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Asia Campus

Ha Na Yoo, Ph.D. 

Ha Na Yoo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Developmental Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
Department of Psychology, U841
119-3 Songdo Moonwha-Ro, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon, Korea, 21985

Research Interests

My research examines the development of moral and social judgments and behavior. Specifically, I am interested in contextual (e.g., parenting, peer relationships), emotional (e.g., empathy, guilt), and cognitive (e.g., understanding of others) influences on social and moral development.

Opportunities For Students

I am looking for undergraduate students who want to gain experience in social and moral development research at the University of Utah Asia Campus. Students will have experiences in all aspects of the research including assisting in research design, participating in data collection/preparation/coding, and learning about developmental research methods as well as social and moral development research. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.


Ph.D. – Developmental Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2021)
M.A. – Developmental Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2019)
M.A. – Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2015)
B.A. – German Language and Literature & Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (2009)

Selected Publications

Yoo, H. N., Lee, Z., Song, H., & Kim, Y. (2014). The influence of others’ emotions on 4-year-olds' distributive behaviors. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 113-129.

Yoo, H. N., & Smetana, J. G. (2019). Children’s moral judgments about psychological harm: Links among harm salience, victims’ vulnerability, and child sympathy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 188, 104655.

Smetana, J. G., Yoo, H. N.,Nguyen, N., & Ball, L. C. (2020). Moms know best? Children’s evaluations of mothers’ unfair responses to peer conflicts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 201, 104993.

Smetana, J. G., Ball, L. C., & Yoo, H. N. (2020). Parenting and moral development. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of parenting, Vol. 5 (3rd Ed.), pp. 122-155. New York, NY: Routledge.

Last Updated: 1/13/22