Dr. Qu Li received her PhD from University of Toronto, Canada. She is interested in the development of executive function, and how emotional, socio-cultural, and linguistic context may influence such development. She is also interested in how to improve creativity and cognitive flexibility in general. Her work has been published in journals such as Child Development, Emotion, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, and Journal of Creative Behavior. She has received many grants to examine the early development of executive function, school readiness, and theory of mind.
The development of executive function, and how emotional, socio-cultural, and linguistic context may influence such development.
Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education
How to improve executive function, especially cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control, in preschool and kindergarten children as well as undergraduate students