In general terms, the members of our lab conduct research in a field known as social cognition.
Social cognition is a subfield of social psychology, which is concerned mainly with how people make sense of their social worlds - consisting of other people around them as well as the groups and communities to which they belong.
Japanese National Identity
Karasawa, Tsukamoto, & Ryu (2020). Can patriotism be distinguished from nationalism? Empirical evidence concerning Japanese national identity and Its ideological significance. Poster presented at SPSP Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA, USA)
Stereotype and Language
Iori KASAHARA (Ph.D. Student) presented at SPSP 2020 (New Orleans, LA, USA).
Wice, Karasawa, Matsui, & Miller (2020)
Knowing minds: Culture and perceptions of mental state access. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 23, 319-327.
Matsuo, Sasahara, Taguchi, & Karasawa (2019)
Development and validation of the Japanese Moral Foundations Dictionary. PLOS ONE, 14(3): e0213343
Talk at TEDxNagoyaU
Psychological Mechanisms Underlying Social Divisiveness
Global Research Network
Collaborations with researchers in asia
Perceived warmth of offending group moderates the effect of intergroup apologiesAwale, A., Chan, C., Tam, K., & Karasawa, M. (in press). Perceived warmth of offending group moderates the effect of intergroup apologies.
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430220961844Using actual and fictional scenarios, we examined whether the apology–forgiveness relationship and the apology–remorse relationship were dependent on the victim group members’ perceived warmth of the offending group.
Explaining illness with evil: Pathogen prevalence fosters moral vitalism.Bastian, B., Vauclair, M., Loughnan, S., Bain, P., … Karasawa, M., et al. (2019). Explaining illness with evil: Pathogen prevalence fosters moral vitalism.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
“Our country needs a strong leader right now”: Economic inequality enhances the wish for a strong leader.Sprong, S., Jetten, J., Wang, Z., Peters, K., Mols, F., Verkuyten, M., Bastian, B., … Karasawa, M., et al., (2019). “Our country needs a strong leader right now”: Economic inequality enhances the wish for a strong leader.
Psychological Science, 30, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0956797619875472
Regaining in-group continuity in times of anxiety about the group’s future: A study on the role of collective nostalgia across 27 countries.Smeeks, A., Jetten, J., Verkuyten, M., Wohl, M. J. A., Jasinskaya-Lahti, I., …, Karasawa, M. et al. (2018). Regaining in-group continuity in times of anxiety about the group’s future: A study on the role of collective nostalgia across 27 countries.
Social Psychology. (Published online, October 9). DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000350
Cultural values moderate the impact of relative deprivation.Smith, H. J. , Ryan, D. A., Jaurique, A., Pettigrew, T. F., Jetten, J., …. Karasawa, M., et al. (2018). Cultural values moderate the impact of relative deprivation.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, 1183-1218. DOI: 10.1177/0022022118784213
Revisiting the measurement of anomie.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/journal.pone.0158370
Group inclusiveness, group identification, and intergroup attributional bias.Ma, W-J., & Karasawa, M. (2006). Group inclusiveness, group identification, and intergroup attributional bias.
Psychologia, 49, 278-290.