College of
Arts and Sciences

Oh-Ryeong Ha

Oh-Ryeong Ha
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Info
816-235-1321
Cherry Hall 301

About

Education: Dr. Ha received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a Developmental Sciences concentration at the University of Louisville in 2013 and completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2015.

Teaching: Dr. Ha teaches undergraduate Child Psychology and Quantitative Methods in Psychology, and graduate Quantitative Analysis I and Contemporary Issues in Developmental Psychology.

Research: Dr. Ha’s research interests are in infant and child development, focusing on eating decisions and self-control in children with and without obesity; interventions for reducing advertising effects in unhealthy eating; identifying risk factors for the development of obesity in infants and young children; prosocial decision-making in parent-child dyads; language acquisition in children with and without Williams Syndrome; and stress and rejection impacts on prosocial and eating decisions in adults. Dr. Ha utilizes behavioral, experimental, and physiological approaches including eye-tracking, mouse-tracking, preferential looking, and habituation techniques.