Last update: August 24, 2019


Bangkok, Thailand, November 2013

Kosuke TAKEMURA (Ph. D.)

Associate Professor (Social Psychology)
Department of Social Systems, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University
1-1-1 Banba, Hikone, Shiga 522-8522, JAPAN
e-mail: kosuke-takemura@biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp

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Researach Interests

I am interested in socially constructed aspects of human psychology and behavior and the processes by which individuals influence each other. An example of such social constructs is culture - which has several influences on our psychology and behavior, but in itself is created collectively by society. My research focuses on the cultural differences between East Asia and North America in 1) group processes (e.g., cooperation, intergroup behavior, attentional allocation in group-contexts), 2) self-concepts (e.g., self-esteem), and 3) other psychological mechanisms (e.g., need for uniqueness). In addition, I am tackling not only the question how psychological processes differ across cultures, but also the question as to why these differences exist. To this end, I am taking a viewpoint that has emerged from the field of evolutionary psychology which sees the cultural variations in psychological mechanisms as adaptive processes under different ecological and social contexts.

Biography

Education

2009 Hokkaido University, Ph.D.
2008-2009 University of California, Santa Barbara, Visiting Student
2007-2008 University of British Columbia, Visiting Student
2004 Hokkaido University, M.A.
2002 Hokkaido University, B.A.

Professional Experience

2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Social Systems, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University, Japan
2011-2014 Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Center for Research in Business Administration, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Japan
2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow (Program-Specific Researcher), Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
2009 Educational Staff, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
2005-2007 Research Fellow, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan

Fellowships & Grants

2018-2021 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2017-2018 Research grant, Center for Risk Research, Shiga University
2017-2018 Fund for Academic Research, Faculty of Economics, Shiga University
2015-2016 Research grant, Research Center for Sustainability and Environment, Shiga University
2014-2016 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2011-2013 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2009-2010 Canadian Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, The Government of Canada
2009-2010 Research grant, The Foundation for the Fusion of Science and Technology
2009 Kyosei no Jinbungaku Travel Grant, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
2008-2009 Research grant, The Clark Foundation
2008 Research grant, Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education
2007-2008 Research grant, The Matsushita International Foundation
2007-2008 Quinn Exchange Fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
2007 Overseas Travel Grant for Graduate Student Conference Presentations, The Japanese Society of Social Psychology
2005-2007 Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2005-2007 Research fellowship, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Awards & Honors

2015 Encouragement Prize, the Agricultural Extension Research Society of Japan
2014 Outstanding Presentation Award, the Japanese Psychological Association
2012 Distinguished Presentation Award (English Session), the Japanese Group Dynamics Association
2011 Travel Award, The 15th Experimental Social Sciences Conference in Japan
2007 Special Mention for the SPSS Research Award, SPSS Inc.
2006 Honorable Mention for the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
2003 JSSP Young Researcher's Scholarship, the Japanese Society of Social Psychology

Affiliations

Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
Asian Association of Social Psychology
Japanese Psychological Association
Japanese Society of Social Psychology
Japanese Group Dynamics Association
Human Behavior and Evolution Society of Japan
  (Journal: Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science)
Agricultural Extension Research Society of Japan

Publications

Journal Articles

Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., & Fukushima, S. (in press). How do socio-ecological factors shape culture? Understanding the process of micro-macro interactions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 32, 115-119. Full text (Journal site, available until October 12, 2019)

Fukushima, S., Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., Asano, S., & Okuda, N. (in press). Dual nature of trust within a community: Individual-level effect of trust on well-being is positive but its contextual effect is negative. Psychologia.

Suzuki, S., Hamamura, T., & Takemura, K. (2019). Emotional fortification: Indulgent consumption and emotion reappraisal and their implications for well-being. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 18, 25-31. Abstract (Journal site) | Full text (Journal site, Early view)

Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., Fukushima, S., Saizen, I., Kawamura, Y., Hitokoto, H., Koizumi, N., & Yoshikawa, S. (in press). Farming cultivates a community-level shared culture through collective activities: Examining contextual effects with multilevel analyses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Abstract (Journal site)

Sznycer, D., Xygalatas, D., Agey, E., Alami, S., An, X.-F., Ananyeva, K. I., Atkinson, Q. D., Broitman, B. R., Conte, T. J., Flores, C., Fukushima, S., Hitokoto, H., Kharitonov, A. N., Onyishi, C. N., Onyishi, I. E., Romero, P. P., Schrock, J. M., Snodgrass J. J., Sugiyama, L. S., Takemura, K., Townsend, C., Zhuang, J.-Y., Aktipis, C. A., Cronk, L., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. (2018). Cross-cultural invariances in the architecture of shame. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, 9702-9707. Abstract (Journal site)

Sznycer, D., Xygalatas, D., Alami, S., An, X.-F., Ananyeva, K. I., Fukushima, S., Hitokoto, H., Kharitonov, A. N., Koster, J. M., Onyishi, C. N., Onyishi, I. E., Romero, P. P., Takemura, K., Zhuang, J.-Y., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. (2018). Invariances in the architecture of pride across small-scale societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, 8322-8327. Abstract (Journal site)

Hamamura, T., & Takemura, K. (2018). Common view by whom? Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 21, 331-335. Abstract (Journal site)

Suzuki, S., Takemura, K., & Hamamura, T. (2018). Relationship between the evaluation of outcome- versus process-oriented service recovery and action identification. Journal of Marketing & Distribution, 21, 67-75 (in Japanese).

