About the Institute: People

Jun Wang
Research Assistant Professor
Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Phone: (617) 627-5558
Fax: (617) 627-5596
Email: j.wang@tufts.edu


Jun is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. Currently, she is the Project Director of the "CAMP" Project: a study exploring character development of boys associated with the Boy Scouts of America, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Jun is interested in children’s socioemotional development, with specific focus on self-regulation processes - how cognitive, emotional, motivational, and behavioral processes are coordinated to overcome challenge and achieve goals. She also studies the socialization processes which influence children's self-regulation development, such as parent-child interaction in emotional context and culture-specific parenting practices.

Jun received her B.S. in Applied Psychology from Nanjing Normal University in 2006, her M.Ed. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Zhejiang University in 2008, and her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Sciences from Colorado State University in 2013.