I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Ellen Markman. Before joining Stanford, I obtained my B.S. at Zhejiang University in 2011, and my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2017, where I worked with Drs. Andrei Cimpian and Renée Baillargeon.
I am interested in studying children's early cognition about social groups. In this vein, I have pursued two major lines of research: One line of work focuses on the cognitive mechanism, the developmental trajectory and the consequences of stereotypes about social groups. The other line of work focuses on infants’ and toddlers’ expectations of people’s obligations within and across social groups. My work on gender stereotypes about brilliance was published in Science and featured by major media outlets including NBC, NYTimes, NPR, etc.