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Xinyue Xiao

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Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography: 

Hello, I am Sonya. I am a postdoc in SSFD. I was born and raised in China, and completed my Bachelor's degree in China. I then became an elementary school teacher in Shanghai. Although I love teaching and working with children, I was drawn to research, and after two years of teaching, I decided to come to the U.S. and earned a Masters degree at Syracuse University, and a PhD at Arizona State University.

My research focuses on 1) the development of children's prosocial and moral behavior, 2) factors contributing to children's prosocial moral behavior and positive peer relation, and 3) children's gendered intergroup attitudes and behaviors. I am also interests in measurement and statistical analyses. 

Education: 

2016-2020     Ph.D.    Family and Human Development

                Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ

2014-2016     M.S.     Child and Family Studies

                Syracuse University (SU), Syracuse, NY

2008-2012          B.M.     Financial Management

                Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), Tianjin, China   

Research Interests: 

Substantively, I am interested in examining: 1) the development of children's prosocial and moral behavior (as well as morally relevant behaviors such as victimization); 2) various factors contributing to children's prosocial moral behavior and positive peer relations; and 3) children's gendered intergroup attitudes and behaviors. I am also interests in measurement and statistical analyses.

Research Group: 

Graduate Research Assistant, Family and Human Development, ASU, 2016 – 2020

1. Kindness in Development Project (KID), T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University (PIs = Tracy L. Spinrad, Nancy Eisenberg).

2. Children’s Attitudes Relationships and Education Project (CARE), T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University (PI = Carol Lynn Martin). 

3. Assessing Positive Peer Learning Environment Project (APPLE), funded by Institute of Educational Sciences, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University (PI = Carol Lynn Martin).

Publications: 

Referred Journal Articles

8. Wang, W., Spinrad, T. L., Gal-Szabo, D. E., Laible, D., Xiao, S. X., Xu, J., Berger, R., Eisenberg, N., & Carlo, G. (in press). The relations of White parents’ implicit racial attitudes to their children’s differential empathic concern towards White and Black Victims. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 

7. Fraser, A. M., Hampton, R., Spinrad, T. L., Varnum, M., Eisenberg, N., Gal-Szabo, D., Berger, R. H., Xu, J., & Xiao, S. X. (in press). Children’s Mu suppression is sensitive to witnessing others’ social victimization. Social Neuroscience. doi:10.1080/17470919.2020.1722220 

6. Nielson, G. M., Xiao, S. X., & Padilla-Walker, L. M. (In press). Mars and Venus more alike than different: Tracking prosocial trends into young adulthood. Social Development. doi:10.1111/sode.12419 

5. Xiao, S. X., Hashi, E., & Korous, K. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2019). Gender differences across multiple types of prosocial behavior in adolescence: A meta-analysis of the Prosocial Tendency Measure-Revised (PTM-R). Journal of Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.09.003

4. Xiao, S. X., Cook, R. E., Martin, C. L., & Nielson, G. M. (2019). Characteristics of preschool gender enforcers and peers who associate with them. Sex Roles. doi:10.1007/s11199-019-01026-y

3. Xiao, S. X., Spinrad, T. L., & Eisenberg, N. (2018). Longitudinal relations of preschoolers’ anger to prosocial behavior: The moderating role of dispositional shyness. Social Development. doi:10.1111/sode.12346

2. Xiao, S. X., Spinrad, T. L., & Carter, D. B. (2018). Inductive discipline and preschoolers' prosocial behavior: the role of parental emotion regulation strategies. Journal of Genetic Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2018.1495611 

1. Xiao, S. X., Cook, R. E., Martin, C. L., Nielson, G. M., & Field, R. D. (2018). Girl talk vs. boy talk? More like in-group vs. out-group: Boys’ and girls’ expectations about communicative responsiveness with same- and other-gender peers. Sex Roles. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0924-6 

Invited Book Chapters

1. Cook, R. E., Martin, C. L., Nielson, G. M., & Xiao, S. X. (In press). Contemporary Cognitive Approaches to Gender Development: New Schemas, New directions, and New Conceptualizations of Gender.

