Tatsuya Kameda moved to The University of Tokyo, Department of Social Psychology, on October 1st, 2014. His new homepage can be found at http://www.tatsuyakameda.com.
of Behavioral Science
Bungakubu, N10 W7 Kita-ku,
Sapporo 060-0810, JAPAN
Office: Bungakubu E405
Tatsuya Kameda has degrees from the University of Tokyo (1982, 1984) in social psychology, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989) in psychology. He taught at the University of Tokyo, Toyo University, and at Hokkaido University where he is currently Professor of Behavioral Science and Director of the Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences (CERSS). He was also Director of the Center for the Sociality of Mind (CSM), which was selected as one of the Global COE (Centers of Excellence: 2007-2012) by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow (1997-1998) at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Department of Psychology) and Northwestern University (Department of Organizational Behavior), a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Research Fellow (2001) at Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition), and a Residential Fellow (2008-2009) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.
His research interests revolve around analyzing social behavior/cognition from the evolutionary/adaptationist perspective, through combining evolutionary games and agent-based simulations with behavioral experiments. Specifically, he is interested in how people handle social as well as environmental uncertainties collectively. Examples include research on development of a "communal-sharing norm" in primordial hunter-gatherer environments (Kameda, Takezawa, & Hastie, 2003, 2005; Kameda, Takezawa, Tindale, & Smith, 2002) and its potential linkage to our "fundamentally egalitarian minds" (Kameda, Takezawa, Ohtsubo, & Hastie, 2010), functions of social/cultural learning in a non-stationary uncertain environment (Kameda & Nakanishi, 2002, 2003), adaptive "fast and frugal" group decision heuristics (Hastie & Kameda, 2005; Kameda, Tsukasaki, Hastie, & Berg, 2011), collective risk-monitoring (Kameda & Tamura, 2007), and so on. He has also published a textbook in this research line (co-authored by Koji Murata), "Social psychology from a complex-system perspective: Humans as adaptive agents" (Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2000). He is also interested in mathematical modeling of consensus formation processes in small groups on the one hand and decision/policy-making processes in organizations on the other (e.g., Kameda, 1997; Kameda, Tindale, & Davis, 2003). He has strong side interests in anthropology, biology, economics, political science, and law.
Kameda, T., & Inukai, K. (2010). Emotional functioning, socio-economic uncertainty, and cultural pathology: An investigation of the impact of SES on momentary and elicited emotion. Submitted. (315KB)
Kameda, T., Van Vugt, M., & Tindale, R. S. (in press). Evolutionary group dynamics. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. (91KB)
Selected Recent Papers:
Toyokawa, W., Hye-rin, K., & Kameda, T. (2014). Human collective intelligence under dual exploration-exploitation dilemmas. PLoS ONE, 9(4): e95789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095789
Kameda, T., Wisdom, T., Toyowaka, W., & Inukai, K. (2012). Is consensus-seeking unique to humans? A selective review of animal group decision-making and its implications for (human) social psychology. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 673-689. (713KB)
Kameda, T., Murata, A., Sasaki, C., Higuchi, S., & Inukai, K. (2012). Empathizing with a dissimilar other: The role of self-other distinction in sympathetic responding. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 997-1003. (413KB)
Van Vugt, M., & Kameda, T. (2012). Evolution and groups. In J. Levine (Ed.), Group Processes. (pp.297-332). New York: Psychology Press. (287KB)
Kameda, T., Tsukasaki, T., Hastie, R., & Berg, N. (2011). Democracy under uncertainty: The wisdom of crowds and the free-rider problem in group decision making. Psychological Review, 118, 76-96. (511KB)
Kameda, T., Takezawa, M., Ohtsubo, Y., & Hastie, R. (2010). Are our minds fundamentally egalitarian? Adaptive bases of different socio-cultural models about distributive justice. In M. Schaller, S. J., Heine, A. Norenzayan, T. Yamagishi, &
T. Kameda (Eds.), Evolution, Culture, and the Human Mind. (pp.151-163). New York: Psychology Press. (76KB)
Kameda, T., & Tamura, R. (2007). "To eat or not to be eaten?" Collective risk-monitoring in groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 168-179. (223KB)
Kameda, T., & Tindale, R. S. (2006). Groups as adaptive devices: Human docility and group aggregation mechanisms in evolutionary context. In M. Schaller, J. Simpson, & D. Kenrick (Eds.), Evolution and Social Psychology. (pp.317-341). New York: Psychology Press.
Kameda, T., Takezawa, M., & Hastie, R. (2005). Where do social norms come from? The example of communal sharing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 331-334. (87KB)
Hastie, R., & Kameda, T. (2005). The robust beauty of majority rules in group decisions. Psychological Review, 112, 494-508. (547KB)
Kameda, T., & Hastie, R. (2004). Building an even better conceptual foundation: Commentary on "Towards a balanced social psychology" by Krueger and Funder. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 345-346. (1KB)
Kameda, T., & Nakanishi, D. (2003). Does social/cultural learning increase human adaptability? Rogers' question revisited. Evolution and Human Behavior, 24, 242-260. (498KB)
Kameda, T., Takezawa, M., & Hastie, R. (2003). The logic of social sharing: An evolutionary game analysis of adaptive norm development. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 2-19. (3.47MB)
Kameda,T., Tindale, R.S., & Davis, J.H. (2003). Cognitions,
preferences, and social sharedness: Past, present, and future directions
in group decision making. In S.L. Schneider & J. Shanteau (Eds.), Emerging perspectives on judgment and decision research (pp.215-240). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (2.46MB)
Tindale, R.S., Kameda, T., & Hinsz, V. (2003). Group decision making: Review and integration. In M. A. Hogg & J. Cooper (Eds.), Sage handbook of social psychology (pp. 381-403). London: Sage. (119KB)
Kameda, T., Takezawa, M., Tindale, R.S., & Smith, C.M. (2002). Social sharing and risk reduction: Exploring a computational algorithm for the psychology of windfall gains. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 11-33. (108KB)
Kameda, T., & Nakanishi, D. (2002). Cost-benefit analysis of social/cultural learning in a non-stationary uncertain environment: An evolutionary simulation and an experiment with human subjects. Evolution and Human Behavior, 23, 373-393. (238KB)
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