Dr Ying Yang joined ACU as lecturer in Social Psychology in July 2015. Her PhD research was focused on the cultural variance in perceiving collective emotions and the underlying mechanism. She has great interest and passion in understanding how people from different cultures perceive, think, and behave.
Her current research is focused on 1) culture 2) collective emotion 3) social identity 4) intergroup relations.
She has been selected to receive the Australian Government Endeavour Research Fellowship in 2016. The project seeks to explore how and why Australians and Chinese perceive collective emotions differently. This project will shed lights on the function of culture on emotion recognition and also prompt a better understanding among different cultural groups.
Wang, J.,Yang, Y., Tang, Y., Wu, M., Jiang, S., & Zou, H. (2021). Longitudinal links among parent-child attachment, emotion parenting, and problem behaviors of preadolescents.Children and Youth Services Review, 121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105797
Li., C., Wang, Y., Liu, M., Sun, C., & Yang, Y.* (2020). Shyness and subjective well-being in Chinese adolescents: Self-efficacy beliefs as mediators. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29,3470&ndash3480. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-020-01823-0
Gao, K., Yang, Y., Sun, L., & Qu, X. (2020). Revealing psychological inertia in mode shift behavior and its quantitative influences on commuting trips. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 71, 272-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2020.04.006
Yang, Y., & Hong, Y. (2016). The Australian national identity activated warmer feelings toward Indigenous people. Paper session presented at the 23rd International Congress of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Nagoya, Japan.
Yang, Y., & Hong, Y. (2015). A Boundary condition of racial essentialism: How identity inclusiveness influences its effect on intergroup relations. Poster session will be presented at the 50th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Gold Coast, Australia.
Yang, Y., Hong, Y., & Sanchez-Burks, J. (2015). Decoding collective affect: explaining cultural variation in emotional aperture abilities. Paper will be presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Vancouver, Canada. (In the symposium: How emotions shape team functioning: implications for conformity, compensation, and conflict).
Yang, Y., Hong, Y., & Sanchez-Burks, J. (2014). Do easterners act better in identifying collective emotions than do westerners? Poster session presented at the 49th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Hobart, Australia. (Nominated for the Poster Prize program).
Yang, Y. & Zou, H. (2014). Development and preliminary validation of social problem solving ability scale with Chinese adolescents. Poster session presented at the 2014 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences. Taipei, Taiwan.
Yang, Y., Fang, Y., & Hong, Y. (2011). Cultural attachment: host culture provides a security base for individuals. Paper session presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology. Kunming, P. R. China.
Fang, Y., Yang, Y., & Hong, Y. (2011). Cultural Identity of Proximal Others Influences Value Shift after Mortality Salience. Paper session presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology. Kunming, P. R. China.
Yang, Y., Zou, H., & Yao, R. (2010). Stress and resilience of Chinese government officers following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Paper session presented at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia.
Yang, Y., Zou Hong., & Cheng, Y. (2010). The relationship between stressful life events and social adaptation of Chinese teenaged students: the role of social problem-solving ability. Paper session presented at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia.
Yang, Y., Qu, Z., & Su, Y. (2010). Chinese governmental culture: a vital role in the resilience of local governments in heavy disaster regions after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Paper session presented at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia.
Yu, Y., & Yang, Y. (2010). What protects migrant children from social maladjustment in China. Presented at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Peronality and Individual Differences
International Journal of Psychology
Children and Youth Services Review
Journal of Pacific-Rim Psychology
Member, Association for Psychological Science
Member, International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
Member, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
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