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HELLO THERE! I'M XIA FANG.

 
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ABOUT ME

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Social Psychology Department at York University in Toronto, Canada. I'm working with Kerry Kawakami. I'm going to Join Zhejiang University in May 2021. My research interests include a range of topics, including emotion perception and production, static and dynamic facial expressions, face perception, and cultural influences.

 

PROFICIENCIES

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CERTIFIED FACS CODER

I am a certified FACS (Facial Action Coding System) coder. I have extensive experience in coding static as well as dynamic facial expressions across cultures.

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PROGRAMMING

I use Presentation, Psychopy, Inquisit, and Qualtrics to program experiments, and use FaceGen, HapFacs, and Fantamorph to create materials.

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STATISTICS

I use SPSS and R to conduct various kinds of analyses including multilevel hierarchical modeling.

 

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER, YORK UNIVERSITY

October 2018 -

Department of Social Psychology

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

January 2018 - September 2018

Department of Social Psychology

PH.D. STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

October 2013-May 2018

Department of Social Psychology

VISITING PH.D. STUDENT, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

January 2017-March 2017

Department of Psychology

M.S., EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY

September 2010-July 2013

Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science

B.S., ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY

September 2006-July 2010

Department of Psychology and Behavioral Science

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Fang X., Van Kleef, G.A., Kawakami, K., Sauter, D.A. (2021). Cultural differences in perceiving transitions in emotional facial expressions: Easterners show greater contrast effects than westerners. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 95.

Cowen, A.S., Fang X. (Co-First Author), Sauter, D.A., Keltner, D. (2020). The primacy of emotion categories: Uncovering 13 kinds of emotion evoked by music across cultures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 1924-1934.

Fang X., Sauter, D.A., Van Kleef, G.A. (2019). Unmasking smiles: The influence of intensity and culture on smile interpretation. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 1-16

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. (2019). Revisiting cultural differences in emotion perception between easterners and westerners: Chinese perceivers are accurate, but see additional non- intended emotions in negative facial expressions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 82, 152-159.

Fang, X., Sauter, D. A., & Van Kleef, G. A. (2018). Seeing Mixed Emotions: The Specificity of Emotion Perception From Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions Across Cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, 130-148.

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. (2018). Person perception from dynamic expressions of emotional change: Primacy, recency, or averaging effect? Cognition and Emotion, 32, 1597-1610.

PRESENTATIONS

 

April 2018

The specificity of posed and spontaneous facial expressions across cultures. Poster presented at CERE conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

July 2017

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. Person perception: The role of dynamic changes in facial expressions. Talk delivered at ISRE Congress, St. Louis, United States.

January 2017

Fang, X., Sauter, D.A., & Van Kleef, G.A. Unmasking smiles across cultures. Poster presented at SPSP Congress, San Antonio, United States.

July 2016

Contextual influence of social effects of emotion. Symposium organized at CERE Congress, Leiden, Netherlands.

April 2016

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. Unmasking smiles across cultures. Poster presented at EASP Medium Size Meeting “Promoting a Social Approach to Emotions”, Cologne, Germany.

December 2015

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. (December, 2015). Unmasking smiles: Amusement, contentment, or relief? Poster presented at ASPO Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

September 2015

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. Mixed emotion perception and expression across cultures. Poster presented at Summer School “Emotion Expressions in Human and Nonhuman Communication”, Gottingen, Germany.

July 2015

Fang, X., Sauter, D.A., & Van Kleef, G.A. When emotion changes: A dynamic approach to the cultural differences in the perception of facial expressions. Talk delivered at ISRE Congress, Geneva, Switzerland.

March 2015

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. A dynamic approach to the perception of emotion expressions: Contrast or assimilation? Poster presented at ICPS Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

December 2014

Fang, X., Van Kleef, G.A, & Sauter, D.A. When emotion changes: A dynamic approach to the cultural differences in the perception of facial expressions. Talk delivered at ASPO Congress, Groningen, Netherlands.