Shu Jiang

Doctoral Candidate

Degrees: M.S., Counseling Psychology, Springfield College (2016)
 Nairan Ramirez-Esparza
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Research Interests:
Person Perception, Computational Language Analysis, Quantitative Methods
Research Synopsis:  My overarching research goals are to understand how socio-cultural environments influence experience, expression, and perception of the self and what implications these processes have on health and well-being.
Recent News:  Forthcoming
 Publications: Jiang, S., & Ramirez-Esparza. (in press). The quantum self: Examining methodologies to understand how language impacts bilingual’s dual selves. In M. Dehghani, & R. Boyd (Eds.), The Atlas of Language Analysis in Psychology. Guilford Press.


Ramirez-Esparza, N., Garcia-Sierra, A., & Jiang, S. (2020). The current standing of bilingualism in today’s globalized world: A socio-ecological perspective. Current Opinion in Psychology, 32, 124-128.


Maaranen-Hincks, A., Van Dyke, E. D., Jiang, S., Haznadar, A., & Van Raalte, J. L. (2016). Getting the most from supervision: Lessons on exploration, communication, and applications. In M. Aoyagi, A. Poczwardowski, & J. Shapiro (Eds.), The peer guide to applied sport psychology for consultants in training. New York, NY: Routledge/Psychology Press.

Presentations: Jiang, S. & Ramirez-Esparza, N. (2020). Effects of resilience and perceived social support on college students’ well-being. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jiang, S. & Ramirez-Esparza, N. (2019). Decoding cultural perception: Text mining with R. Poster presented at 10th Annual University of Connecticut Language Fest. Storrs, CT.

Rodriguez-Arauz, G., Ramirez-Esparza, N., & Jiang, S. (2019). A naturalistic observational study on food interactions and indicators of healthy eating in White-European and Latino families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Portland, Oregon.

Jiang, S., & Ramirez-Esparza. (2018, November). A Language Analysis of TED Psychology Talks. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA, USA.

Jiang, S. (2017, November). Bilingual Self-talk in Sport. Pennebaker Annual Language Insights Summit, Austin, TX, USA.