Selected for 2021 Psychology Convergence Research Support Project

 (From left) Professor Na Eun-young and Sah Young June from the School of Media, Arts, and Science

Professors Na Eun-young and Sah Young June from Sogang’s School of Media, Arts, and Science were selected for the ‘2021 Psychology Convergence Research Support Project.’ The Korean Psychological Association supports psychology convergence research every year in order to inspire creative and convergent research and to induce active exchanges between different disciplines.

The title of the selected psychology convergence research project is ‘Can artificial intelligence alleviate negative emotions: The effects of texts written by artificial intelligence and humans on the emotions and judgment of readers,’ a project bringing together Social Psychology (40%), Artificial Intelligence (30%), and Communications Studies (30%). Professor Na Eun-young, a Ph.D. holder in Social Psychology, is the lead researcher, while Professor Sah Young June an industrial engineer with a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, along with Professor Na Eun Kyung, a professor from the School of Communication at Kookmin University, who has a Ph.D. in Communications Studies, will conduct the research together as cooperative researchers, with Ho Kyu-hyun, a master’s student in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Communication, acting as an assistant researcher.


The results of this study, which began on February 1, 2021, will be presented at the symposium of the Korean Psychological Association in late August, with the final report to be submitted afterwards.


Professor Na said, “Based on this attempt to carry out a convergence study, we expect that it will serve as an opportunity to encourage more diverse interdisciplinary studies in the School of Media, Arts, and Science.”