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Faculty

Yanli Huang Lecturer

Research Interests: 
  • Conceptual Metaphor; Conceptual Representation, and Second Language Representation;
  • Category Learning, Conceptual Learning, Category Representation, and Learning Efficiency;
  • Chinese Character Learning, Chinese Character Cognition.
Bio: 

Lecture, Nanjing Normal University (2019-Present)

Post-doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (2015-2019)

 

Educational Background
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012-2015)

M.Phil., Developmental and Educational Psychology, South China Normal University (2009-2012)

B.A., Psychology, Henan Normal University (2005-2009)

 

Research

Research Projects

1. Enhancing teaching efficacy and creative teaching and learning Chinese for Hong Kong’s non-Chinese students in primary schools. Funded by General Research Fund (GRF). Project No. 17606715. Jan. 2016-May. 2019. HK$308,932. On-Going. Team member with the title of Research Manager (PI: Dr. Wai Ming Cheung).

2. Transition and growth: Effective learning and teaching of Chinese for multicultural students. Funded by Education Development Fund in Hong Kong, Education Bureau, HKSAR. Aug. 2017-May. 2019. HK$9,920,000. On-going. Team member with the title of Research Manager (PI: Dr. Wai Ming Cheung).

3. Accommodating diversity: Supporting the learning and teaching of Chinese language for non-Chinese speaking students in primary schools. Funded by Education Development Fund in Hong Kong. Funded by Education Development Fund in Hong Kong, Education Bureau, HKSAR. Sep. 2014-Aug. 2017. HK$12,322,000. Completed. Team member (PI: Dr. Wai Ming Cheung).

4. Factors that modulate the processing of conceptual metaphors: A case study of spatial-valence metaphoric association. Funded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant. Sep 2014-Aug 2016. HK$59,875. Completed. Co-investigator (Principal Investigator: Prof. Chi-Shing Tse).


Journal Articles

(*indicated corresponding author, † indicates authors equally distributed)

  1. Huang, Y.*, Tse, C.-S., & Xie, J. (2018). The bidirectional congruency effect of brightness-valence metaphoric association in the Stroop-like and priming paradigms. Acta Psychologica, 189, 76-92. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.10.006 
  2. Huang, Y., Xie J.†, & Wang, R.* (2018) Electroencephalography delta, theta, and alpha oscillations in valence-space metaphorical associations. NeuroReport, 29(12): 1017-1022. doi:  10.1097/WNR.0000000000001066. 
  3. Huang, Y.*, & Tse, C.-S*. (2017). Linguistic relativity in conceptual metaphors. In: Ardila, A, Cieślicka, A.B., Heredia, R. R., & Rosselli, M. (Eds.), Psychology of Bilingualism: The Cognitive World of Bilinguals (pp.3-26). Springer: Switzerland.
  4. Cheung, W. M.*, Lam, J. W. I., Au, D. W. H., So, W. W. Y., Huang, Y., & Tsang, H. W. H. (2017). Explaining student and home variance of Chinese reading achievement of the PIRLS 2011 Hong Kong. Psychology in the Schools, 14143455. doi.: 10.1002/pits.22041. 
  5. Cheung, W. M.*, Huang, Y., & Tsang, H. W. H. (2016). Improving sustainability of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) by complementary and alternative medicine approaches (CAM) on reducing workplace stress of teachers. Journal of Pain & Relief. S4: 001 doi:10.4172/2167-0846.S4-002.
  6. Huang, Y., & Tse, C.-S*. (2015). Re-examining the automaticity and directionality of the activation of the spatial-valence “good is up” metaphoric association. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0123371. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123371
  7. Xie, J., Huang, Y., Wang, R.*, & Liu, W. (2015). Affective valence facilitates spatial detection on vertical axis: Shorter time strengthens effect. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:277. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00277
  8. Huang, Y., Tse, C.-S.*, & Cho, K. W. (2014). Living in the north is not necessarily favorable: Different metaphoric associations between cardinal direction and valence in Hong Kong and in the United States. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(4), 360-369. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2013
  9. Liu, Z.*, Huang, Y., & Seger, C. A*. (2012). The expected effect of the exemplar size in category learning. (in Chinese). Acta Psychologica Sinica, 44(6), 754-765. (In Chinese)
  10. Liu, Z., Mo, L., Hu, C., Song, X., & Huang, Y. (2011). Feature similarity and category labels on inductive reasoning. (in Chinese). Journal of Psychological Science, 34(5), 1026-1032. (In Chinese)

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

  1. Cheung, W. M., Huang, Y., Chan, W. Y. S., & Wong, W. Y. (2018). Innovative teacher professional development to support the quest for equitable educational opportunity in public education. Paper presented in the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting. New York, USA
  2. Chan, W. Y. S., Cheung, W. M., Huang, Y. (2018). Do ethnic minority children have equity on the starting line? Paper presented in the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting. New York, USA
  3. Cheung, W. M., Huang, Y., Chan, W. Y. S., Tsang, H. W. H. (2018).Culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy in second language teaching to advance public education. Paper presented in the AERA 2018 Annual Meeting. New York, USA
  4. Cheung, W. M., Huang, Y., & Tsang, H. W. H. (2017) Parental factors of Chinese reading: Mediated by early reading ability, reading motivation and reading self-efficacy. Paper presented in the AERA 2017 Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.
  5. Cheung, W. M., Huang, Y., Wong, W. Y. & Tsang, H. W. H. (2017). The validation and exploration of the Chinese culturally responsive teaching delf-efficacy. Paper presented in the 17th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Tampere, Finland.
  6. Xie, J., Cheung, H., Huang, Y., & Mo, L. (2017). Embodied simulation in false belief understanding reflected in the rotation related negativity. Poster presented in the 10th Annual Meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, 16-18 / 03 2017, Los Angeles, USA.
  7. Xie, J., Huang, Y., Tse, C.-S., & So, W.-C. (2017). The flexible nature of space-time metaphoric association. Paper presented in the 4th Annual Conference of the Chinese Association of Psycholinguistics, 19-21 / 05 2017, Guangzhou, China. (In Chinese)
  8. Huang, Y., Tse, C.-S. (2014). Testing the asymmetric and automatic nature of spatial-valence metaphoric association. Poster presented in the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, USA.
  9. Xie, J., Huang, Y., Tse, C.-S., & So, W.C. (2014). Revisiting the space-time metaphoric association: Does the movement of spatial reference frames matter?. Poster presented in the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Long Beach, USA.
  10. Huang, Y., & Tse, C.-S. (2013). Testing the asymmetric and strategic nature of category-container metaphoric association. Poster presented in the 54th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Toronto, Canada.
  11. Huang, Y., Liu, Z., & Tse, C.-S. (2013). Categorization and recognition in the prototype distortion task: ERP studies. Poster presented in the 35th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, Germany.
  12. Huang, Y., Tse, C.-S., & Cho, K.W. (2013). Up/north is not always good: Metaphorical associations between cardinal direction and valence are different in Hong Kong and in the United States. Poster presented in 6th annual conference on Embodied and Situated Language Processing. Potsdam, Germany.

Honors and Awards

Postgraduate Research Output Award 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015.11

 

Academic Title
Reviewer for Educational Psychology and Frontiers in Psychology.

 

Contact
Email ylhuang[at]njnu.edu.cn (please use @ to replace [at])