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(Last Update: September 15, 2018)


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science Division II, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Collaborate Researcher, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan

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Mail: yogihara[at]rs.tus.ac.jp


【Biography

2018. 4 - Present    Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Science Division II, Assistant Professor

2016. 4 - 2018. 3     Kyoto University, Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Research Fellow

2015. 12 - 2017. 2    University of California Los Angeles (USA), Department of Psychology, Visiting Researcher (Prof. Patricia Greenfield)

2015. 3                       Kyoto University (Japan), Ph.D. (Superviser: Prof. Takashi Kusumi)

2014. 7 - 2014. 8     University of Konstanz (Germany), Department of Psychology, Visiting Student (Supervisor: Prof. Gisela Trommsdorff)

2012. 7  2012. 10   University of Delaware (USA), Department of Psychology, Visiting Student (Supervisor: Prof. Beth Morling)

2012. 3                       Kyoto University (Japan), M.A. (Superviser: Prof. Takashi Kusumi)

2010. 3                       Kyoto University (Japan), B.A. (Superviser: Prof. Takashi Kusumi)


【Research Interests

I am interested in how social and cultural environments affect human psychology and behavior. Specifically, I do research on how cultures change over time and how such changes influence interpersonal relationships and happiness/subjective well-being. I have mainly two lines of research.

1. I empirically describe how psychology/behavior and social system/environment have changed over time. Especially, I examine how Japanese culture has become more individualistic.

2. I investigate how social/cultural changes affect psychology and behavior. Particularly, I try to reveal how cultural changes toward greater individualism impact interpersonal relationship and happiness/subjective well-being in Japan. The increase in individualism in Japan, where it has historically been collectivistic, may lead to the deterioration of close interpersonal relationships and the decrease in happiness/subjective well-being. 

Keywords: "Cultural change", "Interpersonal relationships”, ”Happiness/Subjective Well-being”,  ”Individualism”, ”Culture”


【Publications

Journal Articles (Google Scholar Citations; Citations: 243, h-index: 7, i10-index: 5)

[New] 1. Ogihara, Y. (2018). The rise in individualism in Japan: Temporal changes in family structure, 1947-2015. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, 1219-1226. [Journal] [PDF (postprint)]

2. Ogihara, Y. (2018). The developmental trajectory of self-esteem in Japan: Age differences in self-liking from middle school students to the elderly. Japanese Journal of Interpersonal and Social Psychology, 18, 133-143. (in Japanese with English Abstract) [PDF (Journal)] [PDF (ResearchGate)]

3. Ogihara, Y. (2017). Temporal changes in pay-for-performance systems in Japan: A decrease in seniority systems and an increase in annual salary systems (1991-2016). Studies in Science and Technology, 6, 149-158. (in Japanese with English Abstract) [PDF]

4. Ogihara, Y. (2017). Temporal changes in individualism and their ramification in Japan: Rising individualism and conflicts with persisting collectivism. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:695[PDF]

5. Ogihara, Y. (2016). The change in self-esteem among middle school students in Japan, 1989-2002. Psychology, 7, 1343-1351. [PDF]

6. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2016). Losing confidence over time: Temporal changes in self-esteem among older children and early adolescents in Japan, 1999-2006. SAGE Open, 6, 1-8. [PDF]

7. Ogihara, Y. (2016). Age differences in self-liking in Japan: The developmental trajectory of self-esteem from elementary school to old age. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 7, 33-36. [PDF]

8. Ogihara, Y. (2015). Characteristics and patterns of uncommon names in present-day Japan. Journal of Human Environmental Studies, 13, 177-183. (in Japanese with English abstract) [PDF] 

9. Ogihara, Y.Fujita, H., Tominaga, H., Ishigaki, S., Kashimoto, T., Takahashi, A., Toyohara, K., & Uchida, Y. (2015). Are common names becoming less common? The rise in uniqueness and individualism in Japan. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1490. [PDF] Most viewed Psychology articles in October 2015 (3rd place among 228 articles)

10. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2014). How do Japanese perceive individualism? Examination of the meaning of individualism in Japan. Psychologia, 57, 213-223. [PDF]

