Yukiko Uchida

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Yukiko Uchida
Kyoto University
Kokoro Research Center
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D.(Kyoto University)
Other affiliation
Kyoto University
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2011
Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Jan 2008
Mar 2011
Assistant Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Apr 2005
Dec 2007
Koshien University
Sep 2004
Mar 2005
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Aug 2003
May 2004
Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan


Apr 1998
Mar 2003
Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Apr 1994
Mar 1998
Department of Education, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Nov 2016
Awards for Distinguished Early and Middle Career Contributions, The Japanese Psychological Association
Sep 2015
Outstanding Paper Award, Japanese Psychological Association
Winner: Yukiko Uchida, Taiji Ueno, Yuri Miyamoto
Mar 2015
Most Outstanding Female Researchers Award, Kyoto University (Tachibana award), Kyoto University
Mar 2014
Encouraging Prize, Agricultural Extension Research Society of Japan
Winner: Yukiko Uchida, Kosuke Takemura
Jul 2013
Outstanding Paper Award, Japan Group Dynamics Association
Winner: Yukiko Uchida, Yumi Endo, Yasufumi Shibanai

Published Papers

How do socio-ecological factors shape culture? Understanding the process of micro-macro interactions
Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., & Fukushima, S.
Current Opinion in Psychology   in press    Jul 2020   [Invited]
Dual nature of trust within a community: Individual-level effect of trust on well-being is positive but its contextual effect is negative.
Fukushima, S., Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., Asano, S., & Okuda, N.
Psychologia.   in press    2020   [Refereed]
Examining affective valence in Japanese and Brazilian cultural products: An analysis on emotional words in song lyrics and newspapers
De Almeida, I., & Uchida, Y.
Psychologia   in press    2020   [Refereed]
Psychologizing indexes of societal progress: Accounting for cultural diversity in preferred developmental pathways
Krys, K., Capaldi, C. A., Lun, V. M.-C., Vauclair, C.-M., Bond, M. H., Dominguez-Espinosa, A., & Uchida, Y.
Culture & Psychology   in press    Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Putting the 'we' into well-being: Using collectivism-themed measures of well-being attenuates well-being’s association with individualism
Krys, K., Zelenski, J. M., Capaldi, C. A., Park, J., van Tilburg, W., van Osch, Y., Haas, B. W., Bond, M. H., Dominguez-Espinoza, A., Xing, C., Igbokwe, D. O., Kwiatkowska, A., Luzniak-Piecha, M., Nader, M., Rizwan, M., Zhu, Z., & Uchida, Y.
Asian Journal of Social Psychology   22 256-267   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Mano F, Ikeda K, Uchida Y, Liu IH, Joo E, Okura M, Inagaki N
Journal of diabetes investigation   10(4) 1102-1107   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Family well-being is valued more than personal well-being: A four-country study
Krys, K., Capaldi, C. A., Zelenski, J. M., Park, J., Nader, M., Kocimska-Zych, A., Kwiatkowska, A., Michalski, P., & Uchida, Y.
Current Psychology   in press    May 2019   [Refereed]
Interdependence in Japanese context
Uchida, Y.
Hiraku (Japanese Journal)   1 104-109   May 2019   [Invited]
Farming cultivates a community-level shared culture through collective activities: Examining contextual effects with multilevel analyse
Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., Fukushima, S., Saizen, I., Kawamura, Y., Hitokoto, H., Koizumi, N., & Yoshikawa, S.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology   116(1) 1-14   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Open Society Fosters Satisfaction: Explanation to Why Individualism Associates with Country Level Measures of Satisfaction
Krys, K., Uchida, Y., Oishi S., & Diener, E.
The Journal of Positive Psychology   14 768-778   Sep 2019   [Refereed]
‘Better Policies for Better Lives’?: Constructive Critique of the OECD’s (mis)measure of student well-being
Rappleye, J., Komatsu, H., Uchida, Y., Krys, K., & Markus, H. R.
Journal of Education Policy   in press    2019   [Refereed]
Awe or horror: Differentiating two emotional responses to schema-incongruence
Taylor, P. M., & Uchida, Y.
Cognition and Emotion   33 1548-1561   2019   [Refereed]
Liu, H.I., Uchida, Y., & Norasakkunkit, V.