Encyclopedia Articles

1. Andrews, N. C. Z., Martin, C. L., Cook, R. E., Nielson, M. G., & Xiao, S. X. (Forthcoming). Gender in education. In T. L. Spinrad & J. Liew (Eds.), Social and Emotional Learning Section; D. Fisher (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Education (Online). Taylor & Francis: New York.

Research Activity: 

CONFERENCE PAPER PRESENTATIONS

5. Spinrad, T. L., Gal-Szabo, Xiao, S. X., Xu, J., Berger, R. H., Pierotti, S. L., Eisenberg, N., Laible, D. J., & Carlo, G. (2020, May). Children’s race-based biases in sympathy, prosocial behavior, and attitudes towards White and Black Children.  In T. Spinrad (Chair) Children’s attitudes, empathy, and Behaviors towards various ingroup and outgroup peers. Paper to be presented at the 2020 Special Topics Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. San Juan, Puerto Rico

4. Laible, D. J., Pierotti, S. L., Gal-Szabo, D., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Carlo, G., Cruz, A., Aglar, A.E., Xiao, S. X., & Xu, J., (2020, May). Patterns of prosocial responsiveness by parents: Implications for children’s racial attitudes. In T. Spinrad (Chair) Children’s attitudes, empathy, and Behaviors towards various ingroup and outgroup peers. Paper to be presented at the 2020 Special Topics Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. San Juan, Puerto Rico

3. Hanish, L. D., Martin, C. L., DeLay, D., Fabes, R. A., Morris, S., Xiao, S. X., & Oswalt, K. (2020). Is there a gender divide in coeducational classrooms? An invisible problem for educators. Paper will be presented at Society for Prevention Research. 

2. Xiao, S. X., Alexander, B., & Fabes, R. A. (2019). Head Start children’s prosocial behavior: An examination of mixed-gender play at preschool. Research presented at Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Graduate Research Conference. Tempe, AZ.

1. Xiao, S. X., Cook, R, E., Martin, C. L., Nielson, M. G., & Field, R. D. (2018). Girl talk vs. boy talk? More like own-group vs. other-group: Gender patterns of what boys and girls expect in social interactions. Research presented at Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Graduate Research Conference. Tempe, AZ.

CONFERENCE POSTER PRESENTATIONS

11. Xiao, S. X., Cook, R. E., Martin, C. L., & Nielson, G. M. Preschool gender enforcers: Their characteristics and the effects on peers of affiliation with gender enforcers. Poster will be presented at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Graduate Student Poster competition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

10. Alexander, B., Xiao, S. X., & Fabes, R. A. (2018, October). Prosocial segregation in young children’s play: A longitudinal study. Research will be presented at for the Early Career Special Poster Session at the 2018 CHARACTERDEV: Promoting Character Development Among Diverse Children and Adolescents: The Roles of Families, Schools, and Out-Of-School-Time Youth Development Programs, Philadelphia, PA.

9. Xiao, S. X., Alexander, B., & Fabes, R. A. (2018, October). The role of mixed-sex play in Head Start children’s prosocial development. Research will be presented at for the Early Career Special Poster Session at the 2018 CHARACTERDEV: Promoting Character Development Among Diverse Children and Adolescents: The Roles of Families, Schools, and Out-Of-School-Time Youth Development Programs, Philadelphia, PA.

8. Xu, X., Xiao, S.X., & Jager, J. (2018, October). Father, Mother and Adolescents’ Agreement on Parental Rejection under Different Cultural Values. Research presented at the 2018 DEVSEC: Conference on the Use of Secondary and Open Source Data in Developmental Science, Phoenix, AZ.

7. Xiao, S. X., Spinrad, T. L., & Eisenberg, N. (2018, May). Longitudinal relations of preschoolers’ anger to prosocial behavior: The moderating role of dispositional shyness. Poster presented at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Graduate Student Poster competition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

6. Xiao, S. X., Spinrad, T. L., & Eisenberg, N. (2018, May). Longitudinal relations of preschoolers’ anger to prosocial behavior: The moderating role of dispositional shyness. Poster presented at The 22nd Occasional Temperament Conference. Murcia, Spain.