Norasakkunkit, V., Uchida, Y., & Takemura, K. (2017). Evaluating distal and proximal explanations for withdrawal: A rejoinder to Varnum and Kwon's "The ecology of withdrawal." Frontiers in Psychology, 8, Article 2085. Full text (Journal site)

Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., & Fukushima, S. (2017). The social capital of farming and fishing groups and extension officers' activities: Analysis of data from a survey of group leaders. Journal of Agricultural Extension Research, 45, 79-92 (in Japanese with an English abstract).

Sasagawa, K., Nakayama, M., Uchida, Y., & Takemura, K. (2017). Contingencies of self-worth in employees on medical leave due to mental health disorders. Japanese Journal of Psychology, 88, 431-441 (in Japanese with an English abstract).

Lu, M., Hamamura, T., Doosje, B., Suzuki, S., & Takemura, K. (2017). Culture and group-based emotions: Could group-based emotions be dialectical? Cognition and Emotion, 31, 937-949.

Takemura, K., & Suzuki, S. (2017). Self-expression and relationship formation in high relational mobility environments: A study of dual users of American and Japanese social networking sites. International Journal of Psychology, 52, 251–255. Abstract (Journal site) Full text (post-print)

Takemura, K., Hamamura, T., Guan, Y., & Suzuki, S. (2016). Contextual effect of wealth on independence: An examination through regional differences in China. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Article 384. Full text (Journal site)

Fujiwara, K., Takemura, K., & Suzuki, S. (2016). When a smile does no good: Creativity reduction among avoidance- vs. approach-oriented individuals in dyadic interactions. International Journal of Innovation Management, 20, 1640007.

Sasagawa, K., Takemura, K., & Uchida, Y. (2015). The relationship between contingencies of self-worth and workers’ mental health. Stress Science Research, 30, 131-137 (in Japanese with an English abstract). Full text (Journal site) Abstract in English (Journal site)

Falk, C. F., Heine, S. J., Takemura, K., Zhang, C. X. J., & Hsu, C.-W. (2015). Are implicit self-esteem measures valid for assessing individual and cultural differences? Journal of Personality, 83, 56-68.

Ida, T., Takemura, K., & Sato, M. (2015). Inner conflict between nuclear power generation and electricity rates: A Japanese case study. Energy Economics, 48, 61-69. Full text (Journal site)

Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., & Fujino, M. (2014). Extension officers as social coordinators: Comparisons between agricultural and fishing communities in Japan. Psychologia, 57, 245-258. Full text (J-Stage)

Takemura, K. (2014). Being different leads to being connected: On the adaptive function of uniqueness in "open" societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1579-1593. Abstract (Journal site) Full text (post-print)

Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., & Yoshikawa, S. (2014). Roles of extension officers to promote social capital in Japanese agricultural communities. PLoS ONE, 9, e91975. Full text (Journal site)

Suzuki, S., & Takemura, K. (2014). Global branding in the service industry revisited: The case of Universal Studio Japan. Japan Marketing Journal, 33, 108-126 (in Japanese).

Falk, C. F., Heine, S. J., & Takemura, K. (2014). Cultural variation in the minimal group effect. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 265-281. Abstract (Journal site)

Takemura, K., Hamamura, T., & Suzuki, S. (2013). Examination of Japan-China relations from social and cultural psychological perspective: In-group bias and a refusal of small gift acceptance. Organizational Science, 46, 45-55 (in Japanese with an English abstract). Abstract in English

Yuki, M., Sato, K., Takemura, K., & Oishi, S. (2013). Social ecology moderates the association between self-esteem and happiness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 741-746. Abstract (Journal site)

Sznycer, D., Takemura, K., Delton, A. W., Sato, K., Robertson, T., Cosmides, L., & Tooby, J. (2012). Cross-cultural differences and similarities in proneness to shame: An adaptationist and ecological approach. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 352-370. [The first three authors contributed equally to this article.] Abstract (Journal site) Full text (Journal site)

Takemura, K., & Sato, K. (2012). Socio-ecological approach to happiness. Japanese Psychological Review, 55, 47-63 (in Japanese). Abstract (in English)

Sato, K., Yuki, M., & Takemura, K. (2011). The moderating effect of socio-ecology on the determinants of happiness: A cross-situational comparison. The Annals of the Hokkaido Psychological Society, 34, 21-33 (in Japanese).

Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., & Yoshikawa, S. (2011). The coordination roles of extension officers within Japanese agricultural communities. Sociotechnica, 8, 194-203 (in Japanese). Abstract (in English) Full text (Journal site)

Takemura, K., Yuki, M., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2010). Attending inside or outside: A Japanese-US comparison of spontaneous memory of group information. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 303-307. Abstract Full text is available upon request.

