I am a 22 year old final year undergraduate Psychology student from Goldsmiths College, University of London, England. Over the course of the final year, students are required to conduct individual research in an area of specific interest.
I was born and spent my early childhood in London and have lived, studied and worked in both the UK and Australia. I am a well-travelled and culturally intelligent individual. As a result, I have chosen to focus my research on biculturalism and the development of this process with a focus on young children in Australia and the U.K who have Chinese heritage and are exposed to the dual identities.
The main aim of my research is to focus on the topic of cultural frame switching (the ability to shift between interpretive frames rooted in different cultures in response to cues in the social environment) in Australian-Chinese and British-Chinese bicultural children, with the intent to explore the interaction between age and such a phenomenon.
The study involves simple tasks that have been replicated from previous
research and will take up 15 minutes – it is engaging and fun!
I will be at Trumpington Meadows School on Saturdays starting on 10 February from 1pm and what I plan to do is to ask you to sit with me and your children (aged between 6 and 10) to conduct the short research survey please.
All my data will be available to the Council on request and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with you. Thank you very much indeed and I look forward to meeting you in February.