Dr. Hyunji Kim

Applied Social Psychology and Consumer Research

Department of Psychology

University of Vienna

Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)

A-1010 Vienna

Office: C0715

Phone: +43-1-4277-47355

Email: hyunji.kim@univie.ac.at

Appointments only by arrangement

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CV including publications (PDF)

After completing my PhD on "Construal level theory and economic decision making: Psychological distance as a de-biasing tool" in 2014, I worked on a three-year research project on social comparison and antecedents/consequents of personal relative deprivation. Since I joined the SoKo lab in 2017, my research interests shifted towards more basic social cognition, investigating immediate and extended self-representations and its consequences in decision making. Overall, I have various research interests ranging from basic underlying mechanisms to its affective and cognitive consequences in decision making situations.


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK

Master of Science (with distinction) in Cognitive Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Professional Positions

2018 Dec – Present
University Assistant (Post-doc), University of Vienna, Austria

2017 Oct – Present
Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria

2017 Mar – 2017 Jun
Guest professor, University of Vienna, Austria

2014 Feb – 2017 Feb
Senior research officer (post-doctoral researcher), The Leverhulme Trust, University of Essex, UK

2012 Sep – 2014 Jan
Research assistant at the INSTRUCT group, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK

2011 Jun – 2012 Sep
Data-coordinator at the INSTRUCT group, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

2010 Jan – 2011 Mar
Research assistant at the Embodied Cognition & Emotion lab, Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK

2008 Nov – 2009 Jun
Researcher (Lab coordinator) at the Intelligent Systems Research Division at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea


Kim, H., Stolte, M., & Humphreys, G. W. (2019). The relations between temporal and social biases: Evidence from perceptual matching. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 81, 599-606. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-018-01662-8

Kim, H., Callan, M. J., Gheorghiu, A. I., & Skylark, W. J. (2018). Social comparison processes in the experience of personal relative deprivation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 48, 519-532. DOI:10.1111/jasp.12531

Sammuel, S., Roehr-Brackin, K., Pak, H., & Kim, H. (2018). Cultural effects rather than a bilingual advantage in cognition: A review and an empirical study. Cognitive Science, 42, 2313-2341. DOI:10.1111.cogs.12672

Kim, H., Kim, E., Suh, E. M., & Callan, M. J. (2018). Development and preliminary validation of a Korean version of the Personal Relative Deprivation Scale. PloS one13(5), e0197279. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0197279

Kim, H., Callan, J. M., Gheorghiu, I. A., & Matthews, J. W. (2017). Social comparison, personal relative deprivation, and materialism, British Journal of Social Psychology, 56(2), 373-392. DOI:10.1111/bjso.12176

Callan, J. M., Kim, H., Gheorghiu, I. A., & Matthews, J. W. (2017). The interrelations between social class, personal relative deprivation, and prosociality, Social Psychology and Personality Sciences, 8(6), 660-669. DOI:10.1177/1948550616673877

Callan, M. J., Kim, H., & Matthews, W. J. (2015). Age differences in social comparison tendency and personal relative deprivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 196-199. DOI:10.1016/j.paid.2015.08.003

Callan, J. M., Kim, H., & Matthews, J. W. (2015). Predicting self-rated mental and physical health: the contributions of subjective socioeconomic status and personal relative deprivation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1415. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01415

Kim, H., Schnall, S., Yi, D., & White, M. (2013). Social distance decreases responders’ sensitivity to fairness in the Ultimatum Game, Judgement and Decision Making, 8, 632-638.

Kim, H., Schnall, S., & White, M. (2013). Similar psychological distance reduces temporal discounting, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1005-1016. DOI: 10.1177/0146167213488214

Kim, H., & Yi, D. (2012). Self projection across psychological distance, Korean Journal of Computing Science and Engineering, 30, 35-42.