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Hiroshima Shudo University
Department of Psychology
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PhD(Hokkaido University)
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Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 2015
Aug 2016
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Reading

Awards & Honors

Feb 2016
Ippitsukakiemon, Best Innovation Awards: Honourable Mention, Moodle Association of Japan
Winner: Ohnishi Akio, Ozawa Shinya, Nakanishi Daisuke
Jun 2015
The effect of confidence in decision making on feelings of regret, Best Paper Award, Japan Society for Research Emotions
Winner: Nakanishi Daisuke, Igawa Junichi, Shiwa Shiro
Feb 2013
Moodle Quiz Maker "E-Mon Tsukuro", Best Innovation Awards: Honourable Mention, Moodle Association of Japan
Winner: Ozawa Shinya, Nakanishi Daisuke, Ohnishi Akio
Nov 2012
Ingroup cooperation and majority/minority-syncing strategy in intergroup conflict: A thought experiment using evolutionary simulation, Encouragement Award, The Japanese Society of Social Psychology
Winner: Yokota Kunihiro, Nakanishi Daisuke
Jun 2000
Cost/benefit analysis of "conformity bias" in cultural transmission: an experimental test., William D. Hamilton Award, Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Winner: Nakanishi Daisuke, Kameda Tatsuya

Published Papers

Nakagawa Yumi, Yokota Kunihiro, Nakanishi Daisuke
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   90(1) 87-92   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
This study was aimed to test the validity of Social Identity Theory (SIT) and Bounded Generalized Reciprocity Hypothesis (BGR) to explain ingroup cooperation in real social groups. Each of the validity of SIT and BGR have been discussed by social ...
Asuka Komiya, Yohsuke Ohtsubo, Daisuke Nakanishi, Shigehiro Oishi
Evolution and Human Behavior   40(2) 160-166   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
The present study explored why married couples periodically exchange gifts. Based on the commitment signal hypothesis, we tested whether relational mobility, which was operationalized as divorce rate in Study 1 and relational opportunities in Stud...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   90    2019   [Refereed]
Two scales have been used to assess burnout in Japan: the Japanese Burnout Scale (JBS), which was developed in Japan, and the Japanese version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS), which was developed in the US. The MBI...
Ohtsubo, Y., Sasaki, S., Nakanishi, D., & Igawa, J
Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences   12(2) 113-125   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Third parties intervene in others’ behaviors in various ways, such as punishing a harmdoer and/or helping a victim. Moreover, third parties may reward generous altruists. As such, various types of third-party intervention strategies are conceivabl...
A survey on the factors contributing to the Japanese first-year English-major students' TOEIC scores
Ozawa Shinya, Nakanishi Daisuke
JACET Chugoku-Shikoku Chapter Research Bulletin   (15) 127-142   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study was to explore what factors influenced first-year English-major students' TOEIC scores. The survey was administered to 121 first-year students at our university. The questionnaire was designed to include a variety of item...
Yokota Kunihiro, Nakanishi Daisuke
Japanese Psychological Research   59(4) 309-317   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
In this study, we aimed to test the hypothesis that intergroup conflict would enhance not only ingroup cooperation, but also conformity (frequency‐dependent tendency). One hundred and eighty undergraduate students participated in a vignette experi...
Ozawa Shinya, Nakanishi Daisuke, Ohnishi Akio
Media, Information, and Communication   2 1-14   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
In recent years, e-learning systems are widely used in higher education institutions. Unlike LMS(Learning Management System), e-portfolios require learners' autonomous use of the systems.Mahara, open source e-portfolio system, is known as the one ...
Yamaguchi Mana, Masuchi Ayumi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Suga Sayaka, Konishi Naoki, Yu Ye-Yun, Ohtsubo Yohsuke
Journal of Positive Psychology   11(5) 480-488   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Recent research on consumption and subjective well-being has revealed that experiential purchases and prosocial spending promote happiness by enhancing the purchasers’ social relationships. This study (N = 1523) explored whether undergraduate stud...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Yokota Kunihiro
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology   31(3) 193-199   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Using evolutionary simulation, Yokota and Nakanishi (2012) have shown that majority syncing (generalized tit-for-tat strategy) is an adaptive strategy in intergroup conflict situations. When intergroup conflict is mild, agents who cooperate with i...
Ozawa Shinya, Nakanishi Daisuke, Okada Azusa
JADE   10(2) 215-221   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Nakagawa Yumi, Yokota Kunihiro, Nakanishi Daisuke
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology   30(3) 153-163   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
In this study, we tested the theoretical validity of both Social Identity Theory (SIT) and the Bounded Generalized Reciprocity Hypothesis (BGR) for explaining in-group cooperation in real social groups. While most previous investigation on real so...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Igawa Junichi, Shiwa Shiro
The Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions   22(3) 118-127   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
This study investigates the relationship between confidence and regret. We predicted that high levels of confidence-where confidence is defined as reduced counterfactual thinking-would limit the experience of regret. A previous study by Gilovich &...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Ozawa Shinya, Ohnishi Akio, Okada Azusa, Arita Mariko
