Jin Yong Shin
Associate Professor of Psychology
Hauser Hall 225
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Degrees: PHD, 1999, Univ Illinois Chicago; MA, 1995, Univ Illinois Chicago; MA, 1990, Bradley Univ; BA, 1987, Pusan National Univ
Dr. Jin Shin is an Assistant Professor of Psychology with primary responsibilities in the B.A. program. Following the award of her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1999, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies at Northwestern University in 2001. Dr. Shin teaches courses in Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, and Cross-Cultural Human Development and Childhood Disability: Global Issues.
Dr. Shin's research focuses on cross-cultural studies of families of children with special needs. She also studies early intervention research in developing countries. In collaboration with researchers and clinicians in the Hue Medical College in Hue, Vietnam, Dr. Shin is currently conducting an early intervention project in Vietnam to document the effectiveness of a home visit program carried out by teachers who train parents to work with their children with intellectual disabilities. She also conducts research with Korean immigrant families of children with developmental disabilities in the New York City area to examine how social support, attitudes toward disability, traditional values, and acculturation affect the experiences of parenting. Dr. Shin has published her finding in journals such as Mental Retardation, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Asian Journal of Social Psychology and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.