Edited by: Drs Yumi Endo (Nara), Emiko Kashima (Swinburne), Yoshi Kashima (Melbourne), Cynthia Leung (Victoria University, Australia), and John McClure (Victoria University of Wellington).




Part 1: Theoretical contributions

  • Chapter 1–Socially constructed motivation of volunteers: A theoretical exploration. Tomohide ATSUMI
  • Chapter 2–Yin and Yang Theory of Cognition: An attitude change theory. Hilobumi SAKAKI
  • Chapter 3–Social acceptance of biotechnology in Japan: Content analysis of newspaper articles on genetic engineering. Aiko HIBINO, Toshio SUGIMAN, Nagata MOTOHIKO & Wolfgang WAGNER

Part 2: Self and Identity

  • Chapter 4–Autobiographical memory of success and failure experiences. Yumi ENDO & Zita MEIJER
  • Chapter 5–Consequences of disaffected social identity: Evaluation of in-group members on the face of threats to group status. Tomoko IKEGAMI
  • Chapter 6–The relationship between the perceptions of their network members’ views of themselves and self-fulfilment in the self-evaluation process. Takashi NISHIMURA & Mitsuhiro URA

Part 3: Intercultural Dynamics

  • Chapter 7–Chinese sojourners: Chinese hosts: A study of cultural identity and perceived discrimination in international students in Singapore. Colleen WARD & Chan-Hoon LEONG
  • Chapter 8–Australian cultural knowledge and Australian identity among university students with diverse backgrounds. Emiko KASHIMA & Nusara SUPPAKITKUMJORN
  • Chapter 9–A social cognitive learning program for facilitating intercultural relations. Anita S. MAK & Michelle BARKER

Part 4: Collective and Community Processes

  • Chapter 10–The way people recall and narrate their traumatic experiences of a disaster: Action research on a voluntary group of storytellers. Katsuya YAMORI
  • Chapter 11–Hospitality in care: A case of dog therapy at a geriatric institute. Kensuke KATO & Tomohide ATSUMI
  • Chapter 12–Longitudinal changes in the perception and feeling toward neighborhood after urban renewal in Hiroshima, Japan. Miho SONODA & Hirofumi MINAMI

Part 5: Interpersonal and Small Group Processes

  • Chapter 13–Blood typical personality stereotypes and self-fulfilling prophecy: A natural experiment with time-series data of 1978-88. Akira SAKAMOTO & Kenji YAMAZAKI
  • Chapter 14–Decision making of the collectivist family in risk-seeking and overconfidence. Shu LI
  • Chapter 15–How can psychology contribute to designing a mixed jury system in Japan? Ongoing debates and a thought experiment. Yohsuke OHTSUBO, Masahiro FUJITA & Tatsuya KAMEDA

Part 6: Individual Processes

  • Chapter 16–Relationship between attribution for success and failure in mathematics and locus of control of secondary students. Loh Sau CHEONG & Habibah binti ELIAS
  • Chapter 17–The causal attribution of juvenile crimes: Kanae Suzuki, Akira Sakamoto Yutaka Furushou. Nireka ADACHI, Yanmei LI & Nian Li ZHOU
  • Chapter 18–Does personality influence recognition of facial expression? Takako SAITO, Tomoyasu NAKAMURA & Toshihiko ENDO