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
Yale Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($500)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Graduate Travel Award ($500)
Tsinghua Undergraduate Research Grant (Approximately $4400)
Tsinghua Top Open Program Award for Undergraduate Overseas Research (Approximately $3000)
Tsinghua Student Research Training Fellowship (Approximately $500)
National Scholarship for Excellent Undergraduate Exchange Students ($6000 plus travel grant)
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. (R&R). Minimal but meaningful: Probing the limits of randomly assigned social identities.
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.
Yang, X. & Dunham, Y. (in prep). Hard to disrupt: Automatic categorization and enumeration of gendered and racial faces.
Yang, F., Yang, X., & Dunham, Y. (March, 2019). The development of a sense of intergroup fairness. Poster to be 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.