Publications (in English)

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  • Yuki, M., & Brewer, M.B. (Eds.) (2014). Culture and group processes. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [OUP][]

Book Chapters

  • Oishi, S., Schug, J., Yuki, M. & Axt, J. (2015). The psychology of residential and relational mobilities. In M.J. Gelfand, C.Y. Chiu, & Y.Y. Hong (Eds.), Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology (pp. 221-272), Vol. 5. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Yuki, M., & Takemura, K. (2014). Intergroup comparison and intragroup relationships: Group processes in the cultures of individualism and collectivism. In M. Yuki, & M.B. Brewer (Eds.), Culture and group processes (pp. 38-65). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [OUP][][Download manuscript]
  • Yuki, M. & Schug, J. (2012). Relational mobility: A socio-ecological approach to personal relationships. In O. Gillath, G.E. Adams, & A.D. Kunkel (Eds.), Relationship science: Integrating evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural approaches (pp. 137-152). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association. [APA] [] [Download manuscript]
  • Yuki, M. (2011). Intragroup relationships and intergroup comparisons as two sources of group-based collectivism. In, R.M. Kramer, G.J. Leonardelli, & R.W. Livingston (Eds.), Social cognition, social identity, and intergroup relations: A Festschrift in honor of Marilynn Brewer (pp. 247-266). New York: Taylor & Francis. [Taylor & Francis][]
  • Takemura, K., Yuki, M., Kashima, E.S., & Halloran, M. (2007). A cross-cultural comparison of behaviors and independent/interdependent self-views. In A.B.I. Bernardo, M.C. Gastardo-Conaco, & M.E.C.D. Liwag (Eds.), The self, relationships, and subjective well-being in Asia: Psychological, social, and cultural perspectives (pp. 105-121). Seoul, Korea: Kyoyook-Kwahak-Sa. [abstract (PDF)] [Uniersity of Hawaii Press] []
  • Brewer, M. B., & Yuki, M. (2007). Culture and social identity. In S. Kitayama, & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of cultural psychology(pp. 307-322). New York: Guilford. []
  • Yuki, M. & Yamaguchi, S. (1996). Long-Term Equity within a Group: An application of the seniority norm in Japan. In H. Grad, A. Blanco, & J. Georgas (Eds.), Key issues in cross-cultural psychology: Selected papers from the Twelfth International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 288-297). Lisse, The Netherlands: Swets and Zeitlinger. [pdf]

