My academic research focuses on intergroup social cognition and lay people’s reasoning about inequalities and constraints across development. I also have some work on cooperation and moral reasoning. Broadly speaking, I am interested in investigating the causes and consequences of intergroup biases, how intergroup thinking interacts with cooperation and moral reasoning, as well as how children come to understand inequalities and structural constraints. Ultimately, I hope my work will help with combating biases, reducing inequalities, promoting cooperation, and creating a more just world.
I am currently a Human Factors/User Experience Researcher at Google. I conduct end-to-end research to improve the usability and accessibility of smartwatches and fitness trackers for users across the lifespan and with different accessibility needs. You can find more details here.
I was born in Henan, China, and moved to Guangdong at the age of nine. I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2017. During my undergraduate, I explored many different subfields of psychology and also the great nature. I received my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at Yale University in 2022. I am always fascinated by the psychology of prejudice, discrimination, and inequality, and I strive to reduce them. Apart from research, I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities and hanging out with friends (the pictures appearing randomly on the top of each page all feature my previous adventures; you can refresh the pages to see more pictures).
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