Hirofumi Hashimoto, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Department of Social-Psychology, Yasuda Women's University

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests have been focused on understanding the adaptive value of culture-specific behaviors. Through my research in socio-ecological psychology, I have demonstrated that certain culture-specific behaviors, often called “interdependent” behaviors in cultural psychology, are highly ecological fit in terms of minimizing the risk of accruing a bad reputation. I have also argued that culturally shared beliefs play dual roles in affecting people’s behavior through culturally installed goals and other individuals’ expected responses. I am now focusing on the social incentive structure, which consists of individuals’ adaptive strategies according to what actions others expect from them in a cultural context. I explore the connection between individuals’ minds as micro-level variables (i.e., values, preferences, and motivations) and the aforementioned societal incentive structure as macro-level variables.

Keywords: cultural beliefs. default strategy, cooperation, reputation, indirect reciprocity

ACADEMIC POSITION

2015-present Assistant Professor, Department of Social-Psychology, Yasuda Women’s University

2013 Visiting Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland

2012-2015 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD)

2009-2012 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1)

EDUCATION

2012 Ph.D., Behavioral Science, Hokkaido University, Japan. Advisor: Toshio Yamagishi

2009 M.A., Behavioral Science, Hokkaido University, Japan. Advisor: Toshio Yamagishi

2007 B.A., Behavioral Science, Hokkaido University, Japan. Advisor: Toshio Yamagishi

AWARD

  • Misumi Award, Asian Association of Social Psychology (2015)

  • The Best-Poster Award, International Congress of the International Association for cross-cultural psychology (2008)

SELECTED ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Maeda, K., Hashimoto, H., Sato, K. (in press). Japanese schoolteachers’ attitudes and perceptions regarding inclusive education implementation: The interaction effect between help-seeking preference and collegial climate. Frontiers in Education.

  • Maeda, K., & Hashimoto, H. (2020). Time pressure and in-group favoritism in a minimal group paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, 11: 603117.

  • Hashimoto, H., Maeda, K., Tomida, S., & Tanida, S. (2020). The association between the level of general trust and the judgment accuracy of group members’ cooperation in a social dilemma. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 11, 27-30.

  • Hashimoto, H. (2019). Interdependence in a Japanese cultural context: Distinguishing between preferences and expectations. The Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 59, 51-55.

  • Stamkou, E., van Kleef, G. A., Homan, A. C., Gelfand, M. J., van de Vijver, F. J. R., Boer, D., van Egmond, M. C., Phiri, N., Ayub, N., Kinias, Z., Cantarero, K., Treister, D, E., Figueiredo, A., Hashimoto, H., Hofmann, E. B., & Lee, I-C. (2019). Cultural collectivism and tightness moderate responses to norm violators: Effects on power perception, moral emotions, and leader support. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 947-964.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (2016). Duality of independence and interdependence: An adaptationist perspective. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 19, 286-297.

  • Yamagishi, T., & Hashimoto, H. (2016). Social niche construction. Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 119–124.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (2015). Preference-expectation reversal in the ratings of independent and interdependent individuals: A comparison of participants from the United States and Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 18, 115–123.

  • Hashimoto, H., Mifune, N., & Yamagishi, T. (2014). To be perceived as altruistic: strategic considerations that support fair behavior in the dictator game. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 5, 17-20.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (2013). Two faces of interdependence: Harmony seeking and rejection avoidance. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16, 142–151. (*granted Misumi Award)

  • Yamagishi, T., Hashimoto, H., Cook, K. S., Kiyonari, T., Shinada, M., Mifune, N., Inukai, K., Takagishi, H., Horita, Y., & Li, Y. (2012). Modesty in self-presentation: A comparison between the U.S. and Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15, 60-68. (*granted Misumi Award)

  • Yamagishi, T., Hashimoto, H., Li, Y., & Schug, J. (2012). Stadtluft macht frei (City air brings freedom). Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 38-45.