Frontiers in Psychology, section Cultural Psychology   10 312   2019   [Refereed]
Uchida, Y., Kitayama, S., Akutsu, S., Park, J. & Cole, S. W.
Health Psychology   37 1077-1080   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Kirchner A, Boiger M, Uchida Y, Norasakkunkit V, Verduyn P, Mesquita B
Cognition & Emotion   32 1317-1328   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Ito, A., Gobel, M. S., & Uchida, Y.
Frontiers in Psychology   9    May 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 Ito, Gobel and Uchida. Previous research has shown that leadership is signaled through nonverbal assertiveness. However, those studies have been mostly conducted in individualistic cultural contexts, such as in the U.S. Here, we suggest tha...
Ikeda K, Fujimoto S, Morling B, Ayano-Takahara S, Harashima SI, Uchida Y, Inagaki N
Journal of diabetes investigation   9(5) 1212-1215   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Boiger M, Ceulemans E, De Leersnyder J, Uchida Y, Norasakkunkit V, Mesquita B
Emotion (Washington, D.C.)   18 1142-1162   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Masataka Nakayama, Yoshiyuki Ueda, Pamela Marie Taylor, Hitoshi Tominaga, Yukiko Uchida
Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society   281-295   Dec 2017   [Invited]
© Springer Japan KK 2017. Cultural psychology investigates the mutual construction of culture and the mind, in which culture creates the mind and the mind creates culture. With the goal of opening a dialogue between memory researchers and cultural...
Takemura, K., Uchida. Y., & Fukushima, S.
Journal of Agricultural Extension Research   22(2) 79-92   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Sasha Y. Kimel, Dominik Mischkowski, Shinobu Kitayama, Yukiko Uchida
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   48 1307-1319   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Ostracism is pervasive across a wide range of cultures. However, little is currently known about how it may be experienced emotionally across cultures. In the current work, we drew on prior cross-cultural evidence and...
Kitayama S, Yanagisawa K, Ito A, Ueda R, Uchida Y, Abe N
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   114(30) 7969-7974   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Uchida Yukiko, Savani Krishna, Hitokoto Hidefumi, Kaino Koichi
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY   8 169   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Sasagawa Kaori, Nakayama Masataka, Uchida Yukiko, Takemura Kosuke
The Japanese journal of psychology   88(5) 431-441   2017   [Refereed]
<p>This study investigated the personality of employees on medical leave due to mental health disorders. Focusing on Contingencies of self-worth (CSW) as a metric of personality, we examined whether the CSW of employees on medical leave due to men...
Norasakkunkit V, Uchida Y, Takemura K
Frontiers in psychology   8 2085   2017   [Refereed]
Tominaga H, Uchida Y, Miyamoto Y, Yamasaki T
Frontiers in psychology   8 1283   2017   [Refereed]
内田 由紀子
生活協同組合研究   (490) 12-19   Nov 2016   [Invited]
Kitayama Shinobu, Akutsu Satoshi, Uchida Yukiko, Cole Steve W.
PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY   72 175-181   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Ogihara Yuji, Uchida Yukiko, Kusumi Takashi
SAGE OPEN   6(3)    Sep 2016   [Refereed]
綾野志保, 池田香織, 内田由紀子, 藤本新平, 藤本新平, 稲垣暢也
糖尿病(Web)   59(Suppl) S.286(J‐STAGE)-286   Apr 2016
Yukiko Uchida, Shigehiro Oishi
Japanese Psychological Research   58(1) 125-141   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
© 2016 Japanese Psychological Association. Happiness and well-being are often defined as internal feelings or states of satisfaction. As such, research on well-being has focused on the long-term happiness and life satisfaction of individuals. But ...
Tsai JL, Ang JY, Blevins E, Goernandt J, Fung HH, Jiang D, Elliott J, Kölzer A, Uchida Y, Lee YC, Lin Y, Zhang X, Govindama Y, Haddouk L
Emotion (Washington, D.C.)   16(2) 183-195   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Park, J., Uchida, Y., & Kitayama, S.
International Journal of Psychology, Online Version   51 269-278   2016   [Refereed]
Boiger, M., Uchida, Y., Norasakkunkit, V., & Mesquita, B
Japanese Psychological Research   58(1) 28-41   2016   [Refereed]
Keiko Ishii, Yukiko Uchida
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   47 376-384   2016   [Refereed]
The folk psychology of happiness in Korea
Choi, E., Kim, Y-y., & Uchida, Y.
