Cultural-Kokoro Network :: People :: Yukiko UCHIDA


Yukiko UCHIDA (Ph. D.)
Associate Professor
Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
46 Shimoadachi, Yoshida Sakyo, Kyoto, JAPAN
E-mail: uchida.yukiko.6m[at]kyoto-u.ac.jp
Cultural Psychology / Social Psychology

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Biography

Education

1998 Department of Education Kyoto University, B.A.
2000 Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, M.A.
2003 Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Universit, Ph.D.

Professional Career

2000-2003 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
2003-2005 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, U.S.
2004-2005 Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, U.S.
2005-2007 Assistant Professor, Koshien University, Japan
2008-2011 Assistant Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
April 2011- Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, Japan
April 2011- Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies,
Kyoto University, Japan (affiliated scholar)

Social Activity

Commission of Happiness Index Research, Cabinet office, Government of Japan
Advisory Board, German Institute for Japanese Studies
Bhutan International Expert Working Group (IEWG) Committee member
Network for Sustainability and Happiness

Fellowships, Grant

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan society for the Promotion of Science, 2000
Research Grant from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2000-2003)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan society for the Promotion of Science, 2003
Travel Award, 2nd international Positive Psychology Summit, 2003
Research Grant from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2003-2005)
Research Grant for young scholars, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
          (2006-2008, 2009-2011, 2011-2014)
Japan Association for Planning Administration, Award (for review paper in 2011), 2012 Link

Membership in professional groups

American Psychological Association, Society for the Personality and Social Psychology, Asian Association of Social Psychology, Japanese Psychological Association, Japanese Society of Social Psychology, Japanese Society of Cognitive Psychology

Researach Interest

- Culture and happiness, well-being
- Emotion expression and inference
- Perception of interpersonal relationships
- Cultural models of agency

Publications

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Research Materials

Interdependent Happiness Scale (IHS)

Recent Activities (Sept. 2011-)

