Department of Psychology

Dr. SoYon Rim


Office: Science East 2037
Phone: 973-720-2951
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am

Department: Psychology
Position: Associate Professor

Area Specialization

Research Interests: Social psychology; Social cognition; Judgment and decision-making; Causal thinking about events and people; Psychological distance; Levels of representation; Implicit impressions; Goals and motivation

Curriculum vita

Selected Publications:
*Indicates co-first authorship

*Amit, E., *Rim, S., Halbeisen, G., Cohen-Priva, U., Stephan, E., Trope, Y. (forthcoming). Distance-dependent memory for pictures and words. Journal of Memory and Language

 Rim, S., Min, K. E., Liu, P. J., Chartrand, T. L., Trope, Y. (forthcoming). The gift of psychological closeness: How feasible versus desirable gifts reduce psychological distance to the giver. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Rim, S., Amit, E., Fujita, K., Trope, Y, Halbeisen, G., & Algom, D. (2015). How words transcend and pictures immerse: The association between medium and level of construal. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 123-130.

Rim, S., & Summerville, A. (2014). How far to the road not taken?: The effect of psychological distance and counterfactual direction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 391-401.

Rim, S., Min, E. K., Uleman, J. S., Chartrand, T. L., & Carlston, D. E. (2013). An affiliation goal and positivity bias in implicit trait impressions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1204 – 1209.

Hansen, J., Rim, S., & Fiedler, K. (2013). Psychological distance and judgments of causal impact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1184 – 1189.

Rim, S., Hansen, J., & Trope, Y. (2013). What happens why? Psychological distance and focusing on causes versus consequences of events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 457-472.

Rim, S., Trope, Y., Liberman, N., & Shapira, O. (2013). The highs and lows of mental representation: A construal level perspective on the structure of knowledge. In D. E. Carlston (Ed.), Handbook of Social Cognition, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Rim, S., Uleman, J. S., Trope, Y. (2009). Spontaneous Trait Inference and Construal Level Theory: Psychological distance increases nonconscious trait thinking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1088-1097.