SAKAI Atsushi

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SAKAI Atsushi
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Apr 2015
Mar 2018
Associate Professor, Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Apr 2007
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Yamanashi
Apr 2002
Nov 2004
Lecturer, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Yamanashi
Apr 2001
Mar 2002
Senior Research Associate, Dept of Socio-cultural Environmental Research, National Institute of Mental Helth


Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University
Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University

Awards & Honors

Sep 2016
Children’s trust belief in peer and loneliness at elementary school: An investigation of the effect of interaction between trust belief in peer and in teacher or parents, 1st Japan Society of Personality Psychology Award
Winner: Sakai, A., Rotenberg, K.J., Betts, L., & Maeshiro, K.
10th International Congresson Twin Studies, Poster Presentation (Genetic Section) Highly Commended.

Published Papers

Moderating effects of best friendships on parent-child relationships and externalizing behaviors in childhood and puberty
Sakai, A., Egawa, I., Sugawara, M., Matsumoto, S., & Aizawa, M.
The Japanese Journal of Psychology      2019   [Refereed]
This study investigated the moderating effects of children’s conflicting relationships with their best friends on how positive parent-child relationships buffer against children’s externalizing problem behaviors directly or through their self-este...
Quality of life in Japanese couples during the transition to parenthood
Sun, Y., Yoshitake, N., Sugawara, M., Matsumoto, S., Sakai, A., Takaoka, J., & Goto, N.
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology      Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Development of Children’s Sociality and Out-of-school Education: Temperament of Children Practicing Soccer and Their Family Environment
Umezaki, T., Sakai, A.
54 33-42   Feb 2018
Hada, Y., Sakai, A., Ooyama, I., & Araki, K.
Proceedings of JITR annual conference   31 269-272   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Yoshitake N, Sun Y, Sugawara M, Matsumoto S, Sakai A, Takaoka J, Goto N
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation   25(12) 3147-3155   Dec 2016   [Refereed]

Books etc

Interpersonal trust during childhood and adolescence
SAKAI Atsushi (Part:Joint Work, Children’s sense of trust in significant others:Genetic versus Environmental contributions and buffer to life stressors.)
Cambridge University Press   Jun 2010   
Developmental Psychopathology and Family Process
SAKAI Atsushi (Part:Joint Translation)
Dec 2006   
Development of sense of trust: From childhood to adolescence.
KawashimaShoten   2005   

Conference Activities & Talks

眞榮城和美, 前川浩子, 松本聡子, 酒井厚
日本発達心理学会大会プログラム(CD-ROM)   2016   
宮本幸子, 酒井厚, 高岡純子, 松本聡子, 持田聖子, 菅原ますみ, 大日向雅美, 小林登
日本発達心理学会大会論文集   1 Feb 2013   
持田聖子, 宮本幸子, 高岡純子, 酒井厚, 松本聡子, 菅原ますみ, 大日向雅美, 小林登
日本発達心理学会大会論文集   1 Feb 2013   
眞榮城和美, 酒井厚
日本教育心理学会総会発表論文集   5 Nov 2012   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

A Developmental Study of Inter-personal Trust
Project Year: 2001