Developmental & Computational Affective Cognition Lab

University of Toronto Scarborough

Dr. Yang Wu

Lab Director

Yang is interested in how humans reason about emotion or affect, an emerging interdisciplinary domain called Affective Cognition. Yang investigates affective cognition in humans from infancy to adulthood and uses a variety of approaches, including behavioral experiments, exploratory play, eye tracking, and computational modeling.

Yang will be an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto starting July 2022. Yang received her postdoctoral training at Stanford University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at MIT in 2018 and her B.S. in Psychology at Peking University in 2012.

Dr. Tiffany Doan

Post Doc

Tiffany’s research focuses on cognitive development in early childhood, specifically social cognitive development. She is interested in how children and adults use probability to infer other people's emotions and the relationship between close counterfactual reasoning and emotion inferences. She’s also interested in children's desire-based reasoning, self-directed learning, and exploration.

Tiffany received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Waterloo.