Conference Presentations

Conference Presentations

Yow, W.Q., Lee, J.W., & Li, X. (2019). Age-related Declines in Social Cognitive Processes of Older Adults. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, USA.

Yow, W.Q., Lee, J.W., & Li, X. (2019). Improvement in fine motor control in dementia elderly from a computerized touchscreen training program. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, USA.

Yow, W.Q., Tan, Y.N., & Lokanathan, T. (2019). Understanding, Designing and Developing Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia in a Singapore Classroom. Paper presented at the 11thAsian Conference on Education, Tokyo, Japan.

Asaba, M., Li, X., Yow, W.Q., & Gweon, H. (2019). A friend, or a toy? Four-year-olds strategically demonstrate their competence to a puppet but only when others treat it as an agent. Paper presented at the 40thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada.

Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2019) Do children really have a trust bias? Preschoolers reject labels from previously inaccurate robots but not inaccurate humans. Poster presented at the 40thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada.

Yow, W.Q., Li X., Tan, Y.N., & Sia, S. (2019). Are Bilingual Children Better Able to Integrate a Speaker’s Information Access and Past Accuracy in Communicative Cues Than Monolingual Children? Paper presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism 12 (ISB12), Edmonton, Canada.

Chan, C., & Yow, W.Q. (2019). Taxing Language Control Processes Through Elicited Codeswitching Negatively Impacts Executive Control. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism 12 (ISB12), Edmonton, Canada.

Poulin-Dubois, Vanderbilt, K., & Yow, W.Q. (2019). To trust or not to trust? A conversation on children’s selective trust. Roundtable presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Baltimore.

Li, X, & Yow, W.Q. (2019). Do children consider the reasons for inaccuracy when deciding to trust or not to trust a speaker’s communicative cues? Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Baltimore.

Chen, H.C.,Lokanathan, T, & Yow, W.Q. (2019). Understanding attitudes towards and interest in technology use with elderly with dementia. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Cognition and Neuroscience (ISCN), Singapore.

Yow, W.Q., Sia, S., Lokanathan, T., & Achenbach, A.V. (2018). Gerontechnology Enhances Attitudes Towards and Interest in Technology Use of Older Adults With Dementia. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, USA.

Ong, H.S.R., Chow, W.L., Sharma, S., Oei, C.M.A., Oh, H.C., Tiah, L., Courcoubetis, C., Yow, W.Q., Das, B., Lim, Z.M.T., & Gupta, M.K. (2018). Exploration of factors influencing choice of health care provider for non-emergency conditions. Poster presented at 13th Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference (PHOM), Singapore.

Tamasi, K., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Early onset of bilingualism and frequent language switching confers advantage in executive functioning: A study of two bilingual populations. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Setiawan, V., Chor, T., Lai, V., Wang, G., Yap, W.L., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Transfer learning of cognitive control using mobile applications. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning (CELDA 2018), Budapest, Hungary.

Tamasi, K., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Early onset of bilingualism and frequent language switching confers advantage in executive functioning: A study of two bilingual populations. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Yow, W.Q. (2018). Dual-Modality Features in Electronic Books Improves Children’s Attention to Print. Poster presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco.

Lim, Z.M., & Yow, W. Q. (2018). Bilingualism and Appraisal Mediate the Relationship between Stress and Mental Well-Being. Poster presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco.

Sridhar, S., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Triangulation of Physiological, Behavioural and Observational Data Offers Better Insights into Cognitive-Emotional States in Learning. Poster presented at the 30th APS Annual Convention, San Francisco.

Tamasi, K., Zhang, L., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Early onset of bilingualism and frequent language switching confers executive control advantage: A Principal Component Analysis of two bilingual populations. Paper presented at the 7th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Singapore.

Yow, W.Q., & Tan, S.H. (2017). Is selective trust real? Do children accept and subsequently use the communicative cues of an accurate or inaccurate speaker? Poster to be presented at the Cognitive Development Society Conference, Oregon.

Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2017). Children’s own belief trumps testimony from an inaccurate adult: Effects of informant reliability on preschoolers’ belief revision. Poster to be presented at the Cognitive Development Society Conference, Oregon.

Yow, W.Q., A. Oei, & Li, X. (2017). Novel evidence for the bilingual advantage: Effects of language control on executive function in balanced and unbalanced dual-language users. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London.

Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2017). “I’m better than you at labeling!”: Preschoolers use past reliability when accepting unexpected labels. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Yow, W.Q., A. Oei, & Li, X. (2017). Novel evidence for the bilingual advantage: Effects of language control on executive function in balanced and unbalanced dual-language users. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London.

Yow, W.Q., & Flynn, S. (2017). Code-switching with peers is positively associated with language competency. Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Texas.

Yow, W.Q. (2017). Language and Cognition. Keynote Speaker, Singapore Congress of Applied Psychology, Singapore.

Yow, W.Q., & Oei, A. (2017). Cognitive mixing costs advantage in balanced bilingual elderly. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Singapore.

Yow, W.Q., & Oei, A. (2017). Cognitive mixing costs advantage in balanced bilingual elderly. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Singapore.

Yow, W. Q. (2016). Social cognitive and language development in bilingual children. Invited Speaker, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Yow, W.Q., Li, X., Lam, S., Gliga, T., Chong, Y.S., Kwek, K., & Broekman, B.F.P. (2016). Effects of bilingualism on children’s use of social cues in word learning. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Yow, W.Q., & Flynn, S. (2016). Bilingual children’s code-switching as a mark of linguistic competency. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Code-switching, Cambridge, UK.

Yow, W. Q. (2016). Language learning and mindsets. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Washington DC. 

Yow, W. Q. (2016). Dual-language books and biliteracy – Do enhanced features in e-books help? Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Washington DC.

Oei, A. C., & Yow, W. Q. (2016). Balanced dual language use is associated with reduced cognitive cost in the elderly. Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Lim, Z.M., & Yow, W. Q. (2016). Do we work better if we speak similarly? The relations between language diversity and similarity and adults’ collaborative creative problem solving. Poster presented at the 18th International Conference on Applied Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Lim, Z. M. T., & Yow, W. Q. (2016). Bilingual advantage in Collaborative Problem Solving: The role of sharing similar languages. Poster presented at 31st International Congress of Psychology 2016, Yokohama, Japan.

Yow, W. Q. (2016). Intervention strategies in academic performance – Role of growth mindset and a sense of purpose. Poster presented at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Lithuania.

Yow, W. Q. (2016). Role of mindsets in language learning. Poster presented at the 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Lithuania.

Yow, W. Q. (2016). Co-evolution of social networks and language use. Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego.

Li, X.Q., Lam, S., Broekman, B.F.P., & Yow, W. Q. (2016). Multilingual children’s sensitivity to referential cues in fast mapping: Evidence from 54-month-old monolinguals, bilinguals and trilinguals. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest.

Yow, W.Q. (2015). How nonverbal references to print impact children’s visual attention during independent reading in single- and dual-language books. Invited Speaker, International Conference on e-Learning and New Media Application & 6th Educational Informatization Forum of Zhejiang University(数字化学习与新媒体应用学术研讨会,暨浙江大学第六届教育信息化论坛). Hangzhou.

Yow, W.Q. (2015). Keynote Speaker, Asian Congress of Applied Psychology, Singapore.

Yow, W.Q. (2015). Bilingual code-switching in spoken discourse and written texts. Invited Speaker, Asian Festival of Children’s Content, National Library Board, Singapore.

Yow, W. Q., & Li, X.Q. (2015). Bilingual children’s social preferences towards people who code-mix in two languages. Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Philadelphia.

