Faculty and Staff
Choichiro Yatani
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Office Location: Perlman Hall
Department: Modern Languages  
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Choichiro Yatani
Education
Ph.D.: Social/Personality Psychology
State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992

M. A.: Psychology
Oregon State University, 1982

B.S.: Psychology
Utah State University, 1980

Background
Teaching Interests
• Japanese & Japanese Culture
• Industrial Psychology
• Social Psychology
• Science, Technology & Society

Current Research
• Social perception.
• Psychology of work.
• Individualism and nationalism.

Selected Publications
Yatani, C. (2009a). No racism, no sexism and no enemy in the 2008 American presidential race: Psychology in a social context. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, The University of Athens, Greece, July 8-11. Yatani, C. (2009b). Humanizing science and technology or alienating the learners: The paradox of Sociology 5213 – Science, Technology & Society. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Learning, The University of Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4. Yatani, C. (2009c). With us or against us: American images of the enemy. In K. Alexander (Ed.), Terrorism and global insecurity: A multidisciplinary perspective (pp. 137-147). New York: Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd. Yatani, C. (2008). With us or against us: American images of the enemy. Paper presented at the 20th anniversary of Oxford Round Table Oxford University, England, March 16 – 21. Yatani, C. (2006). Transforming personal knowledge into common knowledge: A case study of Collaborative work between an American and Japanese organization. Paper presented at The 6th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Prato, Italy, July 11-14. Yatani, C. (2004). From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: A Japanese Teacher in America. Paper presented at the 112th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 28- Aug. 1. Yatani, C. (2003). After twenty years: The new “Evils” and the old America. Symposium at the 20th anniversary of 20th Anniversary Conference of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), University of District of Columbia, Washington DC, March 28-30. Yatani, C. (1999). Challenging the Cold War in America. Paper presented at the 22nd annual scientific meeting of International Society of Political Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 18-21. Yatani, C. (1996). Anti-Immigrant movements in the 1990s: A new perspective in the Post Cold War. Paper presented at the 104th annual conference of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 9-13. Yatani, C. (1994). "School performance of Asian-American and Asian children: Myth and fact." In E.Tobach & B. Rosoff (Eds.), Challenging Racism & Sexism:Alternatives to Genetic Explanation. New York: The Feminist Press. (Named an outstanding Book on human rights in North America by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America, 1996).

Yatani, C. (1992). Amerika wo uttaeta nihonjin (A Japanese who sued the United States). Tokyo: The Mainichi Shimbun Press.

Yatani, C. & Bramel, D. (1989). "Trends and patterns in American attitudes toward the Soviet Union." Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 45 (No. 2),13-32.

Yatani, C. (1989). "American national character and Japanese management: Individualism and work ethic." Organization Development Journal, 7(No.1), 75-79.

Yatani, C. (1989). "On free trade in ideas." Testimony at the Congressional hearing in the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Administration of Justice (Congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier, Chairman), Congress of The United States, Washington, DC., May 3.

“Labor Day vs. May Day: A case study in the pedagogies of engagement.” 12th International Conference on Learning, Granada, Spain, July 11-14, 2005. “From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: A Japanese Teacher in America.” 112th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 28-Aug. 1, 2004.

“A Japanese teacher in America: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11.” Workshop at the Tenth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, The Institute of Education, University of London, July 15-18, 2003. “After twenty years: The new “Evils” and the old America.” Symposium at the 20th anniversary of 20th Anniversary Conference of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), University of District of Columbia, Washington DC, March 28-30, 2003.

"Challenging the Cold War in America." Paper presented at the 22nd annual scientific meeting of International Society of Political Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 18-21, 1999.

"Anti-immigration movements in the 1990s: A new perspective in the post Cold War." 104th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 9-13, 1996.

Yatani, C., & Kowalewski, D. "Japanese media personnel: An attitudinal survey." 41st International Conference of Eastern Studies, Tokyo * Kyoto, Japan, May 10-11 & 18, 1996.

"Professor's personal life as a course material in the teaching of psychology." Annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington DC, June 30-July 3, 1994.

"School performance of Asian-American and Asian children: Myth and fact." 100th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC., August 14-18, 1992.

"Yatani case & McCarran-Walter Act." A testimony at the Congressional hearing in the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Administration of Justice (Congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier, Chairman), Congress of The United States, Washington, DC., May 3, 1989.