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Shuqi Yu

Shuqi Yu, M.S. to Ph.D. Student in Child & Adolescent Development

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Shuqi Yu, M.S. to Ph.D. Student in Child & Adolescent Development

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Shuqi Yu is a M.S.-Ph.D. student in Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on family systems theory and life course perspective, her research aims to reveal how sibling relationships affect ASD-Sibs’ life quality and well-being across life span, and how interventions can be improved to serve ASD-Sibs.

Shuqi received her M.S. in Human Development from Virginia Tech in 2021. The title of her thesis was: “Sibling Warmth, Coping, and Distress among Emerging-Adult Siblings of Individuals with and without Autism”. Shuqi received her B.S. in Psychology from Beijing Normal University in 2019. Her undergraduate thesis focused on how parents’ physiological regulation affected the association between parenting stress and their autistic children’s autism-related symptoms.

  • Parents and siblings of children with autism
  • Parental stress of Asian parents of children with autism
  • Robotic technology and child STEAM learning
  • M.S. Human Development, Virginia Tech (2021)
  • B.S. Psychology, Beijing Normal University (2019)
  • Serving Spirit Graduate Fellowship (Fall, 2022)
  • Serving Spirit Graduate Fellowship (Fall, 2020)

Shivers, C. M., Yu, S., & Textoris, S. (2023). Physiological stress responses to mental illness narratives. Psychology of Popular Media. Advance online publication, 1-5. 

Dong, J., Choi, K., Yu, S., Lee, Y., Kim, J., Vajir, D., ... & Jeon, M. (2023). A child-robot musical theater afterschool program for promoting STEAM education: a case study and guidelines. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 1-17. 

Lee, Y., Wyatt, A., Dong, J., Upthegrove, T., Hale, B., Lyles, C. H., Choi, K., Kim, J., Yu, S., Vajir, D. and Newbill, P., (2022, March). Robot Musical Theater for Climate Change Education. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 870-874). 

Chen, T., Becker, B., Camilleri, J., Wang, L., Yu, S., Eickhoff, S. B., & Feng, C. (2018). A domain-general brain network underlying emotional and cognitive interference processing: evidence from coordinate-based and functional connectivity meta-analyses. Brain Structure and Function, 223(8), 3813-3840.

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