JADE   10(2) 211-214   Oct 2015
Nakanishi Daisuke
JADE   9(2) 193-201   Nov 2014
This paper investigated how Moodle affects academic achievement in two lecture-style courses, where students would use Moodle outside of the classroom for home learning. In the General Psychology I course, slides used in class were distributed usi...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Shiwa Shiro
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   84(4) 386-395   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
This study investigates characteristics of burnout, as related to job descriptions in mental hospitals and presuppositions of the concept of burnout (burnout is caused as a result of having enthusiasm for a job). The results of a questionnaire sur...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Shiwa Shiro
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology   28(2) 87-93   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study is to reveal people's feelings in Japan about "burnout/moetsuki." In Study 1, we conducted a content analysis using articles in newspapers to confirm the usage of burnout/moetsuki. Results indicated that burnout/moetsuki ...
Ozawa Shinya, Nakanishi Daisuke, Dogishi Mayumi, Okada Azusa, Takei Mitsuko, Arita Mariko
JADE   7(1) 109-116   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Can-do research has been attracting the attention of researchers and practitioners with the potential of can-do lists to evaluate learners' English abilities in a more comprehensive manner than test scores. As a preliminary stage to developing an ...
Yokota Kunihiro, Nakanishi Daisuke
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology   27(2) 75-82   Jan 2012   [Refereed]
Previous research has shown that ingroup cooperation tends to flourish in intergroup conflict situations. However, the free-rider problem remains unsolved, even in intergroup conflict situations. In this study, based on multi-group selection theor...
Igawa Junichi, Shiwa Shiro, Nakanishi Daisuke, Kurumaji Miho, Kikumoto Osamu, Ideshita Hisato
Japanese Journal of Biofeedback Research   37(2) 97-103   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
This study focuses on heart rate variability to evaluate the autonomic nervous function of patients with anxiety (19 female and 6 male patients with an average age of 47.7 years). We measured the low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) componen...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Ohtsubo Yohsuke
Journal of Evolutionary Psychology   7(2) 157-166   Jun 2009   [Refereed]
Human social learning is mediated not only by motor mimicries but also by declarative/linguistic information transmission. Focusing on declarative social learning, we reasoned that believability of secondhand information differs across the domain ...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Ohtsubo Yohsuke
Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology   2(3) 122-132   Sep 2008   [Refereed]
The present study tested Cosmides' (1989) notion of the cheater-detection algorithm by employing modified versions of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT; Bechara, Damasio, Damasio, & Anderson, 1994), which measures participants' behavioral responses to r...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Kameda Tatsuya
Behavioral Science Research   44(1) 21-30   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
In this paper, we examined the uncertainty-reduction mechanism of social learning from an adaptationist perspective. Individual learning is often unreliable because of random noises and sampling errors associated with environmental information. ...
Kameda Tatsuya, Nakanishi Dasiuke
Evolution and Human Behavior   24(4) 242-260   Jul 2003   [Refereed]
It is often taken for granted that social/cultural learning increases human adaptability, because it allows us to acquire useful information without costly individual learning by trial and error. Rogers [Am. Anthropol. 90 (1988) 819] challenged th...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Kameda Tatsuya, Shinada Mizuho
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   74(1) 27-35   Apr 2003   [Refereed]
Social learning is an effective mechanism to reduce uncertainty about environmental knowledge, helping individuals adopt an adaptive behavior in the environment at small cost. Although this is evident for learning about temporally stable targets (...
Ohtsubo Yohsuke, Masuchi Ayumi, Nakanishi Daisuke
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations   5(3) 249-261   Jul 2002   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study is to test Davis’s (1996) Social Judgment Scheme (SJS) model, which was proposed as a predictive model of group decision making with continuous alternatives. The SJS model assumes that individual group members’ influence ...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Kameda Tatsuya
Evolution and Human Behavior   23(5) 373-393   Sep 2002   [Refereed]
Social/cultural learning is an effective way to reduce uncertainty about the environment, helping individuals adopt an adaptive behavior cheaply. Although this is evident for learning about temporally stable targets, such as acquisition of a skill...
Nakanishi Daisuke, Kameda Tatsuya
The Japanese Journal of Psychology   71(6) 469-476   Feb 2001   [Refereed]
Effects of stereotypic beliefs were examined in a group problem solving context, featuring full-fledged, face-to-face interaction. Based on formal analysis of group aggregation processes, it was hypothesized that positive and negative impacts of s...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke
The Japanese Journal of Personality   27(3) 210-220   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
In this study, we investigated the relationships between Grit (Consistency/Perseverance) and burnout tendency (Emotional Exhaustion/Depersonalization/Personal Accomplishment) and social status using an online survey of human service professionals ...


