I study the developmental psychology of self

Yi Lu/ 芦 旖

Yi Lu/ 芦 旖

PhD Candidate of Developmental Psychology

Cornell University

Hello! My name is Yi.

Yi is pronounced as /ee/.

I am currently a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Healthy Aging Lab at Cornell University, U.S. Before that, I got my Bachelor’s degree at Peking University in China. My research focuses on lifespan development, especially age-related differences in self-concepts, social relations, and decision-making outcomes.

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

    Cornell University

  • BSc in Psychology

    Peking University



(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..



Research Assistant
Aug 2023 – Dec 2023 NY, US
Research Assistant
Sep 2017 – Jul 2020 Beijing, 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
Jun 2019 – Sep 2019 RI, US
  • 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
Jul 2019 – Oct 2019 CT, US
Conducted natural language meaning analysis using Meaning Extraction Helper and ZhToken.