CV

July 2017 – Now

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA  

Ph.D. Student in Developmental Psychology

Advisor: Yarrow Dunham

August 2013 – July 2017

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China​ 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Department of Psychology

Bachelor of Economics, School of Economics and Management

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2019

Yale Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($500)

2018

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Graduate Travel Award ($500)

2017

Tsinghua Undergraduate Research Grant (Approximately $4400)

2016

Tsinghua Top Open Program Award for Undergraduate Overseas Research (Approximately $3000)

Tsinghua Student Research Training Fellowship (Approximately $500)

2015

National Scholarship for Excellent Undergraduate Exchange Students ($6000 plus travel grant)

 

PUBLICATIONS/MANUSCRIPTS

Yang, X. & Dunham, Y. (2019). Minimal but meaningful: Probing the limits of randomly assigned social identities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 185, 19-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2019.04.013. View PDF here

Yang, F., Choi, Y., Misch, A., Yang, X., & Dunham, Y. (2018). In defense of the commons: Young children negatively evaluate and sanction free-riders. Psychological Science, 29, 1598–1611. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618779061. View PDF here

Jones, B. C., DeBruine, L. M., Flake, J. K., Aczel, B., Adamkovic, M., Alaei, R., … Chartier, C. R. Social perception of faces around the world: How well does the valence-dominance model generalize across world regions? (in principle acceptance at Nature Human Behavior). 

Yang, X. & Dunham, Y. (submitted). Hard to disrupt: Automatic categorization and enumeration of gendered and racial faces.

Yang, X., Wu, Z., & Dunham, Y. (in prep). Group bias in young children’s punishment and restoration behavior.

Yang, X., Langfus, J., Halberta, J., & Dunham, Y. (in prep). Automatic encoding of gender and race: Evidence from a change detection paradigm.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Yang, X., Langfus, J., Halberda, J., & Dunham, Y. (July, 2019). Race and gender are automatically encoded in visual working memory. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada.

Yang, X. & Dunham, Y. (July, 2019). Minimal but meaningful: Probing the limits of randomly assigned social identities. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada.

Yang, F., Yang, X., & Dunham, Y. (March, 2019). The development of a sense of intergroup fairness. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2019 Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Yang, X., Yang, F., & Dunham, Y. (February, 2019). Fairness or favoritism: The roles of group type and stakes in our sense of intergroup fairness. Poster to be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2019 Convention, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Yang, X. & Wu, Z. (October, 2017). Group bias in young children’s vicarious punishment. Poster presented at the Cognitive Development Society Biennial Conference 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Yang, X. & Wu, Z. (April, 2017). Punish or not: Group bias in young children’s punishment. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2017 Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA.

Yang, X. & Wu, Z. (October, 2016). Punish or not: Group bias in young children’s punishment. Poster presented at the 19th National Academic Congress of Psychology, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.