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YUKI, Masaki

Professor | Social psychology, cultural psychology

Using a socioecological approach, my research focuses on how characteristics of society impact the human behavior and psychology.
OHNUMA, Susumu

Professor | Environmental social psychology

I take a social psychological approach towards consensus making and public acceptance, focusing on issues which require public decision making involving entire societies. I mainly deal with social dilemmas, procedural justice, risk governance, and trust.

Professor | Social psychology

With a strong “backbone” framework rooted in a “macro-micro” social psychology, and taking an adaptation theoretical approach, I conduct research into the interaction between the individual and society.

Associate professor | Behavioral neuroeconomics, quantum decision theory

My aims are to elucidate the molecular and neural mechanisms underlying decision making (e.g., decisions under uncertainty, inter-temporal choice, and social decision making), using theoretical and experimental techniques from scientific disciplines such as neurobiology, psychophysics, and quantum information theory.
TAKEZAWA, Masanori

Associate Professor | Social psychology, cultural evolution

In the last decade, researchers in different disciplines have been trying to synthesize social sciences under a Darwinian evolutionary framework. This newly emerging field is best called evolutionary social science. I have been working closely in close relation with this movement both theoretically and empirically.

Associate Professor | Comparative developmental cognitive science

The core theme of my research rests on exploring the evolutionary and developmental process of the nonhuman social animals’ cooperative mind and its psychological basis, using the perspective of comparative cognitive (developmental) science.

Assistant Professor | Applied statistics

My focus is on developing tools and analytical strategies for extracting meaning and insight from complex experimental and survey data.

Using computer simulations and experiments, my current research is focused on the evolution of cooperation and punishment.
KINJO, Takuji

My research focuses on the rationality/irrationality of human decision making.
OGUSU, Natsuki

Making use of the knowledge of animal behavior and ecology, I study the dynamics of relational mobility and individual strategies.

I investigate how people reach agreement and acceptance in a decision making scenario that involves decisions affecting broader society, using behavioural games and experiments.

By using Simulation & Gaming、I investigate how common fate can effect intergroup cooperation.

I am interested in how cooperative behavior can be promoted and maintained in large and complex human societies.
Currently, I am mainly studying the mechanisms that enable the construction of "Mutual cooperation and mutual trust, beyond group boundaries".

How does the macro level of phenomena in the whole society emerge from the micro level of individual behavior and cognitive ability? In order to examine this question, I am conducting both theoretical and empirical research through computer simulation and laboratory experiments.
Currently, I mainly conduct theoretical research using computational models on the influence of teaching on technology improvement, and experimental research on language evolution.

My study field is to explore the role of praise in social human behavior through a cultural and social ecological approach.
HOMMA, Shogo

I mainly focus on human dynamics by adopting the approaches of evolution, neuroimaging, and compational neuroscience.

I’m interested in non-human primates and animals which are morphologically different from humans. Specifically, I focus on what is happening when they recognize their conspecifics or heterogeneous individuals.
UEDA, Eriko
My research focuses on investigating communication and formation of the social relationship between humans and other animals.
Wen-Qiao Li