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Welcome to our Social Psychology Lab

Department of Cognitive & Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University

What's New

We hosted the 23rd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) here in Nagoya (July 30-August 3, 2016) in great success! Photos:http://www.iaccp2016.com/iaccp2016-congress-photographs/

Recent Visitors to Our Lab

  • Dr. Marilynn Brewer:Professor Emeritus, the Ohio State University (USA) and the University of New South Wales (Australia) (August 4, 2016)
  • Dr. Justin Levinson: Visiting scholar from the University of Hawaii, U.S.A. (June 29 - July 29, 2016)
  • Dr. Bertram Malle: Professor, Brown University, U.S.A. (September 9, 2015)
  • Joseph Fisher: Student from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (May 16 - June 14, 2015)
  • Dr. Christian Chan: Visiting scholar from the University of Hong Kong (July 23 - August 23, 2014)
  • Dr. Vinai Norasakkunkit: Visiting scholar from Gonzaga University, U.S.A. (May 13 - July 11, 2014)
  • Laura Froelich: Ph.D. Candidate, Kostanz University, Germany (November 29, 2013)
  • Dr. Arthur Stukas: Visiting scholar from La Trobe University, Australia (July 9, 2013)

Recent Publications

Honda, S., Ishimaru, S., Utsunomiya, S., Yamane, T., Oda, M., Sakamoto, K., Ohe, Y., Kobayashi, H., Arima, T., & Kosugi, Koji. (2017) Considering the relation between the Haidtfs Moral Foundations Theory and Japanese morality through developing a new scale. Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, Yamaguchi University, 66, 95-106.

Tanaka, Y., Miyamoto, S., & Karasawa, M. (2016) Do stereotypic tweets receive more retweets?: The effect of linguistic category abstractness in social media. Journal of Human Environmental Studies, 14(2), 165-170.

Matsuo, A., & DeSouza, E. (2016). The effects of anticipation on psychological status among narcissists. SAGE Open. doi: 10.1177/2158244016650921

Teymoori A, Jetten J, Bastian B, Ariyanto A, Autin F, Ayub N, et al. (2016) Revisiting the measurement of anomie. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0158370. doi:10.1371

Tsukamoto, S., & Karasawa, M. (2015a). Dehumanization in the Judicial System: The Effect of Animalization and Mechanization of Defendants on Blame Attribution, Proceedings of the 10th Asian Association of Social Psychology biennial conference, 256-257. Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Gadjah Mada University Press.

Tsukamoto, S., & Karasawa, M. (2015b). From interpersonal to inter-ethnic differentiation: The role of psychological essentialism. Journal of Human Environmental Studies, 13(1), 13-20.

Tsukamoto, S., Holland, E., Haslam, N., Karasawa, M., & Kashima, Y. (2015). Cultural Differences in Perceived Coherence of the Self and In-group: A Japan-Australia Comparison, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 18(1), 83-89.

Goto, N., Jetten, J., Karasawa, M., & Hornsey, M. J. (2015). The sins of their fathers: When current generations are held to account for the transgressions of previous generations. Political Psychology, 36(4), 479-487. doi: 10.1111/pops.12172.

Ueno T., Tsukamoto, S., Kurita, T., & Karasawa, M. (2014). Incorporating social psychological theories in the model training regime: How neural representations for social cognition emerge from interactions with others. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds) (full-length paper), Proceedings in the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2990-2995). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Swann, W. B. Jr., Buhrmester, M. D., Gomez, A., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., Vazquez, A., Ariyanto, A., Besta, T., Christ, O., Cui, L., Finchilescu, G., Gonzalez, R., Goto, N., Hornsey, M., Sharma, S., Susianto, H., Zhang, A. (2014). What makes a group worth dying for? Identity fusion fosters perception of familial ties, promoting self-sacrifice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106 (6), 912-926. doi:10.1037/a0036089.

Karasawa, M., Maass, A., Rakic, T., & Kato, A. (2014). The emergent nature of culturally meaningful categorization and language use: A Japanese-Italian comparison of age categories. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology., 45, 431-451. doi:10.1177/0022022113509882

Conference Presentations

Matsuo, A., Karasawa, M., & Norasakkunkit, V. (2017, March). Why do people think of the situation as moral violation?: Perceptions of Shweder's "Big 3" morality in Japan and the U.S. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science 2017, Vienna.

Hirozawa, P. Y., Karasawa, M., & Matsuo, A. (2017, March). Judgments of moral character for positive and negative intentions. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science 2017, Vienna.

Tanaka, Y., & Karasawa, M. (2017, March). Is hurting a more vulnerable victim perceived to be more intentional and immoral?: the influence of perceived moral patiency of victims on moral judgements. Poster presented at International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna.

Matsuo, A., Karasawa, M., & Norasakkunkit, V. (2017, January). Perceptions of Shwederfs gBig 3h Morality in Non-West: Characteristics of Moral Violation Situations in Japan. Poster presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, San Antonio.

ETO, J.& Karasawa, M. (2016) The effect of need for uniqueness and gender identification on the interpretation of Japanese female positive stereotype in communication contexts, The 23rd International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology conference, Nagoya, Japan, July 30-August 3.(8/3)

Matsuo, A., Karasawa, M., Norasakkunkit, V., Sasahara, K., & Kaur, R. (2016, August). Cultural Bases of Moral Ethics: Perceptions of Morality in Japan and in the United States. The 23rd International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology conference, Nagoya, Japan.

Tanaka, Y., Karasawa, M., & Miyamoto, S. (2016, July). The more stereotypic, the more Retweets: How linguistic abstractness and stereotypicality influence information transmission on Twitter. The 31st International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama.

Ryu, H., Hotta, M., Karasawa, M. (2016). The effect of expecting intergroup interaction on collective guilt. International Congress of Psychology 31st ,Yokohama.

Karasawa, M., Ohji, A., & Tsukamoto, S. (2016). Blaming the bad intention of a groupfs wrongdoing: The role of affect and perceived collective agency. A poster presentation at the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA, USA, January 30th.

Tanaka, Y., Miyamoto, S., & Karasawa, M. (2016). The Spread of Stereotypical Beliefs on Twitter: An Analysis of Linguistic Abstractness and Retweets. Poster presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, San Diego.

Karasawa, M., Ohji, A., & Tsukamoto, S. (2016). Blaming the bad intention of a groupfs wrongdoing: The role of affect and perceived collective agency. A poster presentation at the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA, USA (January 30).

Invited Colloquia

  • The moral meaning of diligence among Japanese people. D. P. S. S., University of Padova, Italy. (March 21, 2017).
  • Immoral character invites harsher punishment: An analysis of retributive and utilitarian motives. Departmental Seminar at the Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong (December 2, 2016).
  • Karasawa (2015) Roles of causal inferences and language use in blaming others. D. P. S. S., University of Padova, Italy, Jan. 29, 2015.

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