Korean Journal of Culture and Social Issues   22 165-182   2016   [Refereed]
Ford BQ, Dmitrieva JO, Heller D, Chentsova-Dutton Y, Grossmann I, Tamir M, Uchida Y, Koopmann-Holm B, Floerke VA, Uhrig M, Bokhan T, Mauss IB
Journal of experimental psychology. General   144(6) 1053-1062   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Sasagawa Kaori, Takemura Kosuke, Uchida Yukiko
Stress Science Research   30(0) 131-137   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
This study investigated the association between contingencies of self-worth (CSW) and workers' mental health. CSW is a concept to capture individual differences in the domains in which a person has staked his or her self-esteem. Specifically we ex...
Savani, K., Wadhwa, M., Uchida, Y., Ding, Y., & Naidu, N. V. R.
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.   129 70-79   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
© 2014 Elsevier Inc. The present research investigated a novel account of how normative influence varies across culture-whether there exist cultural differences in the motivation to adhere to social norms even when similar norms are prevalent acro...
Yukiko Uchida, Yuji Ogihara, Shintaro Fukushima
Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of Well-Being of Nations and Continents   823-837   Jan 2015   [Invited]
© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015. To compare ideas about wellbeing and happiness in a global context, it is important to focus on the characteristics of the collectively shared concept of wellbeing among cultures, namely, the cultu...
内田 由紀子
Journal of Social Problems   (30) 57-67   2015   [Invited]
Uchida Y, Norasakkunkit V
Frontiers in psychology   6 1117   2015   [Refereed]
Ogihara Y, Fujita H, Tominaga H, Ishigaki S, Kashimoto T, Takahashi A, Toyohara K, Uchida Y
Frontiers in psychology   6 1490   2015   [Refereed]
Uchida, Y., Kanagawa, C., Takenishi, A., Harada, A., Okawa, K., & Yabuno, H.
PLoS ONE   e0125966.(5) e0125966   2015   [Refereed]
Japanese speakers’ cognition and the use of the beneficiary auxiliary verbs temorau and tekureru: Analysis of questionnaire survey.
Kyono, C., Uchida, Y., & Yoshinari, Y.
The Japanese Journal of Language in Society.   17(2) 56-67   2015   [Refereed]
Morling, B., Uchida, Y., Frentrup, S.
PLoS ONE   10(6)    2015   [Refereed]
H. Hitokoto; Y. Uchida
Journal of Happiness Studies   16 211-239   2015   [Refereed]
糖尿病   57(11) 867-867   Nov 2014
日本内科学会雑誌   103(Suppl.) 198-198   Feb 2014
Y. Uchida; Y. Takahashi; K. Kawahara
Journal of Happiness Studies   15(1) 263-274   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., & Fujino, M.
Psychologia.   57(4) 245-258   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
© 2014, Psychologia Society. All rights reserved. Literature suggests that social capital, which often promotes human welfare, requires sensitive handling to build and maintain. The current study investigated the role of extension officers (fukyu-...
Takemura, K., Uchida, Y., & Yoshikawa S (2014).
PLoS ONE 9: e91975. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091975 http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0091975   9 e91975. doi:10.1371/journal.po   2014   [Refereed]
Ogihara, Y., & Uchida, Y.
Frontiers in Psychology. 5:135. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00135   5(135) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00135   2014   [Refereed]
Ishii, K., Kitayama, S. and Uchida, Y.
Frontiers in Psychology   5(1311) 1311   2014   [Refereed]
Uchida, Y., & Ueno, T., & Miyamoto, Y.
Japanese Psychological Research.   56 263-274   2014   [Refereed]
How do Japanese perceive individualism? Examination of the meaning of individualism in Japan.
Ogihara, Y, Uchida, Y., and Kusumi, T.
Psychologia   57 213-223   2014   [Refereed]
To conform or to maintain self-consistency? Hikikomori risk in Japan and the deviation from seeking harmony.
Norasakkunkit, V., & Uchida, Y
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology   33 918-935   2014   [Refereed]
Editorial: Regional Communities.
Uchida, Y., & Takemura, K.
