Broadly speaking, there are three research areas I am most interested in. These are some of the research topics I would like to continue to learn about and do research on at the graduate level.
Culture, Stigma, & Identity
How does one develop and conceptualize their identity while navigating stereotypes, social norms, and the clash between independent & interdependent cultures?
How does the process of identity formation change when one's presented with culturally specific stigma of their identity?
Social Network & Group Behavior
How can we understand group behaviors through studying social networks and digital interactions?
What are the differences between in-person and online interactions?
Reproducibility & Open Science
How much has psychology as a field progressed in improving reproducibility?
What are some alternative/new research approaches that ensure validity and reliability?
Zhong, Y. (in preparation). A closer look into reproducibility in psychological research: A meta-analysis on p-values and research statistics.
Zhong, Y. (in press). Learning from the past with Text data mining: A case study.
Dillon, J., Cook, G., Zhong, Y. & Cooper, N. (2020, November 4). From Pandemics to Psychology: Using Text and Data Mining to Analyze the Past and the Present [Panel presentation & discussion, delivered online]. 2020 Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.
Zhong, Y. (2020, May 5). Project Psyched: A closer look into reproducibility in psychological research [Conference presentation, delivered online]. Data Science Honors Symposium, UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, & Society, Berkeley, California.