I received my B.A. and M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. In Korea, I studied theories of learning, thinking, and metacognition that would have practical implications for higher education and decision making. My M.A. thesis investigated conditions under which a test-taker shows overconfidence in evaluating their own performance.
I joined the UCLA Reasoning Lab in Fall 2016. My goal is to combine methodologies of computational modeling and behavioral experiments to clarify the nature of human cognitive processes. My research focuses on analogical learning and transfer, creative thinking, causal learning, and moral reasoning (with an emphasis on cross-national comparisons).