GJS LecturePleasure and Pain of an Indigenous Psychologist: A personal history of struggle in international academia
|January 23, 2015 (Fri) 5:00-7:00 pm
|Main Conference Room (Third Floor), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
|Prof. Susumu Yamaguchi (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo)
Japanese scholars have advantages as well as disadvantages when we try to work in international academia, which is different from Japanese academia in many ways. In this presentation, I will talk about what I experienced in my thirty years of struggle for publication in international journals. As an example, I will focus on how my study on group diffusion effect (i.e., a tendency to feel safer with more risk companions without normative grounds) was treated by foreign researchers, to my dismay as well as to my pleasure. I will conclude my talk with some suggestions for young and ambitious scholars/students in Asia.