework context: The importance of staying positive. Developmental Psychology, 41, 414-427.

  14. Pomerantz, E. M., Wang, Q., & Ng, F. F. (2005). The role of children’s competence experiences in the socialization process: A dynamic process framework for the academic arena. In I. R. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior (Vol. 33). San Diego: Academic Press.

  15. Ng, F. F., Kenney-Benson, G. A., & Pomerantz, E. M. (2004). Children’s achievement moderates the effects of mothers’ use of control and autonomy support. Child Development, 75, 764-780.

  16. Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F., Wang, Q. (2004). Gender socialization: An Environmental X Person Model. In A. H. Eagly, A. Beall, & R. Sternberg (Eds.), The Psychology of Gender (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.
Research interests include parenting, motivation and achievement, executive functioning, cross-cultural research, adjustment of immigrant populations, and technology for learning.

Last Updated: Aug 2014