Washington Singer WSL 207
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
I began to work with Dr. Anke Karl for the Psychology MSc and I started to be interested in the research area of self-compassion. My research project of Master aims to explore the associations between empathy, self-compassion and prosocial behaviour (using questionnaire study design and psychophysiological experimental design). Currently, my research focuses on the protective effect of self-compassion on mental health and the facilitating effect of self-compassion on social relationships in both young adults and adolescents. I am also interested the culture differences between UK., and China regarding cultivation of self-compassion and the effect of self-compassion on social functioning. More importantly, my research would focus on developing a self-compassion training to help adolescents to face future challenges more confidently. Besides, my PhD project would also investigate how family variables, social variables and self-identity influence the development of mental health and psychological wellbeing in adolescents.
Broad research specialisms
Self-compassion; interpersonal relationship; mental health; wellbeing; social functioning; prosocial behaviour; adolescents