Henry Yoon

Assistant Professor

Henry Yoon, Ph.D. facilitates the biopsychology major at Augsburg College and heads the Augsburg biopsychology lab. His research involves using electrophysiological techniques (e.g., EEG, event-related potentials, time-frequency components) to investigate the brain correlates underlying diverse behaviors such as substance addiction recovery as well as meditation training. Towards this end, he is working collaboratively with the StepUP program at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychiatry as well as Psychology.

His teaching philosophy continues to be shaped by this focus on interdisciplinary research and he aims to provide students with a strong research focus in his teaching agenda to help students think “psychologically”. To him, thinking psychologically involves a problem-solving approach that uses multidisciplinary strategies to tackle complex questions. This approach is relevant for a field in which the psychological concepts under investigation can often be defined in numerous ways, and in which research outcomes require on-going scrutiny.

Overall, his goals are to help students become better lifetime consumers of scientific information and help those who plan on pursuing advanced degrees in psychology adapt quickly to the punctuated shifts common in the scientific landscape by providing guidance and research opportunities.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Selected Scholarship

PublicationsYoon, H. H., Iacono, W. G., Malone, S. M., & McGue, M. (2006). Using the brain P300 response to identify novel phenotypes reflecting genetic vulnerability for adolescent substance misuse. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 1067-1087.

Yoon, H.H., Iacono, W.G., Malone, S.M., Bernat, E.M., & McGue, M. (2008). The effects of childhood disruptive disorder comorbidity on P3 event-related brain potentials in preadolescents with ADHD. Biological Psychology, 79, 329-336.
Manuscripts in Preparation

Yoon, H. H., Malone, S. M., Iacono, & W. G. Multimethod investigation of the P3 response in adults with or without externalizing disorders.

Yoon, H. H., Iacono, W. G, & Malone, S. M. A longitudinal investigation of the stability and    predictive utility of the P3 response in adults with or without a lifetime history of externalizing psychopathology.

Yoon, H. H., Iacono, W. G., Malone, S. M., Bernat, E. M., & McGue, M. The longitudinal association between P3 event-related brain potential in ADHD children with and without disruptive disorder comorbidity.
Conference PresentationsYoon, H. H., Malone, S. M., Iacono, W. G. (2010). Investigation of the P3 brain amplitude response in adults with lifetime externalizing disorders. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiology Research, Portland, Oregon.

Yoon, H. H., Iacono, W. G, Malone, S. M. (2009). The longitudinal relationship between event-related time-frequency brain activity and externalizing disorders during adolescence and adulthood. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Minneapolis, MN.

Yoon, H. H., Malone, S. M., Iacono, W. G. (2009). The longitudinal stability of P3 brain amplitude reduction in subjects diagnosed with lifetime externalizing disorders. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiology Research, Berlin, Germany.

Yoon, H. H., Malone, S. M., Iacono, W. G. (2008). The longitudinal association between P3 brain amplitude in subjects diagnosed with childhood disruptive disorders during preadolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

Yoon, H. H., Malone, S. M., Iacono, W. G., Hammer, M., Bernat, E. M. (2006). The association between P3 amplitude and child disruptive disorders during preadolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Psychopathology.

Yoon, H.H., Iacono, W.G., Malone, S.M., McGue, M. (2002). The association of P300 brain potential amplitude with substance use in female adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

Frequently Taught Courses

  • PSY 315 – Research Methods & Statistics II
  • PSY 390 – Individual Differences
  • PSY 355 – Biopsychology
  • PSY 410 – Clinical Neuropsychology

Henry Yoon

Assistant Professor

Memorial Hall 329A
CB 101
612-330-1133
yoon@augsburg.edu