After graduating from Yonsei University in Korea, Suh obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois (Champaign), working with Dr. Ed Diener. He served as as a faculty member at the University of California at Irvine before returning to his alma mater in Seoul.
Subjective well-being ("happiness"), self, and culture are Suh's three major research topics. Cultures, by sampling different aspects of experience and by emphasizing different types of information, crucially influence how individuals construe themselves and others. The personal experience of happiness, various judgments one makes about the self and other people, and intriguing lay beliefs shared by cultural members are all profoundly shaped by this dynamic psycho-cultural process.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Happiness and Cultural Psychology Laboratory
- Diener, E., & Suh, E. M. (Eds.). (2000). Culture and subjective well-being. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Suh, E. M., Diener, E., & Updegraff, J. A. (2008). From culture to priming conditions: Self-construal influences on life satisfaction judgments. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 3-15.
- Suh, E. M. (2007). Downsides of an overly context-sensitive self: Implications from the culture and subjective well-being research. Journal of Personality, 75, 1321-1343.
- Suh, E. M. (2002). Culture, identity consistency, and subjective well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1378-1391.
- Triandis, H. C., & Suh, E. M. (2002). Cultural influences on personality. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 133-160.
- Lucas, R. E., Diener, E., Grob, A., Suh, E. M., & Shao, L. (2000). Cross-cultural evidence for the fundamental features of extraversion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 452-468.
- Diener, E., Suh, E. M., Lucas, R., & Smith, H. (1999). Subjective well-being: Three decades of progress. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 276-302.
- Suh, E. M., Diener, E., Oishi, S., & Triandis, H. C. (1998). The shifting basis of life satisfaction judgments across cultures: Emotions versus norms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 482-493.
- Suh, E. M., Diener, E., & Fujita, F. (1996). Events and subjective well-being: Only recent events matter. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1091-1102.
- Lucas, R. E., Diener, E., & Suh, E. (1996). Discriminant validity of well-being measures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 616-628.
- Suh, E. M. (2000). Self, the hyphen between culture and subjective well-being. In E. Diener & E. M. Suh (Eds.), Culture and subjective well-being (pp. 63-86). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Diener, E., & Suh, E. M. (1999). National differences in subjective well-being. In D. Kahneman, E. Diener, & N. Schwarz (Eds.), Well-being: The foundations of hedonic psychology (pp. 434-450). New York: Russell-Sage.
- Suh, E. M., & Koo, J. (2008). Comparing subjective well-being across cultures and nations: The "what" and "why" questions. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 414-427). New York: Guilford.
- Subjective Well-Being
Eunkook Mark Suh
Department of Psychology
Republic of Korea
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