Chang(Cecilia) Liu

Chang(Cecilia) Liu

Chang received her B.S. in Psychology from Beijing Normal University, China, in 2013. She is currently the fourth year graduate student in Developmental Psychology working with Dr. Neiderhiser and Dr. Moore. Chang’s overall research goal is to understand the mechanisms and processes underlying child anger development. In order to pursue this goal, she has adopted two different but complementary approaches: behavioral genetics and dynamic systems. By using family-based behavioral genetic designs, Chang is able to examine genetic and environmental factors and gene-environment interplay on child anger development. By using a dynamic systems approach, Chang is able to examine the change and self-organization of the processes underlying children’s social interactions. By integrating these two approaches, Chang can study the processes underlying anger development and the coupling effects with other processes to help clarify possible causal pathways of these processes underlying child anger development.