Shinobu Kitayama

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Shinobu Kitayama
Born (1957-03-09) March 9, 1957 (age 62)
EducationKyoto University
University of Michigan
Known forCross-cultural psychology
Cultural neuroscience
AwardsCareer Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (2017)
Scientific career
FieldsSocial psychology
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
ThesisAttention as a mediator between affect and cognition: emotional tone and expectancy jointly determine accuracy in word perception (1987)

Shinobu Kitayama (born March 9, 1957)[1] is a Japanese social psychologist and the Robert B. Zajonc Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is also the Social Psychology Area Chair and Director of the Culture & Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. He is the editor-in-chief of the Attitudes and Social Cognition section of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.[2] He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Kyoto University and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.[3]


  1. ^ "Shinobu Kitayama Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Shinobu Kitayama U-M LSA Department of Psychology". Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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