Experimental Social Psychology Laboratory / Aoyama Gakuin University

TOKO KIYONARI, Ph.D.

I am an associate professor in the School of Social Informatics at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan.

I study foundation of human cooperation. My research asks questions like: Why do people cooperate with strangers even in a one-shot situation? Why do people treat ingrop members more favorably than outgroup members? I am interested in understanding the mechanism that can establish large scare of cooperative human society. I am currently working for self-sustainability of punishment and reward, cheater detection, and ingroup bias. I often use various types of economic games to see how people interact each others.

My research area:
    Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Behavioral Science

My research key words: 
    Evolution, Cooperation, Reciprocity, Altruism, Social Exchange, Ingroup bias,
    Trust, Fairness, and Cheater Detection.



SCHOOL OF SOCIAL INFORMATICS
AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY
5-10-1, Fuchinobe, Chuo-ku,
Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5258
JAPAN

p:  +81 (0)42 759 6114   
e: kiyonari[at]si.aoyama.ac.jp
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