Graduate School Department /Course /Field Human Coexistence/Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences/Cognitive Science
Undergraduate School
Other Affiliation Kokoro Research Center
Email uchida.yukiko.6m(at mark)
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Research areas Cultural psychology, Social Psychology
Keywords culture, happiness, relationships, social capital, cognition
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Major publications For the full publication list, please see below:

Uchida, Y., Savani, K., Hitokoto, H., & Kaino, K. (2017). Do you always choose what you like? Subtle social cues increase preference-choice consistency among Japanese but not among Americans. Frontiers in psychology. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00169
Uchida, Y., & Oishi, S. (2016). The happiness of individuals and the collective. Japanese Psychological Research, 58, 125-141.
Uchida, Y., & Norasakkunkit, Y. (2015). The Neet and Hikikomori spectrum: Assessing the risks and consequences of becoming culturally marginalized. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01117/
Uchida, Y., Takahashi, Y., & Kawahara, K. (2014). Changes in hedonic and eudaimonic well-being after a severe nationwide disaster: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Journal of Happiness Studies.
Uchida, Y., & Kitayama, S. (2009). Happiness and unhappiness in east and west: Themes and variations. Emotion, 9, 441-456.
Uchida, Y., Kitayama, S., Mesquita, B., Reyes, J. A. S., Morling, B (2008). Is Perceived emotional support beneficial? Well-being and health in independent and interdependent cultures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 741-754.
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Association for Psychological Science
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology
The Japanese Psychological Association
The Japanese Group Dynamics Association
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background [Education]
1998 Department of Education Kyoto University, B.A.
2000 Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, M.A.
2003 Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Ph.D.

[Professional Career]
2000-2003 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University
2003-2005 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University
2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
2004-2005 Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
2005-2007 Assistant Professor, Koshien University
2008-2011 Assistant Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
April 2011- Associate Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

2012 Outstanding Paper Award: Japan Association for Planning Administration
Uchida, Y. (2011). Happiness in Japanese culture: Psychological and social requirements for reconstruction in Japan. Planning Administration, 34, 21-26.

2013 Outstanding Paper Award: Japan Group Dynamics Association
Uchida, Y., Endo, Y., & Shibanai, Y. (2012). Well-being and social relationship styles: Effects of quantity and quality of social relationships. Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 52, 63-75.

2015 Agricultural Extension Research Society of Japan Award (encouraging prize)

2015 Most Outstanding Female Researchers Award, Kyoto University (Tachibana award)

2015 Outstanding Paper Award: The Japanese Psychological Association
Uchida, Y., & Ueno, T., & Miyamoto, Y. (2014). You were always on my mind: The importance of 'significant others' in the attenuation of retrieval-induced forgetting in Japan.
Japanese Psychological Research.56, 263–274

2015 Most Outstanding Female Researchers Award, Kyoto University (Tachibana Award)

2016 International Contributions to Psychology; Awards for Distinguished Early and Middle Career Contributions (The Japanese Psychological Association)

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