Dr. Yan Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at DePaul University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Duke University. Dr. Li’s research focuses on children's and adolescents' social development, particularly in three areas: peer relations and interactions, familial socialization, and cultural-contextual influences on youth’s development. She has served as a reviewer for many journals, a panel reviewer for conferences, and a grant reviewer for the International Fellowships program for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Li has taught Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, study abroad and Global Learning Experience courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Yan Li's research interests include peer relations, peer status, aggression, prosocial behaviors, social cognition for aggression and peer status, parenting behaviors, socialization goals, marital/interparental conflict, parent-child relationship, and cultural-contextual influences.