SLAM Lab PI: Dr. Veronica X. Yan
Human Development Culture and Learning Sciences,
Department of Educational Psychology and Department of Psychology,
The University of Texas at Austin
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Dr. Veronica X. Yan (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is an educational psychologist and currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
Her research focuses on what it takes to be an effective, self-regulated learner, bringing together research investigating the “desirably difficult” strategies that enhance learning and the motivational mindsets required to appreciate them. She conducts training workshops across the US for schoolteachers and college instructions, and serves as the Chair of the Learning Advisory Board to ScreenTime Solutions.
Her own educational background has spanned three continents: She studied at an international school in Hong Kong, before heading to England for undergraduate studies (experimental psychology, University of Cambridge), hopped over to California for graduate school (cognitive psychology, UCLA) and postdoc (social psychology, University of Southern California) before landing in Austin, Texas.