Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, Boston University, 2013.
  • M.B., Peking University, 2006.

Research

  • Emotion regulation in children
  • Genetic factors in Emotion regulation and imitation
  • The connection between cognitive development and emotion regulation

Publications

Wang, M., Fenstermacher, S.K., & Saudino, K.J. (2014). The Genetic Overlap between Emotion Regulation and Imitation in Early Childhood. Paper presented at the 44th annual meetings of the Behavior Genetics Association, Charlottesville, VA. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2014). The Bidirectional Association between Emotion Regulation and Mental Development across Age: a Cross-lagged Twin Study. Paper presented at the 26th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2013). Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation and Its Relation to Working Memory in Toddlerhood. Emotion, 13(6), 1055-1067. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2013). Emotion Regulation and Parent-Child Dyadic Mutuality: an Evocative Gene-Environment Correlation. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2013). Environmental Influences on Positive Affect: Different Measures, Different Results. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. 

Saudino, K. J., Wang, M. & Asherson, P. (2013). A Cross-lagged Twin Study of Etiological Links Between Activity Level and Attention Problems in Early Childhood. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. 

Canfield, C., Wang, M. & Saudino, K. J. (2013). Genetic and Environmental Associations Between Temperament and Vocabulary. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development Seattle, WA. 

Micalizzi, L. G., Wang, M. & Saudino, K. J. (2013). Temperament and Externalizing Behavior Problems in Preschool: A Genetically Informed Cross-Lagged Model. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. 

Raciti, G., Ganiban, J., Wang, M. & Saudino, K. J. (2013). Negative Parenting and Externalizing Behavior Across Preschool: A Cross-lagged Analysis. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. 

Saudino, K. J., Wang, M. & Asherson, P. (2013). A Longitudinal Study of the Association Between Activity Level and Attention Problems in Early Childhood. Paper presented at the 43rd annual meetings of the Behavior Genetics Association, Marseilles, France. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2013). An Old but Perpetual Topic: Cognition and Emotion. American Journal of Psychology, 126 (1), 128-132. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2012). Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Stability and Change of Sleep Problems in Toddlerhood. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(6), 697-706. 

Saudino, K.J. & Wang, M. (2012). Quantitative and Molecular Genetic Studies of Temperament. In M. Zentner & R. Shiner (Eds.), Handbook of Temperament (pp. 315-346). New York: Guilford Press. 

Raciti, G., Ganiban, J., Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2012). Negative Parenting and Externalizing Behavior across preschool: A Cross-lagged Analysis. Paper presented at the 42nd annual meetings of the Behavior Genetics Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2011). Parenting Behaviors Moderate Genetic Vulnerabilities to Sleep Problems in Toddlers. Paper presented at the Behavioral Genetics Association Conference: Newport, RI. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2011). A Twin Study of the Etiology of Associations Between Working Memory and Emotion Regulation. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2011). Emotion regulation and stress. Journal of Adult Development, 18, 95-103. 

Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2010). Stability and Change of Sleep Problems in Toddlerhood. Paper presented at the Behavioral Genetics Association Conference, Seoul, South Korea. 

Wang, M., Chawla, S., & Saudino, K.J. (2009). The development of emotion regulation from age 2 to 3. Paper presented at the Behavioral Genetics Association Conference: Minneapolis, MN. 

Chawla, S., Wang, M., & Saudino, K.J. (2008). Get rid of tedious coding for activity level? Paper presented at the Behavioral Genetics Association Conference: Louisville, KY. 

Hou, M., Wang, M., Zhong, N. (2006). Principal genetic syndromes and autism: from phenotypes, proteins to genes. Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao, 38(1), 110-115. 

Song, S., Zhang, Y., Chen, B., Wang, M., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y., Yan, M., Zhong, N. (2006). No mutation was detected in the LMNA gene among sporadic Charcot-Marie-Tooth patients. Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao, 38(1), 78-79. 

Song, S., Zhang, Y., Chen, B., Zhang, Y., Wang, M., Wang, Y., Yan, M., Zou, J., Huang, Y., Zhong,N. (2006). Mutation frequency for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1 in the Chinese population is similar to that in the global ethnic patients. Genetics in Medicine, 8(8), 532-535.