Assistant Professor, Asian Pacific American Studies\ Arizona State University
Dr. Yoo received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (August 2006). His research interest broadly examines how racial minorities experience and cope with various culture-specific stressors. One area of particular interest is the role and function of cultural identity in the lives of racial minorities, especially for Asian Americans. This research seeks to answer the following three interrelated questions: 1) What are the structure, measurement, and psychological benefits of the different cultural identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, etc.) for Asian Americans? 2) When and how is cultural identity protective against culture-specific stressors such as racism? 3) What type of experiences and situations are most relevant to the different cultural identity developments?