 Yow, W. Q., & Patrycia, F. (2015). Code-switching and its impact on linguistic competency in bilingual preschoolers from two different language environments. Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Philadelphia.

Kang, C., Yow, W. Q., Flynn, S., & Lust, B. (2015). Patterns in English-Chinese Children’s Code Switching in Singapore. Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Philadelphia.

Kang, C., Li, N., Yow, W. Q., & Lust, B. (2015). Code-switching in Singaporean English-Mandarin 5-6 year-olds reveals grammatical interaction. Paper presented at the International Symposium of Bilingualism, Rutgers.

Dietz, S. & Yow, W. Q. (2015). Longitudinal changes in Asian university students: Language code switching as a moderator in college adaptation. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, Chicago.

Yow, W. Q, & Patrycia, F. (2014). Challenging the “linguistic incompetency hypothesis” – Code-switching positively impacts on lexical development in bilingual preschoolers. Poster to be presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Yow, W. Q., & Li, X.Q. (2014).  Effects of L2 Age-of-acquisition, Usage, and Proficiency on Executive Control in Bilinguals.  Paper to be presented at the 23rd Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Shanghai, China.

Yow, W.Q., Goldring, M. Hung, W. Y., Li, X.Q. (2014). Mobile phone usage and physical colocation predicts friendship patterns, language group preferences, and psychological maladjustment.  Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Texas.

Yow, W.Q. (2013). Role of Bilingualism and Mindsets in Early Childhood Development and Academic Motivation. Keynote speaker, Mother Tongue Languages Symposium, Singapore.

Yow, W.Q., Xu, Q.M., Li, X.Q., Wang, Y.Y. (2013). Age-of-acquisition effects on executive control in bilinguals.  Paper presented at the International Symposium of Bilingualism, Singapore. 

Yow, W.Q., & Hung, W.Y. (2013). Impact of bilingual (code-switching) experience on preschoolers? Sensitivity to pragmatic cues.  Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development, Seattle.

Yow, W.Q. (2012). Monolingual and bilingual children’s use of gestures and grammatical agreement in pronoun interpretation.  Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston. 

Yow, W.Q. (2012). Experience of communication breakdown increase preschoolers’ sensitivity to communicative cues.  Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology, South Africa.

Yow, W.Q. (2011). Challenges in the Brave New World – Some Perspectives from Developmental Psychology.  Invited speaker, Singapore HR Reunion, Singapore.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2009). Bilingual children’s integration of multiple cues to understand referential intent.  Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2009).  What do you mean?  Bilingual children’s heightened awareness of pragmatic cues to speaker’s communicative intent.  Paper presented at the Society Research in Child Development, Colorado.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2009).  What you say is not what you mean:Bilingual children’s better use of paralinguistic cues to determine emotion in speech. Poster presented at Society of Research in Child Development, Colorado.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2009).  Bilingual children’s integration of multiple cues to a speaker’s referential intent. Poster presented at Biennial Conference of the Cognitive Development Society, Texas.

Master, A., Yow, W. Q., Chan, J., & Lepper, M. R. (2009). The relationship between academic goals and intrinsic and extrinsic motivational orientations across cultures. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Florida.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2008). Understanding speaker’s communicative intent – Bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential gestures.  Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2008). Understanding speaker’s communicative intent – Bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential gestures.  Paper presented at the Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood, Hong Kong.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2008). Bilingual children’s heightened social awareness of referential gestures.  Poster presented at the International Conference in Infant Studies, Vancouver.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2007).  Monolingual and bilingual children’s use of mutual exclusivity assumption and pragmatic cues in word learning.   Poster presented at Society of Research in Child Development, Boston.

Yow, W.Q., & Fernald, A. (2007).  How fast is fast-mapping?  Frequency effects in word learning by 2.5-year-olds. Poster presented at Society of Research in Child Development, Boston.

Yow, W.Q. (2006).  Singapore developmental continuum in social and emotional learning.  Paper presented at the Psychological Assessment & Research Branch, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

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