Chiho YAMAMOTO | 名古屋大学情報学研究科 心理学講座 唐沢研究室




2008 Oct - present
Postgraduate Researcher at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
2006 - 2007 Sep
MSc in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations at University of Kent, England. "The role of value similarity in successful intercultural contact" Supervisor: Dr Anat Bardi (submitted in August 2007)
2005 - 2006
Pre-University Course / Intensive English Course at Hilderstone College, Broadstairs, Kent
2000 - 2004
BA in Human Science at Taisho University, Tokyo, Japan. Modules included: Psychology, Education, and Sociology, Teacher training (Social studies at secondary and high school) and museum curator (Gakugeiin) as an optional course which includes information management

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the field of social identity and intercultural contact. I have investigated whether successful experience between host-families and international students can be explained by personality and value fit.
My future research plans are to build upon the foundation of my MSc research to further examine what domains of national identity and intergroup contacts are most important in narrowing psychological distance which promotes forgiveness and reconciliation in post-conflict relationships.



  • Yamamoto & Bardi (2008). The Role of Value Similarity in Successful Intercultural Contact: The case of international students and their host families. EAESP-SPSSI Small Group Meeting on "Intergroup contact: Recent advancements in basic and applied research", 28-30 August, 2008, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany.