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EUNKOOK (Mark) SUH, Ph. D.

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I was educated at Yonsei University (B. A.) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph. D., 1999), trained in personality and social psychology. After my first tenured position (Univ. of California, Irvine), I returned to my alma mater, Yonsei University, in 2003. Thanks to remarkable mentors (Drs. Ed Diener, Harry Triandis, Jerry Clore), students, and colleagues, we were able to produce work that are cited heavily in the areas of happiness and culture (+ 40,000 citations, Google Scholar, 2018).


- Yonsei researcher profile: click here

- Google scholar profile: click here

- Contact Information

Room 405, Widang Hall

Department of Psychology

Yonsei University

Seoul 03722 Korea

Tel) +82-2-2123-2446



          Suh, E., Diener, E., & Fujita, F. (1996). Events and subjective well-being: Only recent events matter. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 1091-1102. 


          Lucas, R. E., Diener, E., & Suh, E. (1996). Discriminant validity of well-being measures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 616-628.


          Suh, E., Diener, E., Oishi, S., & Triandis, H. C. (1998). The shifting basis of life satisfaction judgments across cultures: 

Emotions versus norms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 482-493.


          Diener, E., Suh, E. M., Lucas, R., & Smith, H. (1999). Subjective well-being: Three decades of progress. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 276-302.*

          * This is one of the most highly cited papers published on happiness (+30,000; Google Scholar).


          Suh, E. M. (2002). Culture, identity consistency, and subjective well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1378-1391.


          Triandis, H. C., & Suh, E. M. (2002). Cultural influences on personality. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 133-160.


          Suh, E. M. (2007). The downsides of an overly context-sensitive self: Implications from the culture and subjective well-being research. Journal of Personality, 75, 1321-1343.


          Diener, E., Kanazawa, S., Suh, E. M., & Oishi, S. (2015). Why people are in a generally good mood. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 19, 235-256.


          Suh, E. M., & Choi, S. (2018). Predictors of subjective well-being across cultures. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.).  Handbook of Well-Being. Salt Lake City, UT: Def Publishers. DOI:




          Diener, E., & Suh, E. M. (Eds.) (2000). Culture and Subjective Well-Being. Cambridge, MA. MIT Press.


          Suh, E. M. (2014). 행복의기원. 21세기북스. [Published in Korean, The origin of happiness].



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