Dr Yang Ye

Dr Yang Ye PhD MSc

Dr Yang Ye

Dr Yang Ye
PhD MSc

Lecturer in Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

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
  • 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

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.

Funded research 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)"

Hughes, S., Ye, Y., Van Dessel, P., & De Houwer, J. (2019). When people co-occur with good or bad events: Graded effects of relational qualifiers on evaluative conditioning. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 196-208.

Hughes, S., Ye, Y., & De Houwer, J. (2019). Evaluative conditioning effects are modulated by the nature of contextual pairings. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 871-884.

Ye, Y., & Gawronski, B. (2018). Validating the semantic misattribution procedure as an implicit measure of gender stereotyping. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 348-364.

Ye, Y., & Gawronski, B. (2018). Contextualization of mental representations and evaluative responses: A theory-based analysis of cultural differences. In J. Spencer-Rodgers, & K. Peng (Eds.), The psychological and cultural foundations of East Asian cognition: Contradiction, change, and holism (pp. 243-265). New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Van Dessel, P., Ye, Y., & De Houwer, J. (2018). Changing deep-rooted implicit evaluation in the blink of an eye: Negative verbal information shifts automatic liking of Gandhi. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Advance online publication.

Gawronski, B., Rydell, R. J., De Houwer, J., Brannon, S. M., Ye, Y., Vervliet, B., & Hu, X. (2018). Contextualized attitude change. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 1-52.

Ye, Y., Tong, Y.-Y., Chiu, C.-Y., & Gawronski, B. (2017). Attention to context during evaluative learning and context-dependent automatic evaluation: A cross-cultural analysis. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 70, 1-7.

Li, Y., Sorrentino, R. M., Norman, R. M. G., & Ye, Y. (2017). Effects of symptom versus recovery video, similarity, and uncertainty orientation on the stigmatization of schizophrenia. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 117-201.

Norman, R. M. G., Li, Y., Sorrentino, M., Hampson, E., & Ye, Y., (2017). The differential effects of a focus on symptoms versus recovery in reducing stigma of schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, 1385-1394.

Ye, Y., & Gawronski, B. (2016). When possessions become part of the self: Ownership and implicit self-object linking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 64, 72-87.

Gawronski, B., & Ye, Y. (2015). Prevention of intention invention in the affect misattribution procedure. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 101-108.

Gawronski, B., & Ye, Y. (2014). What drives priming effects in the affect misattribution procedure? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 3-15.

Gawronski, B., Ye, Y., Rydell, R. J., & De Houwer, J. (2014). Formation, representation, and activation of contextualized attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 188-203.

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