Woo-yeol Lee


E-mail: woo-yeol.lee at vanderbilt dot edu
           
I am a doctoral student in the Quantitative Methods program at Vanderbilt University. Currently, I am interested in longitudinal item response models.

My studies during the master's program at Yonsei University were focused on social cognitive development and language acquisition. I also conducted studies about sentence processing in adults. The methodologies used for my studies vary from VOE (violation of expectation) and preferential looking tasks for infants and toddlers to self-paced reading (or listening) and priming tasks for adult participants. 

From 2011 to 2012, I did research with Prof. Sook-Whan Cho (Sogang University) and Prof. Youngon Choi (Chung-Ang University). I also worked at the POSTECH Leadership Center and Educational Broadcasting System (EBS). 

Education
Ph.D student., Quantitative Methods program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2013-present
     Advisor: Dr. Sun-Joo Cho 
M.A., Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2011
     Advisor: Dr. Hyun-joo Song
     Thesis: Korean children's sentence comprehension using morpho-syntactic information
B.A., Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2008
     Exchange student at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, 2007    

Publications
  • Lee, W., Kim, M., & Song, H. (2013). The development of Korean children’s abilities to uses structural cues for sentence comprehension. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology. 26(4), 125-139. pdf
  • Lee, W., Kim, E. Y., Won, J., Lee, Y., & Kim, Y. (2010). Infants expect others to help one another achieve a goal. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1881-1885). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. pdf
  • Song, H. & Lee, W. (2009). The influence of discourse information on Korean adults’ sentence processing. Language Facts and Perspectives. 24, 141-154. pdf
  • Lee, W. & Song, H. (2009). Two-year-old children use morphological cues to learn verb meanings. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology. 22(4), 111-123. pdf
Manuscript in preparation
  • Lee, W., Kim, E. Y., Kim, Y., & Song, H. Do infants expect others to be helpful?
Conference Presentations 
  • Lee, W., & Song, H. (2011, November). Korean children's sensitivity to case markers when interpreting a novel verb. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.
  • Lee, W., Kim, E. Y., Kim, Y., Yang, J. Y., & Song, H. (2011, March). Fourteen-month-old infants' expectations about others' helping behavior. Poster presented at the 2011 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada. Student Travel Award   pdf
  • Lee, W. & Song, H. (2011, February). How essential is the number of nouns in guessing the meaning of verbs in Korean? Paper presented at the International Society for Chomskyan Studies 2011 Winter Conference, Seoul, Korea.
  • Lee, W. & Song, H. (2010, November). Children’s sentence comprehension according to the morpho-syntactic information. Poster presented at the Symposium of Korean society for Developmental Psychology, Seoul, Korea.  pdf
  • Lee, W., Kim, E. Y., Won, J., Lee, Y., & Kim, Y. (2010, August). Infants expect others to one another achieve a goal. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Portland, OR. pdf
  • Lee, W., & Song, H. (2009, November). Do Korean children use case markers when learning the meaning of novel verbs? Poster presented at the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA. Paula Menyuk Travel Award pdf
  • Song, H., & Lee, W. (2009, October). The comprehension of reference in Korean discourse. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages, Beijing, China.  pdf
  • Song, H., Jin, K., & Lee, W. (2009, October). Discourse influences on Korean adults’ use of referential choices. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on the Processing of East Asian Languages, Beijing, China.  pdf
  • Lee, W., & Song, H. (2009, August). Understanding the meaning of novel verbs using case markers of 2.5- and 3-year-old children. Poster presented at the annual convention of Korean Psychological Association, Seoul, Korea. pdf
  • Song, H., Jin, K., Lee, W., & Lee, Y. (2009, August). The development of Korean children’s ability to use case markers when understanding words and sentences. Paper presented at the annual convention of Korean Psychological Association, Seoul, Korea.
  • Song, H., Yun, J., & Lee, W. (2008, August). Korean adults' use of discourse information when disambiguating omitted subjects. Poster presented at the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science, Seoul, Korea.  pdf
Ad-hoc Reviewer
CogSci 2011 (Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society)

Awards
2011    SRCD Student Travel Award
2009    Paula Menyuk Travel Award, The 34rd Boston University Conference on Language Development
2009    Yonsei Graduate School Association Research Funding

In the Media

updated: 12/26/2013