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Kobe Shoin Women's University
Faculty of Human Sciences Department of Psychology
Job title
Associate Professor

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2005
Mar 2009
Apr 2009
Mar 2010
Apr 2010
Mar 2014
Faculty of Human Sciences Faculty of Human Sciences Department of Psychology Lecturer
Apr 2010
Mar 2014
Psychology Program Lecturer
Apr 2010
Mar 2014
English Linguistics Program Lecturer


Apr 2002
Mar 2005
Kobe University

Published Papers

Development of Infants' request expressions from 11 to 15 months
Psychological Reports   Vol.105(Issue.3) 865-878   Dec 2009   [Refereed]
Between 10 and 15 months of age, infants seem to become increasingly communicative. The focus of this study was changes in request behavior among infants at ages 11, 13, and 15 months (N = 22) in a longitudinal design. Changes in durations and fre...
Learning to count begins in infancy: evidence from 18 month olds' visual preferences
V. Slaughter, S. Itakura, A.Kutsuki, M. Siegal
The Proceedings of the Royal Society B   1-6   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
The combination of words in compound nouns by Spanish-Japanese bilingual children: Transfers in unambiguous structure
International Journal of Bilingualism      2017   [Refereed]
Motivation for learning English in the immersion environment of an international school in Japan.
Tanaka, Y., & Kutsuki, A. (2016).
1-15   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
The present study examined motivation toward English learning among students at an international school in Japan. The motivation of 112 elementary school students, including those with English and Japanese as an L1, and those bilingual in English ...
Factors Affecting Children's Judgment of Culturally Deviant Acts: Findings from an International School in Japan
Tanaka, Yumi
Journal of Intercultural Education   27(2) 179-187   May 2016   [Refereed]
The study explored whether there was a developmental change in children's judgment of culturally deviant acts and examined the type of cultural experiences and inputs influencing such judgments. Findings indicated that there was no developmental c...

Conference Activities & Talks

Is understanding of pretenserelated to inhibitory control?: Difference between intention understandingand representational manipulation
31st International Conference of Psychology   26 Jul 2016   Japanese Psychological Association
It has been suggested that children's pretense and inhibitory control are related in some way but a very few studies have examined such relation empirically. Preschoolers (N = 31, M age = 57.90, range 41-74 months) participated in the current stud...
Development of words and mind in bilingual children [Invited]
22 May 2016   
Influences of two languages in production and comprehension of noun phrases by bilingual preschoolers
19 Oct 2014   
Longitudinal changes in passing TOM tasks and its patterns: A longutudinal Analysis
16 Mar 2013   
Attitudes towards language learning and cultures
TANAKA, Y., and Kutsuki, A.
JALT(Japanese Association for Language Teaching)   Oct 2012   


A Japanese-German-English Trilingual Child's Word Aquisition Patterns Focusing on Category Differences in Comprehension and Production
The Others   Mar 2016