PhD (University of Utah)
Research Interests: Gender and ethnic commonalities and divergences in extreme/moderate human states, events, behaviours, and their trajectories and changes
Professor Sungchoon Kim earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Utah, USA in 2017. Her PhD thesis focused on integrating theories in self-regulation of motivation and fluid vulnerability theory from a dynamical systems perspective. She also tested the integrated model using a dynamical systems method to show changing states over time using a sample of the US military who were at risk of suicide. After her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar and research affiliate at different universities in the US and South Korea.
Professor Kim uses dynamical systems, systems thinking, and their methods to look at psychological sciences from a different perspective in order to unpack undergirding mechanisms with order and/or disorder over time. Her areas of research interest lie in human states, events, behaviours, and their trajectories and changes within intra- and/or inter- on-and/or off-line spheres as a map, a web, and a trajectory of life between birth and death.
Professor Sungchoon Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences division of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Psychology, Applied Psychology, Complex Systems Thinking and Dynamical Systems thinking and methods.
PSY-E01: Personality and Individual Differences
PSY-E09: Consumer Psychology