Faculty Profile for Dr. Eunjin "Jin" Seo

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Dr. Eunjin "Jin" Seo
Assistant Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 120
phone: (512) 245-2135

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Eunjin “Jin” Seo is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at Texas State University. She completed her B.A. in Education from Seoul National University, South Korea, where she was a first-generation college student. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin as a Fulbright Scholar. Jin’s research focuses on youth’s achievement motivation and educational equity.

For more information about her, please check her CV: https://tinyurl.com/jinseocv

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Seo, E., Lee, H. Y., Jamieson, J., Reis, H., Josephs, R., Beevers, C., & Yeager, D. S. (2022). Trait attributions and threat appraisals explain why an entity theory of personality predicts greater internalizing symptoms during adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 34, 1104–1114. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420001832
  • Shen, Y., Seo, E., Jiles*, A. I., Zheng, Y., & Wang, Y. (2022). Language brokering and immigrant-origin youth’s well-being: A meta-analytic review. American Psychologist, 77(8), 921–939. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0001035
  • Seo, E., & Patall, E. A. (2021). Feeling proud today may lead people to coast tomorrow: Daily intraindividual relations between emotion and effort in academic goal striving. Emotion, 21(4), 892–897.
  • Seo, E., & Lee, Y. (2021). Stereotype threat in high school classrooms: How it links to teacher mindset climate, mathematics anxiety, and achievement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(7), 1410–1423.
  • Shen, Y., Seo, E., Walt*, D. C., & Kim, S. Y. (2020). Stress of language brokering and Mexican American adolescents’ adjustment: The role of cumulative risk. Journal of Early Adolescence, 40(3), 400–425. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431619847526

Selected Grants

  • Seo, Eunjin (Principal). A Causal Examination of How Peer Mindset Climate Shapes STEM Major Belongingness and Persistence, National Academy of Education / Spencer Foundation, $70000. (Funded: September 2023 - May 2025). Grant.
  • Seo, Eunjin, Lee, Youkyung. Negative Gender Stereotype Concern and the Protective Role of Growth Mindset, Student Experience Research Network, $8000. (Funded: September 2018 - October 2019). Grant.
  • Seo, Eunjin. What Motivates People to Achieve? A Cross-cultural Examination, Fulbright Program / United States Department of State, $70000. (Funded: August 2011 - August 2013). Grant.
  • Seo, Eunjin (Principal), Fong, Carlton Jing (Co-Principal). How Do Peers Signal the Culture of Innate Brilliance? Microdynamic Video Analyses of Peer Interactions Signaling Fixed Mindset, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 2023, Funded: January 2024 - Present). Grant.
  • Shen, Yishan, Goble, Priscilla, Alfaro, Edna, Weimer, Amy, Behnke, Andrew, Seo, Eunjin. Opportunities for Undergraduate Research in Developmental Psychology (OUR DP) Fellowship Program, American Psychological Association, $5000. (Funded: January 2024 - December 2024). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Youth and Adolescence