Professor Colleen Ward is a native of New Orleans and a citizen of the world. Colleen received her Ph.D. from the University of Durham, England, in 1977, and has since held research and/or teaching positions at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, the Science University of Malaysia, the National University of Singapore, the University of Canterbury and most recently Victoria University of Wellington where she is former Head of Psychology and current Director of the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research.
Colleen is currently President of the International Academy of Intercultural Research (2009-11) and formerly President of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (2005-7) and Secretary General of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology (1992-4). She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, and the Advances in Culture and Psychology Series (Oxford University Press).
Colleen is author of more than 120 journal articles and book chapters. Her research speciality is in cross-cultural psychology with particular expertise in acculturation and intercultural relations. She was New Zealand's James Cook Fellow in Social Science in 2005.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Applied Social Psychology
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Self and Identity
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Ward, C., Bochner, S., & Furnham, A. (2001). The psychology of culture shock . London: Routledge. [The revised and updated version is currently in progress with an anticipated 2012 publication date.]
- Stuart, J., Ward, C., & Adam, Z. (in press). Current issues in the development and acculturation of Muslim youth in New Zealand. Bulletin of the International Society for Studying Behavioral Development.
- Berno, T., & Ward, C. (2005). Innocence abroad: A pocket guide to psychological research on tourism. American Psychologist, 60(6), 593-600.
- Stuart, J., Ward, C., Jose, P., & Narayanan, P. (2010). Working with and for communities: A collaborative study of harmony and conflict in well-functioning, acculturating families. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 114-126.
- Ward, C., & Kagitcibasi, C. (2010). Introduction to "Acculturation Theory, Research and Application: Working with and for Communities." International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 186-189.
- Ward, C., Fischer, R., Lam, S. F. Z., & Hall, L. (2009). The convergent, discriminant, and incremental validity of scores on a self-report measure of cultural intelligence. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 69, 85-105.
- Ward, C., Masgoret, A.-M., & Gezentsvey, M. (2009). Investigating attitudes toward international students: Program and policy implications for social integration and international education. Social Issues and Policy Review, 3,79-102.
- Ward, C. (2008). Thinking outside the Berry boxes: New perspectives on identity, acculturation and intercultural relations. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32, 114-123.
- Ward, C., & Masgoret, A.-M. (2007). Immigrant entry into the workforce: A research note from New Zealand. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 31, 525-530.
- Berry, J. W., & Ward, C. (2006). Commentary on "redefining interactions across cultures and organizations". Group and Organizational Management, 31, 64-77.
- Ward, C. (2006). Acculturation, identity and adaptation in dual heritage adolescents. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30(2), 243-259.
- Leong, C.-H., & Ward, C. (2011). Intergroup perceptions and attitudes toward immigrants in a culturally plural society. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60(1), 46-65.
- Ward, C., & Leong, C.-H. (2006). Intercultural relations in plural societies: Theory, research and application. In D.L. Sam & J.W. Berry (Eds.),Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology. Cambridge University Press, UK.
- Ward, C., & Lin, E.-Y. (2005). Immigration, acculturation and national identity in New Zealand. In J. Liu, T. McCreanor, T. McIntosh & T. Teaiwa (Eds.), New Zealand identities: Departures and destinations. Wellington: Victoria University Press.
- Ward, C. (2009). Acculturation and social cohesion: Emerging issues for Asian immigrants in New Zealand. In C.-H. Leong & J. W. Berry (Eds)., Intercultural relations in Asia: Migration and work effectiveness. Singapore: World Scientific.
- Sam, D., Vedder, P., Ward, C., & Horenczyk, G. (2006). Psychological and sociocultural adaptation of immigrant youth. In J. W., Berry, J. Phinney, D. Sam & P. Vedder (Eds.), Immigrant youth in cultural transition: Acculturation, identity and adaptation across national contexts. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Ward, C., & Fischer, R. (2008). Personality, cultural intelligence, and cross-cultural adaptation: A test of the mediation hypothesis. In S. Ang & L. Van Dyne (Eds.), Handbook of cultural intelligence. New York: Sharpe.
- Masgoret, A.-M., & Ward, C. (2006). Culture learning approach to acculturation. In D. L. Sam & J. W. Berry (Eds.), Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology. Cambridge University Press, UK.
- Ward, C., & Lin, E.-Y. (2010). 四海為家 There are homes at four corners of the seas: Acculturation and adaptation of overseas Chinese. In M. H. Bond (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press.
- Ward, C. (2004). Psychological theories of culture contact and their implications for intercultural training and interventions. In D. Landis, J. M. Bennett, & M. J. Bennett (Eds.), Handbook of intercultural training (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Cross-Cultural Psychology
School of Psychology
P.O. Box 600
Victoria University of Wellington
- Phone: +64 4 463 6037
- Fax: +64 4 463 5402