Kelly Yixin Cui

Doctoral Student

Kelly is a doctoral student in the Applied Human Development program working with Dr. Kathleen Corriveau in the Social Learning Lab. Kelly is broadly interested in how children learn from and interact with other people, and how socio-cultural context influence this process.

Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Corriveau

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

M.A. in Cognitive Studies in Education
Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY
B.S. in Psychology
Tsinghua University, Department of Psychology, Beijing, China

2017 Spring Guest lecture for Child Development and Early Childhood Education, Boston University
2016 Fall Teaching Fellow and guest lecture for Disability, Education, and Public Policy, Boston University
2016 Spring Guest lecture for Lifespan Development, Boston University

Kelly is broadly interested in how children learn from and interact with other people, and how socio-cultural context influence this process. Specifically, her projects explore how pedagogical context influence children's teaching behavior; how religious context influence children's scientific and religious conceptual development; and how children's own social status influence their evaluation of argument and source.

Harris, P.L., Yang, B., & Cui, Y. (in press).“I don’t know”: Children’s early talk about knowledge. Mind and Language.

Corriveau, K.H., Ronfard, S., & Cui, Y.K. (in press). Cognitive mechanisms associated with children’s selective teaching.

Cui, Y.K., Chen, M., Ronfard, S., Corriveau, K.H. (2018, April). The Impact of Learner-centered and Teacher-led pedagogical practices on Children’s Teaching Styles. Paper and symposium presented at the Annual Conference of American Education Research Association, New York, NY.

Cui, Y.K., Clegg, J., Yan, F., Zhong, J., Liu, H., Guo, R., Sekhon, A., Corriveau, K.H., Harris, P.L. (2017, October). Chinese Children’s Justification of the Existence of Unobservable Entities. Poster presented at the Biannual Conference of Cognitive Development Society, Portland, OR.

Clegg, J., Cui, Y.K., Corriveau, K.H., Harris, P.L. (2017, June). The impact of religiosity on parents’ beliefs about the existence of unobservable entities in the U.S. and China. Poster presented at the Workshop of the Cognition of Belief, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Cui, Y.K., Clegg, J., Guo, R., Yan, F., Davoodi, T., Corriveau, K.H., Harris, P.L. (2017, April). Chinese children and adults’ judgments about the existence of unobservable entities. Paper presented at the Biannual Conference of Society of Research for Child Development, Austin, TX.

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