Youngjae is a doctoral student in the Social program, working with Shigehiro Oishi. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. After graduation, he conducted research at Seoul National University, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia as a Ph.D. student and/or visiting scholar.
Youngjae is interested in how macro-level ecological factors influence human curiosity, exploration, and psychological richness.