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I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Science. My research examines the ways in which media shape personal relationships and individuals’ well-being. I took a psychological approach in consideration of media affordances, individual differences, and psychological needs. I was the fellow of the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Youth Development, Social Media, and Assessment from 2017 to 2020.
M.A. Communication Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
Mares, M. L., Chen, Y. A., Bond, B. J. (in press). Mutual influence in LGBTQ teens’ use of media to socialize their parents. Media Psychology.
Toma, C. L., Chen, Y. A., Olson, C., Fan, T., & Brown, B. B. (2020). Youth social media use and well-being. In J. Van den Bulck (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of media psychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Sarmiento, I. G., Olson, C., Yeo, G., Chen, Y. A., Toma, C. L., Brown, B. B., … & Mares, M. L. (2020). How does social media use relate to adolescents’ internalizing symptoms? Conclusions from a systematic narrative review. Adolescent Research Review, 1-24. doi: 10.1007/s40894-018-0095-2
Chen, Y. A. (2018). Media coverage and social changes: Examining valence of portrayal of the LGBT community from 2000 to 2014 in two U.S. magazines. Intercultural Communication Studies, 27(1), 83-95.
Sarmiento, I. G., Olson, C., Yeo, G., Chen, Y. A., Toma, C. L., Brown, B. B., … & Mares, M. L. (2018, April). Does social media use improve or worsen adolescents’ internalizing behaviors?: Conclusions from a systematic narrative review. In Proceedings of the Technology, Mind, and Society (p. 36). ACM. doi: 10.1145/3183654.3183699