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Saori Tsukamoto

Saori Tsukamoto  |  JSPS Research Fellow(PD)  |  Social Psychology

"Categorization" is one of our strategies to make sense of the multilayered world. By doing so, we are able to claim our identities and/or predict behavior of strangers. My research has focused on revealing the underlying psychological processes of categorization, especially concerning the consequences of perceiving ethnic / racial categories as fixed entities. My recent interests include the roles of cultures in sharing and maintaining information about in-group values.


Tsukamoto, S., Kashima, Y., Haslam, N., Holland, E., & Karasawa, M. (in press). Culture, naïve dialecticism, and perceptions of individuals and groups. In Spencer-Rodgers, J. & Peng, K. (Eds.), The psychological and cultural foundations of dialectical thinking (Chapter 12). NY: Oxford University Press

Tsukamoto, S., & Karasawa, M. (2015). From Interpersonal to Inter-ethnic Differentiation: The Role of Psychological Essentialism. Journal of Human Environmental Studies, 13(1), 13-20.

Tsukamoto, S., & Karasawa, M. (2015). Dehumanization in the Judicial System: The Effect of Animalization and Mechanization of Defendants on Blame Attribution, Progeeding of the 10th Asian Association of Social Psychology Biennial Conference, 256-267.

Tsukamoto, S., Holland, E., Haslam, N., Karasawa, M., & Kashima, Y. (2015). Cultural Differences in Perceived Coherence of the Self and In-group: A Japan-Australia Comparison, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 18(1), 83-89.

Joshanloo, M., Weijers, D., Jiang, D.-Y., Han, G., Bae, J., Pang J. S., Ho, L. S., Ferreira, M. C., Demir, M., Rizwan, M., Khilji, I. A., Achoui, M., Asano, R., Igarashi, T., Tsukamoto, S., Lamers, S. M. A., Turan, Y., Sundaram, S., Yeung, V. W. L., Poon, W.-C., Lepshokova, Z. K., Panyusheva, T., & Natalia, A. (in press). Fragility of happiness beliefs across 15 national groups. Journal of Happiness Studies, 6, 1185-1210.

Ueno, T., Tsukamoto, S., Kurita, T., & Karasawa, M. (2014). Incorporating Social Psychological Theories in the Model Training Regime: How Neural Representations for Social Cognition Emerge from Interactions with Others, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2990-2995.

Joshanloo, M., Lepshokova, Z., Panyusheva, T., Natalia, A., Poon, W., Yeung, V., Sundaram, S., Achoui, M., Asano, R., Igarashi, T., Tsukamoto, S., Rizwan, M., Khilji, I., Ferreira, M. C., Pang, J., Ho, L., Han, G., Bae, J., & Jiang, D.-Y. (2014). Cross-cultural validation of the fear of happiness scale across 14 national groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 246-264.

浅野良輔・五十嵐祐・塚本早織 (2014). 日本版HEMA尺度の作成と検討 ―幸せへの動機づけとは― 心理学研究 85(1), 69-79.

Tsukamoto, S., Enright, J., & Karasawa, M. (2013). Psychological essentialism and nationalism as determinants of interethnic bias. Journal of Social Psychology, 153 (5), 515-519. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2013.795926.

塚本早織・菅さやか・唐沢穣 (2013). 裁判員裁判の量刑決定要因に関する第三者の推測 法と心理 13(1), 34-45.

Tsukamoto, S., Gonzales, V., & Karasawa, M. (2010). Challenging Canadian multiculturalism: Lay perceptions of Canadian national identity. Journal of Human Environmental Studies, 8(1), 25-31.