Dr Yang Ye

Dr Yang Ye MEd, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Psychology

Key details

Dr Yang Ye
MEd, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Psychology


Yang Ye is a lecturer in psychology in the School of Human Science at the University of Greenwich. He joined the university in September 2019.

Yang received his PhD in social psychology from Western University, Canada. Before joining the University of Greenwich, he worked as post-doctoral researchers in the Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium and the Linguistic Department at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He has taught statistics, research methods and social psychology at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in UK and in Canada.

Posts held previously:
  • 2017-19, Post-doctoral Researcher, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2014-17, Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Research Affiliate, Ghent University, Belgium

Recognition

  • Member of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Reviewer for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Social Psychology and Personality Science, Cognition and Emotion, Group Process & Intergroup Relations, Journal of Personality Assessment, Experimental Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology

Research / Scholarly interests

Yang's research area is social cognition, and the topics include attitudes, stereotype, stigma and bias. His research on attitudes focuses on the formation and change of implicit attitudes – automatic gut feelings towards others. His research on stereotypes examines the effects of implicit gender stereotyping and the development of implicit measures of stereotypes. His research on bias and stigma focuses on understanding causes of biases in real-world decisions and developing useful anti-bias interventions. He is currently working with linguists from Queen Mary University of London on an ESRC funded project about accent bias in the UK.

Key funded projects

  • 2019, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, "Gender Bias and Witness Credibility in the Courtroom" (with Erez Levon)
  • 2018, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, "Implicit bias: What (it is), how (it is assessed), and why (social scientists should care)"