July 2017 – Now
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Ph.D. Student in Developmental Psychology (Ph.D. Candidate 2020-)
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 2nd Round ($500), 2019
Yale Graduate Student Conference Travel Award ($500), 2019
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Graduate Travel Award ($500), 2018
Tsinghua Undergraduate Research Grant (Approximately $4400), 2017
Tsinghua Top Open Program Award for Undergraduate Overseas Research (Approximately $3000), 2016
Tsinghua Student Research Training Fellowship (Approximately $500), 2016
National Scholarship for Excellent Undergraduate Exchange Students ($6000 plus travel grant), 2015
Yang, X. & Dunham, Y. (2019). Hard to disrupt: Categorization and enumeration by gender and race from mixed displays. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 85, 103893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2019.103893.
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.
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.
The development of children’s understanding of competence and achievement. Symposium to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting (SRCD 2021).
Children’s understanding of social hierarchies and interventions to reduce status prejudice. Symposium at Cognitive Development Society Biennial Conference 2019, Louisville, Kentucky, USA (CDS 2019).