This page presents some of the progress we are making in the Culture and Cognition Laboratory.
Congratulations to Bryce Hoy for her acceptance into the Master of Education School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the University of Alberta and to Jamie Nisbet for her acceptance into the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Alberta
Congratulations to Nigel Mantou Lou for successfully defending his dissertation!
Congratulations to Hajin Lee for successfully defending her dissertation!
We are very happy to have Dr. Steven Heine visit and give our psychology department a talk about essentialism and potential cultural variations in ideology.
Hokkaido University Summer Institute completed successfully. Good job Bryce Hoy and Zack Muncaster!
Hajin Lee has passed her dessertation defense. Congratulations Hajin!
Emily Wu has been accepted as an English teacher in the Jet Program. She will be spending the next 2-3 years in Japan. Congratulations Emily!
Liman Li’s paper has been accepted by the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. The title is: “Culture and decision making: Influence of analytic versus holistic thinking style on resource allocation in a fort game.”
Dr. Masuda received Honour Roll with Distinction for two of his courses in Fall 2017. Congratulations, Dr. Masuda!
Congratulations to Emily for being invited to interview for the Jet Program!
Congratulations to Denise for the successful completion of her Psychology Internship poster presentation!
The Culture and Cognition Lab weekly meetings will start on September 8th!
Mantou Nigel Lou’s dissertation proposal is approved. Congratulations, Nigel!
Congratulation to Dr. Liman Li for acquiring the positon of assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, the Education University of Hong Kong!
Dr. Masuda, Dr. Senzaki, Hajin and Tom has a successful session at Hokkaido Summer Institute.
Dr. Masuda, Hajin, Shirley and Sumin collected data at Kyushu University and Kobe University.
Dr. Masuda taught at Hitotsubashi University, Business School, International Corporate Strategy Program (ICS).
Matthew Russell, Ph D. acquired the position of Research Associate.
Congratulations to Dr. Masuda and the rest of the Culture & Cognition Lab team on receiving the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant (169,236 CAD)!!
Sukhvir acquired the positon of Lab Manager.
Congratulations to our lab coordinator Amy in getting a position in Edmonton Public School!
Congratulations to Dr. Masuda for his publication!
Masuda, T. (2017). Bunka to kokoro: Bunka shinri gaku no genzai no doukou [Culture and the mind: The current advances in cultural psychology]. Shinrigaku World, 76.
Congratulations to our Graduate student Hajin Lee for her publication!
Lee, H., Shimizu, Y., Masuda, T., & Ulman, J. (in press). Cultural Differences in Spontaneous Trait and Situation Inferences” in its current form for publication. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Taka posted his poster for his JCCP presentation outside our lab!
New semester started, there are 15 students in our lab currently!
Taka travelled to Japan to collect new ERP and eye tracking data at Kobe University.
C&C lab members focused on data collection.
Amy joined the lab as a lab manager.
New semster started! New members joined our lab.
Taka attended the annual conference of Japan Society of Social Psychology.
Taka enjoyed camping and seeing Northern Light with his family!
Taka travelled to Japan and taught a course in Hokaido University Summer Institution!
Taka attended the ISSBD 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Taka attended the ISCCPconference in Nagoya, Japan.
Taka also attended the ICP conference in Yokohama, Japan.
Taka’s child development research group initiated data collection in Calgary and Edmonton.
Taka attended the Clarement Neuroscience Symposium in Los Angeles.
The final draft of Taka’s book chapter for The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology was accepted, and his paper on patterns of attention was accepted to JCCP!
Masuda, T., Ishii, K., & Kimura, J. (in press). When does the culturally dominant mode of attention appear or disappear? Comparing patterns of eye movement during the visual flicker task between European Canadians and Japanese. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology.
Taka also recieved a bridging grant from the U of A.
In other news, the Winter semester has ended, wrapping up another very productive year for us! We are very much looking forward to the summer.
Taka travelled to Japan to attend Dr. Koyasu’s retirement lecture and symposium.
The Winter semester has begun and two of our papers got accepted!
Senzaki, S., Masuda, T., Takada, A., & Okada, H. (in press). The communication of culturally dominant modes of attention from parents to children: A comparison of Canadian and Japanese parent-child conversations during a joint scene description task. PLoSOne.
Li, L. M. W., Masuda, T., & Jiang, F. (in press). Influence of cultural meaning system and socioeconomic change on indecisiveness in three cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Taka was awarded the ISSS award for Excellence in Teaching at their annual Instructor Appreciation Night!
Taka and Matt are both going to Japan for data collection.
We had our last lab meeting for the semester and are ready for a break.
Dr. Yohsuke Otsubo from Kobe University has come to give an evolutionary psychology talk entitled Punishers Manage Their Impression by Themselves: Intention Signaling Strategy in Indirect Reciprocity.
