Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Cognitive Science
Qi Wang is professor of human development, psychology, and cognitive science at Cornell University. She is the past associate director of the Cornell East Asia Program and former department chair of human development.
Wang’s research examines the mechanisms underlying the development of a variety of cognitive and social-cognitive skills in the context of culture, focusing particularly on autobiographical memory. She has also pioneered research to examine the impact of the Internet and social media as a cultural force on memory and psychosocial functioning. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and National Natural Science Foundation of China. Wang frequently publishes in scientific journals and in volumes of collected works. Her single-authored book "The autobiographical self in time and culture" (Oxford University Press, August 2013) is regarded as the definitive work on culture and autobiographical memory.
Wang holds a BSc in psychology from Peking University and a PhD in psychology from Harvard University. She directs the Culture & Social Cognition Lab, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.