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Post Doctoral Scholar

Yu is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Susan Levine's Cognitive Development Lab. She is currently working on projects investigating how family math attitudes are conveyed through parent-child interactions in everyday scenarios, and how people's perceived purpose or meaning of math learning relates to their math attitudes and motivation to learn. Yu received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She studied how first-generation Chinese immigrant parents and their European American peers use relational language to support young children's math and spatial learning. She also focused on how families' everyday learning practices are manifestations of their cultural values and ideology.