Dr. Hye Jin Yoon

Associate Professor, Advertising, Advertising and Public Relations

About: Hye Jin Yoon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Georgia. Her research expertise is in humor advertising and humor psychology, with growing interest in sustainable marketing and advertising.

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Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Georgia
M.A., Mass Communication, University of Georgia
B.A., Mass Communication, Korea University 
 

Research Interests and Activities

Yoon’s primary research interests are humor effects and schema incongruity processing in advertising. Other research interests include health and environmental issues in advertising and their impact on consumers and society, digital and social media advertising, and network and sentiment analysis. Her work has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, and Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising, among others.

Study finds Grady College Advertising/Public Relations excels in advertising research productivity. Hye Jin Yoon, Karen Whitehill King & Nathaniel J. Evans

Faculty and doctoral graduates in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in Grady College were the most visible authors or co-authors in the three leading peer-reviewed advertising research journals from 2008-2019, according to a study in Journal of Business Research that was published July 27. Among the most visible were Professor Emeritus Leonard Reid, Professor Emerita Karen King, […]

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Pseudo-reviews: Conceptualization and consumer effects of a new online Phenomenon Hye Jin Yoon

Abstract: A pseudo-review is a type of online user-generated review (“review”) posted on an e-commerce website that often resembles an authentic review on the surface, telling an exaggerated story about alleged product use. However, while authentic reviews often include humor as a stylistic device to convey a genuine product evaluation, pseudo-reviews use humor to mock […]

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Comedic violence in advertising: Cultural third-person effects among U.S., Korean, and Croatian consumers Hye Jin Yoon

Abstract: Humor is a popular appeal used in global advertising and with the growing use of comedic violence ads in the U.S., it is a worthwhile endeavor to see whether comedic violence ads by U.S. brands could travel globally. This research conducted three studies in three countries, chosen for their distinctively different cultural tendencies and […]

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). Interdependent self-construal and number of Twitter followers: Consumer responses to alcohol industry Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign on Twitter Hye Jin Yoon

Abstract: Twitter has become an important means of communicating alcohol industry CSR campaigns. However, little is known about individual differences in consumer responses to CSR campaigns in the context of Twitter. An online experiment was conducted to explore the effects of interdependent self-construal on purchase and electronic word of mouth intentions through attitudes toward CSR […]

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Seeking Effective Advertising Appeals for Adults Who are Hesitant to COVID-19 Vaccination: The Role of Humor, Social Norm, and Threat Information Hye Jin Yoon and Jeong-Yeob Han

Hye Jin Yoon and Jeong-Yeob Han has been awarded the Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences Program ($9,720) through The Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) for their proposed project Abstract: People have been found to use humor to cope with life stress and adversity (Lefcourt 2000), to reassess situations that threaten their well-being (Frankl 1960), and to find hope in […]

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Pseudo-reviews: Conceptualization and consumer effects of a new online Phenomenon Hye Jin Yoon

Abstract: A pseudo-review is a type of online user-generated review (“review”) posted on an e-commerce website that often resembles an authentic review on the surface, telling an exaggerated story about alleged product use. However, while authentic reviews often include humor as a stylistic device to convey a genuine product evaluation, pseudo-reviews use humor to mock […]

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Comedic violence in advertising: Cultural third-person effects among U.S., Korean, and Croatian consumers Hye Jin Yoon

Abstract: Humor is a popular appeal used in global advertising and with the growing use of comedic violence ads in the U.S., it is a worthwhile endeavor to see whether comedic violence ads by U.S. brands could travel globally. This research conducted three studies in three countries, chosen for their distinctively different cultural tendencies and […]

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The Effects of User Comment Valence of Social Media Health Campaigns on Intention to Vaccinate: The Role of Psychological Reactance Hanyoung Kim, Youngji Seo, Hye Jin Yoon & Jeong-Yeob Han

Paper to be presented to American Advertising Academy (AAA) conference, San Diego, CA. Abstract: Given the prevalent use of social media in disseminating public service announcements (PSAs) encouraging healthy behavior, investigating the effects of user-generated comments alongside health messages became an important pursuit in the advertising and marketing scholarship. With this in mind, Facebook user-generated […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Yoon’s teaching interests including media planning, digital media, international advertising, consumer psychology, and quantitative research methods.

Experience

Prior to coming to UGA, Dr. Yoon has worked at SMU as a professor for nine years.

Awards and Fellowships

Journal of Interactive Advertising Best Reviewer Award, 2019
Journal of Advertising Best Reviewer Award, 2018
Sam Taylor Fellowship Award, 2012, 2014-2018
ICA Communication and Technology Division, Top Three Faculty Paper, 2011
American Academy of Advertising Dissertation Award, 2010