I. Recent Publications (Journal Articles)


  1. Wang, L.., Yu, J., Chen, D., & Yang, L. (2021). Relationships among COVID-19 Prevention Practices, Risk Perception and Individual Characteristics: A Temporal Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 10901. ijerph182010901.
  2. Na, L. Yang, L., Yu, L., Bolton, K., Zhang, W., & Wang, P. (accepted). The Appraisal and Endorsement of Individual and Public Preventive Measures to Combat COVID-19 and the Associated Psychological predictors among Chinese Living in Canada. Open Journal of Public Health
  3. Na, L.& Yang, L. (2021). Psychological and behavioral responses during the COVID-19 pandemic among individuals with mobility and/or self-care disabilities. Disability and Health Journal. ttps://
  4. Kong, Y., Shaver, L. Shi, F., Yang, L., Zhang W., Wei, X., Zhu, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, P. (2021). Attitudes of Chinese immigrants in Canada towards the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine for prevention and management of COVID-19: a cross-sectional survey during the early stages of the pandemic. BMJ open.
  5. Wong, B. I., Lecompte, M., & Yang, L. (2021) The age-related associative deficit simulated by relational divided attention: encoding strategy and recollection, Memory, 29:3, 406-415, DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2021.1898645 
  6. Yang, L., *Truong, L., & *Li, L. (2021). Survival processing effect in memory under semantic divided attention. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. 10.1037/cep0000210. Advance online publication. 


  1. Yang, L., Yu, L., Zhang, W., Wei, X., Shi, F., & Wang, P. (2020). The perceived psychological distress towards COVID-19 and its demographic predictors. Annuals of Epidemiology, 52, p 107.  
  2. Zhang, W., Chai, L., Fan, J., Wang, P., Wei, X. & Yang, L. (2020). COVID-19, racial discrimination, and psychological distress. Annuals of Epidemiology, 52, p106.
  3. Kong, Y., Shaver, L., Shi, F., Yang, L., Zhang, W., Wei, X., Wang, Y., & Wang, P. (2020). Belief and Usage of Traditional Chinese Medicine as Preventative Measure against COVID-19 Infection During the Pandemic among Chinese Immigrants in Canada. Annuals of Epidemiology, 52, p105. 
  4. Yang, L., Gallant, S. N., Wilkins, L. K., & Dyson, B. (2020). Cognitive and Psychosocial Outcomes of Self-Guided Executive Function Training and Low-Intensity Aerobic Exercise in Healthy Older Adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 12: 576744. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2020.576744 
  5. Wilkinson, A., & Yang, L. (2020). Long-term maintenance of multiple task inhibition practice and transfer effects in older adults: A 3.5-year follow-up. Psychology and Aging, 35(5), 765–772. 


  1. *Gallant, S. N., *Carvalho, M., *Hansi, J., & Yang, L. (2019). The effect of emotional distraction on hyper-binding in young and older adults. Cognition & emotion34(4), 839–847.
  2. *Gallant, S. N., Spaniol, J., & Yang, L. (2019). Age differences in cue utilization during prospective and retrospective memory monitoring. Psychology and Aging.
  3. Mallya, S., Reed, M., & Yang, L.(2019). A theoretical framework for using humor to reduce the effects of chronic stress on cognitive function in older adults: An integration of findings and methods from diverse areas of psychology. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, p 1-23,


  1. Yang, L., Li, J., *Wilkinson, A., Spaniol, J., & Hasher, L. (2018). East-West cultural differences in encoding objects in imagined social contexts. Plos One. 13(11): e0207515.
  2. *Gallant, S. N., Pun, C., & Yang, L. (2018). Age differences in the neural correlates underlying control of emotional memory: An event-related potential study. Brain Research, 1697, 83-92. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2018.06.019
  3. Girard, T., Wilkins, L., Lyons, K., Yang, L., & Christensen, B. (2018). Traditional Test Administration and Proactive Interference Undermine Visual-Spatial Working Memory Performance in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 23(4): 242-253.doi: 10.1080/13546805.2018.1479248.


  1. *Wong, B., Yin, S., Yang, L.Li, J., Spaniol, J. (2017). Cultural differences in memory for objects and backgrounds in pictures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1-14. doi: 10.1177/0022022117748763.
  2. Judges, R. A., *Gallnt, S. N., Yang, L., & Lee, K. (April 13, 2017). The role of cognition, personality, and trust in fraud victimization in older adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 588. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00588.
  3. *Gallant, S., Dyson, B. J., Yang, L. (2017). Local context effects during emotional item directed forgetting in younger and older adults. Memory, 25 (8),1129-1138. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2016.1274036.


  1. Tallon, K., Koerner, N., & Yang, L.(2016). Working memory in Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Effects of verbal and image-based worry and relation to cognitive and emotional processes.Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 7(1), 72-94. doi: 10.5127/jep.045714
  2. *Wilkinson, A.J., & Yang, L.(2016). Long-term maintenance of inhibition training effects in older adults: 1- and 3-year follow-up. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 71 (4), 622-629. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu179.
  3. *Wilkinson, A. J., & Yang, L.(2016). Inhibition plasticity in older adults: Practice and transfer effects using a multiple task approach. Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016, Article ID 9696402, 12 pages. doi: 10.1155/2016/9696402

II. Book chapters

  1. Yang, L., *Wong, B., & *Li, L. (2019). Culture and memory. Clinical Cultural Neuroscience: Foundations and Assessment (Ed., O. Pedraza). Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
  2. Gallant, S., & Yang, L. (2015). Directed Forgetting. The encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging (Ed., S. K. Whitbourne). Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa324
  3. Truong, L., & Yang, L. (2015). Dual Mechanisms of Cognitive Control. The encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging (Ed., S. K. Whitbourne). Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa325
  4. *Wilkinson, A.J., & Yang, L. (2015, December). Cognitive Plasticity. The encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging (Ed., S. K. Whitbourne), 1-5. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Willey Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa327

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