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Eunkook Mark Suh

Eunkook Mark Suh

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.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • 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. (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.
  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Subjective Well-Being

Eunkook Mark Suh
Department of Psychology
Yonsei University
134 Shinchon-dong
Seoul 120-749
South Korea

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