Title/Department: Graduate Student, Human Development and Family Studies
Ye Rang Park is interested in how parents’ cultural and emotional stimulation can influence children’s development and academic achievements. Her research seeks to expand understanding about the parent-child relationship to promote children’s optimal cognitive, emotional, and social development. She is also interested in investigating the role of cultural differences among Eastern and Western countries in child education and development. She wants to work as a child specialist with two options in mind: working in real-life settings such as in schools and hospitals, or becoming a professor at a college to teach students who wish to become child educators.
Education and Relevant Experience
In 2014, Ye Rang Park graduated with a B.S. degree in Child Psychology and Education at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. She is a Master’s student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2015. She is currently working as a project assistant on a number of initiatives, including Raising a Thinking Child, Parenting the Preschoolers, and eParenting Little Ones. On the Raising a Thinking Child project, she is preparing to conduct a pilot study to assess the effectiveness of the program. She is working on developing factsheets for Parenting the Preschoolers, which are a collection of research-based tips for parents to promote healthy relationships between caregivers and children. The goal of eParenting Little Ones is to help parents understand the role of digital media to support children’s learning and development.
Awards and Recognition
Korean Certification for Childcare Teacher (Second-level), September 2014.
Publications and Presentations
Park, C. & Park, Y. (October 2013). The Conceptual Model on Smart Phone Addiction among Early Childhood. Paper presented at International Conference on Humanities, Society, and Culture, Jeju Island, South Korea.
Park, C. & Park, Y. (2014). The Conceptual Model on Smart Phone Addiction among Early Childhood. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 4(2), 147-150.