Assistant Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: Life Science II 212
Phone: (618) 536-2302
YouJung Choi received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri under the supervision of Dr. Yuyan Luo. She previously was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Yale University collaborating with Drs. Yarrow Dunham, Laurie Santos, and Karen Wynn. Right before joining at SIU, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University working with Dr. Elizabeth S. Spelke.
Dr. Choi studies social cognitive development in infants and young children. Her primary research focuses, first, on how individuals understand others’ minds, and second, on how this understanding and other social capacities (e.g., moral understanding, intergroup cognition, language comprehension) play a role in interpreting social interactions.