Psychologia   57 225-228   2014   [Invited]
Ikeda, K., Fujimoto, S., Morling, B., Ayano-Takahara, S., Carroll, A. E., Harashima, S., Uchida, Y., & Inagaki, N.
PLoS ONE   9:10(e109323) e109323   2014   [Refereed]
Yukiko Uchida
Environmental Research Quarterly   172 83-91   Dec 2013   [Invited]
J. Park; N. Haslam; H. Shimizu; Y. Kashima; Y. Uchida
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   44(5) 671-683   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
M. Boiger; B. Mesquita; Y. Uchida; L.F. Barrett
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   39(4) 540-553   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Ogiwara Yuji, Kusumi Takashi, Uchida Yukiko
対人社会心理学研究 = Japanese journal of interpersonal and social psychology   (13) 9-14   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
This study examined the effect of control strategies on emotion in interpersonal relationships. Previous studies suggested that people have two control strategies (Rothbaum et al., 1982), one is acting on the environment (primary control) and the ...
S. Oishi; S. Kesebir; F.F. Miao; T. Talhelm; Y. Endo; Y. Uchida; Y. Shibanai; V. Norasakkunkit
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology   49(2) 217-223   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Yukiko Uchida
Environmental Research Quarterly   169 44-52   Feb 2013   [Invited]
Boiger, M., Mesquita,B., Uchida, Y., & Barrett, L. F.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   39 540-553   2013   [Refereed]
V. Norasakkunkit; S. Kitayama; Y. Uchida
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology   43(5) 742-757   Jul 2012   [Refereed]
技術と普及   49(2) 20-31   Feb 2012   [Invited]
Vinai Norasakkunkit, Yukiko Uchida
Values, Religion, and Culture in Adolescent Development   211-234   Jan 2012   [Invited]
© Cambridge University Press 2012. There is an increasing population of youth in Japan who are being pushed to the periphery of Japanese society. These include the NEETs (Not in Employment Education or Training), the Freeters (low-skill workers in...
Happiness in Japanese culture: Psychological and social requirements for reconstruction in Japan
Yukiko Uchida
Planning Administration   34 21-26   2012   [Invited]
Cultural construal of happiness: Cultural psychological perspectives and future direction of happiness research
Uchida, Y., & Ogihara, Y.
Japanese Psychological Review   55(1) 26-42   2012   [Refereed]
Uchida, Y., Endo, Y., & Shibanai, Y.
Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology   52(1) 63-75   2012   [Refereed]
B. Bastian; P. Kuppens; M.J. Hornsey; J. Park; P. Koval; Y. Uchida
Emotion   12(1) 69-80   2012   [Refereed]
V. Norasakkunkit; Y. Uchida; T. Toivonen
Social and Personality Psychology Compass   6(5) 361-378   2012   [Refereed]
Personal or interpersonal construal of happiness: A cultural psychological perspective.
Uchida, Y., & Ogihara, Y.
International Journal of Wellbeing, 2(4), 354-369. doi:10.5502/ijw.v2.i4.5   2 354-369   2012   [Refereed]
V. Norasakkunkit; Y. Uchida
Journal of Social Issues   67(4) 774-786   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
糖尿病   54(Supplement 1) S.237-237   Apr 2011
社会技術研究論文集   8 194-203   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
内田 由紀子
Kagaku   81(1) 51-53   Jan 2011   [Invited]
T. Toivonen; V. Norasakkunkit; Y. Uchida
Frontiers in Psychology   2(207) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00207   2011   [Refereed]
B. Wilken; Y. Miyamoto; Y. Uchida
Journal of Consumer Psychology   21(3) 346-353   2011   [Refereed]
Y. Miyamoto; Y. Uchida; P.C. Ellsworth
Emotion   10(3) 404-415   Jun 2010   [Refereed]
K. Watanabe; Y. Uchida
Psychologia   53(2) 53-54   2010   [Refereed]
Miyamoto, Y., Uchida, Y., & Ellsworth, P. C
Emotion   10 404-415   2010   [Refereed]
Y. Uchida; S.S.M. Townsend; H.R. Markus; H.B. Bergsieker
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   35(11) 1427-1439   Nov 2009   [Refereed]
Y. Uchida; S. Kitayama
Emotion   9(4) 441-456   Aug 2009   [Refereed]
Organizational Science   41(4) 48-55   Jun 2008   [Invited]
遠藤 由美, 柴内 康文, 内田 由紀子
セミナー年報   2007 87-97   Mar 2008
遠藤 由美, 柴内 康文, 内田 由紀子
現代社会における人間関係の諸相   1-28   Mar 2008
Y. Uchida; S. Kitayama; B. Mesquita; J.A.S. Reyes; B. Morling
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   34(6) 741-754   2008   [Refereed]
Mutual constitution between culture and mind: Theory and methodology in cultural psychology
Yukiko Uchida
Journal of Cultural Anthropolog   9 46-63   2008   [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
Japanese Journal of Psychology   79 250-256   2008   [Refereed]
J.L. Tsai; J.Y. Louie; E.E. Chen; Y. Uchida
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   33(1) 17-30   2007   [Refereed]
H.R. Markus; Y. Uchida; H. Omoregie; S.S.M. Townsend; S. Kitayama
Psychological Science   17(2) 103-112   2006   [Refereed]

Books etc

Interdependent happiness: Progress and implications. In. M. Demir, &amp; N. Sumer (Eds.). Close Relationships and Happiness across Cultures.
