About the Institute:
Research Assistant Professor
Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
Phone: (617) 627-5558
Fax: (617) 627-5596
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.