The Department of Psychology
Phone: (646) 312-3806
Location: VC 8-223
Website: Social Cognition Lab
Dr. Jaihyun Park is a professor in the psychology department at Baruch College. He received his BA from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, and MS. and PhD in social psychology from Yale University. After receiving his PhD in 1998, Dr. Park worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the National Institute of Health. He joined the psychology department at Baruch in August 2001.
Dr. Park has been interested in several research areas in social psychology. Among others, he has conducted a program of research on (a) stereotyping and prejudice, (b) jury decision-making, and (c) cultural psychology. More specifically, Dr. Park has been interested in investigating the mental process and representations that affect social judgment and behavior, with a focus on the implicit and unconscious ways in which social category information influences human judgment and behavior. He has also conducted research on cognitive, affective, and motivational factors that might affect jurors’ legal decision making in courtroom. Lastly, he is also interested in exploring the impact that culture can have on shaping the self and characterizing its behavior. He has actively been working with graduate and undergraduate students on research projects across all his three research interests.
Dr. Park has been teaching undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level courses on psychology and law, psychology and culture, statistics, psychometrics, and research methods.
Park, J., & Feigenson, N. (2013). Effects of a visual technology on mock juror decision making. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 235-246.
Kim, S., Park, J., Park, K., & Eom, J. (2013). Judge-jury agreement in criminal cases: The first three years of the Korean jury system. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 10, 35-53.
Park, J. (2010). The jury system and legal psychology. Seoul, Korea: Ore Publishing Co.
Feigenson, N., & Park, J. (2006). Emotions and attributions of legal responsibility and blame: A research review. Law and Human Behavior, 30, 143-161.
Park, J., & Banaji, M. R. (2000). Mood and heuristics: The influence of happy and sad states on sensitivity and bias in stereotyping. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 1005-1023.
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