Journal Papers

  • Yuki, M., & Schug, J. (2020). Psychological consequences of relational mobility. Current Opinion in Psychology, 32, 129-132.
  • Thomson, R., Yuki, M., Talhelm, T., Schug, J., Kito, M., Ayanian, A. H., . . . Visserman, M. L. (2018). Relational mobility predicts social behaviors in 39 countries and is tied to historical farming and threat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1713191115
  • Yamada, J., Kito, M., & Yuki, M. (2017). Passion, Relational Mobility, and Proof of Commitment: A Comparative Socio–Ecological Analysis of an Adaptive Emotion in a Sexual Market. Evolutionary Psychology, 15(4), 1474704917746056. doi:10.1177/1474704917746056
  • Kavanagh, C., & Yuki, M. (2017). Culture and Group Processes. Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, 5(4). doi: 10.9707/2307-0919.1154
  • Newman, D. B., Schug, J., Yuki, M., Yamada, J., & Nezlek, J. B. (2017). The negative consequences of maximizing in friendship selection. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. doi:10.1037/pspp0000141. [* Short piece on this paper at Science for Students]
  • Kito, M., Yuki, M., & Thomson, R. (2017). Relational mobility and close relationships: A socioecological approach to explain cross-cultural differences. Personal Relationships, 24(1), 114–130. doi: 10.1111/pere.12174.
  • Vignoles, V. L., Owe, E., Becker, M., Smith, P. B., Easterbrook, M., Brown., R., … & Bond, M. H. (2016). Beyond the ‘East-West’ dichotomy: Global variation in cultural models of selfhood. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(8), 966-1000.
  • Thomson, R., Yuki, M., & Ito, N. (2015). A socio-ecological approach to national differences in online privacy concern: The role of relational mobility and trust. Computers in Human Behavior, 51, 285-292.
  • Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2015). How to win (and lose) friendships across cultures: Why relational mobility matters. The Inquisitive Mind Magazine, Issue 26.
  • Sato, K. & Yuki, M. (2014). The association between self-esteem and happiness differs in relationally mobile vs. stable contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1113. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01113
  • Sato, K., Yuki, M., & Norasakkunkit, V. (2014). A socio-ecological approach to cross-cultural differences in the sensitivity to social rejection: The partially mediating role of relational mobility. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45(10), 1549 – 1560. [Journal site]
  • Yuki, M., Sato, K., Takemura, K., & Oishi, S. (2013). Social ecology moderates the association between self-esteem and happiness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology49, 741-746. [Journal site] [Download manuscript]
  • Owe, E., Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., Brown, R., Smith, P. B., Lee, S. W., . . . Gheorghiu, M. (2013). Contextualism as an important facet of individualism-collectivism personhood beliefs across 37 national groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology44, 24-45. [Journal site]
  • Schug, J., Yuki, M., & Maddux, W.W. (2010). Relational mobility explains between- and within-culture differences in self-disclosure toward close friends. Psychological Science, 21, 1471-1478[Journal site] [APS Daily Observations]
  • Takemura, K., Yuki, M., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2010). Attending inside or outside: A Japan-US comparison of spontaneous memory of group information. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 303-307. [Journal site] [Download manuscript]
  • Falk, C.F., Heine, S.J., Yuki, M., & Takemura, K. (2009). Why do Westerners self-enhance more than East Asians? European Journal of Personality23, 183-203. [Journal site]
  • Schug, J., Yuki, M., Horikawa, H., & Takemura, K. (2009). Similarity attraction and actually selecting similar others: How cross-societal differences in relational mobility affect interpersonal similarity in Japan and the United States. Asian Journal of Social Psychology12, 95-103. [Journal site]
  • Yuki, M., & Yokota, K. (2009). The primal warrior: Outgroup threat priming enhances intergroup discrimination in men but not women. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology45, 271-274. [Journal site]
  • Igarashi, T., Kashima, Y., Kashima, E. S., Farsides, T., Kim, U., Strack, F., Werth, L., & Yuki, M. (2008). Culture, trust and social networks. Asian Journal of Social Psychology11, 88-101. [Abstract] [PDF]
  • Yuki, M., Schug, J., Horikawa, H., Takemura, K., Sato, K., Yokota, K., & Kamaya, K. (2007). Development of a scale to measure perceptions of relational mobility in society. CERSS Working Paper 75, Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences, Hokkaido University. [Download manuscript]
  • Yuki, M., Maddux, W.W. & Masuda, T. (2007). Are the windows to the soul the same in the East and West? Cultural differences in using the eyes and mouth as cues to recognize emotions in Japan and the United States. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 303-311. [Download manuscript] [Journal site]
  • Takemura, K. & Yuki, M. (2007). Are Japanese groups more competitive than Japanese individuals? A cross-cultural validation of the interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect. International Journal of Psychology42, 27-35. [PDF] [Journal site]
  • Maddux, W.W., & Yuki, M. (2006). The “ripple effect”: Cultural differences in perceptions of the consequences of events.Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 669-683. [Download manuscript] [Journal site]
  • Yuki, M., Maddux, W.W., Brewer, M.B., & Takemura, K. (2005). Cross-cultural differences in relationship- and group-based trust. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 48-62. [PDF] [Journal site]
  • Kashima, Y., Kashima, E., Chiu, C-Y., Farsides, T., Gelfand, M., Hong, Y-Y., Kim, U., Strack, F., Werth, L., Yuki, M., Yzerbyt, V. (2005). Culture, Essentialism, and Agency: Are Individuals Universally Believed to Be More Real Entities Than Groups?European Journal of Social Psychology35, 147-169. [Journal site]
  • Liu, J.H., Goldstein-Hawes, R., Hilton, D., Huang, L.L., Gastardo-Conaco, C., Pittolo, F., Hong, Y.Y., Dresler-Hawke, E., Ward, C., Abraham, S., Kashima, Y., Kashima, E., Ohashi, M., Yuki, M., & Hidaka, Y. (2005). Social representations of events and people in world history across 12 cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology36, 171-191. [Journal site]
  • Kashima, Y., Kashima, E., Farsides, T., Kim, U., Strack, F., Worth, L., & Yuki, M. (2004). Culture and context-sensitive self: The amount and meaning of context-sensitivity of phenomenal self differ across cultures. Self and Identity, 3, 125-141. [Journal site]
  • Kashima, E.S., Halloran, M., Yuki, M. & Kashima, Y. (2004). The effects of personal and collective mortality salience on individualism: Comparing Australians and Japanese with higher and lower self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 384-392. [Journal site]
  • Yuki, M. (2003). Intergroup comparison versus intragroup relationships: A cross-cultural examination of social identity theory in North American and East Asian cultural contexts. Social Psychology Quarterly, 66, 166-183. [Journal site]
  • Kashima, Y., Yamaguchi, S., Kim, U., Choi, S.C., Gelfand, M.J., & Yuki, M. (1995). Culture, gender, and self: A perspective from individualism-collectivism research. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 925-937. [abstract (PDF)]