Violet Cheung

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4373 Kalmanovitz Hall G60


Violet Cheung is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of San Francisco, and a board member and associate editor for the Society for Terrorism Research. Her research on mass emotions started 15 years ago while she was completing her doctorate degree at UC Berkeley. She examined angry responses to the 9/11 terrorist attack and how the public sentiment precipitated the U.S. to go to war. She now focuses on anxious and fearful responses to the new threats in cyberspace. Her research was funded by the American Psychological Association.

Society for Terrorism Research, Board Member and Associate Editor
Behavioral Studies of Terrorism and Political Aggression journal, associate editor
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Emotion processes

Cheung-Blunden, V. & Khan, S. (2017). "A Modified Peer Rating System to Recognize Rating Skill as a Learning Outcome." Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

Cheung-Blunden, V. and Ju, J. (2016). "Anxiety as a Barrier to Information Processing in the Event of a Cyberattack." Political Psychology. 37(3), 387-400.

Blunden, B. and Cheung, V. (2014). Behold a Pale Farce. Walterville, OR: Trine Day LLC.

Cheung-Blunden, V. and Blunden, B. (2013). "Cyber-Terrorism: Fear, Anger and Anxiety as Agents of Change." In Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict, eds. T. Walters, R. Monaghan, and J. M. Ramirez. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 268-290.

Cheung-Blunden, V. & Blunden, B. (2008). "Paving the Road to War with Group Membership, Appraisal Antecedents and Anger." Aggressive Behavior, 34, 175-189.

Cheung-Blunden, V. and Blunden, B. (2008). "The Emotional Construal of War: Anger, Fear, and Other Negative Emotions." Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 14, 123-150.

Cheung-Blunden, V. & Juang, L. P. (2008). "Expanding Acculturation Theory: Are Acculturation Models and the Adaptiveness of Acculturation Strategies Generalizable in a Colonial Context?" International Journal of Behavioral Development, 32, 21-34.