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Hyoung Suk Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and SBHS Division Chair
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Health Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso
Clinical Psychology
Korea University
Korea University


My current research interests include the impact of psychosocial factors (e.g., implicit attitudes, reinforcement sensitivity) on health behaviors such as smoking and marijuana use. Additionally I focus on the adaptation of a comprehensive model of health status and the psychological measurement in a variety of populations.

Current Research

  • Developing implicit cognition measures


  • Biopsychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Diversity and Health Psychology
  • Chemical Dependency
Selected Publications

Lee, H.S., Catley, D., & Harris, K.J. (2014). Improving understanding of the quitting process: Psychological predictors of quit attempts versus smoking cessation maintenance among college students. Substance Use & Misuse, 49(10), 1332-1339. PMID: 24758706 

Jacobson, J.D., Catley, D., Lee, H.S., Harrar, S.W., & Harris, K.J. (2014). Health risk perceptions predict smoking-related outcomes in Greek college students. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(3), 743-751. PMID: 25222173

Lee, H.S., Catley, D., & Harris, K.J. (2012). A comparison of autonomous regulation and negative self-evaluative emotions as predictors of smoking behavior change among college students. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(4), 600-609. PMID: 21911436

 Lee, H.S., & Cohn, L.D. (2010). Assessing coping strategies by analyzing expressive writing samples. Stress and Health, 26(3), 250-260. 

Lee, H.S., Kim, D.K., & Kim, J.H. (2006). Stress in caregivers in demented people in Korea – modification of Pearlin and colleagues’ stress model. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(8), 784-791. PMID: 16906634