I study the developmental psychology of self

Yi Lu/ 芦 旖

Yi Lu/ 芦 旖

PhD Student of Developmental Psychology

Cornell University

Hello! My name is Yi.

…prounced as /ee/.

I am currently a third-year Ph.D. student working in the Healthy Aging Lab at Cornell University, U.S. Before that, I got my Bachelar’s degree at Peking University in China. My research focus on lifespan development, especially people’s aging process in self-concepts and social relations, and decision-making outcomes.

In parallel to my research, I serve as a member of the Grad Student Committe at Psych Department, Cornell, and work as a mentor for Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), assisting high school students on their first social science project.

  • Aging Process
  • Self-Continuity
  • Social Interaction
  • PhD student in Developmental Psychology

    Cornell University

  • BSc in Psychology

    Peking University


Research Assistant
Peking University
Sep 2017 – Jul 2020 China
  • Undergraduate research on the impact of aging stereotypes on older people’s risky decisions
  • Honor thesis on a cross-cultural comparison study of Chinese and Americans’ self-continuity across age
Research Assistant
Brown University
Jun 2019 – Sep 2019 RI
  • Designed and conducted action experiments using Sketchup, MATLAB Psychtoolbox and movement tracking pad.
  • Analyzed data on hand movement trajectory and reaction performance using MATLAB.
Research Assistant
Yale University
Jul 2019 – Oct 2019 CT
Conducted natural language meaning analysis using Meaning Extraction Helper and ZhToken.


(2023). Age Differences in Self-Continuity in Germany and the United States: The role of Temporal Direction, Temporal Distance, and Demographics. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

(2019). Subjective Well-being. In D. Gu and M. E. Dupre (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer-Nature..