About Me

My 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 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. Now I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate at Yale. 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 with friends).




Thanks for your interest in my research. Get in touch with any questions or comments regarding my work and publications. I’d love to hear from you.

2 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, New Haven County 06511

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