Dr Vania Yip obtained her BA (Hons) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU), followed by her PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018. Prior to her PhD, she did organisational psychology research with the Singapore Armed Forces Centre for Leadership Development (SAF CLD). She joined Yale-NUS College in 2018.
Dr Yip is broadly interested in exploring resilience factors which can enhance the emotional well-being of individuals from the educational, clinical, and organisational settings. Her recent research examined how self-compassion, a frame of mind that promotes being accepting and kind to oneself, helps to mitigate negative emotions during difficult experiences.
Yip, V. T., Ang, R. P., Ooi, Y. P., Fung , D. S. S., Mehrotra, K., Sung, M., & Lim, C. G. (2013). The association between attention problems and internalizing and externalizing problems: The mediating role of peer problems. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42, 571-584.
Yip, V. T. & Tong, E. M. W. (2020). Self-compassion and attention: self-compassion facilitates disengagement from negative stimuli. The Journal of Positive Psychology. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2020.1778060
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