5. Nielson, M. G., Xiao, S. X., Padilla-Walker, L.M. (2018) Mars and Venus More Alike than Different: Tracking Prosocial Trends into Young Adulthood. Poster presented at the biennial conference for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN.

4. Xiao, S. X., Cook, R, E., Martin, C. L., Nielson, M. G., & Field, R. D. (2018, April). Girl talk vs. boy talk? Or is it in-group vs. out-group: Boys’ and girls’ expectations about communicative responsiveness with same- and other-gender peers. Research presented at 2018 Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.

3. Xiao, S. X., Spinrad, T. L., & Carter, D. B. (2017, April) Inductive discipline and preschoolers' prosocial behavior: the role of parental emotion regulation strategies. Presented and won the second place at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Graduate Student Poster competition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 

2. Xiao, S. X., Spinrad, T. L., & Carter, D. B. (2017, April) Inductive discipline and preschoolers' prosocial behavior: the role of parental emotion regulation strategies. Research was presented at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Austin, TX.

1. Jung, E., Zhang, Y [Yue]., Zhang, Y [Ying]., & Xiao, S. X. (2016, April) Future professional’s perception of play and intended practices: the moderating role of efficacy beliefs. Research was presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CDE 430Infant/Toddler Devel in Family
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 301Introduction to Parenting
Presentations: 

To get a glimpse of my teaching philosophy, here's an article about me as an Teaching Excellence Award winner: https://asunow.asu.edu/20190412-asu-sanford-school-graduate-student-reco...

Guest Lectures and Panels

  • Summer Teaching Fellow, SOC264 Gender and Society, ASU, 2018 summer
  • Guest Lecturer, Early Brain Development, CDE232 Human Development, ASU, 2018 Spring
  • Guest Lecturer, The Aging Brain – Late Adulthood, CDE232 Human Development, ASU, 2018 Spring
  • Guest Lecturer, Play in Asian Culture, in CFS331 Childhood Development, and Early Education, Syracuse University, 2016 Spring.

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University, 2016-2018

  • CDE 232 Human Development, ASU, 2018 Spring
  • SOC 390 Social Statistics I, ASU, 2016-2017
  • SOC 418/CDE 418 Aging & The Life Course, ASU, 2017 Fall
  • FAS 331 Marriage/Family relationships, ASU, 2017 Fall, 2018 Fall
  • CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Development in Family 2018Fall

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University

  • CFS331 Play, Childhood Development, and Early Education, 2016 Spring
  • Bernice M. Wright Developmental Laboratory School, Syracuse University, 2014-2015

Other Teaching Experiences:

  • Substitute Teacher, Bernice M. Wright Developmental Laboratory School, Syracuse University, 2015-2016
  • English Teacher, 1st-4th grade, Zhenguang Elementary School, Shanghai, China, 2012-2014.
Honors / Awards: 

2020 Graduate Research Support Program (GRSP) Independent Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association, ASU (Role: Principle Investigator)

2020 William T. Grant Foundation, Diversity Travel Award for 2020 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Special Topic Meeting: Construction of the ‘Other’

2019 Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association, ASU

2019 Jumpstart Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association, ASU (Role: Principle Investigator)

2019 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Graduate Student Travel Award

2018-2019 Ruth Cowden Summer Teaching Fellowship, ASU

2018 Graduate College Travel Grant Award, ASU

2018 Jumpstart Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association, ASU

2017-2019 Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Grant, ASU

2017-2019   T. Denny Sanford School Graduate Student Travel Grant, ASU

2018-2019 LINK Enterprise: Bringing People Together in a Diverse World, Travel Grant, ASU

2017 The second place, Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Graduate Student Poster competition, ASU

2016-2018 Graduate Student Association Annual Scholarship Award, ASU

2016-2018 Ruth Cowden Memorial Scholarship Endowment, ASU

2015 Travel scholarship, campus visit to the University of Missouri

2015 Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University.