Nakanishi Daisuke
Studies in the Health Sciences   1(1) 51-61   Feb 2018
The purpose of this study is to develop a psychology Can-do list that can visualize educational outcomes for undergraduate students who specialize in psychology, and to measure their achievement of learning of psychology. In this study, the psycho...
Matsuda Masafumi, Nakanishi Daisuke
The Journal of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers   100(11) 1215-1221   Nov 2017
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Maeda Kazuhiro, Kawano Takashi, Shiwa Shiro
Studies in the Humanities and Sciences   57(2) 163-169   Feb 2017
In this study impressions regarding “yorisoi” (cuddle) with human service professionals were investigated. Participants (N=202) assessed their impressions of human service professionals after reading six short vignettes. The two independent variab...
Igawa Junichi, Nakanishi Daisuke, Ura Mitsuhiro, Sakata Kiriko
Social information Science   20 29-42   Dec 2015
Burnout has a positive image as being "the result of enthusiastic engagement," and in this research, we examined interaction between past enthusiasm for job and reward in order to investigate whether this premise is actually true. We initially pro...
Yokota Kunihiro, Nakanishi Daisuke
Studies in the Humanities and Sciences   51(2) 23-36   Feb 2011
In this study, we aimed to design and test the reliability of a new conformity orienta- tion scale, designed to ases two facets of conformity: normative social influence and informa- tional social influence. 90 participants in study 1 and 18 parti...

Books etc

Nakane Mitsutoshi, Imada Sumio (Part:Contributor)
Mar 2018   ISBN:4434242156
プロ野球「熱狂」の経営科学: ファン心理とスポーツビジネス
Mizuno Makoto, Miura Asako, Inamizu Nobuyuki (Part:Contributor)
University of Tokyo Press   Aug 2016   ISBN:9784130402774
Nakane Mitsutoshi, Imada Sumio (Part:Contributor)
Oct 2013   ISBN:4434184334
Japan Society of Developmental Psychology (Part:Contributor)
Jun 2013   ISBN:4621085794
Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide
Derrin Michael Kent, Richard William Hand, Glenys Gillian Bradbury, Margaret Anne Kent (Part:Joint Translation)
Feb 2012   ISBN:4303734772
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology (Part:Contributor, Conformity, Obedience)
Jun 2009   ISBN:4621081071
Cultural and Ecological Foundations of the Mind:Mutual Construction of the Mind and Society
Mark. H. B. Radrord, Ohnuma Susumu, Yamagishi Toshio (Part:Contributor, Chapter 6 and 7)
Hokkaido University Press   Mar 2007   ISBN:4832903535

