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Dr DONG, Shuyang

Dr DONG, Shuyang


Post-doctoral Fellow

Academic Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences


Ph.D.(Utrecht University); M.Ed.(Capital Normal University); B.Sc.(Sun Yat-sen University)


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Room 507, Meng Wah Complex


My current research focuses are on:
  • Early childhood development and education in contemporary Chinese families

  • Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory (i.e., Process-Person-Context-Time model)

  • Social inequity in early childhood development across countries

  • Parental cognitions of child development, child education, and parent-child relationships

My previous (and continuing) research interests include:
  • Self-control and social adjustment throughout early and middle childhood
  • Person×Environment transactions, parenting-by-temperament effects, goodness-of-fit model
  • Cross-cultural perspectives of parenting and child development
  • Social-emotional development of vulnerable populations (e.g., children with disabilities or disorders)
  • Research methods related to longitudinal data, observational data, and network analysis
Book Chapters
  1. Dong S. (2016). Infant physical growth, nutrition, and health. In Wu. M., Wang, Z., & Zhao, J.(Eds), Infant psychology (pp. 135–159). Hangzhou, CN: Zhejiang Education Press. [in Chinese]


Journal Publications

Co-first Author

Corresponding Author

  1. Dong, S., Dubas, J.S., Dekovic, M., & Wang, Z. (2022). Goodness of fit in the Chinese context of socialization in the first three years. Developmental Psychology, accepted.
  2. Fan, M., Dong, S., Wang, Q., & Wang, Z. (2022). Maternal mind-mindedness predicts creative potential of Chinese preschool children: Moderation of attachment. Chinese Psychological Science, 45(3), 1–6. [in Chinese] 
  3. Dong, S., Dubas, J.S., & Dekovic, M. (2022). Revisiting goodness of fit in the cultural context: Moving forward from post hoc explanations. Child Development Perspectives, 16(2), 82–89.
  4. Dong, S., Dubas, J.S., Dekovic, M., Wang, Z., van Aken, M.A.G., & Wu, M. (2022). Committed compliance and maternal parenting behaviors predict internalization of rules and externalizing behaviors in Chinese preschool children. Early Education and Development, 33(1), 58–74. 
  5. Dong, S., Dubas, J.S., Dekovic, M., & Wang, Z. (2021). Chinese version of comprehensive early childhood parenting questionnaire (CECPAQ-CV): Factor structure, reliability, and validity. Current Psychology, DOI: 10.1007/s12144-020-01268-0.
  6. Dong, S., Dubas, J.S., Dekovic, M., & Wang, Z. (2021). Cool and hot effortful control moderate how parenting predicts child internalization in Chinese families. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 206, 105099.
  7. Hu, Y., Dong, S.†, Guan, F., Chen, O., Chen, J., & Xu, S. (2021). Emotion understanding correlates with parental emotional expressivity in Chinese youths with hearing loss and typical hearing. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 662356.
  8. Liu, S., Dong, S., & Wang, Z. (2021). Maternal history of childhood maltreatment and control strategies: A search for mechanisms. Journal of Marriage and Family, 83(4), 1099–1115.
  9. Cai, Y., Dong, S., Yuan, S., & Hu, C. (2020). Network analysis and its applications in psychology. Advances in Psychological Science, 28(1), 178–190. [in Chinese] 
  10. Wang, Z. & Dong, S.‡ (2019). Autonomy as core of creativity and compliance: Moderated moderation model of maternal parenting behaviors. Creativity Research Journal, 31(1), 74–82.
  11. Liu, S., Zhou, N., Dong, S., Wang, Z., & Hao, Y. (2019). Maternal childhood emotional abuse predicts Chinese infant behavior problems: Examining mediating and moderating processes. Child Abuse and Neglect, 88, 307–306.
  12. Hao, Y., Wang, Z., Dong, S., Liu, S., Wu, M., & Lu, S. (2019). The predictive effects of maternal life event stress in early childhood on 5-year-old child behavioral problems: A chained mediation model. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 51(1), 85–95. [in Chinese]
  13. Dong, S., Wang, Z., Lu, S., Liang, X., & Xing, X. (2018). Children’s temperament and maternal behavioral control: Origins of heterogeneity in developmental trajectories of committed compliance from infancy to age 3. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(8), 2668–2677.
  14. Song, C., Xing, Y., Dong, S., & Wang, J. (2018). The relation between availability of social support and resilience in migrant children: The mediating role of self-esteem. Psychological Exploration, 38(3), 248–253. [in Chinese]
  15. Song, C., Dong, S., Xu, X., & Wang, J. (2018). Relationship between social support and loneliness in homosexuals: The mediating role of self-esteem. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 26(2), 401–404. [in Chinese]
  16. Zhang, Q., Wang, Z., & Dong, S. (2017). Developmental cascades: Children’s cognitive functioning and social adjustment. Chinese Psychological Science, 40(5), 1142–1147. [in Chinese]
  17. Dong, S., Liang, X., Zhang, Y., & Wang, Z. (2017). Maternal positive parenting behaviors and toddler’s compliance: Prediction from maternal sensitivity in infancy and bidirectional effects of autonomy encouragement in toddlerhood. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 49(4), 460–471. [in Chinese]
Peer Reviewer
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • Journal of Early Adolescence
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • European Journal of Personality
  • Symposium Parenting-Temperament Transactions in Early Childhood Across Cultures in the 2021 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (online, 2021)
  • 3rd Meeting of Chinese Association for Psychological and Brain Science (Utrecht NL, 2019)
  • 4th Meeting of Chinese Association for Psychological and Brain Science (online, 2020)
  • Invited symposia on advanced statistical methods at Capital Normal University (Beijing CN, 2018)
  • International Conference on Family and Child Development in Changing Societies (Beijing CN, 2018)