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

BoKyung Park

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Social, cultural, and emotional factors that shape individuals’ moral judgments and subsequent social decisions; underlying neural mechanisms

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Park examines how individuals' cultural backgrounds can shape their social, cognitive, and affective processing. She is particularly interested in the neural mechanisms underpinning how culture influences individuals' moral judgments, how culture shapes one's desired affective states, and how culture explains people's theory of mind across different social and relational contexts. Dr. Park received her bachelor's degree from Seoul National University, Korea and her PhD from Stanford University.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Park, B., Fareri, D., Delgado, M., & Young, L. (2020). The role of right temporo-parietal junction in processing social prediction error across relationship contexts. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Park, B., Genevsky, A., Knutson, B., & Tsai, J. L. (2019). Culturally-valued facial expressions enhance loan request success. Emotion. doi: 10.1037/emo0000642.

Park, B., Blevins, E., Knutson, B., & Tsai, J. (2017). Neurocultural evidence that ideal affect match promotes giving. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(7), 1083-1096.

Park, B., Tsai, J. L., Chim, L., Blevins, E., & Knutson, B. (2016). Neural evidence for cultural differences in the valuation of positive facial expressions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11(2), 243-252.