Hitokoto, H., & Uchida, Y. (Part:Contributor, pp.19-39)
Dordrecht: Springer.   Aug 2018   
Culture, development and happiness. In Center for Bhutan Studies and GNH (Eds.), Happiness: Transforming the development landscape.
Thin, N., Verma, R., & Uchida, Y. (Part:Contributor, pp. 260-296.)
Center for Bhutan Studies and GNH.   2017   
Nakayama, M., Ueda, Y., Taylor, P. M., Tominaga, H., & Uchida, Y.
Yukiko Uchida (Part:Contributor, pp. 281-295.)
Social Psychology
Kitamura. H., Uchida, Y. (Part:Joint Editor)
Nakanishiya Shuppan   Sep 2016   ISBN:4779510597
Toshio Kawai; Yukiko Uchida
Osaka : Sogensha   Mar 2013   ISBN:4422112252

Conference Activities & Talks

The ways of well-being and the self: An examination of biological and psychological data of Japanese company employees [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
Stanford University, Social Psychology Colloquium   30 Sep 2019   
The ways of well-being and the self in Japanese society
Yukiko Uchida
HEC management education seminar   28 Jun 2019   
Farming cultivates a community-level shared culture through collective activities
Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., & Fukushima, S.
31st APS annual convention (Symposium: Where does culture come from and why does it change? Advances in cultural theory)   26 May 2019   
The ways of well-being and the self in Japanese society: An examination of biological and psychological data of Japanese company employees [Invited]
Uchida, Y.
The 2019 Society for Affective Science conference   21 Mar 2019   
Socio-Cultural Construal of Happiness: Cultural Psychological Theories and Empirical Evidence [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
25 Jan 2019   
Cultural Construction of Happiness: Variations within National and Community Cultures   [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
The Second International Conference on Well-being: Health, Work, and Well-being   2 Nov 2018   
Happiness and social capital: social psychological perspectives for sustainable societies, with Happiness Indices for Communities (HICS)
Yukiko Uchida
26 Sep 2018   
Farming cultivates a community-level shared culture through collective activities: Examining contextual effects with multilevel analyses
Stanford University, Department of Psychology, Culture Collaboratory   13 Aug 2018   
Towards Communitarian Happiness – Perspective of Cultural Psychologists
Yukiko Uchida
30th SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) conference, Doshisha Univ., Kyoto   23 Jun 2018   
高橋卓也, 淺野悟史, 内田由紀子, 竹村幸祐, 福島慎太郎, 松下京平, 奥田昇
日本森林学会大会学術講演集   26 Mar 2018   
Happiness in communities: The function of social capital and autonomy [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
The Happiness of Individuals and Collective
Yukiko Uchida
University of Amsterdam Seminar   15 Mar 2018   
幸福感と社会関係の文化的基盤 個の幸福と場の幸福
内田 由紀子
Aug 2017   
Interdependent happiness in Japanese local communities
Yukiko Uchida
MIDUS/MIDJA Meeting in Kyoto   Apr 2017   
Will dispositional optimism longitudinally promote health? Exploration of a molecular mechanism.
