Graduate School Department /Course /Field Human Coexistence/Foreign Language Acquisition and Education/Language Education Research and Development
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Other Affiliation Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Message to the prospective students

Interested applicants to the graduate program who would like to be under my mentorship are strongly recommended to apply for a MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education) scholarship. Of course, I welcome applicants from all national backgrounds and would strive to achieve as diverse a laboratory as possible.
Research areas Intercultural Social Psychology
Keywords social psychology; indigenous Japanese psychology
Themes Mutual self-enhancement and support, self-esteem, relational self, and international classroom research (cross-cultural e-collaboration).
Major publications Tajino, A., Stewart, T., & Dalsky, D. (Eds.). (2016). Team teaching and team learning in the language classroom: Collaboration for
innovation in ELT. London: Routledge.

Dalsky, D., & Garant, M. (2016). A 5,000-mile virtual collaboration of team teaching and team learning. In In A. Tajino, T. Stewart, & D. Dalsky (Eds.), Teaching and Team Learning in the Language Classroom: Collaboration for innovation in ELT (pp. 164-178). London: Routledge.

Machida, N., & Dalsky, D. J. (2014). The Effect of Concept Mapping on L2 Writing Performance: Examining Possible Effects of Trait-Level Writing Anxiety. English Language Teaching, 7(9), 28-35.

Dalsky, D. (2011). Effects of communicating success with friends on self-esteem in Japan and the United States. Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychological Sciences, 54, 178-189.

Dalsky, D. (2010). Individuality in Japan and the United States: A cross-cultural priming experiment. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 429-435.

Tajino, A., Stewart, T., & Dalsky, D. (Eds.). (2010). Writing for academic purposes: Eisakubun wo sostugyoshite eigoronbun wo kaku. Tokyo: Hitsuji Press.

Kyoto University Academic Vocabulary Research Group and Kenkyusha. (2009). Kyoto University data-based academic vocabulary: Basic English words 1110. Tokyo: Kenkyusha.

Dalsky, D., Gohm, C. L., Noguchi, K., & Shiomura K. (2008). Mutual self-enhancement in Japan and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 215-223.
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
American Psychological Association (APA)
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses Academic Writing and Listening
  • Graduate courses (Master's program) Intercultural Understanding Pedagogy
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments Academic Writing and Listening
Background Professional background:

Associate Professor, International Academic Research and Resource Center, Kyoto University (2014 - present)
Associate Professor (co-operating), Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (2014 - present)Associate Professor, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University (2008-2014)
Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (2007-2008)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Human Sciences, Hokkaido University (2006-2007)
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholar, Faculty of Arts, Shinshu University (2004-2006)
Instructor, Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA (2001-2004)
Instructor, Psychology Department, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA (2002-2004)

Educational background:

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA (2005)
M.A. in Social Psychology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA (2002)
B.A. in Psychology, Saint Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA (1998)