NUCB Graduate School of Management


NUCB Graduate School of Management
Associate Professor

I was educated at Korea University, Seoul, Korea, for bachelors degree (psychology) and at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for bachelors in Honours (social psychology) and doctoral degree (social and cultural psychology). My research has embraced intergroup dehumanisation, biased self-perception (self-humanising, self-enhancement), lay people's concepts about what it means to be human across cultures, multiculturalism in Japan, and various social and cultural issues in East Asia with a special focus on heterogeneity within the cultural region. Current research topics include cultural change and psychological well-being in Korea and Japan, acculturation attitudes and strategies in Japan, relational self in Asian groups, group happiness across cultures, and narcissism and religiosity across cultures.

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Academic Background

Ph.D. The University of Melbourne

Research Papers

  • "Belief in a Zero-Sum Game and Subjective Well-Being Across 35 Countries", Current Psychology, 201905
  • "Predictors of Life Satisfaction in a Large Nationally Representative Japanese Sample", Social Science Research, 201904
  • "Putting the 'We' into Well-being: Using Collectivism-themed Measures of Well-being Attenuates Well-being’s Association with Individualism", Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 201903
  • "Family Well-Being is Valued More than Personal Well-Being: A Four-Country Study", Current Psychology, 201903
  • "What Predicts Household Waste Management Behaviors? Culture and Type of Behavior as Moderators", Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 201902
  • Collectivism and the development of indigenous psychology in South Korea, Joonha Park, Gyuseog Han, Routledge, 201809
  • "The importance of national levels of eudaimonic well-being to life satisfaction in old age: a global study", Quality of Life Research, 201808
  • "Directionality of the relationship between social well-being and subjective well-being: evidence from a 20-year longitudinal study", Quality of Life Research, 201805
  • "The mental health continuum-short form: The structure and application for cross-cultural studies–A 38 nation study", Journal of Clinical Psychology, 201801
  • "Cross-Cultural Comparison of Self-Construal and Well-Being between Japan and South Korea: The Role of Self-Focused and Other-Focused Relational Selves", Frontiers in Psychology, 201709
  • "On the Relation Between Social Dominance Orientation and Environmentalism", Social Psychological and Personality Science, 201708
  • "Catching up with wonderful women: The women-are-wonderful effect is smaller in more gender egalitarian societies", International Journal of Psychology, 201703
  • "Understanding workplace adaptation as an acculturation process: A qualitative examination of South Korean highly skilled workers in Japan", International Journal of Psychological Studies, Vol.8 No.4, 201612
  • "Measurement Invariance of Personal Well-Being Index(PWI-8) Across 26 Countries", Journal of Happiness Studies, 201609
  • "New ways to motivate climate change action around the world", NUCB Journal of Economics and Information Science, Vol.60 No.2, 201603
  • "Be Careful Where You Smile: Culture Shapes Judgments of Intelligence and Honesty of Smiling Individuals", Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour, 201601
  • "Nuclear Power and Japan's Collective Future: Understanding Beliefs About How Nuclear Policies Will Affect Society", Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 201510
  • "How the co-benefits of addressing climate change can motivate action across the world", Nature Climate Change, 201509
  • "Empathy, culture and self-humanising: Empathising reduces the attribution of greater humanness to the self more in Japan than Australia", International Journal of Psychology, 201504
  • "Japanese control strategies regulated by urgency and interpersonal harmony: Evidence based on extended conceptual framework", Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 201504
  • "Korean people's control orientations in interpersonal relationships: Primary, secondary, or multidimensional?", Proceedings at Winter Meeting of Korean Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 201312
  • "What if Korean unification occurred until 2020? South Korean students' belief structures about future Korean society", Proceedings at Winter Meeting of Korean Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 201312
  • "More human than others, but not always better: The robustness of self-humanising across cultures and interpersonal comparisons", Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 201306
  • "Feeling bad about being sad: The role of social expectancies in amplifying negative emotions", Emotion, Vol.12, 201206
  • "Relational to the core: Lay theories of humanness in Australia, Japan, and Korea", Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Vol.43, 201206
  • "Societal inequality and under-development are linked to biased self-perception", Psychological Science, Vol.22, 201112
  • "Conceptions about what it means to be human across cultures", by the University of Melbourne (not published in journal), 201109

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