Sooyeol KimSooyeol Kim

Advisor: Dr. YoungAh Park

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH

I am interested in occupational stress and recovery from work stressors such as psychological detachment from works both at work and non-work settings and how new technology (e.g., smartphones), affects the recovery process. In terms of my initial research interest, I have been interested in workplace discrimination and diversity issues such as the management of invisible stigma identities (e.g., religion and drinking norm) and now I am thinking to extend this initial research interest to the experiences of newly immigrated employees in the workplace. My main current research focuses on how employees recover from their work stressors and fatigue in the work setting and a new type of recovery process with advanced technology such as smartphones.

PUBLICATIONS

Lyons, B., Wessel, J., Ghumman, S. Ryan, A. M., & Kim, S. (accepted). Applying models of identity management across cultures: Christianity in the United States and South Korea. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Kim, S., & Niu, Q. (2014). Smartphone: It can do more than you think. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Gilrane, V.L., Anderson, A.J., Ahmad, A.S., King, E.B., Kim, S., & Park, J. (2013). Perceptions of and behaviors toward Arab and Asian leaders. In D. Avery (Chair), Title. Symposium to be presented at the 28th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Houston, TX.

Anderson, A.J., Ahmad, A.S., Lindsey, A.P., King, E.B., Ragone, S., Feyre, R., & Kim, S. (2013). The effectiveness of training strategies to reduce bas in evaluations of female leaders. In W. Shen & A. Carter-Sowell (Chairs), Title. Symposium to be presented at the 28th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Houston, TX.

Kim, S., Ghumman, S., Park, J. (2012). Perceived Stigma of Non-Drinkers in South Korean Culture. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, San Diego, CA

Ghumman, S., Kim, S., Park, J. (2012). Misperceptions at Work: Failure to Drink, Failure to Launch. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Academy of Management (AOM) conference, Boston, MA

Kim, S., Lyons, B., Ryan, AM., Wessel, J., Ghumman, S. (2011). Extending Models of Invisible Management: Religion in the Workplace. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Chicago, IL.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Recovery

  • Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology article on cover story “Study Shows Taking Short Smart Phone Breaks Improves Employee Well-Being” by Kendra Clark
  • Huffington Post article on official website “Using Your Smartphone At Work Isn't A Bad Thing” by Chad Brooks
  • The Daily Star Star Online Report on official website
  • Journal de Montreal Accueil on official website
EDUCATION

Kansas State University, Kansas, USA                                                                            From August 2013
PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, expected 2017                             Advisor: YoungAh Park

George Mason University, Virginia, USA                                                                 August 2011 – May 2013
MA. May 2013                                                                                             Advisor: Jose M. Cortina
Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Michigan State University, Michigan, USA                                                             August 2008 – August 2011
BA. August 2011
Major: Psychology

  • Concentration: Industrial and Organizational Psychology