Soyoung Park, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke;
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Soyoung Q Park is joint professor of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Neuroscience Research Center) and German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE – Leibniz Alliances). Her research concentrates on the metabolic, social and neural mechanisms underlying human decision making, with the ultimate goal being to develop novel intervention strategies for its optimization. Here, the focus is on reward-based decisions, such as consumer decisions and decisions in social contexts. She studied Psychology at the Institute of Technology Berlin and received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Free University of Berlin during her stay as a stipend holder at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at the Humboldt University. After her PhD, she moved to Switzerland for postdoctoral research training at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. Before moving to Berlin/Potsdam, she was a professor for social psychology and decision neuroscience at the University of Lübeck where she was head of the Psychology degree program (B.A. and M.A.).
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