Conference Activities & Talks

The impact of integrating learning records of a web e-portfolio application and mobile applications on L2 English vocabulary learning
Tanaka, H., Ohnishi, A., Urano, K., Ozawa, S., & Nakanishi, D.
EuroCALL   29 Aug 2019   
This research project aims to assist both language learners and their instructors to enhance learners’ independent and continuous L2 vocabulary learning by integrating and compiling their learning records over time on multiple applications, which ...
Stigma Toward Burnout Compared with that Toward Depression
Igawa, J., Nakanishi, D., & Iotake, R.
The 13th Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology   12 Jul 2019   
Researchers (e.g., Shirom, 1989) have shown that people do not tend to stigmatize a person’s burnout state, which is one meaning of the existence of burnout concept. Previous research with French participants showed that neither burnout nor depres...
Ozawa, S., Urano, K., Nakanishi, D., & Ohnishi, A.
E-Learn 2018   16 Oct 2018   
The adoption rates for Learning Management Systems or other e-learning platforms are relatively high in Japanese higher education. The rate is still low in other institutions, however. The purpose of this study is to investigate Japanese language ...
Examination of the development of “typical burnout” using a behavioral experiment
Igawa, J, Kawamoto, T., Iotake, R., & Nakanishi, D.
The 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association   11 Aug 2018   
The present study explored a development of typical burnout using behavioural experiment. How much enthusiastic workers are is one important factor of job burnout. We predicted that participants with a high sense of mission for their job would mai...
Is burnout triggered by hard work?
Igawa, J., Wang, W., & Nakanish, D.
The 12th Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology   28 Aug 2017   
A previous experimental study indicated that enthusiasm levels did not affect mental fatigue (Igawa et al., 2014). This is inconsistent with the assumption “that a typical burnout victim is a professional full of idealism and a sense of mission (P...
Ingroup favouritism in Japanese baseball fans
Nakagawa, Y., Yokota, K., & Nakanishi, D.
The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences   4 Jul 2017   
In this study, we compared the ability of Social Identity Theory (SIT) and Bounded Generalized Reciprocity Hypothesis (BGR) to explain ingroup favoritism in real social groups. We conducted In thisthe vignette experiments , wethat adapted Japanese...
Differences between burnout and laziness by focusing on self- and others’-evaluations
Igawa, J., Wang. W., Nakanishi, D., Sakata, K., & Hamada, N.
International Association for Relationship Research Conference   21 Jul 2016   
People with burnout symptoms, including emotional exhaustion and depersonalization, could easily be considered being lazy, and they might experience more self-condemnations because of the stigma of being lazy. Therefore, differences between lazine...
Development of an Online Platform-Independent Quiz Maker
Ozawa, S., Nakanishi, D., Ohnishi, A., & Urano, K.
Global Learn 2016   28 Apr 2016   
In higher education in Japan, e-learning platforms have been introduced in many institutions. Many platforms are commercial, and one of the exceptions is Moodle, an open-source learning management system, which is the most widely adopted platform ...
Effects of enthusiasm on mental fatigue: Mechanism of "typical burnout"
Igawa, J., Wang, W., Nakanishi, D., & Sakata, K.
The 11th Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology   20 Aug 2015   
We used a fictional vignette to investigate the process of enthusiasm and reward leading to burnout. This research revealed that human service workers with a high sense of mission maintained enthusiasm in the condition without rewards, and as a re...
Risk perception of Fukushima nuclear disaster and radioactive contamination in Japan.
Ikeda, K., Nakanishi, D., Hiraishi, K., & Yokota, K.
The 16th Annual Convention of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology   27 Feb 2015   
The accident in Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been posing an unprecedented threat to the people in Japan. One of the current concerns is that people avoid to eat crops from Fukushima even if the specific area producing the crop is not report...
Effects of enthusiasm and reward on mental fatigue: Does excessive enthusiasm for work cause burnout?
Igawa, J., Matsuo, Y., Sakata, K., Nakanishi, D., & Shiwa, S.
The 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology   4 Aug 2014   
