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 europe
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
Culture, ambiguity aversion and choice in probability judgments.Adachi, K., Yama, H., Van der Henst, J.-B., Mercier, H., Karasawa, M., & Kawasaki, Y. (2013). Culture, ambiguity aversion and choice in probability judgments.
International Journal of Creativity & Problem Solving, 23(2), 63-78.
Do verbs and adjectives play different roles in different cultures? A cross-linguistic analysis of person representation.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, 734-750.