- 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
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.