Department of Psychology
2019-2020 COLLOQUIUM SERIES
The Data Science Institute
Xiao Yang, Predoctoral Fellow
PhD candidate in Human Development and Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
“Modeling Within-Person Regulation Processes Using Networks and Machine Learning”
My overall research goal is to develop innovative methods to study self-regulatory processes and their implications for long-term development. In this talk, I will introduce three complementary lines that support this goal. In the first line, I will introduce the methods to develop network models and metrics to investigate emotion regulation processes as networks and the empirical evidence that these network structures are associated with mental health. The second line is built upon the first, in which I design network control to manipulate the network structure of regulatory dynamics. I will also discuss how parents/educators can use the designed control strategy to facilitate children’s healthy development. In the third line, with the increasing use of smartphones, I will introduce how to build a pipeline to convert the raw data – screenshots – to multivariate psychological time-series and predict self-regulatory behavior.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Coffee/cookies at 3:15pm.
Reception will be held after the talk.