The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


宮本 百合/Yuri Miyamoto


Yuri Miyamoto

Last updated : March 27, 2023

Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University

Areas of Expertise
  • Social and cultural psychology

Yuri Miyamoto is a professor in the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University. She received her BA and MA from Kyoto University and her PhD from the University of Michigan. She worked as an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the interplay between cultural contexts and psychological processes (a) by illuminating cultural differences in emotion and cognition and their health implications and (b) by elucidating multilevel influences of culture and social hierarchy on psychological processes. She is an associate editor for Social Psychological and Personality Science and has also served on the editorial boards of multiple journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Emotion.

Research Program
Evidence-Based Policy Research Leading to the Promotion of a Gender-Equal Society

Select Publications

Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C.D. (in press). “Culture and health: Recent developments and future directions.” Japanese Psychological Research.

Yoo, J., & Miyamoto, Y., Lee, J., & Evers, U., & Wong, N. (2021). “Does materialism hinder relational well-being? The role of culture and social motives.” Journal of Happiness Studies, 22, 241-261.

Choi, J., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C. (2020). “A cultural perspective on functional limitations and well-being.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 1378-1391

Coe, C.L., Miyamoto, Y., Love, G.D., Karasawa, M., Kawakami, N., Kitayama, S., & Ryff, C.D. (2020). “Cultural and life style practices associated with low inflammatory physiology in Japanese adults.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 90, 385-392.

Wilken, B., & Miyamoto, Y. (2020). “Protestant and Buddhist differences in noninfluence strategies of emotion regulation and their links to depressive symptoms.” Emotion, 20, 804-817.

Miyamoto, Y., Yoo, J., Levine, C.S., Park, J., Boylan, J.M., Sims, T., Markus, H.R., Kitayama, S., Kawakami, N., Karasawa, M., Coe, C.L., Love, G.D., & Ryff, C.D. (2018). “Culture and social hierarchy: Self- and other-oriented correlates of socioeconomic status across cultures.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 427-445.

Yoo, J., & Miyamoto, Y. (2018). “Cultural fit of emotions and health implications: A psychosocial resources model.” Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12, e12372.

Ma, X., Tamir, M., & Miyamoto, Y. (2018). “Socio-cultural instrumental approach to emotion regulation: Culture and the regulation of positive emotions.” Emotion, 18, 138-152.

Yoo, J., Miyamoto, Y., Rigotti, A., & Ryff, C.D. (2017). “Linking positive affect to blood lipids: A cultural perspective.” Psychological Science, 28, 1468-1477.

Miyamoto, Y. (2017). “Culture and social class.” Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 67-72.

Miyamoto, Y., Ma, X., & Wilken, B. (2017). “Cultural variation in pro-positive versus balanced systems of emotions.” Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 15, 27-32.

Boylan, J.M., Tsenkova, V.K., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C.D. (2017). “Psychological resources and glucoregulation in Japanese adults: Findings from MIDJA.” Health Psychology, 36, 449-457.

Yoo, J., Miyamoto, Y., & Ryff, C.D. (2016). “Positive affect, social connectedness, and healthy biomarkers in Japan and the U.S.” Emotion, 16, 1137-1146.

Levine, C.S., Miyamoto, Y., Markus, H.R., Park, J., Kitayama, S., Kawakami, N., Karasawa, M., Boylan, J.M., Coe, C.L., Love, G.D., & Ryff, C.D. (2016). “Culture and healthy eating: The role of independence and interdependence in the United States and Japan.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 1335-1348.

Rychlowska, M., Miyamoto, Y., Matsumoto, D., Hess, U., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Kamble, S., Muluk, H., Masuda, T., & Niedenthal, P. (2015). “Heterogeneity of long-history migration explains cultural differences in reports of emotional expressivity and the functions of smiles.” Proceeding of National Academy of Science, 112, E2429-E2436.

Miyamoto, Y., Ma, X., & Petermann, A.G. (2014). “Cultural differences in hedonic emotion regulation after a negative event.” Emotion, 14, 804-815.

Ishii, K., Miyamoto, Y., Rule, N.O., & Toriyama, R. (2014). “Physical objects as a vehicle of cultural transmission: Maintaining harmony and uniqueness through colored geometric patterns.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 175-188.

Uchida, Y., Ueno, T., & Miyamoto, Y. (2014). “You were always on my mind: The importance of “significant others” in the attenuation of retrieval‐induced forgetting in Japan.” Japanese Psychological Research, 56, 263-274.

Miyamoto, Y., Boylan, J.M., Coe, C.L., Curhan, K., Levine, C.S., Markus, H.R., Park, J., Kitayama, S., Kawakami, N., Karasawa, M., Love, G.D., & Ryff, C. (2013). “Negative emotions predict elevated interleukin-6 in the United States but not in Japan.” