The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Jiyoung Park

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Emotional processing and its consequences on health and well-being; Cultural modulation of emotional processing; Cultural and affective neuroscience

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3874
Office: JO_4.204
Campus Mail Code: GR41
Website: The Culture & Affective Neuroscience Lab (CANLab)


Negative experiences are an unavoidable part of life, causing a cascade of emotional responses-ranging from initial, automatic reactions, to slower, more consciously accessible feelings and behavioral expressions. Dr. Park’s research aims to examine this sequence of emotional processing and its downstream consequences on health and well-being. In this vein, she has pursued two related lines of research: (a) to explore how socio-cultural environments shape each step of this emotional sequence and (b) to understand what psychosocial conditions allow people to adaptively regulate emotions in ways that promote health and well-being. With members of the Culture and Affective Neuroscience Lab (CANLab;, Dr. Park examines these issues by taking an integrative approach that incorporates methods from multiple levels of analysis, including social-cognitive, behavioral, neural (EEG/ERP), and physiological (autonomic and neuroendocrine responses). Dr. Park received her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, Korea and her PhD from the University of Michigan.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Park, J., Carrillo, B., & Mendes, W. B. (in press). Is vicarious stress functionally adaptive? Perspective-taking modulates the effects of vicarious stress on future firsthand stress. Emotion.

Wu, D. J., Park, J., & Dasgupta, N. (2020). The influence of male faces on stereotype activation among women in STEM: An ERP investigation. Biological Psychology, 156. 107948.

Park, J., Kitayama, S., Miyamoto, Y., & Coe, C. L. (2020). Feeling bad is not always unhealthy: Cultural moderates the link between negative affect and diurnal cortisol profiles. Emotion, 20(5), 721-733. doi: 10.1037/emo0000605.

Kitayama, S., & Park, J. (2017). Emotion and biological health: The socio-cultural moderation. Current Opinion in Psychology, 17, 99-105.

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