Weijia Liang

Weijia is a senior majoring in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. She hopes to become a life-long researcher to promote mental health and facilitate human flourishing. Her major research interests are 1) the role of positive emotions such as awe, compassion, and empathy in the prevention and intervention of PTSD and depression and 2) understanding fear conditioning in PTSD and stress responses with contemplative science and aesthetic philosophical approaches. In the future, she hopes to develop a culturally-adapted treatment that bridges Eastern Philosophy with Western Psychology. In her free time, Weijia enjoys singing in nature, meditating, and drawing movie scenes.