Our Faculty

Assoc. Prof. YAMAGATA Shinji

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Nagoya University

Employment History

  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Nagoya University, 2018
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Kyushu University, 2013
  • Assistant Professor, National Center for University Entrance Examinations, 2011

Educational History

  • Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 2007
  • M.S., University of Tokyo, 2004
  • B.A., University of Tokyo, 2002

Research Interests

  • Personality theory and assessment
  • Personality process and development
  • Positive psychological intervention
  • Education for critical thinking and intellectual humility

Selected Publications

  1. Yamagata, S. & Takahashi, Y. (2020). Moderating effects of religiosity in the genetic and environmental etiology of the Big Five personality traits in adulthood. Psychologia, 62(1), 77-89.
  2. Nakamuro, M., Inui, T., & Yamagata, S. (2017). Returns to education using a sample of twins: Evidence from Japan. Asian Economic Journal, 31, 61-81.
  3. Yamagata, S., Takahashi, Y., Ozaki, K., Fujisawa, K. K., Nonaka, K., & Ando, J. (2013). Bidirectional influences between maternal parenting and children’s peer problems: A longitudinal monozygotic twin difference study. Developmental Science, 16, 249-259.
  4. Murayama, K., Elliot, A. J., & Yamagata, S. (2011). Separation of performance-approach and performance-avoidance achievement goals: A broader analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103, 238.
  5. Yamagata, S., Suzuki, A., Ando, J., Ono, Y. Kijima, N., Yoshimura, K., … Jang, K. L. (2006). Is the genetic structure of human personality universal? A cross-cultural twin study from North America, Europe, and Asia. Journal of personality and social psychology, 90, 987.