2024. 3. 31

[New Paper] Enhancing Empathic Reasoning of Large Language Models Based on Psychotherapy Models for AI-assisted Social Support

New paper published! We present a novel method, the Chain of Empathy (CoE) prompting, that utilizes insights from psychotherapy to induce LLMs to reason about human emotional states. This method is inspired by various psychotherapy approaches—Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), and Reality Therapy (RT)—each leading to different patterns of interpreting clients’ mental states. LLMs without CoE reasoning generated predominantly exploratory responses. However, when LLMs used CoE reasoning, we found a more comprehensive range of empathic responses aligned with each psychotherapy model’s different reasoning patterns. ...

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2024. 4. 20

2024 IEEE RO-MAN WORKSHOP ACCEPTED: I am co-organizing, "Large Language Models in the RoMan Age: Exploring Social Impact and Implications for Design and Ethics" workshop

I'll co-organize a workshop to be held as part of the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), from August 26-30 in Pasadena, California, USA. We will have renowned panel speakers from various domains including human-robot interaction, psychology, robotics, and ethics, representing both academia and industry. The official workshop page will be released soon. Stay tuned!

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2023. 11. 12

CoE prompt featured in a data science community

Exciting news—our Chain of Empathy Prompting was featured on a popular social media platform for data scientists. Thanks for the shout-out! We’re stoked to see people engaging with our work. Image credit: Raphaël MANSUY

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2023. 2. 5

[New paper] Relationship Between Perspective-Taking Ability and Psychological and Emotional Characteristics Observed in a Large Emotion Diary Dataset: A Cluster Analysis

A new paper co-authored with my coworkers has just been published in the Korean Journal of Health Psychology!

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2022. 8. 9

[Invited Talk] Scaling up Psychology: From Cognitive Psych to HAI

I was invited to introduce my research at the Connectome lab seminar. This talk will cover some of my previous work in the areas of natural language processing, big data, and artificial intelligence with empathy.

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2022. 7. 19

CogSci 2022 Local Meetup @ Seoul! (Organizer: Yoon Kyung Lee)

This local meetup is in conjunction with CogSci 2022 to facilitate in-person networking and local community building, and to enhance the experience of the online CogSci 2022 conference.

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2022. 1. 5

Mental Healthcare Chatbot Seminar

I led a workshop for graduate students and faculties on how to create a counseling chatbot using RASA, a machine learning and rule-based hybrid chatbot framework.

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