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Y. (YongQi) Cong MSc

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Social Psychology

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15900
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    YongQi completed a Bsc in Psychology at the University of Groningen and a research masters in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. YongQi is interested in emotion communication in the cross-cultural and developmental context. 

    -In her PhD research (funded by a NWO research talent grant), YongQi investigates the "in-group advantage" effect in non-verbal emotion communication across cultures.  Specifically, she studies how people from differnt cultures express and percieve emotions differently, and why people are better at recognizing emotional facial expressions displayed by someone with the same culture compared to those from other cultures. YongQi examines how culture influences emotion communication using a range of research methods including eye-tracking and longitudinal designs, and works  with diverse samples including immigrants/expats and culturally-mixed individuals. 

  • Publications


    • Sun, R., Balabanova, A., Bajada, C. J., Liu, Y., Kriuchok, M., Voolma, S-R., Đurić, M., Mayer, C-H., Constantinou, M., Chichua, M., Li, C., Foster-Estwick, A., Borg, K., Hill, C., Kaushal, R., Diwan, K., Vitale, V., Engels, T., Aminudin, R., ... Sauter, D. (2024). Emotional experiences and psychological well-being in 51 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emotion, 24(2), 397-411.



    • Kamiloglu, R. G., Cong, Y., Sun, R., & Sauter, D. A. (in press). Emotions Across Cultures. In L. Al-Shawaf, & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolution and the Emotions Oxford University Press.



    • Morey, C., Cong, Y., Zheng, Y., Price, M., & Morey, R. D. (2015). The Color-Sharing Bonus: Roles of Perceptual Organization and Attentive Processes in Visual Working Memory. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 3(1), 18-29.

    Prize / grant

    • Manokara, K., Cong, Y., Fischer, A. & Sauter, D. (2021). APS Student Grant Competition.
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