Dong-Kyun Im is an associate professor of sociology at Seoul National University.
He is interested in examining 1) the socio-cognitive mechanisms of political attitudes and collective behaviors, 2) the psychological basis of democratic citizenship, anti-authoritarian attitudes, and pro-social behaviors, and 3) how feelings of hope, expectations, and positive emotional experiences have social origins. He is also interested in comparative political economy, social theory, quantitative research methods, and East Asian societies.
Sheaa, Catherine, Julia Lee, Tanya Menonc, Dong-Kyun Im. 2019. "Cheater's hide and seek: Strategic cognitive network activation during ethical decision making." Social Networks 58:143-155.
Im, Dong-Kyun. 2018. “The Heuristic Value of the Social: the Effect of Social Quality and Trust on Welfare and Tax Attitudes.” International Sociology 33(3):407-432.
Im, Dong-Kyun and Tianguang Meng. 2016. “The Policy-Opinion Nexus: The Impact of Social Protection Programs on Welfare Policy Preferences in China.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 28(2):241-268.
Im, Dong-Kyun. 2014. “The Legitimation of Inequality: Psychosocial Dispositions, Education and Attitudes toward Income Inequality in China.” Sociological Perspectives 57(4):506-525.
Whyte, Martin K. and Dong-Kyun Im. 2014. “Is the Social Volcano Still Dormant? Trends in Chinese Attitudes toward Inequality.” Social Science Research 48:62-76.
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