Dr Chanki Moon, Lecturer

Dr Chanki Moon


Dr Chanki Moon joined the School of Social Science as Lecturer in Psychology in August 2019. He obtained his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Kent (UK), where he worked under the supervision of Prof Ayse K. Uskul and Dr Mario Weick. Prior to his role at Leeds Beckett, he worked as a Research Associate / Visiting Scholar in the School of Psychology at University of Kent as well as a Teaching Fellow in the department of Psychology at Chonnam National University (South Korea). Dr Moon recently took the role of Associate Editor in the Journal of Comparative Family Studies and has had experience to review psychological papers in the area of Social and Organisational Psychology.  

Current Teaching

• Growing up in a Social World (Year 1)
• Intermediate Research Methods (Year 1)

Dr Moon supervises undergraduate (Final 3rd Year Projects for BSc) and postgraduate (dissertation for MSc) students in Psychology

Research Interests

Dr Moon’s previous research was conducted in the area of social and organisational psychology and focused on cultural differences in social hierarchies/power, incivility and norms. For example, he examined (a) whether there are any differences between Korea and the UK in terms of how individuals’ interactions are governed by the status of the interaction partner (Moon, Uskul, & Weick, 2019); (b) how incivility exhibited by people occupying different ranks elicit differential responses in Korea and the UK (Moon, Weick, & Uskul, 2018); and (c) whether there are any differences between Korea and the UK in terms of how hierarchical relations are embedded in objective organizational prescriptions (Moon, Uskul, & Weick, 2018). His research uses a variety of theoretical approaches and methodologies, including experimental, advanced correlational, and qualitative methods (e.g., content analysis, interviews). Thus, he works with his primary research interests concerning how individuals’ values and norms as well as emotional, cognitive and behavioural outcomes in interpersonal relationships can be shaped by cultural settings. Furthermore, his interests have recently extended to the social psychology of intergroup and intragroup processes as well as clinical and health psychology (e.g., narcissism, humiliation) in relation to his primary research interests (i.e., how individuals’ emotions, perceptions and behaviours are affected by social power and status). 
Dr Chanki Moon, Lecturer