Catherine McBride-Chang

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Catherine Alexandra McBride-Chang, Ph.D. is a professor of developmental psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong specializing in the acquisition of early literacy skills.[1] She received her BA in Psychology from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. She received her MA in 1992 and PhD in 1994 from the University of Southern California, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.[2] She has had two books published, Children's Literacy Development and Reading Development in Chinese Children. She is currently the Past-President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR).[3]

In her research, McBride-Chang has shown that early childhood reading is important for the development of visual spatial skills,[4] and that Korean middle-school students have high reading skills.[5]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • McBride-Chang, C., Cho, J.-R., Liu, H., Wagner, R. K., Shu, H., Zhou, A., Cheuk, C. S.-M., & Muse, A. (2005). Changing models across cultures: Associations of phonological and morphological awareness to reading in Beijing, Hong Kong, Korea, and America. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 92, 140-160.
  • Chow, B. W.-Y., McBride-Chang, C., & Burgess, S. (2005) Phonological processing skills and early reading abilities in Hong Kong Chinese kindergartners learning to read English as a second language. Journal of Educational Psychology, 97, 81-87.
  • Chiu, M. M., Chow, B. W.-Y., & McBride-Chang, C. (2007). Universals and specifics in learning strategies: Explaining Adolescent Achievement in mathematics, science, and reading across 34 countries. Learning and Individual Differences, 17, 344-365.
  • Ip, H. M., Cheung, S. K., Chang, L., & McBride-Chang, C. (2008). Associations of parenting styles of Filipina domestic helpers and mothers with Hong Kong kindergarten children’s social competence. Early Education and Development, 19, 284-301.
  • McBride-Chang, C., Lam, F., Lam, C., Doo, S., Wong, S. W. L., & Chow, Y. Y. Y. (2008). Word recognition and cognitive profiles of Chinese pre-school children at-risk for dyslexia through language delay or familial history of dyslexia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 211-218.
  • Chow, B. W.-Y., McBride-Chang, C., & Cheung, H. (2008). Dialogic Reading and Morphology Training in Chinese Children: Effects on Language and Literacy. Developmental Psychology, 44, 233-244.


  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
  2. ^ "McBride-Chang Catherine Alexandra". Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
  3. ^ "Past-President: Catherine McBride". Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2016-06-06. 
  4. ^ "Studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong Reveal New Findings on Child Psychology", Psychology & Psychiatry Journal, May 7, 2011, (subscription required (help)) .
  5. ^ "Korean Middle School Students Come Top in Reading", The Chosun Ilbo, April 4, 2006 .

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