Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

Dr. Keng-Hie Song

Dr. Keng-Hie Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

kenghie.song@utoronto.ca

People:

I received my Ph.D. in Developmental and clinical psychology from the Ewha Womans University in 2017 under the advisement of Dr. Seung-Yeon, Lee. I joined Dr. Malti’s laboratory as a post-doctoral fellow in 2019. My research interests focus on the development of prosocial behaviors in human relationships. Prosocial behaviors are required for the positive relationships—characterized by safety, trust, and support. However, relationships are not always characterized by prosocial behaviors. Why do some people show kindness even under difficult circumstances, while others do not? And how do these differences develop? To investigate the factors that contribute to prosocial behaviors across development and different social context, my research interests focus on interactions between psychological factors (e.g., moral emotions) and contextual factors (e.g., social norms) in prosocial behaviors. I am also interested in the question whether kind orientations lead to positive psychological outcomes. Through exploring these questions, I hope to understand the “power of kindness” in human life and ultimately bridge theory and practice in promoting “good” relationships and characters in child and adolescence development.

Short C.V.

Education

 

2017 Ph.D. in Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

2010 M.A. in Developmental Psychology, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

2008 B.A. in Psychology (double major), Dance, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

 

 

Awards, Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships

 

2019 Travel Grants for ISSBD Regional Workshop, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

2019 Grants for post-doctoral fellowship, Korean Psychological Association

2018 Research Grants, National Research Foundation of Korea

2017 Research Grants, National Research Foundation of Korea

2017 Graduate School Award for Dissertation with Highest Honor, Ewha Womans University

2017 Doctoral Colloquium 3rd Prize, Korean Psychology Association

2015 APA Student Paper Winner, Division 16 School Psychology, American Psychological Association

2013 Best Poster Award, Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science

2011 Global Ph.D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea

2008 Summa cum Laude, Ewha Womans University

 

 

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Kim, E. S., & Song, K. H. (2019). Latent profiles of life-goals among Korean high school students: Developmental factors and adjustment in university. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32(2), 103-125.

 

Song, K. H., Son, Y. K., Lee, S. Y. (2018). The structural relations among personal belief in a just world, cognitive reappraisal and defending behaviors in school bullying: The moderation effects of collective efficacy.

The Journal of Korean School Psychology, 15(3), 287-307.

 

Song, K. H., Lee, S. Y., Park, S. (2018). How individual and environmental factors influence teachers’ bullying intervention. Psychology in the Schools, 1–12, https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22151

 

Song, K. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2018). Children’s moral reasoning and defending behavior in school bullying: The moderation effects of classroom level characteristics. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 31(2), 83-103.

 

Lee, S. Y., Song, K. H., & Ahn, S. H. (2015). The relations between parent-child conflicts and bullying-conformative behaviors among elementary school students: Mediation effects of anxious rejection sensitivity and need to belong. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28(3), 51-73.

 

Lee, S. Y. & Song, K. H. (2012). The structural relations among attachment, emotion regulation, social self-efficacy, defending and outsider behaviors of middle school students. The Korean Journal of School Psychology, 9(2), 393-415.

 

Song, K. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2010). The relationship among theory of mind, proactive bullying, and defending behaviors in adolescents: Mediation effects of moral disengagement and moral emotions. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23(3), 105-124.

 

Song, K. H., Song, J. H., Baek, J. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2009). Understanding peer victimization in boys and girls: Adolescents’ emotional, cognitive characteristics and parenting behaviors. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22(1), 1-22.

 

Book Chapters

 

Lee, S. Y., & Song, K. H. (2015). Adolescence. In Lee, S. Y. (Ed.), Psychology of women (pp. 128-169). Seoul, Korea: Hakjisa.

 

Bjorklund, B. (2015). The journey of adulthood. (Lee, S. Y., Park, H. W., Sung, H. R., Choi, E. S., Jang, H. S., & Song, K. H., Trans.). Seoul, Korea: Sigma Press (Original work published 2015).