本研究では仕事への情熱とバーンアウト傾向との関係を実験的に検討した。ロールレターメソッドを用い、参加者に長文の手紙への返信を書かせるという方法で心理的な消耗状態に導いた。その結果、情熱を持って手紙への返信を書くことは、精神的消耗には結びつかなかった。これは井川他 (2013) による調査データを支持する結果であった。バーンアウトの前提条件は情熱を持って仕事に取り組むこととされるが、本研究の結果はその前提条件に対して疑問を投げかけるものであった。
Does excessive enthusiasm for work cause burnout?
Igawa, J. Nakanishi, D., Shiwa, S., Yasui, W., Masui, K., Kawamoto, T., & Ura, M.
The 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association   4 Aug 2013   
This study focused on reward and sought to clarify whether having excessive enthusiasm for work serves as a risk factor for burnout. In a pilot survey, we developed a subjective reward scale (SRS) for professionals who provide assistance to people...
Effects of package of the commercial food on evaluation of the palatability: Good packages are not always "good" for the products
Imada, S., Sakai, N., Takagaki, A., Koyama, H., Yokota, K., & Nakanishi, D.
The 5th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research   11 Sep 2012   
消費者の「おいしさ」評価は、商品の物理化学的特性だけでなく、商品に対する心的プロセス (摂取欲、予期、認知評価) によって大きく影響される。本研究では、商品パッケージの明示/非明示が「おいしさ」評価に及ぼす効果について検討した。
Bad news has wings?
Nakanishi, D., Ohtsubo, Y., Izumi, A., & Nakagawa, Y,
The Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society   16 Jun 2012   
People tend to be more attentive to cheaters than cooperators (Fiske, 1980). According to Dunbar (1996), sharing the information of cheaters enhances large-scale cooperation. In the present study, employing the communication chain paradigm (Kashim...
Less moral males: Sex differences in negative emotions felt toward free-rider under intergroup conflict situations
Yokota, K., Mifune, N., & Nakanishi, D.
The Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society   16 Jun 2012   
Selection pressure has favored male’ parochial altruisms in intergroup conflict situations. However, the free-rider problem of how cheaters can be excluded still remains. The “Sanction” hypothesis is that those who engage in sanctioning of cheater...
Normative conformity as coalition formation to cope with threat of disease infection
Yokota, K. & Nakanishi, D.
The Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society   29 Jun 2011   
Previous research has shown that prejudice and discrimination against outgroups can stem from the disgust emotion as part of a “behavioral immune system”. It has been suggested that humans have psychological mechanisms which promote coalition form...
The effect of intergroup conflict on ingroup cooperation and conformity - simuation and experimental data
Yokota, K. & Nakanishi, D.
The Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society   29 Jun 2011   
Previous research has shown that ingroup favoritism tends to evolve in intergroup conflict situations. However, theoretically, the free-rider problem remains even in such intergroup conflict situations. In this study, based on multilevel selection...
Is gossip about cheaters trusted?
Nakanishi, D. & Ohtsubo, Y.
The Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society   1 Jun 2007   
At the 2006 HBES meeting, we reported that people behave more cautiously in social risk situations (e.g., being cheated by others) than in natural risk situations (e.g., damages incurred by natural disasters). Employing the modified Iowa Gambling ...
Greater sensitivity to social risk than to natural risk
Nakanishi, D. & Ohtsubo, Y.
The Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society   8 Jun 2006   
People deal with two kinds of risk: natural risk and social risk. Natural risk is independent of other people (e.g., damages incurred by natural disasters), while social risk is associated with other person's behavior (e.g., being cheated by other...
"Robust beauty of the majority heuristic" revisited: Is the democratic group decision making also effective under social uncertainty?
Tsukasaki, T., Tamura, R., Nakanishi, D., & Kameda, T.
The Third International Workshop on "Cultural and Ecological Foundations of Mind"   30 Jan 2003   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Nakanishi Daisuke
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Nakanishi Daisuke
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): Nakanishi Daisuke
In this paper, the author examined human collect ive coping with social risks.In the first study, employing the communicat ion chain paradigm (Kashima, 2000), the author examinedwhether the information of other people's negative behavior would be ...
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2008    Investigator(s): Nakanishi Daisuke
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2003    Investigator(s): Nakanishi Daisuke


Apr 2000
Apr 2003
Graduate School of Hokkaido University (PhD)
Apr 1998
Mar 2000
Graduate School of Hokkaido University (MA)
Apr 1994
Mar 1998
Hokkaido University of Education (BA)