Falk, C.F., Heine, S.J., Yuki, M., & Takemura, K. (2009). Why do Westerners self-enhance more than East Asians? European Journal of Personality, 23, 183-203.

Schug, J., Yuki, M., Horikawa, H., & Takemura, K. (2009). Similarity attraction and actually selecting similar others: How cross-societal differences in relational mobility affect interpersonal similarity in Japan and the United States. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12, 95-103.

Takemura, K., & Arimoto, H. (2008). Independent self in Japan's "Northern frontier": An experiment of cognitive dissonance in Hokkaido. Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 40-49 (in Japanese). Abstract in English Full text (Journal site)

Takemura, K., & Yuki, M. (2007). Are Japanese groups more competitive than Japanese individuals? A cross-cultural validation of the interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 27-35. Full text (post-print)

Kitayama, S., Ishii, K., Imada, T., Takemura, K., & Ramaswamy, J. (2006). Voluntary settlement and the spirit of independence: Evidence from Japan's "Northern frontier". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 369-384.

Yuki, M., Maddux, W. W., Brewer, M. B., & Takemura, K. (2005). Cross-cultural differences in relationship- and group-based trust. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 48-62.

Books

Uchida, Y., & Takemura, K. (2012). Working on social ties: Social psychological approach toward extension officers in agricultural communities. Tokyo: Soshinsha (in Japanese).

Book Chapters

Yuki, M., & Takemura, K. (2013). Intergroup comparison and intragroup relationships: Group processes in the cultures of individualism and collectivism. In M. Yuki & M. B. Brewer (Eds.), Frontiers of culture and psychology: Culture and group processes (pp. 38-65). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Suzuki, S., & Takemura, K. (2013). Culture and social media: Exploration of differences between the U.S. and Japan. In T. Bondarouk & M. R. Olivas-Lujan (Eds.), Social media in strategic management (pp. 245-258). Bingley, UK: Emerald. [peer-reviewed book chapter]

Takemura, K. (2012). Relational mobility and need for uniqueness. In T. Suzuki (Ed.), Introduction to personality psychology (pp. 164-165). Kyoto, Japan: Nakanishiya Shuppan (in Japanese).

Takemura, K. (2008). Self-concept and culture: An investigation into national and regional differences in cognitive dissonance. In A. Shimotomai (Ed.), Self psychology 6: An approach to social psychology (pp. 85-86). Tokyo: Kaneko shobo (in Japanese).

Takemura, K., Yuki, M., Kashima, E. S., & Halloran, M. (2007). A cross-cultural comparison of behaviors and independent/interdependent self-views. In A.B.I. Bernardo, M.C. Gastardo-Conaco, & M.E.C.D. Liwag (Eds.), The self, relationships, and subjective well-being in Asia: Psychological, social, and cultural perspectives (pp. 105-121). Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa. [peer-reviewed book chapter] Abstract

Takemura, K. (2007). Institutions and psychological mechanisms behind Japanese collectivism. In T. Irimoto, N. Takahashi, & T. Yamagishi (Eds.), Logics and practices of social groups: Psychological and anthropological approach to reciprocity (pp. 156-170). Sapporo: Hokkaido University Press (in Japanese).

Translations

Takemura, K. (2015). Organizations and networks. In T. Igarashi (Ed.), Shakai teki network wo rikai suru. (Translation into Japanese of Chapter 7 of the book: "Understanding social networks: Theories, concepts, and findings" by Charles Kadushin, Oxford University Press). Kyoto, Japan: Kitaohji-Shobo.

Takemura, K. (2009). Introduction. In K. Ishii & M. Yuki (Eds.), Meiyo to Bouryoku: Amerika Nanbu no Bunka to Shinri. (Translation into Japanese of Introduction of the book: "Culture of honor: The psychology of violence in the South" by Richard E. Nisbett & Dov Cohen, Westview Press). Kyoto, Japan: Kitaohji-Shobo.

Takemura, K. (2009). Violence and honor in the southern United States. In K. Ishii & M. Yuki (Eds.), Meiyo to Bouryoku: Amerika Nanbu no Bunka to Shinri. (Translation into Japanese of Chapter 1 of the book: "Culture of honor: The psychology of violence in the South" by Richard E. Nisbett & Dov Cohen, Westview Press). Kyoto, Japan: Kitaohji-Shobo.

Takemura, K. (2009). Homicide rate differences between North and South. In K. Ishii & M. Yuki (Eds.), Meiyo to Bouryoku: Amerika Nanbu no Bunka to Shinri. (Translation into Japanese of Chapter 2 of the book: "Culture of honor: The psychology of violence in the South" by Richard E. Nisbett & Dov Cohen, Westview Press). Kyoto, Japan: Kitaohji-Shobo.

Course materials

Course materials for FY2017 "社会システム論特殊講義: Culture and Psychology" (Faculty of Economics, Shiga University)