Ji Young Kim, Ph.D.

Ji Young Kim
Assistant Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Olmsted, W314
777 W. Harrisburg Pk
Middletown, PA 17057 US

Ji Young Kim is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg and earned her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Kim is interested in developing effective procedures to enhance learning for individuals with and without developmental disabilities. She conducts applied experiments in educational and clinical settings, develop assessment and teaching tools, and analyze data sets to better inform practice and future research in behavior analysis and education. Her research focus is twofold – (1) application of behavioral economics concepts to develop cost-effective educational tools and assessments and (2) designing instructional arrangements leading to positive educational outcomes.

  • Application of behavioral economics to education
  • Token economy
  • Choice-making behavior
  • Teaching and learning arrangements

Ph.D. - Teachers College, Columbia University
Major: Applied Behavior Analysis

M.A. - Teachers College, Columbia University
Major: Applied Behavior Analysis

B.A. - Barnard College, Columbia University
Major: Psychology