11. Ogihara, Y., & Uchida, Y. (2014). Does individualism bring happiness? Negative effects of individualism on interpersonal relationships and happiness. Frontiers in Psychology5:135. [PDF] Top 10 most viewed Psychology research articles in March 2014 (2nd place among 107 articles)

12. Ogihara, Y. (2013). Visit to Bhutan –Background of Bhutanese Happiness Himalayan Study Monographs, 14, 207-210. (in Japanese with English abstract) [PDF]

13. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2013). Effect of control strategies on emotion in interpersonal relationships. Japanese Journal of Interpersonal and Social Psychology, 13, 9-14. (in Japanese with  English Abstract[PDF]


1. Komiya, A., Karouji, Y., Ogihara, Y., & Goto, T. (2016). Implicit cultural self-construals and preference for cooperative and competitive goals with close others. Japanese Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 133-140. (in Japanese with English abstract) [PDF]

2. Uchida, Y., & Ogihara, Y. (2012). Personal or Interpersonal Construal of Happiness: A Cultural Psychological Perspective. International Journal of Wellbeing, 2. [PDF]

3. Uchida, Y. & Ogihara, Y. (2012). Cultural construal of happiness: Cultural psychological perspectives and future direction of happiness research. Japanese Psychological Review, 55, 26-42. (in Japanese with English Abstract) [PDF]

 

Other Articles

1. Ogihara. Y. (2014). Globalization, Individualism, and Happiness: A Cultural Psychological Perspective. Annual Report of Academic Exchange Programs 2013 between Kyoto University and Beijing Normal University, 26-32.

2. Ogihara. Y. (2012). Culture and Subjective Well-Being. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium between the Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University (Japan), and the institute of Education, University of London (UK) Culture and Subjectivity in Translation, 81-88.

3. Ogihara. Y. (2012). Does practicing individualism make people happy in Japan? Annual Report of Academic Exchange Programs 2011 between Kyoto University and Beijing Normal University, 108-111.


【Books

1. Ogihara, Y. (2018). Economic shifts and cultural changes in individualism: A cross-temporal perspective. In A. Uskul & S. Oishi (Eds.), Socioeconomic environment and human psychology: Social, ecological, and cultural perspectives (pp. 247-270). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [PDF (postprint)] [Web Catalog (Oxford University Press)] [Amazon]

2. Uchida, Y., Ogihara, Y., & Fukushima, S. (2015). Interdependently achieved happiness in East Asian cultural context: A Cultural Psychological point of view. In Trommsdorff, G & Assmann, W. R (Eds.), Engaging in interdisciplinary research. Quality of life in cultural context. (pp. 217-229) Universitätsverlag Konstanz, UTB., Germany.

3. Uchida, Y., Ogihara, Y., & Fukushima, S. (2015). Cultural construal of wellbeing: Theories and empirical evidence. In Glatzer, W., Camfield, L., Moller, V.,  & Rojas, M. (Eds.), Global Handbook of Wellbeing and Quality of Life. : Exploration of Well-being of Nations and Continents. (pp. 823-837). Springer Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9178-6_38 [peer-reviewed book chapter] [Springer] [Amazon]


【Translations

Ogihara, Y. (2013). 150 items (e.g., “fundamental attribution error”, “self-abasement”, “self-schema”) In Shigemasu, K., & Yotsumoto, Y. (Eds.) (2013) APA Dictionary of Psychology, Tokyo: Baifukan. (VandenBos, R. G. (2007). APA Dictionary of Psychology, American Psychological Association)


【Presentations

Oral Presentations at International Conferences

1. Ogihara, Y. (2016, 8. 2). Cultural change toward greater individualism in Japan: Analyses of human and dog names “Social/Cultural Change: Determinants, Moderators, and Consequences” The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, WINC Aichi, Nagoya, Japan.

2. Ogihara, Y. (2016, 8. 2). Are unique names increasing in Japan? An analysis of baby names from 30 years of city newsletters, 1984-2015. The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, WINC Aichi, Nagoya, Japan.

3. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y. & Kusumi, T. (2016, 8. 1). Losing confidence over time: Temporal changes in self-esteem among older children and early adolescents in Japan. The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, WINC Aichi, Nagoya, Japan.

4. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y. & Kusumi, T. (2015. 10. 9). Does individualization of culture bring risk of being isolated in Japan? A Cultural Psychological Perspective. The 13th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences, German Institute of Japanese Studies, Tokyo , Japan.

5. Ogihara,Y., Fujita, H., Tominaga, H., Ishigaki, S., Kashimoto, T., Takahashi, A., Toyohara, K., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2015, 2. 26). Are unique names increasing? Rise in uniqueness and individualism in Japan. The 11th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 16th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), Long Beach, California, USA.

6. Ogihara,Y., Fujita, H., Tominaga, H., Ishigaki, S., Kashimoto, T., Takahashi, A., Toyohara, K., & Uchida, Y. (2014, 7). Are unique names increasing? Individualization in Japan. The 22nd International Congress for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France.

7. Ogihara, Y. & Uchida, Y. (2013, 5). Does Globalization Decrease Happiness in East Asia? A Cultural Psychological Perspective. The 12th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences, Bad Homburg, Germany.


1. Uchida, Y., Ogihara, Y. & Fukushima, S. (2015, 7, 8). What constitutes a good life? Cultural variation in the emotional patterns of happiness and well-being. Bi-Annual Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotion, Genova, Italy.


Poster Presentations at International Conferences


[New] 1. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2019, 2). Common dog names have become less common over time: The rise in uniqueness and individualism in Japan. The 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon, USA. 


1. Ogihara, Y. (2017, 1, 21). Temporal changes in individualism in Japan: An analysis of Japanese newspapers, 1874-2015. The 18th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas,USA.

2. Ogihara, Y. (2017, 1, 19). Historical trends in individualism in Japan: Evidence from Japanese newspapers, 1875-2015. The 13th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 18th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), San Antonio, Texas, USA.

3. Ogihara, Y. (2016, 8. 2). Characteristics and patterns of uncommon names in present-day Japan. The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, WINC Aichi, Nagoya, Japan.

4. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2016. 1. 29). Losing confidence over time: Temporal changes in self-esteem in Japan. The 17th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California, USA. (granted SPSP Teacher/Scholar Travel Award)

5. Ogihara, Y. (2016, 1. 28). Are common names becoming less usual in Japan? An analysis of baby names from 30 years of city newsletters, 1984-2015. The 12th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 17th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), San Diego, California, USA.

6. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., & Kusumi, T. (2015, 2). Does individualism damage interpersonal relationships and subjective well-being in Japan? Longitudinal examination for a causal link. The 16th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California, USA. (granted SPSP Student Poster Award & SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award)

7. Ogihara, Y., Tominaga, H., Kameda, C., Abutsuka, S., Sakai, K., & Uchida, Y. (2014, 2). Does image of individualism differ between Japan and the United States? Analyses of inside and outside the head. The 10th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 15th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), Austin, Texas, USA.

8. Ogihara, Y., Tominaga, H., Kameda, C., Abutsuka, S., Sakai, K., & Uchida, Y. (2014, 2). Is Individualism Perceived to be Egoism in Japan? Cultural Differences in the Image of Individualism. The 15th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas, USA.

9. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., Morling, B., & Kusumi, T. (2013, 1). Influence and adjustment in the friendship. The 9th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 14th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

10. Ogihara, Y. & Uchida, Y. (2012, 1). Does personal achievement orientation have negative effect for Japanese? Cultural analysis of personal achievement versus relationships orientation. The 13th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California, USA.

11. Ogihara, Y, & Uchida, Y. (2011, 1). Effects of contingencies of self-worth on subjective well-being in Japan and the U.S. The 7th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 12th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), San Antonio, Texas, USA.


1. Katsumura, F., Akutsu, S., Uchida, Y., Kitayama, S., & Ogihara, Y. (2015, 2). Differential Impacts of Employees' Cultural Self-Construals on Job Satisfaction and Workplace Social Relationship Between Japanese Companies and Foreign-owned Companies in Japan. The 16th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California, USA.

