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 brain correlates associated with externalizing spectrum disorders which are characterized by the inability to inhibit socially inappropriate and even proscribed behaviors (e.g., substance addiction, antisocial behaviors). Towards this end, he works collaboratively with the StepUP program at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychology.
His teaching philosophy and agenda continue to be shaped by this focus on interdisciplinary research as he aims 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.
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- M.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- B.A. University of California, Berkeley
Yoon, H. H., Malone, S.M., Burwell, S.J., Bernat, E.M., Iacono, W.G. (2013). Association between P3 event-related potential amplitude and externalizing disorders: A time-domain and time-frequency investigation of 29-year-old adults. Psychophysiology, 50(7), 595-710.
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(3),329-336.
Yoon, 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.
Manuscripts in Preparation
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 (in preparation).
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 (in progress).
Selected Conference Presentations
Young, A., Yoon, H.H. (2011). Investigation of the Time-Frequency Brain Response in Adult Women with Externalizing Disorders. Poster presented at the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Yoon, 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, 2006.
Frequently Taught Courses
- PSY 315 – Research Methods & Statistics II
- PSY 390 – Individual Differences
- PSY 355 – Biopsychology
- PSY 410 – Clinical Neuropsychology