Rhiannon Allen received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the City University of New York. She is currently a Professor Emerita at Long Island University and a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia. Her past research in cross-cultural and cultural psychology has included examinations of achievement anxiety in Asian Americans, child rearing practices of African Americans, and child control techniques used by Turkish and American mothers. Her current research includes behavioural autonomy in Russian children, the impact of family migration on Caribbean families, and ethnic differences in self-construal in various ethnic and national groups of students.