2. Akutsu, S., Uchida, Y., Katsumura, F., Ogihara, Y. & Kitayama, S. (2015, 2). Do Japanese workers feel lonelier in local Japanese companies than in foreign-owned multinational companies in Japan? If so, why? - A cultural psychological inquiry. The 11th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 16th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), Long Beach, California, USA.

3. Akutsu, S., Uchida, Y., Katsumura, F., Ogihara, Y., & Kitayama, S. (2013, 1) Negative impact of seeking independence in a global Japanese company The 9th Cultural Psychology Preconference (at the 14th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

4. Komiya, A., Karoji, Y., Ogihara, Y., & Goto, T. (2010, 1). Cultural self and motivation for cooperation and competition. The 11th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Oral Presentations in English

1. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y. & Kusumi, T. (2018). Individualism damages interpersonal relationships and subjective well-being in Japan: A longitudinal study. The 65th Annual Meeting of Japanese Group Dynamics Association (Kobe University; September. 8)

2. Ogihara, Y. (2017, 10). How does cultural change affect human psychology and behavior? Individualization, interpersonal relationships, and subjective well-being in Japan. Invited Talk at Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan.

3. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y. & Kusumi, T. (2017, 9). The decrease in self-esteem despite the increase in economic wealth in Japan, 1992-2014. The 64th Annual Meeting of Japanese Group Dynamics Association (Tokyo University, September. 30)

4. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y. & Kusumi, T. (2015, 10). Are people giving more unique names to their dogs? Rising uniqueness and individualism in Japan. The 62nd Annual Meeting of Japanese Group Dynamics Association (Nara University, October, 11)

5. Ogihara, Y. (2015, 1). Do people provide unique names to human and dog babies? Rise in uniqueness and individualism in Japan. Invited Lecture at Japan and East Asia Study Program, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan.

6. Ogihara, Y. (2014, 8). How does cultural change affect human psychology and behavior? Individualization, interpersonal relationships, and subjective well-being in Japan. Guest Lecture at the Department of International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

7. Ogihara, Y. (2013, 11). Globalization, Individualism, and Happiness: A Cultural Psychological Perspective. Academic Exchange Programs 2013 between Kyoto University and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

8. Ogihara, Y. (2013, 11). Do the Changes of the Japanese Society Bring Happiness? Examination of the Effect of Individualism from Cultural Psychology. Joint DIJ Business & Economics and Social Science Study Group “The Properties and Effects of Collectivism and Individualism in Japan: Two Perspectives from Cultural Psychology”, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Yotsuya, Japan. (Guest Speaker)

9. Ogihara, Y. (2013, 1). Cultural Differences in the Experience of Influence and Adjustment in Friendship. Invited Lecture at Japan and East Asia Study Program, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan. (Guest Speaker)

10. Ogihara, Y. & Uchida, Y. (2012, 6). Are Individualists Happy? Negative Effect of Globalization in East Asia. Invited Lecture at Japan and East Asia Study Program, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo, Japan. (Guest Speaker)

11. Ogihara, Y. & Uchida, Y. (2012, 3). Does Globalization Bring People Happiness? Culture, Individualism, and GNH. The 8th visiting of Kyoto University Bhutan Friendship Program, Royal University of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan.

12. Ogihara, Y. (2011, 12). Culture and Subjective Well-Being. The 5th International conference between the Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University and the Institute of Education, University of London, Kyoto, Japan.

13. Ogihara. Y. (2011, 11). Does practicing individualism make people happy in Japan? Academic Exchange Programs 2011 between Kyoto University and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

14. Ogihara, Y. (2010, 12). Cultural differences in the use of influence and adjustment in the friendship. The 2nd international seminar on social cognition for young researchers, Kyoto, Japan.


1. Uchida, Y. & Ogihara, Y. (2012, 4). Does individualism decrease subjective well-being in Japan? MIDJA Workshop “Culture, Well-Being, and Health”. Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.


