Jinyoung Choi

Communication Science

Teaching Assistant





6051 Vilas Hall

Expertise & Activities

I am a second-year graduate student under the mentorship of Professor Catalina Toma. My research mainly explores the relationship between mediated interaction and psychological well-being. Using various communication technologies, people build and maintain interpersonal relationships or even delve into “new” interactions with humanlike agents (e.g., chatbots), and those behaviors are deeply related to their mental status. Currently, I am particularly interested in emerging adults and their loneliness. By expanding my knowledge about people’s media usage and their mental health, I am hoping to contribute to theoretical advances in related academic fields and in turn, make some practical impacts on people’s lives.


  • M.S. in Media Communication, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2019 (Advisor: Professor Namkee Park)
  • B.A. in Communication, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2018


Park, N., Jang, K., Cho, S., & Choi, J. (2021). Use of offensive language in human-artificial intelligence chatbot interaction: The effects of ethical ideology, social competence, and perceived humanlikeness. Computers in Human Behavior, 121, 106795. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106795

Teaching Experiences

Teaching Assistant

  • COMARTS 368: Theory and Practice of Persuasion: Fall 2021, Spring 2022
  • COMARTS 318: Introduction to Health Communication: Fall 2022

Research Experiences

Research Assistant

  • Artificial Intelligence and Ethics (2016 – 2020). Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea:
    Spring 2017 ~ Summer 2019
  • Uses of Artificial Intelligence and Psychological Outcomes (2017 – 2019). National Research Foundation, South Korea:
    Spring 2017 – Summer 2019