Yuanyuan Yang

PhD Student


Yuanyuan is interested in exploring the structure of psychopathology by exploring the connections between symptoms and verbal and non-verbal behaviors (e.g., language processing, vocal, facial recognition). Further, Yuanyuan hopes to leverage these insights to enhance the treatment efficacy and accessibility.

Yuanyuan obtained B.S. in Psychology and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and M.A. in General Psychology at Stony Brook University. Currently, she is a first year PhD student in the Clinical Psychological Science program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas. She is a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for undergraduate psychology courses and is also a member of the Affective Communication and Computing lab.

Outside of lab, she takes care of bunch of plants and two cats (Pepper&Ronny). She likes running, cooking, and playing the piano.


  • University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS, USA
    PhD Student (Clinical Psychological Science), 2023–Current

  • SUNY University at Stony Brook | Stony Brook, NY, USA
    MS in Psychology | 2023

  • SUNY University at Stony Brook | Stony Brook, NY, USA
    BS in Psychology, Applied Mathematics & Statistics | 2021