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Keynote – Prof. Qi Wang


August 24, 16:00-17:00 CEST

Keynote session by Professor Qi Wang


Qi Wang is a professor of human development and psychology at Cornell University. Her research integrates developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural perspectives to examine the mechanisms responsible for the development of autobiographical memory. She has undertaken extensive studies to examine how cultural variables sustain autobiographical memory by affecting information processing at the level of the individual and by shaping social practices of remembering between individuals (e.g., sharing memory narratives between parents and children). Her other lines of work include the study of future thinking, self-concept, and emotion knowledge in cultural contexts, and the investigation of the influence of social media on memory and other cognitive processes.
A graduate of Peking University, China, Qi Wang earned a Ph.D. in psychology in 2000 at Harvard University. Wang frequently publishes in scientific journals and in volumes of collected works. Her single-authored book, The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture (2013, Oxford University Press) is regarded as a definitive work on culture and autobiographical memory. Wang is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.