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School of Social Sciences

Kimin EOM

Full-time Faculty
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr Kimin Eom received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2018. He is interested in prosociality, broadly defined—why people behave in ways that benefit others, society, and the globe. His research examines this topic within the context of social and global challenges that threaten society’s sustainability, such as climate change, and pandemics. In doing so, he addresses implications for positive change in society. His work has been published in leading journals, such as Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Environmental Psychology.


  • PhD in Social Psychology, University of California, 2018
  • MA in Cognitive Science, Yonsei University, 2010
  • BA in Psychology, Chung-Ang University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Culture and Psychology
  • Prosocial Behavior
  • Pro-environmental Behavior
  • Social Influence
  • Well-Being

Research Advisor/Co-Research Advisor To

Course(s) Taught in SMU

  • Social Psychology
  • General Linear Model
  • Psychology Research Methods II