Heejung Park

Associate Professor of Psychology
Heejung Park headshot


Phone 7578
Location Bettws Y Coed 307



M.A. and Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Heejung Park (B.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; M.A. and Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles) is a cultural and developmental psychologist. She studies cultural values and lived experiences of children, youth, and families across diverse ecological and national settings. She is interested in identifying challenges and strengths associated with migration, social change, and adaptation experiences in an increasingly interconnected and multicultural world. She also studies sleep as a correlate of wellbeing that may vary across cultural and socioeconomic contexts. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she capitalizes on various research tools including fieldwork, interview, daily diary, and actigraphy. She received training in developmental psychology and the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development.