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Minxuan He

Minxuan He, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Coad Science Building
Room 114D

(301) 447-5565

Minxuan He, Ph.D., joined the Department of Psychology in 2021 after completing the University of Maryland Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship at UMD College Park. She served as the Associate Director for Research and Evaluation at Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth and Families at San Francisco State University, after receiving her PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2015)
  • B.S., East China Normal University (2006)

Areas of Study

  • Infant Development
  • Motor Development and Psychological Functioning
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Parenting

Teaching Specialties

  • Lifespan Development
  • Infant Development
  • Human Emotions and Emotional Development


  • Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park (2019)
  • Excellence in Research Award by Journal of Motor Learning and Development (2018)
  • Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant [Co-Investigator] (2016)
  • Hall Departmental Semester Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2013)
  • International Field Work Grant, UC Berkeley (2012)


  • International Society for Developmental Psychobiology Travel
    Award (2017)
  • Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant, UC Berkeley
  • Ad Hoc Travel Grant, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley
  • International Congress of Infant Studies Travel Award (2014)
  • International Field Work Grant, UC Berkeley (2012)

Cabrera, N., Alonso, A., He, M., & Ramos-Olazagasti, M. A. (2024). Understanding Latino children and families’ well-being requires data disaggregated by birth within or outside the United States. National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families. https://doi. org/10.59377/790l2978q 

Cabrera, N., He, M., Chen, Y., Reich, S. M. (2022). Risks and Protective Factors of Hispanic Families and their Toddlers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Children.

Cheong, Y., Zhu, Q., Wang, C., He, M., Ye, Y. (in print). COVID-19 Stressful Life Events and Chinese Adolescents Mental Health:Examining Resilience, Peer Relationship, and Parenting as Moderators. Journal of Early Adolescence.

He, M., Cabrera, N., Renteria, J., Chen, Y., Alonso, A., McDorman, S. A., Kerlow, M. A., Reich, S. M. (2021). Family Functioning in the Time of COVID-19 Among Economically Vulnerable Families: Risks and Protective Factors. Frontiers in Psychology.

Ye, Y., Wang, C., Zhu, Q., He, M., Havewala, M., Bai, H., Wang, T. (2021). Parenting and Teacher-Student Relationship as Protective Factors for Chinese Adolescent Adjustment during COVID-19. School Psychology Review.

Anderson, D. I., He, M., Gutierrez, P., Uchiyama, I., Campos, J. J. (2019). Do Balance Demands Induce Shifts in Visual Proprioception in Crawling Infants? Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 8.

Campos, J. J., Camras, A. L., Lee, R. T., He, M.,Campos, R. (2018). A Relational Recasting of Saarni's Principles of Emotional Competence. European Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Ueno, M., Uchiyama, I., Campos, J. J., Anderson, D. I., He, M., Dahl, A. (2018). Crawling Experience Relates to Postural and Emotional Reactions to Optic Flow in a Virtual Moving Room. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6 (Suppl 1), S63-S75.

Anderson, D. I., Dahl, A., Campos, J., Chand, K., He, M., Uchiyama, I. (2018). Availability of Peripheral Optic Flow Influences whether Infants Cross a Visual Cliff. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6 (Suppl 1), S76-S88.

Anderson, D. I., Uchiyama, I., Campos, J. J., He, M., Dahl, A., Walle, E., Barbu-Roth, M. A. (2018). Recent Advances in Understanding the Link Between Locomotor Experience and Psychological Development.Behavioral Science Research, 56(2), 73-102.

He, M., Walle, E. Campos, J. J. (2015). A Cross-linguistic Investigation of the Link Between Walking Onset and Language Development. Infancy, 20(3), 283-305.

Anderson, D. I., Campos, J. J., Witherington, D. C., Dahl, A., Rivera, M., He, M., Uchiyama, I., Barbu-Roth, M. (2013). The Role of Locomotion in Psychological Development. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 440-465.

Campos, J. J., Dahl, A., He, M. (2010). Beyond Battles and Breaches: Clarifying Important Misconceptions About Emotion. Emotion Review, 2(2), 100-104.

Shao, Z., He, M. (2007). Perceptual Learning of Dot Pattern. Progress in Natural Science, 17(13), 35-38.