Dr. Yee Lee Shing
Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
The developmental psychologist Yee Lee Shing is researching the development of episodic memory over a person’s lifetime. Her direct comparisons of children and older adults proved for the first time that components of episodic memory develop differently throughout our lives. These results are of lasting importance for developmental psychological research. As early as her doctoral thesis, Shing, who is known as an exceptionally ambitious and creative researcher, was able to make a substantial contribution to memory research and thus lay the foundations for her own research project. At the age of 31, Shing is an internationally recognised expert. She was offered a W2 Minerva position at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, which she took up at the beginning of 2012.