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Travis Research Institute

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Artificial Intelligence and Psychological Assessment

Sung Kim, PhD

Office

Psychology Building 330
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101-1714

Email

shkim@fuller.edu

Phone

626.584.5554

 

Mission

Our lab does empirical studies to understand abnormal psychological aspects (e.g., PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury) of humans using (neuro)psychological assessment tools (e.g., MMPI) as well as brain imaging (e.g., PET scans of Iraq/Afghanistan veterans). We apply conventional methods popular in social sciences as well as more recent developments in artificial intelligence such as machine learning and deep neural networks to examine the complexity among psychological constructs.

Some popular research agenda items in our lab are:

Research on or with psychological assessment

  • Personality (MMPI, Big Five, sentence completion tests, etc.)
  • Intelligence (WAIS-IV)
  • Neuropsychology (D-KEFS, BVMT, HVLT, or Rey-O)

Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning and Deep Learning)

  • Unsupervised/supervised learning on text data and assessment data (classification; latent semantic analysis, LDA, structural topic model)
  • Brain imaging (PET images among veterans with PTSD and/or mild traumatic brain injury)

PROJECT

How Can We Deploy Artificial Intelligence to Analyze the Data from Psychological Assessment Measures Such as the MMPI?

PROJECT

Neuropsychological Presentations of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Veterans

PROJECT

Dimensions of Religion and Spirituality: A Topic Modeling Approach (Structural Topic Model)

PROJECT

Religion, Cognition, and Emotion: What Can Machine Coding Tell Us About Culture?

PROJECT

Quantitative Textual Analysis of the Rotter Incomplete Sentence Blank (RISB-2) Responses

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Abernethy, A. D., and Kim, S.-H. (2018). The Spiritual Transcendence Index: An Item Response Theory Analysis. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 28(4), 240-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508619.2018.1507800

Lim, E.-M., Kang, H. J., Kim, S.-H., and Koo, J. K. (2018). The development and validation of a multi-cultural counseling competence scale for Korean counselors. Korean Journal of Counseling, 19(1), 421-442.

Kim, S.-H., McNeill, T. M., Strenger, N. R., and Lee, C. (2016). An Actor- Partner Interdependence analysis of the ABC-X stress model among clergy couples. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8(1), 65-76. http://dx.doi.org.naomi.fuller.edu:2048/10.1037/rel0000031

King, P. E., Kim, S.-H., Furrow, J., and Clardy, C. E. (2016). Preliminary exploration of the Measurement of Diverse Adolescent Spirituality (MDAS) among Mexican youth. Applied Developmental Science, 21(4), 235-250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2016.1203789

Kim, S.-H., Martin, B. J., and Nolty, A. T. (2016). The factor structure and measurement invariance of the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26(3), 240-251. http://dx.doi.org//10.1080/10508619.2015.1029404

Kim, S.-H., Goodman, G. M., Toruno, J. A., Sherry, A. R., and Kim, H.-K. (2015). The cross-cultural validity of the MMPI-2-RF Higher-Order Scales in a sample of North Korean female refugees. Assessment, 22(5), 640-649. doi:10.1177/1073191114548444

People

Faculty and Principal investigator

Prof_Sung H. Kim

Sung Kim

Associate Professor of Psychology

BA, SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, KOREA
MA, SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, KOREA
PHD, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Students

Bess Martin
Joy Suh
Darrell Walters
Anthea Tjoa
Paul Domigan
Rachel Green
Shant Rising
Caleb Sin

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Contact Us
Staff

Jim Cummings, MDiv, MA
Research Administrator
jamescummings2@fuller.edu

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8 am–5 pm

Address

Room 326
180 N. Oakland Ave

Pasadena, CA 91182