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Yan Ruan

Yan Ruan

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2014-2015
Faculty Mentor(s): Harry Reis

498A Meliora Hall
(585) 275-9274
Fax: (585) 273-1100
yan.ruan@rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research is broadly focused on emotion and emotion regulation in close relationships.

Selected Publications

Publications

  • Ruan Y., Reis, H. T., Zareba, W., & Lane, R. D. (2019). Does suppressing negative emotion impair subsequent emotions? Two experience sampling studies. Motivation and Emotion, 1-9.
  • Ruan, Y., Reis, H. T., Clark, M. S., Hirsch, J. L., & Bink, B. D. (In press). Can I tell you how I feel?: Perceived partner responsiveness encourages emotional expression. Emotion.
  • Sels, L., Ruan, Y., Ceulemans, E., Kuppens, P., Reis, H. T. (2019). Actual and perceived emotional similarity in couples' daily lives. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Presentations

  • Ruan, Y., Reis, H. T., Zareba, W., & Lane, R. D. (2019, February). The Lasting Costs of Emotion Suppression: Two Experience Sampling Studies. Poster presentation at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, Portland, OR.
  • Ruan, Y. (chair), Reis, H. T., Sels, L., Kuppens, P., & Ceulemans, E. (2018, July). Let's talk about emotions: Emotional expression to responsive and unresponsive partners. Symposium presentation at the International Association of Relationship Research conference in Fort Collins, CO.
  • *Yellen, K., Reis, H. T., & Ruan, Y. (2018, April). Ridigity of romantic partner expectations for growth and destiny theorists. Poster Presentation at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research in Edmond, OK.
    *denotes undergraduate mentee co-author
  • Reis, H. T., Ruan, Y., Lee, K. Y., & Clark, M. S. (2017, October). Perceived partner responsiveness, egoic self-enhancement and emotion regulation: Bridging relationship research and social psychological theories. Symposium presentation at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Ruan, Y., & Reis, H. T. (2017, July). Emotion expression to responsive and less responsive partners. Poster presentation at the Mini International Association of Relationship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY.
  • Reis, H. T., & Ruan, Y. (2016, July). Relationship Contexts Influence Almost Everything. Talk at the biennial International Association of Relationship Research conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Ruan, Y., & Reis, H. T. (2016, February). The effect of relationship context and culture on emotional expression. Poster presentation at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Ruan, Y., & Reis, H. T. (2015, February). Willingness to express emotion in relationships: The effect of relationship context. Poster presentation at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Teaching

  • Instructor: Psychology of Human Sexuality (Summer 2017)
  • Teaching Assistant: Relationship Processes and Emotions (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • Teaching Assistant: Research Methods (Spring 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant: Theories of Personality and Social Psychology (Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant: Human Motivation (Fall 2014)

Additional

  • Ph.D. - Social Psychology & Quantitative Statistics - University of Rochester, Pursuing now.
  • B.A. - Economics (Minor: Mathematics) - University of California, Los Angeles, 2014