About Me


Email: veronicy@usc.edu

Twitter: @EdScientists

Dr. Veronica X. Yan (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is a cognitive psychologist and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California.

Her research focuses on what it takes to be an effective, self-regulated learner, bringing together research investigating the “desirably difficult” strategies that enhance learning and the motivational mindsets required to appreciate them. She conducts training workshops across the US for schoolteachers and college instructions, and serves as the Chair of the Learning Advisory Board to ScreenTime Solutions.

Her own educational background has spanned three continents: She studied at an international school in Hong Kong, before heading to the University of Cambridge for undergraduate studies (experimental psychology) in England, and finally landed in California for graduate school (cognitive psychology) and beyond.