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HyeonSeung Lee


Research Area: Clinical Science


Schizophrenia, Self concept, Cognition, Social cognition, Interoception, Peripersonal space

My research aim is to identify what underlying cognitive-affective mechanisms of schizophrenia develop, maintain, and aggravate its symptoms. To investigate the mechanisms, I would like to probe the specific components under neurocognitive impairments, social dysfunction, or self-aberrations of schizophrenia using experimental, neurobiological, and behavioral methodologies. In addition, I am also interested in exploring intact abilities and cognitive potential in individuals with schizophrenia that would give clinical implication or an opportunity to reduce prejudice toward them. I am currently working on projects of VR based social simulation training, 3D body mapping, and Peripersonal space.

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Representative Publications

Lee, H. S., Griffith, T., & Park, S. (Accepted). Bodily Self-Disturbances in Schizophrenia; A Comparative Study of South Korea and the U.S.A. Psychopathology, 54, 262-273https://doi.org/10.1159/000517933

Lee, H.S., Hong, S.J., Baxter T., Scott, J., Shenoy, S., Buck, L., Bodenheimer, R.E., & Park, S. (2021) Altered Peripersonal Space and the Bodily Self in Schizophrenia; A Virtual Reality Study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 47(4), 927–937https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbab024

Oh, H., Jang, S. K., Lee, H. S., Lee, E. B., & Choi, K. H. (2021). Personality Traits in Individuals with the Dual Diagnosis of Psychosis and Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of dual diagnosis, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2020.1839827

Lee, H. S., Dean, D., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., & Park, S. (2020). Deterioration of mental health despite successful control of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. Psychiatry research, 113570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113570

Dean, D. J., Tso, I. F., Giersch, A., Lee, H. S., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Song, L., & Park, S. (2020). Cross-Cultural comparisons of psychosocial distress in the USA, South Korea, France, and Hong Kong during the initial phase of COVID-19. Psychiatry Research, 113593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113593

Lee, H.S., Corbera, S. Poltorak, A., Park, K.H., Assaf, M., Bell, M., Wexler, B., Cho, Y.I., Jung, S.H., Brocke, S., & Choi, K.H. (2018). Measuring Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia Research: Cross-cultural Validation. Schizophrenia Research, 201, 187-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2018.06.022

Lee, H.S., Jang, S.K., Lee., G.Y., Park, S.C., Medalia, A., & Choi, K.H. (2017). Informationally Administered Reward Enhances Intrinsic Motivation in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 256, 290-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.049

Jang, S.K., Kim, S.J., Kim, C.Y., Lee, H.S., & Choi, K.H. (2016). Attentional Processing of Emotional Faces in Schizophrenia: An Eye-Tracking Study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(7), 894-906. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000198

 

Conference prosters

Lee, H.S., Martinez, C., Shenoy, S., Derek, D., Woodman, G.F., & Park, S., (April, 2021). A meta-analytic review of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on clinical symptoms of schizophrenia with a focus on the general psychopathology scale. Poster presentation for the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), virtual conference.

Lee, H.S., Torregrossa, L., Benson, T., & Park, S., (April, 2021). Abnormal Bodily Self Experiences in Schizophrenia; a comparative study of South Korea and USA. Poster presentation for the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), virtual conference.

Griffith, T., Baxter, T., Lee, H.S., Kim, I., Shenoy, S., & Park, S. (April, 2021). Ethnic disparities in psychosis proneness and mental health risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation for the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), virtual conference.

Felsenheimer, A., Rapp, A., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Lee, H.S., & Park, S. (April, 2021). ‘They’ are not always friends: Social (de-)connectedness in narratives, social contacts and loneliness and its longitudinal impact on schizotypal traits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation for the 2021 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), virtual conference.

Baxter, T., Lee, H.S., Torregrossa, L., Kim, S., & Park, S., (April, 2020). An Exploratory Study of Automated Linguistic Analysis of Social Narratives in Schizophrenia. Poster presentation for the 2020 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), Florence, Italy.

Lee, H.S., Torregrossa, L., Ichinose, M., Adery, L., Nichols, H., Wade, J., Bian, D., Granholm, E., Sarkar, N., & Park, S., (April, 2019). The Predictors and Mediators of Improvement Following Virtual Reality Based Social Skill Training. Poster presentation for the 2019 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), Orlando, USA

Hong, S.J., Buck, L.E., Lee, H.S., Prada, A.K., Bodenheimer, R.E., & Park, S., (April, 2019). Altered Peripersonal Space Boundaries in Schizophrenia: A Virtual Reality Study. Poster presentation for the 2019 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), Orlando, USA

Lee, H.S., Yoon, S.W., Suh, J.W., & Choi, K.H. (April, 2018). Effects of Visual Emotional Contents in Sense of Agency in Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the 2018 Spring Conference of Korean Clinical Psychology Association (KCPA), Jeju Island, South Korea.

Lee, H.S., Corbera, S. Poltorak, A., Park, K.H., Assaf, M., Bell, M., Wexler, B., & Choi, K.H. (March, 2017). Measuring Implicit Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia Research: Cross-cultural Validation. Poster presentation at the 16th International Congress of Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), San Diego, USA

Jang, S.K., Lee, H.S., Bahk, Y.C., & Choi, K.H. (November, 2015). Linking Trait Motivation and Anhedonia in Schizophrenia: The Mediating Role of State Anxiety. Poster presentation at the 12th Congress of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR), Seoul, South Korea.

Lee, H.S., Jang, S.K., Lee., G.Y., Park, S.C., Medalia, A., & Choi, K.H. (March, 2015). The Role of Reward Contingency on Intrinsic Motivation for Cognitive Game Task in Schizophrenia. Oral presentation at the 1st annual meeting for Cognitive Enhancement in Psychiatric Disorders (CEPD), Tokyo, Japan.


Honors

Poster award finalist   Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) 2021 

William F. Hodges Teaching Assistant Award   Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University 2020

Gayle Fambrough Fellowship Award   Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University 2019, 2020

Best Poster Presentation Award   Korean Clinical Psychology Association (KCPA) 2018

Research Promotion Scholarship for Graduate Student   Department of Psychology, Korea University 2017

Brain Korea 21 PLUS Scholarship   The Korean National Research Foundation 2015