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Lynch School of Education

Belle Liang

associate professor
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

belle liang headshot

Campion Hall
Room 314

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Dr. Liang's Research Lab


Ph.D., Michigan State University

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS Mentoring and relational health in adolescence and young adulthood; social media & electronically mediated relationships.


Selected Honors

2014 American Psychological Association Fellow, Division 17 Counseling Psychology.

2014 Nominee, SPSSI Innovative Teaching Award.

2010 Finalist, SPSSI Outstanding Teaching & Mentoring Award.

2008 Inaugural Many Faces of Counseling Psychology Award, International Counseling Psychology conference, for innovations in strength-based, developmental, and preventative approaches to psychological issues.

2007 Summa Cum Laude Award, Teaching with New Media Award for exemplary uses of technology in teaching.

2006  Inaugural Distinguished Asian Alumni Award, Indiana University Alumni Association.

Selected Publications

Liang, B., Lund, T., Mousseau, A., & Spencer, R. (in press).  Mentoring relationships and the promotion of purpose among adolescent girls.  Psychology in the Schools.

Liang, B., White, A., Mousseau, A., Hasse, A., Knight, L., Berardo, D., & Lund, T. (in press).  The four P's of purpose among College Bound students: People, propensity, passion and pro-social benefits. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Mousseau, A., Lund, T., Liang, B., Spencer, R., & Walsh, J. (in press). Stress and losing sleep:  Sleep duration and perceived stress among affluent adolescent females.  Peabody Journal of Education.

West, J., Spinnazola, J., & Liang, B. (in press). Trauma Sensitive Yoga as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A qualitative descriptive analysis.  International Journal of Stress Management

Schwartz, S., Rhodes, J., Liang, B., Sanchez, B., Spencer, R., Kremer, S., & Kanchewa, S. (2014).  Mentoring in the digital age:  Social media use in adult-youth relationships.  Child and Youth Services Review, 47, 205-213.

Lund, T., Chan, P., & Liang, B. (2014).  Depression and relational health in Asian American and European American college women.  Psychology in the Schools, 51, 493-505.

Blattner, M.C., Liang, B., Lund, T., & Spencer, R. (2013) Searching for a sense of purpose:  The role of parents and effects on self-esteem among female adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 36 (5), 839-848.

Liang, B., Spencer, R., West, J., & Rappaport, N. (2013). Expanding the reach of youth mentoring:  Partnering with youth for personal growth and social change.  Journal of Adolescence, 36(2), 257-267.

Liang, B., Tummala-Narra, P., & West, J. (2011). Revisiting community work from a psychodynamic perspective. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(5), 398-404.

Liang, B., & West, J. (2011).  Relational health , alexithymia, and psychological distress in college women:  Testing a mediator model.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 246-254. 

Liang, B., Tracy, A., Kenny, M., Brogan, D., & Gatha, R. (2010). The Relational Health Indices for youth:  An examination of reliability and validity aspects.  Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 42(4), 255-274. 

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