Professor Jiro Takai

Professor of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Email: jtakai@cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara


Jiro Takai is professor of social psychology at Nagoya University, and received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served in the executive committees of the Japan Society for Social Psychology, the Japan Group Dynamics Society, the Japan Intercultural Education Society, the Communication Association of Japan, and the Japan-US Communication Association (affiliate of National Communication Association). Although he was born in Japan, he spent 15 years as a youth growing up in Canada, and has also spent two years living in the United States. Because of such a background, he has an interest in cross-cultural matters, particularly in the context of interpersonal communication.

Research Interests

Interpersonal competence
Multi-faceted self concept

Recent Publications

Cargile, A., Takai, J., & Rodriguez, J. (2006). Attitudes toward African-American vernacular English: A US export to Japan? Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 27, 443-456.

Noda, M., Takai, J., & Yoshida, T. (2007). The influence of time pressure on mood congruent effects: Evaluating products under limited information conditions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 403-425.

Yoshizumi, T., Murase, S., Murakami, T., & Takai, J. (2007). Dissociation as a mediator between perceived parental rearing style and depression in an adult community population using college students. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 353-364.

Nogami, T., & Takai, J. (2008). Effects of anonymity on antisocial behavior committed by individuals. Psychological Reports, 102, 119-130.

Moriizumi, S., & Takai, J. (2010). The Relationships between Japanese Interpersonal Conflict Styles and Their Language Expressions. Journal of Social Psychology, 150, 520-539.

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