Dr Yang Yap's research focuses on health psychology, specifically in the interaction between daily psychological well-being and health behaviours (i.e., sleep; physical activity; diet).
Dr Yang Yap's research focuses on understanding the interactions between daily psychological experiences and health behaviors, particularly in daily stress, sleep, and psychosocial factors in young adults. He uses intensive longitudinal designs, ecological momentary assessments, and objective indicators of health to track participants over a period of time. Yang is particularly interested in understanding the bi-directional associations between stress and sleep, as well as factors that may exacerbate or mitigate these associations. He is also interested in the experiences of tertiary international students, as they are a population that is currently underrepresented in research and requires further understanding related to their health and well-being. The goal of this research is to understand how the synergy between our psychological experiences and health behaviors unfolds over time, and contribute towards the development of strategies to improve or maintain psychological and physical well-being.
Dr Yang Yap's work can be found on his Google Scholar.
- BPsych (Hons) - Monash University
- PhD - Monash University
- Sun, T.,Yap, Y.,Tung, Y.,Bei, B.,Wiley, J. (2023). Coping strategies predict daily emotional reactivity to stress: An ecological momentary assessment study In: Journal of Affective Disorders, 332, 309 - 317
- Chachos, E.,Shen, L.,Yap, Y.,Maskevich, S.,Stone, J.,Wiley, J.,Bei, B. (2023). (In Press) Vulnerability to sleep-related affective disturbances? A closer look at dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes about sleep as a moderator of daily sleep-affect associations in young people In: Sleep Health, , 1 - 8
- Le, F.,Yap, Y.,Tung, N.,Bei, B.,Wiley, J. (2022). The Associations Between Daily Activities and Affect: a Compositional Isotemporal Substitution Analysis In: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 29, 456 - 468
- Tung, N.,Yap, Y.,Bei, B.,Luecken, L.,Wiley, J. (2022). A 14-day ecological momentary assessment study on whether resilience and early family risk moderate daily stress and affect on cortisol diurnal slope In: Scientific Reports, 12, 1 - 13
- Yap, Y.,Tung, N.,Collins, J.,Phillips, A.,Bei, B.,Wiley, J. (2022). Daily Relations Between Stress and Electroencephalography-Assessed Sleep: A 15-Day Intensive Longitudinal Design With Ecological Momentary Assessments In: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 56, 1144 - 1156
- Tung, N.,Yap, Y.,Bei, B.,Luecken, L.,Wiley, J. (2022). Resilience to early family risk moderates stress-affect associations: A 14-day ecological momentary assessment study In: Journal of Affective Disorders, 311, 134 - 142
- Messman, B.,Wiley, J.,Yap, Y.,Tung, N.,Almeida, I.,Dietch, J.,Taylor, D.,Slavish, D. (2022). How much does sleep vary from night-to-night? A quantitative summary of intraindividual variability in sleep by age, gender, and racial/ethnic identity across eight-pooled datasets In: Journal of Sleep Research, 31, 1 - 14
- Yap, Y.,Bei, B.,Wiley, J. (2021). Daily coping moderates the relations between stress and actigraphic sleep: a daily intensive longitudinal study with ecological momentary assessments In: Sleep Medicine, 88, 231 - 240
- Slavish, D.,Dietch, J.,Kane, H.,Messman, B.,Garcia, O.,Wiley, J.,Yap, Y.,Kelly, K.,Ruggero, C.,Taylor, D. (2021). Daily stress and sleep associations vary by work schedule: A between- and within-person analysis in nurses In: Journal of Sleep Research, 31, 1 - 13
- Yap, Y.,Slavish, D.,Taylor, D.,Bei, B.,Wiley, J. (2020). Bi-directional relations between stress and self-reported and actigraphy-assessed sleep: A daily intensive longitudinal study In: Sleep, 43, 1 - 10
- Quality of Sleep in Children Sleeping in Natural and Synthetic Fibre Bedding Systems . Funded by: Innovation Connections grant - Cat 1 from (2022 to 2023)
3 PhD Current Supervisions