 

Conference Presentations (Oral)

 

Kim, E. S., & Song, K. H. (2018, Dec). Latent profiles of life-goals among Korean adolescence: Developmental factors and college Adjustment. The Korean Educational Longitudinal Data Conference, Seoul, Korea.

 

Song, K. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2018, Jul). Is moral reasoning enough to increase defending behaviors in school bullying?: The moderation effects of affective empathy and moral identity. International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Song, K. H., Han, N., & Lee, S.Y. (2018, Jul). Why we should differentiate social support from heritage and majority culture for adaptation of North Korean refugees in South Korea. International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Song, K. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2017, Feb). Children’s moral reasoning and defending behavior in school bullying: The moderation effects of classroom level characteristics. Symposium conducted at 2017 Korean Psychological Association Doctoral Colloquium, Seoul, Korea.

 

Song, K. H., Lee, S. Y., Park, S., & Kim, J. H. (2015, Aug). Does support matter in teachers’ intervention in school bullying? Paper session at 2015 American Psychological Association Annual Convention (APA), Toronto, Canada. (Student paper winner, Division 16 School Psychology)

 

Lee., S. Y. & Song, K. H. (2012, June). The structural relations among attachment, emotion regulation, social self-efficacy, defending and outsider behaviors of middle school students, Paper session at 2012 Pacific Circle Consortium, Seoul, Korea.

 

Conference Presentations (Poster)

 

Lee, J.S., & Song, K. H., & Lee, S.Y. (2019, Aug). The relationship between personal belief in a just world and prosocial behaviors among college Students: The mediation effect of gratitude. Poster session at Korean Psychological Association Annual Convention, Seoul, Korea.

 

Song, K. H., Lee, S.Y., & Son, Y. K. (2018, Aug). The mediation effects of cognitive reappraisal on the relation between personal belief in just world and defending behaviors in bullying. Poster session at Korean Psychological Association Annual Convention, Seoul, Korea.

 

Lee, S.Y., Song, K. H., & Cheong, H. W. (2018, Aug). The structural relation among social withdrawal, peer victimization, and depression: The moderation effects of entity belief. Poster session at Korean Psychological Association Annual Convention, Seoul, Korea.

 

Song, K.H., & Lee, S.Y. (2017, April). Children and adolescents’ moral reasoning and defending behaviors in school bullying: The moderation effects of classroom level characteristics. Poster session at pre-conference on peer relationship at SRCD Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX, USA.

 

Song, K. H., Kim, H. Y., Hwang, J.Y., & Lee, S.Y. (2016, Aug). The mechanism of displaced aggression triggered by social exclusion: The mediation effect of shame. Poster session at Korean Psychological Association Annual Convention, Gunsan, Korea.

 

Song, K. H., Han, N., & Lee, S.Y. (2016, Jul). Does achievement value regulate the relationship among parenting behaviors, well-being, and school performance in Korean adolescents? International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Han, N, Song, K. H., & Lee, S.Y. (2016, Jul). The roles of parental supervision and over-involvement, life goals, and career identity on Korean youth’s life satisfaction. International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Song, K. H., Ahn, S. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2014, Aug). Why do some children reinforce bullying in schools instead of defending victims – The mediation effects of rejection sensitivity and need to belong- American Psychological Association Annual Convention (APA), Washington D. C., USA.

 

Song, K. H., Ahn, S. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2014, March). Why do some children reinforce bullying in schools instead of defending victims? Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science, Banff, Alberta, Canada. (Best poster award).

 

Song, K.H., & Lee, S.Y. (2013, Aug). Children’s distress and defending/outsider behaviors: The moderating role of emotion regulation. American Psychological Association Annual Convention (APA), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

 

 

Teaching experience

 

– Adolescence Development

– Developmental Psychology

– Infancy and Child Development

– Introduction to Psychology

– Learning Psychology

– Research Methods

– Social-Emotional Development

 

 

 

 

 

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