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Dr. Linlin Zhang

Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

 

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Social Emotional Development and Intervention (SEDI) at University of Toronto (Mississauga). I have obtained a Ph.D. in family and human development from Arizona State University. My primary line of research during doctoral studies was shyness and social withdrawal across diverse cultural contexts (China, US, Uganda), but I have also investigated peers’ influence on mental health and academic achievement, and risk and resilience of marginalized Ugandan adolescents. I am transferring to applied research in the SEDI lab, where I work on designing and evaluating an intervention program to promote early childhood development in an urban, marginalized community, including refugees, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Linlin Zhang

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Awards and Scholarships

 

Graduate Education Completion Fellowship, Arizona State University (2016)

Sanford School Student Travel Award, Arizona State University (2013, 2015, 2016)

Ruth Cowden Memorial Scholarship Endowment, Arizona State University (2011-2016)

Award for Excellent Academic Performance, Peking University (2010)

Award for Excellent Academic Performance, Tsinghua University (2006-2007)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Eggum-Wilkens, N. D., Zhang, L., & Farago, F. (in press). The life events and adjustment of Karamojong adolescents in Tororo, Uganda. Journal of Loss and Trauma. doi:10.1080/15325024.2017.1284508

 

Zhang, L., Eggum-Wilkens, N. D., Eisenberg, N., & Spinrad, T. L. (in press). Children’s shyness, peer acceptance, and academic achievement in the early school years. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

 

DeLay, D., Hanish, L. D., Zhang, L., & Martin, C. L. (2016). Assessing the impact of homophobic name-calling on early adolescent mental health: A longitudinal social network analysis of competing peer influence effects. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0598-8

 

Zhang, L., & Eggum-Wilkens, N. D. (2016). Correlates of shyness and unsociability during early adolescence in urban and rural China. The Journal of Early Adolescence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0272431616670993

 

DeLay, D., Zhang, L., Hanish, L. D., Miller, C., Fabes, R. A., Martin, C. L., Kochel, K. P., & Updegraff, K. A. (2016). Peer influence on academic performance: A social network analysis of social-emotional intervention effects. Prevention Science, 17(8), 903-913. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0678-8

 

Eggum-Wilkens, N. D., Fabes, R. A., Castle, S., Zhang, L., Hanish, L. D., & Martin, C. L. (2014). Playing with others: Head Start children’s peer play and relations with kindergarten school competence. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(3), 345-356. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.04.008

 

Geng, Y., Wang, L., He, S., Chen, X., Zhang, L., & Xie, X. (2010). Relation between diurnal cortisol rhythm and school adjustment in children. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 24, 455-458.

 

Manuscripts under Review/Revision

 

An, D., Eggum-Wilkens, N. D., Glick, J. E., Hayford, S. R., Chae, S., Bradley, R., & Zhang, L. (revise and resubmit). Adults’ conceptualizations of social competence in Nepal and Malawi.

 

Zhang, L., & Eggum-Wilkens, N. D. (revise and resubmit). Unsociability in Chinese adolescents: Cross-informant agreement and relations with social and school adjustment.

 

Zhang, H., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., & Zhang, L. (under review). Longitudinal relation between Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and shyness: Moderation by neighborhood quality.

 

Selected Conference Presentations

 

Zhang, L. & Eggum-Wilkens, N. D. (2017, April). Chinese adolescents’ beliefs and attitudes toward nominated socially withdrawn peers. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, USA.

 

Zhang, L., DeLay, D., Hanish, L., & Martin, C. L. (2016, September). A social network analysis of peer victimization and social anxiety in American sixth graders: The impact of model fit. Poster session presented at the Developmental Methods Conference, Whitefish, USA.

 

Zhang, L., & Eggum-Wilkens, N. D. (2016, September). Perceived friendship quality in non-reciprocal and reciprocal very best friend dyads among Chinese adolescents. Poster session presented at the Developmental Methods Conference, Whitefish, USA.

 

Zhang, L., & Eggum-Wilkens, N. D. (2015, March). Distinguishing subtypes of social withdrawal in Chinese children: children’s, peers’, and teachers’ perspectives. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, USA.

 

Zhang, L., Eggum, N. D., Eisenberg, N., & Spinrad, T. L. (2013, April). Children’s shyness, popularity, and academic achievement in the early school years. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, USA.

 

Zhang, L., Wang, L., & Chen, X. (2009, June). Relation between shyness-sensitivity and peer relationship in Chinese rural migrant children: The moderating effect of academic achievement. Poster session presented at the workshop of International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Nanjing, China.

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