  • Hashimoto, H., Li, Y., & Yamagishi, T. (2011). Beliefs and preferences in cultural agents and cultural game players. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 14, 140-147.

  • Mifune, N., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (2010). Altruism toward in-group members as a reputation mechanism. Evolution and Human Behavior, 31, 109-117.

  • Yamagishi, T., Hashimoto, H., & Schug, J. (2008). Preferences vs. strategies as explanations for culture-specific behavior. Psychological Science, 19, 578-583. (*featured in Science Editor's Choice)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS (INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES)

  • Sato, K., Hashimoto, H. & Maeda, K. (September, 2019). Difficult situation of people with disabilities in Japan – Feasibility of inclusive education, well-being, and social barriers from people with/without disabilities. Paper presented at the 7th Asian Congress of Health Psychology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

  • Hashimoto, H., Yamagishi, T., Gil de Zúñiga, H., & Liu, J. H. (July, 2019). Understanding cultural interdependence from a social nicheconstruction view: Rejection avoidance, harmony seeking, and individualism-collectivism. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.

  • Maeda, K., Hashimoto, H., & Sato, K. (July, 2019). Japanese schoolteachers’ perception regarding inclusive education implementation: The interaction effect between help-seeking preference and collegial climate. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.

  • Sato, K., Maeda, K., & Hashimoto, H. (July, 2019). Feasibility of inclusive education among Japanese: The surveys of four different samples. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.

  • Stivers, A. W., Kuhlman, D. M., Grzelak, J., Winiewski, M., Zinserling, I., Mulak, A., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (June, 2019). The Control Orientations Inventory: Concurrent Validation in the US, Poland, and Japan. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Sedona, Arizona, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Maeda, K. (July, 2018). Collaborative organizational climate alleviates teachers’ risk for burnout: An interaction between help-seeking preferences and organizational climate. Paper presented at the 40th International School Psychology Association Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Maeda, K., & Hashimoto, H. (July, 2018). Teachers’ understanding for a new way of disaster prevention education: The case of Inochi-tendenko. Poster presented at the 40th International School Psychology Association Conference, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Hashimoto, H., Ikeuchi, H., & Sato, K. (May, 2018). Reluctance to accept inclusive education: A socio-cultural psychological perspective. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H. (May, 2017). I’m not confident of myself because I don’t have a second chance: Low self-esteem among young Japanese and socio-economic situations in which it is (thought of as) difficult to re-challenge. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (August, 2016). Regional differences regarding independence and interdependence in a Japanese sample. Poster presented at the 23th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Nagoya, Japan.

  • Hashimoto, H. (July, 2016). Cultural and regional differences in the contrast between self-expression and rejection avoidance. Paper presented at the 31th International Congress of Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

  • Sato, K., & Hashimoto, H. (January, 2016). Do Japanese conceal their high self-esteem even in an anonymous situation?! A cross-cultural study in response to the Rosenberg self-esteem scale comparing Japan and the U.S. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H. (January, 2016). Interdependence in a Japanese cultural context: Distinguishing between cultural preference and cultural belief. Poster presented at the Advance in Cultural Psychology Pre-Conference of the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.

  • Morio, H., Okamoto, H., Hashimoto, H., & Yamaguchi, S. (August, 2015). Robustness of self-serving bias among Japanese. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Cebu, Philippines.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (February, 2015). Cross-generational differences in independence and interdependence of Japanese people during the time of globalization. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., Ohashi, T., & Yamaguchi, S. (February, 2015). Cultural differences in solicited and unsolicited support provision. Poster presented at the Cultural Psychology Pre-Conference of the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2014). Engaging and disengaging aspects of independence and interdependence: An adaptationist perspective. Paper presented at the 22th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Reims, France.

  • Ohashi, T., Hashimoto, H., & Yamaguchi, S. (July, 2014). Cultural difference in unsolicited social support provision. Poster presented at the 22th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Reims, France.