The Fall semester has started, and we have seven new students!
Dr. Yuri Miyamoto from the University of Wisconsin has come to visit us and give a talk entitled Culture and Hierarchy: Social and Cognitive Correlates of Hierarchy in East and West.
Taka, Matt, Hajin, Liman, and Kacy are visiting Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
Dr. Liman Li has been hired at Sun Yat-sen University in China.
Taka’s entry for the Encyclopedia of the Theory of Psychology was accepted.
One of our students has won an award! Congratulations Shez on receiving the Peter Lougheed Scholarship.
The Winter semester has begun!
Sawa’s paper (2014) and Taka’s paper (2008) are mentioned in Psychology Today (Oct 17th). http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/culture-conscious/201410/how-high-is-your-horizon.
The Fall semester starts this month, and we’d like to welcome all of our new lab members!
Sawa’s paper has been published and is now available as a hard copy in Cognitive Science. (Senzaki, S., Masuda, T., & Ishii, K. (2014). Cultural variation in attention: The critical role of task engagement on patterns of eye movements. Cognitive Science, 38, 1493-1506).
Dr. Takahiko Masuda and his collaborators Dr. Keiko Ishii and Dr. Yosuke Ohtsubo have received a research grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education for understanding the genetic bases of cultural variation within the disciplines of social psychology, neuroscience, and endocrinology.
Hajin’s paper was accepted (Lee, H., Shimizu, Y., & Uleman, J.S. (in press). Cultural Differences in the Automaticity of Elemental Impression Formation. Social Cognition).
Liman’s paper was accepted (Li, L. M. W., Masuda, T., Russell, M. J. (in press). Culture and decision making: Investigating cultural variations in the East Asian and North American online decision making processes. Asian Journal of Social Psychology).
Kris’s paper based on her Master’s thesis was accepted (Nand, K., Masuda, T., Senzaki, S., & Ishii, K. (in press). Examining cultural drifts in artworks through development and history: Cultural comparisons between Japanese and Western landscape paintings and drawings. Frontiers in Cultural Psychology).
Taka organized a symposium at the annual meeting of the Japanese Soceity of Social Psychology (July 26-27, Sapporo, Japan)
Taka organized a symposium at the conference of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (July 16-19, Reims, France)
Sawa, Liman, Mantou, Dr Kim Noels’ lab members, and Dr. Heine and Dr. Takayanagi had a wonderful dinner in Reims.
Taka visited Kobe University and Kyoto University.
Taka’s book chapter on language and meaning systems was published (Masuda, T. (in press). Bunka ga umidasu imitaikei to sono shutoku [Meaning systems generated by culture and its learning process]. In M. Imai & N. Saji (Eds.), Iwanami koza: Communication no ninchi kagaku, Dai 1 kan [Iwanami Lecture Series: Cognitive sciences in communication, Vol. 1]. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten.)
Taka’s book chapeter was accepted (Masuda, T., Li, L. M. W., & Russell, M. J. (in press). Judging the world dialectically vs. non-dialectically: Cultural variations in on line decision-making processes. In J. Spencer-Rodgers & K. Peng (Eds.), The psychological and cultural foundations of East Asian Cognitions. New York: Oxford University Press. )
Liman’s paper was published (Li, L. M. W., Masuda, T., Russell, M. J. (2014). The influence of cultural lay beliefs: Dialecticism and indecisiveness in European Canadians and Hong Kong Chinese. Personality and Individual Differences, 68, 6-12).
Ken’s paper was published (Ito, K., Masuda, T., Komiya, A., & Hioki, K. (2014). Seeking help from close, same-sex friends: Relational costs for Japanese and personal costs European Canadians. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1177/0265407514539780).
Taka visited Japan for data collection.
The winter semester ended.
Taka gave two invited talks at Kyoto University
Sawa’s paper got accepted (Senzaki, S., Masuda, T. & Nand, K. (2014). Holistic versus analytic expressions in artworks: Cross-cultural differences and similarities in drawings and collages by Canadian and Japanese school-age children. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, doi: 10.1177/0022022114537704/)
Taka’s book chapter in Japanese was published (Masuda, T. (2014). Bunka to ninchi kenkyu no shintenkai [New directions in research on culture and cognition]. In O. Takagi., I, Daibo., & K. Takemura. (Eds.,), Shakai shinrigaku no shintenkai [New directions in social psychology], pp. 186-204. Kyoto: Kitaoji Shobo)
Taka co-organized SPSP Culture and Psychology Preconfernece.
Matt, Liman, and Kristina presented their data at SPSP conference.
Sawa’s paper got accepted (Senzaki, S., Masuda, T. & Ishii, K. (2014). When is perception top-down, and when is it not? Culture, narrative, and attention. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12118)
The winter semester started.
Culture & Cognition Lab Web Committee, October 2015