GJS LecturePleasure and Pain of an Indigenous Psychologist: A personal history of struggle in international academia

Time: January 23, 2015 (Fri) 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: Main Conference Room (Third Floor), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo
Speaker: Prof. Susumu Yamaguchi (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo)
Language: English

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.