Yi Tak Tsang

Yi Tak Tsang

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology


Yi Tak Tsang

Daisy is currently a Clinical Psychology pre-doctoral graduate student at Wayne State University with a focus in Developmental Psychology. She is interested in working with children and their families to explore the role of social interaction in anxiety disorders and resilience in face of interpersonal trauma. In particular, she wishes to develop a deeper understanding of (mal)adaptive perceptual and social-cognitive elements with regard to the trajectories of psychopathologies. She received her B.A. with Highest Distinction in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2013. Previously, Daisy has studied cognitive performance under stress and exposure therapy for individuals with high levels of spider fear. Before entering graduate school, Daisy worked with children and families in multiple research and community settings. In her free time, Daisy enjoys water sports, zumba dance, and spending time with family and friends.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • • Resiliency towards trauma (e.g., maltreatment, domestic violence, environmental/community stressors)
    • Social cognitive elements with regard to the development, maintenance and recovery trajectories of psychopathologies in children and youth
    • Impact of children/youth's psychopathology on families and their social circles


  • B.A. with Highest Distinction in Psychology (University of Virginia - May 2013)

Currently teaching

  •  PSY 3010: Statistical Methods in Psychology Lab (Fall 2016 & Current term)

Courses taught

PSY 2400: Developmental Psychology (Spring/Summer 2016)
PSY 1010/1030: Introductory Psychology Lab (Fall 2014, Winter 2015, & Spring/Summer 2015)

Incremental coursework

  • PSY 7400: Introduction to Lifespan Development
    PSY 7150: Quantitative Methods I
    PSY 7160: Quantitative Methods II