Brenda Yang


Hi there! I'm a PhD candidate here at Duke. I'm also a curious human, educator, and thinker committed to answering interesting questions, building community, designing thoughtfully, and making an impact. Learn more about me and my work at the links below!

My advisor is Beth Marsh, I also work with Felipe De Brigard and Bridgette Martin Hard.

Stanley, M. L., et al. “Resistance to Position Change, Motivated Reasoning, and Polarization.” Political Behavior, vol. 42, no. 3, Sept. 2020, pp. 891–913. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11109-019-09526-z. Full Text

De Brigard, F., et al. “Remembering Possible Times: Memory for Details of Past, Future, and Counterfactual Simulations.” Psychology of Consciousness: Theory Research, and Practice, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1037/cns0000220. Full Text

Stanley, M. L., et al. “When the Unlikely Becomes Likely: Qualifying Language Does Not Influence Later Truth Judgments.” Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, vol. 8, no. 1, Mar. 2019, pp. 118–29. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2018.08.004. Full Text

Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “No evidence for unethical amnesia for imagined actions: A failed replication and extension.Memory & Cognition, vol. 46, no. 5, July 2018, pp. 787–95. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13421-018-0803-y. Full Text

Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “Reasons probably won't change your mind: The role of reasons in revising moral decisions.Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, vol. 147, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 962–87. Epmc, doi:10.1037/xge0000368. Full Text

Marsh, E. J., and B. W. Yang. “A Call to Think Broadly about Information Literacy.” Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, vol. 6, no. 4, Dec. 2017, pp. 401–04. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.09.012. Full Text