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Shigehiro Oishi

Shigehiro Oishi

My research centers on culture, social ecology, personality, and well-being. My major research goals are (a) to uncover the causes and consequences of subjective well-being, and (b) to delineate how social ecology and human psyche make each other up. Specific research topics include residential mobility, life satisfaction, feeling understood and misunderstood, relationship satisfaction, self-concepts, pro-community behaviors, goals and values, and emotion.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity

Books:

  • Oishi, S. (2009). 幸せを科学する:心理学からわかったこと。(”Doing the Science of Happiness: What we learned from Psychology” in Japanese)新曜社 (Shinyosha, Tokyo, Japan).
  • Oishi, S. (2012). The Psychological Wealth of Nations: Do Happy People Make a Happy Society. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Journal Articles:

  • Oishi, S., Miao, F. F., Koo, M., Kisling, J., & Ratliff, K. A. (2012). Residential mobility breeds familiarity seeking. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 149-162.
  • Oishi, S., Schimmack, U., & Diener, E. (2012). Progressive taxation and the subjective well-being of nations. Psychological Science, 23, 86-92.
  • Oishi, S., Kesebir, S., & Diener, E. (2011). Income inequality and happiness. Psychological Science, 22, 1095-1100.
  • Oishi, S. (2010). The psychology of residential mobility: Implications for the self, social relationships, and well-being. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 5-21.
  • Oishi, S., & Graham, J. (2010). Social ecology: Lost and found in psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 356-377.
  • Oishi, S., & Schimmack, U. (2010). Residential mobility, well-being, and mortality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 980-994.
  • Oishi, S., & Schimmack, U. (2010). Culture and well-being: A new inquiry into the Psychological Wealth of Nations. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 463-471.
  • Oishi, S., Kesebir, S., & Snyder, B. H (2009). Sociology: A lost connection in social psychology. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 334-353.
  • Oishi, S., Ishii, K., & Lun, J. (2009). Residential mobility and conditionality of group identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 913-919.
  • Oishi, S. Koo, M., & Akimoto, S. (2008). Culture, interpersonal perceptions, and happiness in social interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 307-320.
  • Oishi, S., Rothman, A., J., Snyder, M., Su, J., Zehm, K., Hertel, A. W., Gonzales, M. H., & Sherman, G. D. (2007). The Socio-ecological model of pro-community action: The Benefits of residential stability. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 831-844.
  • Oishi, S., Lun, J., & Sherman, G. D. (2007). Residential mobility, self-concept, and positive affect in social interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 131-141.
  • Schimmack, U., Oishi, S., & Diener, E. (2005). Individualism: A valid and important dimension of cultural differences. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9, 17-31.
  • Oishi, S., Diener, E., Scollon, C. N., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2004). Cross-situational consistency of affective experiences across cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 460-472.
  • Oishi, S., & Diener, E. (2003). Culture and well-being: The cycle of action, evaluation and decision. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 939-949.
  • Oishi, S. (2002). Experiencing and remembering of well-being: A cross-cultural analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1398-1406.
  • Oishi, S., & Diener, E. (2001). Goals, culture, and subjective well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1674-1682.
  • Oishi, S., Wyer, R. S. Jr., & Colcombe, S. (2000). Cultural variation in the use of current life satisfaction to predict the future. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 434-445.

Shigehiro Oishi
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400400
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400
United States

  • Phone: (434) 243-8989

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