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About Janxin Leu

Janxin Leu (pronounced “Jen-shing Loo”) plays a lead role in HopeLab’s initiative to promote human resilience and inner values through social tech innovation. Prior to joining HopeLab in April 2013, Dr. Leu was Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, where her research focused on how cultural contexts influence the mind, such as how Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian traditions shape emotion and cognition. Based on an understanding of the mind-body connection, perspective-taking, and socio-emotional learning, she created the cultural curriculum for the Emmy-nominated Nick, Jr. show Ni hao, Kai-lan! Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Seattle Times. Dr. Leu was elected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Stanford University. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

Janxin's Posts:

Why Resilience Technology: Happiness and Health

What creates resilience—and what can you create in your own life to help your own ability to withstand challenges? Dr. Janxin Leu Ph.D., a psychologist and expert in cultural contexts and human resilience at HopeLab, is examining how social technology can affect your well being. In the first of a three-part series on resilience technology, she explains how the happiness […]

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