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Giac-Thao Tran

Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0811
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0811
Biography: 

Alisia (Giac-Thao) Tran is an assistant professor in the counseling and counseling psychology program at Arizona State University’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. She heads the Tran Ethnic and Minority Psychology and Experiences (TEMPE) Lab. Her broad research interests are in minority equity, mental health, and development. Her current emerging research focus is on socioeconomic disparities and financial stressors. Other major research foci include discrimination, ethnic-racial or cultural socialization, and ethnic minority psychology. Her research draws on methodological approaches from counseling psychology, social psychology, neuropsychology and cognitive psychology, and public health. Her clinical interests are in pediatric neuropsychology and psychology. Her advocacy work is based in local and national Asian American communities and organizations, as well as in APA Division 17 (Society for Counseling Psychology). 

Tran completed her doctoral training and clinical internship at the University of Minnesota. She has been humbled and honored by her selection as the 2018 Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Research awardee, the 2017 Arizona Psychological Association Faculty of the Year, a 2014 APA Minority Fellowship Psychology Summer Institute Fellow, and a 2013 Division 17 Leadership Academy member. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Psychology (Counseling Psychology, APA-accredited); University of Minnesota 2012
  • M.A. Psychology (Counseling Psychology), University of Minnesota 2009
  • B.A. Psychology and Sociology, University of California-Berkeley 2004
Research Interests: 

 

Discrimination, cultural socialization, ethnic minority psychology and development, financial stress, socioeconomic disparities

Publications: 

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS

Tran, A. T., Mintert, J. S.*, & Jew, G.* (2017).  Parental ethnic-racial socialization and social attitudes among ethnic-racial minority and White American emerging adults. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87, 347-356. 

Tran, A. T. (2015). In these spaces: Perceived neighborhood quality as a protective factor against discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) adults.  Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(3), 345-352. 

Tran, A. T., Miyake, E. R.*, Martinez-Morales, V.*, & Csizmadia, A. (2015). “What are you?” Multiracial identities and responses to racial identification inquiries. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 26-37. 

Tran, A. T., & Sangalang, C. C. (2015). Personal discrimination and satisfaction with life: Exploring perceived functional effects of Asian American race/ethnicity as a moderator. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22, 83-92. 

Tran, A. T. (2014). Family contexts: Parental experiences of discrimination and child mental health. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53, 37-46. 

Tran, A. T., & Lee, R. M. (2014). You speak English well! Asian Americans' reactions to an exceptionalizing stereotype. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 484-490. 

https://sites.google.com/site/tempelab/

Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CED 523Psychological Tests
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 652Indiv Intel Assessment
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 690Reading and Conference
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 691Seminar
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CED 599Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CPY 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 493Honors Thesis
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIS 492Honors Directed Study
CED 502Counseling data analysis
CPY 599Thesis
CED 599Thesis
CPY 792Research
CPY 799Dissertation