Jiin Jung

Visiting Professor
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I study how people construct knowledge and beliefs about self, others, groups, and a society, and how this social knowledge guides human behaviors within and between groups. Some of my current projects are (a) how prototypical vs. underrepresented subgroups respond differently to identity uncertainty, and how they construct knowledge about self and group via two uncertainty reduction processes−depersonalization and projection; (b) how a minority has an influence on majority’s attitude toward indirect, related issues, and when this indirect minority influence leads to social change. I investigate these questions using both empirical and computational methods. My theoretical approach combines two fields of social psychology−group processes and intergroup relations, and social influence and attitude change−with complex adaptive systems study.

I will receive my PhD in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University in 2019. I received B.S. in Biology from Seoul National University and M.A. in Social Psychology from Sungkyunkwan University.

Personal website: http://jiinjung.com

Selected Publications

Uncertainty Reduction in Groups

Jung, J., Hogg, M. A., Livingstone, A. G., & Choi, H-S. (in press). From Uncertain Boundaries to Uncertain Identity: The Effects of Entitativity Threat on Identity-Uncertainty and Emigration. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. doi:10.1111/jasp.12622

Jung, J., Hogg, M. A., & Choi, H-S. (2019). Recategorization and Ingroup Projection: Two Processes of Identity-Uncertainty Reduction. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 3, 97-114. doi:10.1002/jts5.37

Jung, J., Hogg, M. A., & Lewis, G. J. (2018). Identity Uncertainty and UK-Scottish Relations: Different Dynamics depending on Relative Identity Centrality. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21, 861-873. doi:10.1177/1368430216678329

Jung, J., Hogg, M. A., & Choi, H-S. (2016). Reaching Across the DMZ: Identity Uncertainty and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula. Political Psychology, 37, 341-350. doi:10.1111/pops.12252


Indirect Minority Influence

Jung, J., Bramson, A., & Crano, W. D. (2018). An Agent-Based Model of Indirect Minority Influence on Social Change and Diversity. Social Influence, 13, 18-38. doi:10.1080/15534510.2017.1415961

Jung, J., Page, S. E., Miller, J. H., Bramson, A., & Crano, W. D. (2018). The Impact of Indirect Minority Influence on Diversity of Opinion and the Magnitude, Speed and Frequency of Social Change. In Proceedings of the 2018 conference of the Computational Social Science Society of the Americas.


Group Deliberation

Jung, J., Grim, P., Singer, D. J., Bramson, A., Berger, W. J., Holman, B., & Kovaka, K. (2019). A Multidisciplinary Understanding of Polarization. American Psychologist, 74, 301-314. doi:10.1037/amp0000450

Kerr, N. & Jung, J. (2018). Should Jurors Be Allowed To Discuss Trial Evidence Before Deliberation?: New Research Evidence. Law and Human Behavior, 42, 413-426. doi:10.1037/lhb0000296

Singer, D. J. Bramson, A. Grim, P., Holman, B., Jung, J., Kovaka K, Ranginani, A., & Berger, W. J. (2018). Rational Social and Political Polarization. Philosophical Studies, 176, 2243-2267. doi:10.1007/s11098-018-1124-5

Pulick, E., Korth, P., Grim, P., & Jung. J. (2016). Modeling Interaction Effects in Polarization: Individual Media Influence and the Impact of Town Meetings. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 19 (2) 1. doi:10.18564/jasss.3021

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