Emanuela Yeung

Emanuela Yeung
Office: COR B030
Area of expertise

Cognition and Brain Sciences

Research interests

My doctoral research is concerned with how children develop a reflective understanding of “self” that persists through time. This question lies at the intersection of research on the development of autobiographical memory, reflection, ‘self’, and temporal cognition, and I take an interdisciplinary approach integrating philosophical investigation in phenomenology with theoretical and experimental methods in cognitive developmental psychology.

Representative publications

Müller, U., Yeung, E., Hutchison, S. M. (2013), The role of distancing in Werner and Kaplan’s account of symbol formation and beyond. Culture & Psychology, 19, 463-483. 

Müller, U., Baker, L., & Yeung, E. (2013). A developmental systems approach to executive function. In R. M. Lerner & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Embodiment and EpigenesisTheoretical and Methodological Issues in Understanding the Role of Biology within the Relational Developmental System Part B: Ontogenetic Dimensions. Elsevier Inc.: Academic Press, 39–66.

Charach, A., Yeung, E., Climans, T., Lillie, E. (2011). Childhood ADHD and future Substance Use Disorders: Comparative meta-analyses. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, 9-21.

Representative presentations

Yeung, E. & Müller, U. (2016). And then there were two: Flexibility in the latent structure of executive function. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Yeung, E. & Müller, U. (2015). Reflection as distancing, objectifying, and self-fractioning. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, ON.

Yeung, E., Müller, U., & Carpendale, J. I. M. (2013). Precursors of theory of mind: Level 1 visual perspective-taking at age 2 predicts false belief understanding at age 4. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2013 Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Recent awards

  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2016)
  • President’s Research Scholarship, University of Victoria (2016)
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2013-2016)