Poster Presentations in English

1. Ogihara, Y., Uchida, Y., Morling, B., & Kusumi, T. (2013, 3). Cultural Differences in the Experience of Influence and Adjustment in Friendship. International Forum Supported by Grants for Excellent Graduate Schools Practical Knowledge and Educational Studies for the Future.

2. Ogihara, Y. & Uchida, Y. (2011, 12). Does personal achievement orientation have negative effect for Japanese? Concluding Symposium of the Global COE Program "Revitalizing Education for Dynamic Hearts and Minds", Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. 


【Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Awards

2017. 12. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Small Research Grant Award ($1,500)

2016. 4. Frontiers in Psychology, Selected as “Climb the Tier” Article (on Ogihara et al., 2015)

2015 Frontiers in Psychology, Most viewed Psychology articles in October 2015 (on Ogihara et al., 2015; 3rd place among 228 articles)

2015 Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Teacher/Scholar Travel Award ($ 500)

2015 Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Student Poster Award, Finalist & Runner-up (2nd place) ($ 50)

2014 Japanese Group Dynamics Association, Distinguished Presentation Award

2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award ($ 500)

2014 Frontiers in Psychology, Top 10 most viewed Psychology research articles in March 2014 (on Ogihara & Uchida, 2014; 2nd place among 107 articles)


Research Grants

2017. 3              The Japanese Group Dynamics Association, The special funding for the promotion of internationalization of research activities (JPY 32,800)

2016. 3              The Japanese Group Dynamics Association, The special funding for the promotion of internationalization of research activities (JPY 18,600)

2014 – 2016       The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JPY 2,200,000)

2013 – 2014       Suntory Foundation (JPY 1,000,000)

2011                  Kyoto University Kyoyu-kai (JPY 62,500)


Travel Grants

2016. 8              Japanese Society of Social Psychology (JPY 125,543)

2016                  The Murata Science Foundation (JPY 300,000)

2015                  The Kyoto University Foundation (JPY 3,000,000)

2014                  Japanese Society of Social Psychology (JPY 80,775)

2013                  Japan Foundation (Euro 300)

2013                  The Kyoto University Foundation (JPY 200,000)

2013                  Grants for Excellent Graduate Schools


【Employment

Full-time Employment

2018. 4 - Present    Tokyo University of Science ("Psychology 1", "Psychology 2", "Methodology of Psychology 1", "Methodology of Psychology 2", "Social Psychology", "Industrial and Organizational Psychology", "Adolescent Psychology", "Culture Seminar"), Japan


Adjunct Lecturer

2017. 4  - 2018. 2     Kobe Shoin Women's University ("Social Psychology"; "Interpersonal Relationship"), Japan

2017. 4  - 2018. 2     Kwansei Gaukin University ("Japanese Psychology A/B" in English), Japan

2013. 12 - 2017. 7    Kyoto Seika University ("Cultural Psychology"; "Intercultural Communication"), Japan

 

Teaching Assistant

20122014     Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

20102015    Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Japan

 

Research Fellow

2016. 4 - 2018. 3     Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Department of Cognitive Psychology in Education

2014. 4 - 2016. 3     JSPS Fellows, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2012. 4 - Present    Collaborate Researcher, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan

 

Research Assistant

2014                   Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Japan

2013                   Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Japan

2008                   Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan


【Other Activities

Review Experiences

Asian Journal of Social Psychology

Cross-Cultural Research

Frontiers in Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

PLoS ONE

Psychologia

Social Psychology

SAGE Open 

 

Book Chapter Uskul, A. & Oishi, S. (Eds.), Socioeconomic environment and human psychology: Social, ecological, and cultural perspectives. Oxford University Press.

 

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Graduate Travel Award

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Outstanding Research Award

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Student Poster Award (Paper & Oral)


Invited Panelist The PhD Movie Panel Discussion, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University, May, 2012


【Affiliation

Society for Personality and Social Psychology 

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

Japanese Psychological Association

Japanese Society of Social Psychology

Japanese Group Dynamics Association

Japan Society for Research on Emotions