Hokkaido University Department of Behavioral Science pursues front-line research focused on the micro-macro interplay between the human mind and society.

Using theory and methods from social psychology, cognitive science, social science, neuroscience, and biology, we strive to cover a broad range of topics, all with direct implications for topical social issues and public policy considerations.

Theories relating to the the adaptive and cognitive foundations of cooperation, the origins and transmission of culture, social decision making, and associations between social structure and psychology all inform our thinking and empirical work.