  • Kuhlman, D.M., Stivers, A. W., Grzelak, J., Mulak, A., Yamagishi, T., & Hashimoto, H. (July, 2014). Attraction to social relationships as a function of trust and control in Poland and the USA: Does generalized trust generalize to specific trust? Paper presented at the 22nd International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (August, 2013). Preference-expectation reversal in the ratings of independent and interdependent individuals: A comparison between the United States and Japan. Paper presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

  • Hashimoto, H. (January, 2013). Actual self and ideal self among Japanese and Americans. Poster presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (January, 2013). Modesty in self-presentation: A comparison between the U.S. and Japan. Poster presented at the Cultural Psychology Pre-Conference of the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

  • Yamagishi, T., Hashimoto, H., Li, Y., Schug, J., & Yamagishi, M. (July, 2011). Are residents of Hokkaido more independent than the rest of the Japanese? The myth of a frontier of Japan. Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, Kunming, China.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2011). Unpacking Japanese interdependence: The usefulness of likert-type self-report measures to detect cultural differences. Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Hashimoto, H., Ohashi, K., & Yamagishi, T. (January, 2011). Common beliefs, behaving by anticipating other’s response, and self-sustaining mechanism of Japanese interdependence. Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. (*granted SPSP Graduate Student Poster Award Runner-up)

  • Hashimoto, H., Wataguchi, M., & Yamagishi, T. (January, 2011). Two faces of interdependence: Harmony seeking and fear of negative reputation. Poster presented at the Cultural Psychology Pre-Conference of the 12th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2010). Correlations among measures showing cultural differences in psychological tendencies and cognitive styles. Poster presented at the 20th International Congress of the International Association for cross-cultural psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Hashimoto, H., Li, Y., & Yamagishi, T. (January, 2010). Beyond cultural preference: culture-specific behavior as a default adaptive strategies. Poster presented at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

  • Shinada, M., Yamagishi, T., Li, Y., Schug, J., Mifune, N., & Hashimoto, H. (January, 2010). Who is the good judge of trustworthiness? Trust, trustworthiness, and social attractiveness. Poster presented at the 11th annual meeting of the society for personality and social psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (January, 2010). Self-sustaining mechanism behind Japanese interdependence: Culturally common beliefs and personal values. Poster presented at the Cultural Psychology Pre-Conference of the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (December, 2009). A study of the self-sustaining mechanism behind Japanese interdependence: The distinction between cultural beliefs and preferences. Paper presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, New Delhi, India.

  • Hashimoto, H., Mifune, N., & Yamagishi, T. (August, 2009). Your peers are watching you: Reputation sensitivity and in-group favoritism. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Social Dilemmas, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Mifune, N., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (May, 2009). Peers are watching you: Eyes promote altruism toward in-group members. Paper presented at the 21th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Fullerton, California, U.S.A.

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (May, 2009). Default strategies as a form of error management. Poster presented at the 21th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Fullerton, California, U.S.A.

  • Schug, J., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (February, 2009). An institutional approach to cultural differences in behavior. Paper presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

  • Schug, J., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2008). The institutional approach to cultural differences in behavior. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany.

  • Hashimoto, H., Takahashi, C., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2008). Holistic cognition as an adaptive tool. Poster presented at the 19th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology, Bremen, Germany. (*granted The Best-Poster Award)

  • Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2008). Why people show self-effacing tendency? Poster presented at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

  • Tanida, S., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (June, 2008). Cooperators tend to see human faces in abstract figures. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Shinada, M., Koizumi, M., Tanida, S., Hashimoto, H., & Yamagishi, T. (June, 2008). Are there nonverbal cues to cooperation? An experimental study using a prisoner’s dilemma game. Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Hashimoto, H., Suzuki, N., & Yamagishi, T. (July, 2007). Strategy versus preference as explanations of culture-specific behavior: The case of preferences for uniqueness and conformity. Poster presented at the 7th Biannual Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Contact

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Last update: June 1, 2020