Ellen (Hwachung) Kim, H.BSc

​E-mail: ellen.kim@mail.utoronto.ca


Ellen received her BSc degree from University of Toronto, double majoring in psychology and cognitive science. Her independent project with Dr. Lee and Sarah Zanette examined the various types of measures used to investigate lie-telling behaviour in children. While managing the lab, she also assists a project examining deception in children with conduct disorder. She is broadly interested in working with children and families to study the developmental impact on future mental health.

Xiaopan Ding - Professor, National University of Singapore

Naiqi (Gabriel) Xiao - Postdoctoral fellow, Princeton University

LAB ALUMNI

Rachel Santos, PhD Candidate (School and Clinical Child Psychology)

E-mail: rachel.santos@mail.utoronto.ca


Rachel completed her BA (honours) at Carleton University, specializing in psychology. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the examination of eyewitness testimony with children ages 3-6. Rachel's current research examines the moral reasoning of children from both a typical and clinical sample (e.g. children with conduct disorder).

LAB MANAGER

​​Sarah Zanette, PhD Candidate (Developmental Psychology and Education)

E-mail: s.zanette@mail.utoronto.ca


Sarah recevied her BA (honours) in psychology from Brock University and her MA from OISE/UT. She is currently conducting research in two key areas; (1) How can children's lies be detected? and (2) How do children with severe conduct problems lie? Sarah is collaborating with researchers at the Child Development Institute to answer these questions.


Featured Publication:

Zanette, S., Gao, X., Brunet, M., Lee, K. (2016). Automated decoding of facial expressions reveals marked differences in children when telling antisocial versus prosocial lies, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 150, 165-179. doi: 10.1016/jecp.2016.05.007

Kitty Miao Qian, PhD Candidate (Developmental Psychology and Education)

Email: miao.qian@mail.utoronto.ca


Kitty is interested in the development of racial bias. Specifically, she investigates two topics: (1) what is the development of racial bias, and (2) How to reduce peoples’ racial bias. To answer these questions, Kitty is using Implicit Racial Bias Test to study the early development of racial bias. Also, she is working on a training program to reduce children’s racial bias.


Featured Publication:

Qian, M., Heyman, G., Quinn, P., Messi, F., Fu, G., & Lee, K. (2016). Implicit racial biases in preschool children and adults from Asia and Africa. Child Development, 87(1), 285-296.




Rebecca Judges, PhD Candidate (Developmental Psychology and Education)
E-mail: rebecca.judges@mail.utoronto.ca


Rebecca completed her BA at Brock University in psychology and her MA at the University of Toronto in developmental psychology. Rebecca is interested in how social-cognitive changes across the lifespan impact people’s ability to detect fraudulent activity. Her MA thesis examined factors which contribute to older adults' vulnerability & resistance to fraud.


Featured Publicatio:

Judges, R., Gallant, S., Yang, L., & Lee, K. (2017). The Role of Cognition, Personality, and Trust in Fraud Victimization in Older Adults. Manuscript submitted for publication.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

more to come!

Emma Mota Amaral

Jayun Bae

Zabrina Krishnan

Helen Han

Tamara Chau

Tanjeem Taha

Nicole Sugden

Soni Prasad

Darshan Panesar

Natalia Docteur

Huan Chen

Sharon Nirmalakumar

Nasa (Chinasa) Ekeanyanwu

Paraneetha Parameswaran

Natasha Rizwan

Bentley (Tsz) Lo

Huan Chen

Paul Henry

​Michelle Kivlenieks

Adam Donato, MA Candidate (Developmental Psychology and Education)

E-mail: adam.donato@mail.utoronto.ca


For the past four years Adam has conducted program evaluation and treatment impact research on latency-aged children with conduct problems as a member of the Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) research team. Adam completed his BSc (honours) at Saint Mary’s University specializing in psychology (cognitive neuroscience). Adam will be continuing his neuroimaging work at the Kang Lee Lab using fNIRS to better understand the cognitive processes underlying conduct problems and the impact on treatment.

Cindy Tsai

Zeel Shah

Monica Konstantinou

Shruti Kumar

Vivian Liu

Amanda Gamache

Daryna Skybina

Kira Laurin

Laura Colucci

Keerthiha Ravichandran

Esther Arquillano

Michelle (Wan) Li

Hritu Sarker

Gordon Mo

Smriti Sasikumar

Nomaan Butt

Aleksandra McGale

Tabitha Oni

Dylan Williams

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Dr. Kang Lee Lab

Tanya Danyliuk, PhD Candidate

​E-mail: tanya.danyliuk@mail.utoronto.ca


Tanya received her BA degree from the University of Western Ontario, majoring in Psychology.  She is currently in year two of her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Grusec and working with Dr. Lee and his lab for her outside project. Her research interests include prosocial behaviours in children, moral and value development, and the role that parenting plays in child outcomes. She is also interested in exploring parenting interventions, and is the coordinator of a parenting program that her lab is currently establishing using Dr. Grusec’s research on parenting domains.