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Aesoon Park

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Internship, Yale University
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, Clinical Psychology
M.A., Korea University (South Korea), Clinical Psychology

Certification and Licensure

Licensed Psychologist (Class II) in South Korea

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests focus on the interplay between person and environment as it affects substance use and related risky behaviors within developmental contexts.   I am also interested in statistical techniques that account for the multi-level and time-varying nature of human development (e.g., structural equation model, multilevel model, latent mixture model).

Representative Publications

Park, A., Sher, K. J., & Krull, J. L. (in press). Selection and socialization of risky drinking during the college transition: the importance of micro-environments associated with specific living units. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Park, A., Sher, K. J., Wood, P. K., & Krull, J. L. (2009). Dual mechanisms underlying accentuation of risky drinking via fraternity/sorority affiliation: The role of personality, peer norms, and alcohol availability. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 241-255.

Park, A., Sher, K. J., & Krull, J. L. (2008). Risky drinking in college changes as fraternity/sorority affiliation changes: A person-environment perspective. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 219-229.

Rutledge, P. C., Park, A., & Sher, K. J. (2008). 21st Birthday Drinking: Going to extremes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 511-516.
Tragesser, S. L., Trull, T. J., Sher, K. J., & Park, A. (2008). Drinking motives as mediators of the relation between personality disorder symptoms and alcohol use disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 22, 525-537.

Tragesser, S. L., Sher, K. J., Trull, T. J., & Park, A. (2007). Personality disorder symptoms, drinking motives, and alcohol use and consequences: Cross-sectional and prospective mediation. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 15, 282-292.

Park, A., Sher, K. J., & Krull, J. L. (2006). Individual differences in the “Greek effect” on risky drinking: The role of self-consciousness. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 85-90.

Jackson, K. M., Sher, K. J., & Park, A. (2005). Drinking among college students – consumption and consequences. In M. Galanter (Ed). Recent Developments in Alcoholism: Research on alcohol problems in adolescents and young Adults (Volume XVII), pp. 85-117. New York: Plenum.