Dr. Yurou Wang
Dr. Yurou Wang is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Residential M.A. in Educational Psychology Program Coordinator at the University of Alabama (UA). She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Learning and Development) from the University of Kansas in 2019.
She endeavors to help disadvantaged and low-motivation students. Her research agenda coalesces around self-determination theory, achievement emotions, and psychoeducation interventions. She has amalgamated technology into the exploration of new learning theory by building the Micro-facial Expression Tracking (MET) Lab. This lab seeks to understand how students’ emotions are associated with specific learning behaviors through different sets of experiments. She is currently conducting community engagement research working with the Alabama Afterschool Community Network to develop and implement computer science after-school and summer programs. Moreover, working closely with the Xiuzheng Professionalism Development Foundation, which serves more than 20 vocational junior high and high schools, she is designing new professionalism training sessions geared toward initiating motivation and self-regulated learning strategies interventions.