Zhenlan Wang, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Her work focuses on emotion regulation and emotional support, with particular attention to culture and child development. Zhenlan is broadly interested in cross-cultural research and the employment of culturally sensitive research methods. Her most recent projects involved examining cultural messages for social support conveyed in children’s storybooks, and ways that social support beliefs give rise to culturally variable styles of advice giving.
Originally from China, Zhenlan received her B.A. in Social Psychology with a minor in Pedagogy at Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City. During her graduate study, Zhenlan has served as a graduate intern for American Psychological Association at United Nations. In her spare time, Zhenlan likes to do ballet dance and spend time with her cat, Liza.