Youngki Hong

Youngki Hong

Graduate Student



Kyle Ratner

Research Area

Social Psychology


Youngki Hong completed his BS in Psychology and BA in Statistics at University of Minnesota. He started at UCSB in 2015 working with Dr. Kyle Ratner.


My research draws on theories and methods from social psychology, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence to understand cognitive and neural bases of stereotyping and prejudice. My research at UCSB has focused on how group membership influences the way we encode, mentally represent, and evaluate faces of people who belong to our group (ingroup) vs. those who do not (outgroup).

[Social cognition, intergroup bias, face perception, cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence]