Graduate School of Decision Science & Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ohokayama 2-12-1, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, JAPAN
PHONE & TELEFAX : +81 - 3 - 5734 - 2256
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I'm intrigued by the following puzzles in human behavior. First,
why is it hard to decide wisely? Second, why do we perceive & understanding
the world as what really isn't so (physically or logically)? As a cognitive and
decision scientist by training, I pursue these interests by using concepts and
tools developed in the area (controlled experimentation, survey, statistical and
Most Recent Research Interests
"Estimating 'Evaluability' in the Evaluability
Hypothesis of Preference Reversals"
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Birthplace : Tokyo, Japan
B. A. in Human Sciences, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1984.
M. A. in Social Psychology, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 1987.
Ph. D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 1995.
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, 1994.
Lecturer, Faculty of Letters, Keio University, 1995.
Assistant Professor, School of Business & Environment, Shukutoku University, 1996
Associate Professor, School of Business & Environment, Shukutoku University, 1996-1999.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Decision Science & Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2000-Present.
Distinguished Paper Award, The 2003 Annual Conference of Japan Psychological Association
Distinguished Paper Award, The 2006 Annual Conference of Japan Psychological Association
Special Award, The 2012 AnnualConference of Japan Cognitive Science Society
NOTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM APPLICANTS
Applicants for Yamagishi Laboratory via Tokyo Tech international
application procedure are supposed to have earned twelve course
credits (undergraduate or equivalent) of psychology and related
fields, except for clinical psychology. Credits of psychology
experimental lab are not strictly required but highly encouraged.
Applications without fulfillment of these requirements are at
risk of outright rejection.
In addition, members of Yamagishi laboratory, regardless of
nationality, are expected to carry out independent research of
their own. Conducting independent research implies running their
own experiments or surveys recruiting locally available participant
pool, i.e., Japanese participants. Therefore Japanese proficiency
at the level of handling such data collection counts as another
Notice for Prospective Research Student applicants
I enjoy traveling, swimming, & listening to jazz. One of my complaints is that academic
conferences in my area tend to meet in major cities in "industrialized" nations.
Frequenting those meetings is fine, but I would not oppose against having occasional
meetings in "pre-developed" regions rich with wildlife and cultures unfamiliar to me