Takeshi Hamamura 浜村 武

About Me
  • Ph D, UBC (2008); MA, UBC (2004); BA, Minnesota (2001)



  • social & cultural psychology
  • how culture influences self, motivation, social relations, group processes.
  • psychology of globalization, cultural change, immigration, sojourning
  • Li, L. M., Hamamura, T., & Adams, G. (in press). Relational mobility increases social (but not other) risk propensity. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 
  • Li, L. M. W., Adams, G., Kurtis, T., & Hamamura, T. (2015). Beware of friends: The cultural psychology of relational mobility and cautious intimacy. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 124-133 [Link]
  • Xu, Y & Hamamura, T. (2014). Folk beliefs of cultural changes in China. Frontiers in Psychology, 

    5, Article 1066

  • Sorokowski, P., Szmajke, A., Hamamura, T., & Feng, J., & Sorokowka, A. (2014). “Red wins”, “black wis” and “blue loses” effects are in the eye of beholder, but they are culturally universal: A cross-cultural analysis of the influence of outfit colours on sports performance. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 45, 318-325. [Link]
  • Chan, M. Y. P., Hamamura, T., & Janschewitz, K. (2013). Ethnic differences in physical pain sensitivity: Role of acculturation. PAIN, 154, 119-123. [Link]
  • Hamamura, T., Xu, Q., & Du, Y. (2013). Culture, social class, and independence-interdependence: The case of Chinese adolescents. International Journal of Psychology, 48, 344-351. [Link]
  • 竹村幸祐・浜村武・鈴木智子 (2013). 社会心理学・文化心理学的視座からの日中関係の検討: 好意的申し出への反応における内集団バイアス 組織科学, 46(4), 45-55. [Link]
  • Hamamura, T. (2012). Power distance predicts gender differences in math performance across societies. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 545-548. [Link]
  • Hamamura, T., (2012). Are cultures becoming individualistic? A cross-temporal comparison of individualism-collectivism in the U.S. and Japan. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 3-24. [Link]
  • Hamamura, T. (2012). Social class predicts generalized trust, but only in wealthy societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 498-509. [Link]
  • Hamamura, T. & Li, M. W. (2012). Discerning cultural identification from a thinly sliced behavioural sample. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1698-1707. [Link].
  • Hamamura, T. (2011). A cultural psychological analysis of the interplay between culture and individuals. China Media Research, 7(3), 1-10 [invited contribution].
  • Li, L. M. W., & Hamamura, T. (2010). Cultural fit and life satisfaction: Endorsement of cultural values predicts life satisfaction only in collectivistic societies. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 11, 109-122.
  • 浜村 武 (2009). 文化と自尊心 社会心理学事典 丸善 [Link]
  • Hamamura, T. & Heine, S. J. (2008). Approach and avoidance motivation across cultures. In A. J. Elliot. (Eds.), Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation (pp. 557-570). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Hamamura, T., & Heine, S. J. (2007). Self-enhancement, self-improvement, and face among Japanese. In E. C. Chang (Ed.), Self-criticism and self-enhancement: Theory, research, and clinical implications, (pp. 105-122). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.