Qi Wang

 

Qi Wang

Professor
209 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Human Development
 
Phone: (607) 255-9376 Fax: (607) 255-9856
Email: qiwang@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

Qi Wang holds a BSc in Psychology from Peking University, China, and a PhD in Psychology from Harvard University. She has received many honors and awards, including the Young Scientist Award from the International Society for Study of Behavioral Development (2006), the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Early Research from the Society for Research in Child Development (2005), and the Outstanding Contribution to Research Award from SRCD Asian Caucus (2013). Her research has been frequently published in top psychology journals. Her book "The autobiographical self in time and culture" was recently published by Oxford University Press (August 20, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qVk7G9RsSY). 

 
Current Research Activities:

My research interests are at the intersection of cognitive and social development. Integrating developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural perspectives, my research examines the mechanisms underlying the development of a variety of social-cognitive skills including autobiographical memory, self, and emotion knowledge. I am particularly interested in how cultural beliefs and goals influence social cognitive representations and processes by affecting information processing at the level of the individual and by shaping social practices between individuals (e.g., sharing memory narratives between parents and children).

Current research examines cultural effects on the perceptual, retention, and retrieval processes of episodic remembering; episodic future thinking in children and adults; autobiographical memory in the context of peer relations; and social-cognitive factors in the development of autobiographical memory in middle childhood (funded by NSF award# BCS-0721171). In addition, I have recently launched a project to investigate the influence of Internet on autobiographical remembering.

 
Education:

Ph.D. 2000 - Harvard University
M.A. 1998 - Harvard University
B.Sc. 1989 - Peking University, China

 
Courses Taught:

HD 120 HD Freshman seminar
HD 2300 Cognitive Development
HD 3380 Social Cognition and Development
HD 4310 Mind, Self, and Emotion: Research Seminar
HD 4520 Culture and Human Development
HD 6310 Proseminar on Cognitive Development
HD 6210 Seminar on Autobiographical Memory
HD 6350 Cultural Psychology

Advisees can arrange appointments TBA by emailing me: qiwang@cornell.edu

 
Related Websites:

Social Cognition Development Laboratory

 
Administrative Responsibilities:

Associate Director, Cornell East Asian Program

 
Selected Publications:

Wang, Q., Gould, T., & Hou, Y. (in press). Is the future always brighter than the past?Anticipation of changes in the personal future after recall of past experiences. Memory. 

Wang, Q., & Peterson, C. (in press). Your earliest memory may be earlier than you think: Prospective studies of children’s dating of earliest childhood memories. Developmental Psychology.

Wang, Q. (2013). Gender and emotion in everyday event memory. Memory, 21, 503-511. 

Wang, Q., Hou, Y., Tang, H., & Wiprovnick, A. (2011). Traveling backward and forward in time: Culture and gender in the episodic specificity of past and future events. Memory, 19, 1, 103.

Wang, Q., Shao, Y., & Li, Y. J. (2010). “My way or Mom’s way?” The bilingual and bicultural self in Hong Kong Chinese children and adolescents. Child Development, 81, 2, 555-567.

Wang, Q. (2009). Are Asians forgetful? Perception, retention, and recall in episodic remembering. Cognition, 111, 123-131.

Wang, Q. (2008). Emotion knowledge and autobiographical memory across the preschool years: A cross-cultural longitudinal investigation. Cognition, 108, 117-135.

Wang, Q. (2008). Being American, being Asian: The bicultural self and autobiographical memory in Asian Americans. Cognition, 107, 743-751.

Wang, Q. & Ross, M. (2007). Culture and memory. In H. Kitayama & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of Cultural Psychology (pp. 645-667). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Wang, Q. (2006). Relations of maternal style and child self-concept to autobiographical memories in Chinese, Chinese immigrant, and European American 3-year-olds. Child Development, 77, 6, 1799-1814.

Wang, Q. (2006). Culture and the development of self-knowledge. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 4, 182-187.

Wang, Q. (2006). Earliest recollections of self and others in European American and Taiwanese young adults. Psychological Science, 17, 8, 708-714.

Wang, Q. (2004). The emergence of cultural self-construct: Autobiographical memory and self-description in American and Chinese children. Developmental Psychology, 40, 1, 3-15.

 
Searchable Keywords:
autobiographical memory, self, emotion knowledge, parent-child reminiscing, social cognition, socialization, culture

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.