Research Scientist, Centre for Research in Child Development (2018 – present)
Postdoc Associate, Rutgers University Newark (2017-2018)
Teaching Assistant, Cornell University (2011-2015)
Yang is interested in children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development in different cultural contexts. Her previous work has focused on the developmental patterns, the antecedents, and the consequences of children’s emotional understanding. As a Research Scientist at NIE, she is interested in studying Singaporean children’s emotional development from infancy to middle childhood. She also studies the relations between children’s emotional development and academic achievement, and investigates the factors that promote children’s emotional development and wellbeing, from individual factors (temperament) to environmental factors (culture, parent-child interaction, parenting practice).