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.