Louise Chim

Louise Chim
Associate Teaching Professor
Office: COR A265

Ph.D. 2013 (Stanford University)

Area of expertise

Teaching Stream

I specialize in undergraduate teaching and often teach statistical methods in psychology, introductory psychology, and cultural psychology. Broadly, I am interested in finding ways to facilitate student engagement and learning in large first-year courses (e.g., introductory psychology) and in courses that students may find daunting (e.g., statistics). I am also interested in how cultural context and emotions shape student engagement and learning. As a teaching professor, I do not supervise graduate students. 



  • Teaching of Psychology
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Affective Science



Tsai, J.L., Blevins, E., Bencharit, L.Z., Chim, L., Fung, H.H.H., Yeung, D. (2018) Cultural variation in social judgments of smiles: The role of ideal affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Advance Online Publication.

Park, B., Qu, Y., Chim, L., Blevins, E., Knutson, B., & Tsai, J.L. (2018) Ventral striatal activity mediates cultural differences in affiliative judgments of smiles. Culture and Brain, 6(2), 102-117.

Chim, L. Hogan, C.L., Fung, H.H.H., Tsai, J.L. (2017). Valuing calm enhances enjoyment of calming (vs. exciting) amusement park ride and exercise. Emotion, 18(6), 805-818

Chim, L. (2016, July 12). How do you deal with disruptive students? Consider learning contracts [Noba Blog]. Retrieved from http://noba.to/3kusjdfx

Chim, L., Smith, M., Yeung, E., Thorpe, M. Reducing Student Incivility in large classrooms: Using student generated contracts to create a positive learning environment. In R.L. Miller & T.C. Collette (Eds.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2015-2016. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ 

Park, B., Tsai, J.L., Chim, L., Blevins, E., & Knutson, B. (2016). Neural evidence for cultural differences in the valuation of positive facial expressions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience11(2), 243-252.

Tsai, J.L, Chim, L., & Sims, T. (2015). Consumer Behavior, Culture, and Emotion. In S. Ng & A.Y. Lee (Eds.). Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior (pp. 68-98). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Walker, H.A., Chim, L., & Chen, E. (2009). The Role of Asthma Management Beliefs and Behaviors in Childhood Asthma. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 379-388.