Douglas Yeung

Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in psychology, Rutgers University; B.S. in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Douglas Yeung is a social psychologist at the RAND Corporation. His research has examined communication styles, behaviors, and mental health when using technology (e.g., social media, mobile devices). He is currently conducting sentiment analyses of social media, and recently conducted research on the impact of new technologies (e.g., mobile devices, Facebook, Skype) on military mental health.

Yeung's other research involves online professional communities, and explores workforce attitudes, organizational knowledge-sharing, and how people discuss and seek career information. He has also conducted workforce diversity research, such as how minorities perceive career options and career development services.

Before coming to RAND, Yeung was a product analyst at Oracle, and also helped to create a mobile application that was a grand prize winner in Google's first Android Developer Challenge. He received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University - Newark, and a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications

Sara Beth Elson, Douglas Yeung, Parisa Roshan, S. R. Bohandy, and Alireza Nader, Using Social Media to Gauge Iranian Public Opinion and Mood After the 2009 Election, RAND (TR-1161), 2012

Anita Chandra, Joie Acosta, Stefanie Stern, Lori Uscher-Pines, Malcolm V. WIlliams, Douglas Yeung, Jeffrey Garnett, Lisa S. Meredith, Building Community Resilience: A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security, RAND (TR-915), 2011

Yeung, D. & Gifford, B., "Potential Recruits Seek Information Online for Military Enlistment Decision Making: A Research Note," Armed Forces and Society, 2011

Harber, K.D., Yeung, D.C., & Iacovelli, A., "Psychosocial Resources, Threat, and the Perception of Distance and Height: Support for the Resource and Perception Model," Emotion, 2011

Anny Wong, Douglas Yeung, Silvia Montoya, Sarah Olmstead, Aviva Litowitz, Lisa Klautzer, Sarah Kups, & Alison Raab Labonte, Japanese Science and Technology Capacity: Expert Opinions and Recommendations, RAND Corporation (TR-714), 2010

Yeung, D.C., Elson, S.B., Nader, A., Roshan, P., & Rahmani, A., "Tweeting About the Iran Election: A Linguistic Analysis Over Time," Poster presented at the International Society for Political Psychology's 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010

Yeung, D.C., & Lowrance, J.D., "Computer-Mediated Collaborative Reasoning and Intelligence Analysis," Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3975:1-13, 2006

Commentary

  • woman holding up cell phone

    The Insight of Twitter

    Exploring how people use social media has provided useful insight into public opinion. This insight may be particularly valuable in countries where freedom of expression may be limited, for whom social media may serve as an important outlet, writes Douglas Yeung.

    Oct 31, 2012 | RAND.org

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