Journal Publication Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., & Yoshikawa, S. (2014).
Roles of extension officers to promote social capital in Japanese agricultural communities. PLoS ONE 9:
e91975. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091975
Journal Publication Ogihara, Y., & Uchida, Y. (2014). Does individualism bring happiness?
Negative effects of individualism on interpersonal relationships and happiness.
Frontiers in Psychology. 5:135. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00135
Journal Publication Nagaoka, C., & Uchida, Y. (in press).
Preliminary study on the relation between the coping patterns and the mental
health of radiation control personnel and non-destructive inspectors engaged in the
periodic inspections of nuclear plants.
Journal of Occupational Health.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., & Norasakkunkit, V. (2014). Asian versus Western views.
In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer,
Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 248-253.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., Takahashi, Y., & Kawahara, K. (2014).
Changes in hedonic and eudaimonic well-being after a severe nationwide disaster:
The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 207-221.
Book Uchida, Y., Ogihara, Y., & Fukushima, S.:
Cultural Construal of Wellbeing - Theories and Empirical Evidence.
In: Glatzer, W.; Moller, V.; Camfield, L.; Rojas, M. (Eds.). (in press):
Global Handbook of Quality of Life. Exploration of Wellbeing of Nations and Continents. Springer.
Journal Publication Hitokoto, H., & Uchida, Y. (in press).Interdependent happiness:
Theoretical importance and measurement validity. Journal of Happiness Studies.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., & Ueno, T., & Miyamoto, Y. (in press). You were always on my mind:
The importance of 'significant others' in the attenuation of retrieval-induced forgetting in Japan.
Japanese Psychological Research.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., (2013). Changes in well-being and attitude toward life
after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Environmental Research Quarterly, 172, 83-91.
Presentation Fukushima, S. & Uchida, Y. (2013). Collective Well-Being in Japan.
12th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS)
2013.5.23.
Presentation Uchida, Y. (2013). Panel: Further Directions in Research on Well-Being:
Strategies for Achieving Well-Being in Changing Cultural Contexts and under Stressful Situations
12th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS)
2013.5.22.
Presentation Ogihara, Y. & Uchida, Y. (2013). Does Globalization Decrease Happiness in East Asia?
A Cultural Psychological Perspective. 12th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS)
2013.5.22.
Presentation Uchida, Takahashi, & Kawahara (2013). Happiness before and after a Severe Nation-Wide Disaster:
The Case of the Great East Japan Earthquake. 12th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences (GJSSS)
2013.5.21.
Invited Talk Uchida, Y. (2013). Japanese well-being under globalization.
Suntory Foundation Reexamining Japan in Global Context 2nd Seminar,
2013.5.11
Journal Publication Oishi, S., Kesebir, S., Miao, F. F., Talhelm, T., Endo,
Y., Uchida, Y., Shibanai, Y., & Norasakkunkit, V. (in press).
Residential mobility increases motivation to expand social network:
But why? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Lecture Uchida, Y. (2012). Survey study for agricultural extension officers:
How extension activities promote social capital in local communities. Oct 12, 2012, Ehime
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., Endo, Y., & Shibanai, Y. (2012). Well-being and social relationship styles:
Effects of quantity and quality of social relationships.
Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 52, 63-75.
Media Coverage Nikkei Shimbun Newspaper, 2012.9.23. "How to make the Happiness index" (interview)
Media Coverage Kawanishi City Town Newspaper 2012.9. "Happiness in Kawanishi-city" (interview) PDF
Presentation Uchida, Y., Takenishi, A., Kanagawa, C. Harada, A., Ohkawa K., & Yabuno, H. (2012).
Media Coverage of Great East Japan Earthquake: Contents analysis and survey for press reporter.
The 59th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Group Dynamics Association, 9.22. Kyoto University.
Presentation Uchida, Y. 2012.9.11. Happiness based on social relationships.
In 76th Meeting of Japanese Psychological Association. Senshu University.
Presentation Uchida, Y. 2012. 9.11. Method of survey study in cultural/social psychology.
In 76th Meeting of Japanese Psychological Association. Senshu University.
Presentation Uchida, Y. 2012.9.13. Research career and family life.
In 76th Meeting of Japanese Psychological Association. Senshu University.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y. (2012). Happiness in Japanese culture: Current situation and future perspective.
Rengo-Soken report DIO, 274, 8-11.
Media Coverage Science Portal Interview 2012.7. "What is happiness"
Book Norasakkunkit, V., & Uchida, Y., (2012). Marginalized Japanese youth in post-industrial Japan: Motivational patterns, self-perceptions, and the structural foundations of shifting values. In Trommsdorff, G., & Chen, X. (Eds). Values, Religion, and Culture in Adolescent Development. pp.211-234. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Book Uchida, Y., & Takemura, K. (in press). Making community network in agricultural society. Soushinsha press.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., & Ogihara, Y. (in press). Personal or interpersonal construal of happiness:
A cultural psychological perspectives. International Journal of Well-being.
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., & Ogihara, Y. (2012). Cultural construal of happiness: Cultural psychological
perspectives and future direction of happiness research. Japanese Psychological Review, 55, 26-42.
Journal Publication Koyasu, M., et al. (2012). A cross-national study on happiness: Data from thirteen countries.
-Japanese Psychological Review, 55, 70-89.
Journal Publication Norasakkunkit, V., Uchida, Y., & Toivonen, T. (2012). Caught between culture, society, and globalization:
Youth marginalization in postindustrial Japan. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6/5, 361-378.
Lecture Uchida, Y. 2012. 8.22. Mind and culture in Japan from cultural psychological perspective.
