Lecturer in the Department of Psychology


Ph.D., Brandeis University

Field of Specialty

Yoona Lee, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow and an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University. Her major research interests include child maltreatment, discipline, bullying, and children/adolescent psychosocial behaviors in developmental and cross-cultural perspectives.

Contact Information


Yoona Lee


Lee, Yoona. "Corporal punishment and child aggression: Ethnic-level family cohesion as a moderator." Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2017). (forthcoming)

Lee, Y., Liu, X., & Watson, M. W.. "The timing effect of bullying in childhood and adolescence on developmental trajectories of externalizing behaviors." J Interpers Violence 31. 17 (2016): 2775-2800.

Lee, Yoona. "Covert and overt forgiveness and apology patterns with intrapersonal and interpersonal perspectives." Journal of Trauma and Treatment (2016).

Lee, Y., Watson, M. W. & Lee, K.. "The relation of physical discipline to bullying behaviors across different families and ethnicities." Students, Teachers, and Leaders Addressing Bullying in Schools. Las Cruces, NM: Sense Publishing, 2015

Lee, Y., Malley-Morison, K, Jang, M., & Watson, M. W.. "Hierarchies of child maltreatment types at different perceived severity levels in European Americans, Korean Americans, and Koreans." Child Youth Serv Rev 46. (2014): 220-229.

Lee, Y., Malley-Morrison, K., & Watson, M. W.. "How victims and offenders use forgiveness and apology: relation of self and other responses." Forgiveness: Promise, Possibility & Failure. Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011. 185-195.

Hahm, H. C., Lee, Y., Ozonoff, A. & Van Wert, M. J.. "The impact of multiple types of child maltreatment on subsequent risk behaviors among women during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood." J Youth Adolesc 39. (2010): 528-540.

Lee, Y., Jang, M., & Malley-Morison, K.. "Perception of child maltreatment in European American, Korean Americans, and Koreans." Int Psychol Bull 12. (2008): 13-16.

Courses Taught

PSYC 51a Statistics
PSYC 52a Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology
PSYC 177a School Bullying and Psychology: Issues in Methods, Morality and Intervention