ProfessorUniversity of California, Davis
Office: 268B Young Hall
Asian American Center on Disparities Research
Dr. Zane conducts research on clinical psychology issues, and his work focuses on specific cultural variables that influence the processes and outcomes of psychosocial interventions. He is interested in the development and evaluation of culturally-oriented treatments for ethnic minority clients, change mechanisms in mental health interventions, program evaluation of substance abuse and mental health programs, and the cultural determinants of addictive behaviors. His current research examines the role of loss of face and shame in interpersonal relationships with a special focus on client and care provider interactions. He is also studying how common factors (e.g., suggestion, mastery experiences) in psychotherapy function to bring about behavioral, attitudinal, and emotional changes in treatment. Dr. Zane has authored numerous articles on ethnic minority mental health treatment and services, cultural differences in intra- and interpersonal dynamics (e.g., self-consciousness, assertion), and addictive behavior patterns in Asian American communities. He also has co-edited books on Asian American health issues Confronting Critical Health Issues of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and on the psychology of Asian Americans Handbook of Asian American Psychology. He has served as a consultant on research strategies for culturally-diverse populations for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.