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Jinhyung Kim, Ph.D.

Lab Director

  • Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Sogang University

  • Co-PI at Institute for Hope Research, Sogang University

  • Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology, Texas A&M University​

“What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger." Since my young self was fascinated by this Nietzsche’s quote, I have been interested in understanding how one’s own will guides the way we go through ups and downs in our life. This is reflected in my research. Broadly speaking, my research examines: the ways in which people discover their true self and make authentic decisions; the roles of motivational, contextual, and personality factors in the experience of existential meaning; how people find and maintain hope through the senses of agency, autonomy, and self-determination.


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