Edward C. Chang


Professor of Psychology and Social Work

University of Michigan

Edward C. Chang is Professor of Psychology (Clinical Science) and Social Work. He received his PhD in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook.

Chang was one of a handful of invited scholars to participate in the inaugural Positive Psychology meeting held in Akumal, Mexico, hosted by Martin Seligman and others.

His research spans the full spectrum of mental and physical health, from risk factors to protective factors. Chang has a particular interest in international studies and a growing focus on the potential impact of positive psychological processes (e.g., hope, optimism) in groups and complex organizations (e.g., athletes).