Empirical Projects:

  • Divya Shiv and Laura Marino (2015-2016 Senior Thesis) – Cultural influences on mutual and reciprocal social support
  • Michaela Ward (2015-2016 Senior Thesis) – The effects of culture and expressive writing on social support
  • Clarianne Moscoso and Sara Tauriello (2015-2016 Senior Thesis) – Body image discrepancy: The role of culture as a moderator
  • Dayna Kim and Catherine Aronowitz (2014-2015 Senior Thesis) – Cultural differences in constructive capitalization responses
  • Natalia Banfi and Caroline Broomfield (2014-2015 Senior Thesis) – Stress and social support seeking in International Asian, Asian American, and European American college students
  • Michaela Ward and Cecily Van Buren-Freedman (2013-2014 Independent Research) – Sex differences in spousal support interactions
  • Zara Atal (2013-2014 Senior Thesis) – Cultural perceptions of mental illnesses and the effect on stigma: A case study in Italy and its implications for the United States
  • Catherine Brooks (2013-2014 Senior Thesis) – Social support interactions and processes across cultures

My Students:

May 2016 Assoc for Psychological Science Conference in Chicago

May 2016 Association for Psychological Science Conference in Chicago — 2014-2015 Senior Thesis Students, from left to right:  Caroline Broomfield, Dayna Kim,  Catherine Aronowitz, Prof. Wang, Natalia Banfi


Wang Lab Students (2015-2016) — from left to right: Divya Shiv, Laura Marino, Michaela Ward, Prof. Wang, Sara Tauriello, Clarianne Moscoso

Wang Lab 2013-2014

Wang Lab Students (2013-2015) — from left to right: Prof. Wang, Divya Shiv, Catherine Brooks, Michaela Ward, Anushri Nanavati, Cecily Van Buren-Freedman


Cecily Van Buren-Freedman and Michaela Ward (Research Assistants, 2013-2014) presenting a poster at the 2015 APS Convention in New York City. Awarded a Student Research Award Honorable Mention by the APS Student Caucus


ZaraAtal - APA 2014 2

Zara Atal (Senior Thesis, 2013-2014) presenting a poster at the 2014 APA Convention in Washington, D.C. Awarded 3rd place student prize by Division 52 (International Psychology)