In 9th symposium in Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University "Culture and Economics"
Presentation Uchida, Y. 2012, 7.11. Did you notice how I helped you? Cultural differences in support monitoring.
In symposium: Cultural dimensions of responsiveness to need and social support (Chair: Joan Miller).
International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development 2012 Biennial Meeting, Edmonton, Canada.
Media Coverage Yomiuri Shimbun Newspaper 2012.6.18. "Human Stories in Olympics"
Lecture Uchida, Y. 2012.6. "Happiness Index: What is happiness in Japan?"
Lecture, Kawanishi city Life-long Education Center.
Lecture Uchida, Y. 2012.6.1. "Culture and Happiness in Japan" In seminar by International Economy & Work Research Institute
Lecture Uchida, Y. 2012.5.28. "Cultural psychological perspective on happiness" In seminar by Sustainability and Well-being research Network
Media Coverage 35% of journalists could not fully describe the facts of Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.
Featured by Kyoto Shimbun newspaper, 2012. 5.25. Science Portal, 2012. 5.25, NHK TV Kyoto, 2012. 5.25.
Media Coverage Japan Agricultural newspaper 2012.5.17. "Happiness in agriculture" (interview)
Media Coverage Science Portal, 2012.5.5. "Loss of drive caused by globalization- providing linking support for NEET, withdrawn as a whole society."
Media Coverage Wall Street Journal (web version) 2012.4.9. "Did the 2011 Disaster Make Japanese Happier?"
Media Coverage Monocle, vol.06, issue 52. 2012.4. "Don't worry be happy"
Lecture Uchida, Y. 2012. 4.5. "Happiness in Japan before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake"
in German Institute for Japanese Studies.
Presentation Uchida, Y., & Ogihara, Y. 2012.3.17. Does Japanese individualism bring happiness? In Hokkaido University GCOE symposium.
Lecture Uchida, Y. (2012). Shinobu Kitayama's theory: Cultural modes of self-construal. Seminar: "Theory of the Self" 2012.2.22. Link
Lecture Uchida, Y. (2012). "Japanese happiness index: Cultural construal of happiness" Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives, Happiness research commission, 2012.2.21. Link
Book Uchida, Y. (2012). Shinobu Kitayama's theory: Cultural modes of self-construal. In E. Kajita & S. Mizokami, (Eds.), For those who study psychology of the self, pp. 25-40. Sekai Sisosha.
Lecture Uchida, Y. (2012). Cultural construal of happiness and Japanese happiness index. 12th Global Environmental Forum. Kyoto University, Feb 4. Program PDF
Journal Publication Uchida, Y., & Takemura, K. (2012). The roles of extension officers in local community. Monthly Journal of Agriculture & Extension, February, 20-31.
Media Coverage Mainichi Simbun Jan 18, 2012 "Japanese youth are seeking social bond" (interview) Link
Media Coverage "NEET-Hikikomori tendencies are associated with being demotivated by failure"  Kyoto Shimbun Dec 27, 2011  Mainichi Shimbun Jan 10, 2012  Kyodo News Dec 27, 2011  Kochi Shimbun Dec 27, 2011 mynavi news Dec 27, 2011  Science Portal Jan 5, 2012  Kyoto University news release Dec 26, 2012
Media coverage Weekly Asahi Dec 27, 2011 "Happiness in 2012: Are you happy now?" (comment and research information) Link
Media coverage Yomiuri Shimbun Dec 18, 2011 "Support in an online community for a mother who lost her children by the Great East Japan Earthquake" (comment) Link
Publication Norasakkunkit, V., & Uchida, Y., (2011). Psychological Consequences of Post-Industrial Anomie on Self and Motivation Among Japanese Youth. Journal of Social Issues, 67, 774-786. Link
Public report Commission of Happiness index, The Cabinet Office, Government of Japan "Draft indicators of happiness" Dec 5, 2011
Presentation Social capital within agricultural communities: The roles of coordination Kokoro Research Center Workshop 2011 Dec 10, 2011
Publication Uchida, Y., Takahashi, Y., & Kawahara, K. (2011). The effect of Great East Japan earthquake for youth in Japan for their behavior and happiness. ESRI working paper, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (in Japanese). Download from here
Lecture "What is the task of agricultural extension workers to support agricultural regions? (at the annual workshop of JA Fukui, Awara city), Dec 7, 2011
Presentation Happiness before and after a severe nation-wide disaster: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Asia-Pacific Conference on Measuring Well-being and Fostering the Progress of Societies, Tokyo, 2011.12.5
Presentation Meanings of happiness in cross-cultural comparison: Cultural variation in subjective well-being. Symposium "Happiness - Does culture matter?" Japanese-German Center, Berlin, Organized by German Institute for Japanese Studies. Nov 21, 2011
Presentation Happiness before and after a severe nation-wide disaster: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Symposium "Happiness - Does culture matter?" Japanese-German Center, Berlin, Organized by German Institute for Japanese Studies. Nov 21, 2011
Lecture Social psychological research on extension officers: Agricultural extension and social networks in local communities (at the Annual Conference on Agricultural Extension, University of Tokyo) Nov 16, 2011 (with Kosuke Takemura)
Media coverage Hokkaido Shimbun Press, Nov 16 (evening) "Why happiness in Hokkaido is ranked as the 43th?" (comment)
Publication Uchida, Y. (2011). Happiness in Japanese culture: Psychological and social requirements for reconstruction in Japan. Planning Administration, 34, 21-26. abstract
Presentation Uchida, Y. & Norasakkunkit, V. (2011). NEET and Hikikomori spectrum in Japan: A cultural psychological perspective. Workshop "France-Japan Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Social Withdrawal (Hikikomori)" Kyoto University, Oct 31, 2011 information
Lecture Culture and happiness: How to develop happiness indicators? (Tohoku Regional Advancement Center, Sendai City) Sept 27, 2011
Media coverage Kyoto Simbun Sept 21, 2011 "View of life and happiness has been changed after the Great East Japan Earthquake" (research report) PDF download
Presentation Uchida, Y., & Ueno, T. (2011). The concept of self and others across cultures: Inducted temporal forgetting. (Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology, Nagoya) Sept 18, 2011
Workshop Uchida, Y. & Takemura, K. Social capital within communities: Forming and maintaining social bonds. (Workshop conducted at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychological Association, Tokyo) Sept 17, 2011



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