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SUGA Sayaka, Ph.D.

Profiles

Education

Ph.D., Psychology, Kobe University, 2008
Major Fields: Psychology, Social Psychology
Thesis: Social Psychological Research on the Process of Shared Cognition in Communicative Contexts.
M.A., Psychology, Kobe University, 2005
Major Fields: Psychology, Social Psychology
Thesis: The Role of Communication in the Maintenance of Stereotypes.
B.A, Psychology, Kobe University, 2003

Experience

Lecturer 2013-present Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Aichi Gakuin University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2012-2013 Japan Science and Technology Agency
Assistant Professor 2010-2012 Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2009-2010 Nagoya University
Short term scholar Oct, 2008-Mar, 2009 University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 2007-2009
Research Fellow 2004-2006 Kobe University

Favorite

Playing the tenor saxophone
Coordinating daily clothes

Recent Achievements

Journal Articles

  1. Suzuki A., Honma Y., & Suga S. (2013). Indelible distrust: Memory bias toward cheaters revealed as high persistence against extinction.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition., 39, 1901-1913.
  2. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2011). Effects of the perception of a communicative context on the transmission of information. Journal of Human Environmental Studies, 9(1), 21-26 (in Japanese).
  3. Suzuki, A., & Suga, S. (2010) Enhanced memory for the wolf in sheep's clothing: Facial trustworthiness modulates face-trait associative memory. Cognition, 117, 224-229.
  4. Suga, S., Karasawa, M., & Hattori, Y. (2009) Effects of communicative goal on causal explanations of social events. Japanese Journal of Social Psychology, 25(1), 21-29, (in Japanese with English abstract)
  5. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2006) Effects of social stereotypes on language use in the description of person dispositions. Japanese Journal of Social Psychology, 22-2, pp.180-188 (In Japanese)
  6. Maass, A., Karasawa, M., Politi, F., & Suga, S. (2006) Do verbs and adjectives play different roles in different cultures? A cross-linguistic analysis of person representation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, pp.734-750.

Book Chapters

  1. Karasawa, M., & Suga, S. (2008) Retention and transmission of socially shared beliefs: The role of linguistic abstraction in stereotypic communication. In Y. Kashima, K. Fiedler, & P. Frytag (Eds.) Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to stereotype formation, maintenance, and transformation, pp.241-262. Lawrence Erlbaum.
  2. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2006) The level of abstraction in descriptions of person attributes: A social psychological perspective. In M. Nakagawa & T. Sadanobu (Eds.), Comparative Linguistic Series: Linguistic manifestation of the small world and the whole world, pp. 31-45. Kurosio publisher (In Japanese;).

Oral Presentations at International Conferences and Workshops

  1. Suga, S. (2010) Effects of communication on culturally maintaining stereotypes. International Workshop for Young Scholars Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
  2. Suga, S. (2008) Effects of communication on social cognition. Social Psychology Area Meeting at Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  3. Suga, S. (2008) Effects of a communicative context on reproducing information of products. The International Seminar on Social Cognition for Young Researchers, Kyoto, Japan.
  4. Suga, S. & Karasawa, M. (2008) Effects of language abstraction level on changing stereotypic impressions for exchange students from China. Kyoto University Kokoro Research Center Workshop "Socio Cultural Aspects of Emotion Regulation and Psychological Well-being" Kyoto University
  5. Karasawa, M., & Suga, S. (2006) The Role of Linguistic Categories across Cultures: A Japanese Perspective Kent Workshop on Linguistic Bias,@Canterbury, England.
  6. Karasawa, M., & Suga, S. (2005) The Linguistic Intergroup Bias in the Context of Message Transmission. The 14th European Association of Experimental Social Psychology General meeting, Wuerzburg, Germany.
  7. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2005) Effects of Stereotypic Expectations on Impression Formation: Communication of Social Stereotypes. The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand.
  8. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2004) Effects of Group Membership on the Language Use of Stereotype-Based Communication. The 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Poster Presentations at International Conferences

  1. Suga, S. (2015). Comparison between subjectively perceived and objective consensus regarding prejudice in Japan. The 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, USA.
  2. Suzuki A., Honma Y., & Suga, S. (2012). Encapsulated nature of distrust: Learned untrustworthiness is immune to intentional suppression (paper session). 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.
  3. Suzuki A., Honma Y., & Suga, S. (2011). Prepared learning of cheaters? Memory for cheaters survives instructed extinction (poster session). 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.
  4. Suga, S., Karasawa, M., & Sugimoto, Y. (2011) The impact of an actual experience of sharing on the saying-is-believing effect. The 16th European Association of Social Psychology General meeting. Stockholm, Sweden.
  5. Suga, S., Kim, H., Karasawa, M., Beiki, A., & Kaneda, M. (2010) How subtle difference in language use influences stereotypic judgments: A Japan-US comparison. The 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Las Vegas, USA.
  6. Suga, S. & Karasawa, M (2009) A crucial determinant of causalexplanations: Effects of transitivity of predicate in a question. Society for Personality and Social Psychology 10th Annual meeting, Tampa, FL.
  7. Suga, S. & Karasawa, M. (2008) Effects of language abstraction on stereotypical impression formation. The 15th of European Association of Experimental Social Psychology General Meeting. Opatija, Croatia.
  8. Suga, S. & Karasawa, M. (2008)@Effects of transitive-intransitive verbs on causal explanations. The 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, America.
  9. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2007)@Causal Information Search and Attribution Judgments under a Communicative Context. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, America
  10. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2006) The Role of Communication in the Maintenance of Stereotypes. The 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, America.

Oral Presentations at Japanese Conferences

  1. Karasawa, M., & Suga, S. (2006) Causal Inference about social issues under a communicative context. The 4th annual meeting of the Japanese society for cognitive psychology. Chukyo University, Japan. (In Japanese)
  2. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2005) The communication process of social stereotypes 2; Effect of the group membership. The 46th annual meeting of the Japanese society of social psychology. Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. (In Japanese)
  3. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2005) Effects of communication based on role expectation on beliefs. The 3rd annual meeting of the Japanese society for cognitive psychology. Kanazawa University, Japan. (In Japanese)
  4. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2004) Effects of extremity on causal information search. The 45th annual meeting of the Japanese society of social psychology. Hokusei Gakuen University, Japan. (In Japanese)
  5. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2003) The communication process of social stereotypes; Effect of the group membership. The 44th annual meeting of the Japanese society of social psychology. Toyo University, Japan. (In Japanese)

Poster Presentations at Japanese Conferences

  1. Suga, S. (2009) Cultural bases of linguistic and stereotypic representations of social groups. The 50th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology, Osaka University
  2. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2007) Effects of the linguistic characteristics of social stereotypes on impression formation. The 48th annual meeting of the Japanese society of social psychology. Waseda University, Japan. (In Japanese)
  3. Suga, S., & Karasawa, M. (2006) The audience tuning in communicating products information. The 4th annual meeting of the Japanese society for cognitive psychology. Chukyo University, Japan. (In Japanese)

Grants and Fellowships:

  1. Research Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists. (2007-2009)
  2. 2006 student scholarship from Center for Legal Dynamics of Advanced Market Societies (04/2006-03/2007, up to 300000yen)
  3. 2005 student scholarship from Center for Legal Dynamics of Advanced Market Societies (04/2005-03/2006, up to 300000yen)
  4. Student scholarship for international conference from the Japanese Society of Social Psychology (2005, 91500yen)
  5. Student scholarship for international conference from Kobe university (2005, 71090yen)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Young researcher's encouraging award from the Japanese Society of Social Psychology (2005)


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