Uchida, Y.. Kitayama. S., Akutsu, S., Park, J., & Cole, S. T.
The 12th Cultural Psychology Preconference at the 17th Annual Meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology   Jan 2017   
Farming cultivates a shared culture within a community: Examining the macro-level effects with multilevel analysis in farming and fishing areas
Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., & Fukushima,S.
23rd International Congress of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology   Aug 2016   
Cultural constructions of well-being
Yukiko Uchida
23rd International Congress of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology   Aug 2016   
Uchida, Y. [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
International Conference on Gross National Happiness, Paro, Bhutan   Nov 2015   
How do we construct happiness and social capital? Evidence from community research in Japan [Invited]
74. Uchida, Y., Takemura, K., & Fukushima, S.
13th Meeting of German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences in Cooperation with the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ)“Trust and Risks in Changing Societies”   Oct 2015   
自信を失う日本人 日本における自尊感情の経時的変化
荻原 祐二, 内田 由紀子, 楠見 孝
24 Sep 2015   
What constitutes a good life? Cultural variation in the emotional patterns of happiness and wellbeing.
Yukiko Uchida
ISRE 2015 conference University of Geneva   Jul 2015   
Cultural models of social relationships and well-being in Japan [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
7 Nov 2014   
The social and emotional context of aging in rural areas [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
19 Sep 2014   
Cultural Construal of “Interdependent Happiness” in Japan: Cultural Psychological theories and empirical evidence. [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
The 14th European Association for Japanese Studies   28 Aug 2014   
変容する日本社会と組織 職場のメンタルヘルスと幸福感の検証
内田 由紀子, 江口 尚, 勝村 史昭, 荻原 祐二, 阿久津 聡
日本心理学会大会発表論文集   Aug 2014   
How do we construct happiness and social capital? Evidence from community research in Japan [Invited]
Yukiko Uchida
University of Vienna, Japanese studies   25 Jul 2014   
Japanese well-being under globalization
2nd Seminar of Reexamining Japan in Global Context   2013   Suntory Foundation
Changes in hedonic and eudaimonic well-Being after a sever nationwide disaster: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake
2013   Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich
Happiness in Japan and current NEET-Hikikomori syndrome under the globalization
2013   Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz.
幸福感研究の多面性 社会構造、対人的側面、神経基盤
大石 繁宏, 内田 由紀子, 松永 昌宏, 大平 英樹, 石井 敬子
日本心理学会大会発表論文集   Aug 2012   
Happiness in Japan before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake
5 Apr 2012   ドイツ日本研究所
電子情報通信学会技術研究報告   27 Feb 2012   
Present study investigated that Japanese with high risk of NEET-Hikikomori differ from the low risk people in their perception of other's emotions. Participants were shown pictures of five people and asked how positive or negative the target perso...
Uchida Yukiko, Duffy Sean, Kitayama Shinobu
Proceedings of the Japanese Society for Cognitive Psychology   2007   
In the current study we present two experiments in which we ask Japanese and North American participants to draw sociograms which includes a circle representing themselves and a series of circles representing their friends. Three studies suggested...

Research Grants & Projects

JST RISTEX: 社会技術研究開発:持続可能な多世代共創社会のデザイン
Project Year: Oct 2015 - Sep 2018    Investigator(s): Yukiko Uchida
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2011 - 2013    Investigator(s): Minoru KARASAWA
We attempted to construct a theoretical model that can explain the inter-relationship between cognitive processes and particular language use in the context of interpersonal relations including the process of cultural adaptation and conflict resol...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(特定領域研究)
Project Year: 2007 - 2011    Investigator(s): Toshio YAMAGISHI
This study established the social niche construction model of human sociality and demonstrated its efficacy and validity through a series of experimental studies. The findings from those experiments proved that cultural differences in human cognit...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2011 - 2011    Investigator(s): Yukiko UCHIDA
The goals of the present research are to systematically and empirically investigate the youth problem in Japan from cultural psychological perspective. In investigating the cause of mental problem especially among NEET and Hikikomori, the research...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Yukiko UCHIDA
A growing percentage of the Japanese population are moving to the periphery of society because they are unable to secure a stable place of belonging within some institutional system. Some of them have withdrawn from participating in any kind of oc...