Dr Tasuku Igarashi

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioural Science

Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan

Email: tasukuigarashi@yahoo.co.jp


Ph.D. (Nagoya University)


Tasuku Igarashi is associate professor of social psychology at Hokkai Gakuen University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Nagoya University in 2005. He has conducted research in the area of social network analysis and computer-mediated communication. His current interests include the dynamics of individuals and social networks, such as social network formation and maintenance in groups and societies, and how people perceive and internalize interpersonal processes into their minds. He is also interested in the way in which people handle and manage information on the internet.

Research Interests

  • Social network analysis and perception
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Group dynamics
  • Culture

Recent Publications

Igarashi, T., & Kashima, Y. (2011). Perceived entitativity of social networks. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1048-1058.

Igarashi, T., Motoyoshi, T., Takai, J., & Yoshida, T. (2008). No mobile, no life: Self-perception and text-message dependency among Japanese high school students.Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 2311-2324.

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 Psychology, 11, 88-101.

Igarashi, T., Takai, J., & Yoshida, T. (2005). Gender differences in social network development via mobile phone text messages: A longitudinal study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 691-713. 

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