Huajian Gao

Educational Psychology

Huajian Gao is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology. Before joining the Social Psychological Approaches to East Asian and Asian American Education lab, Gao worked in the Chinese Families Lab at New York University with Dr. Niobe Way, as well as a lab at Shenzhen University in China. Gao's current research interests focus on understanding social emotional development in childhood and adolescence across family systems. He is now working on a study to investigate how overprotective parents influence emerging adults’ emotional autonomy development and their feeling of loneliness and aloneness.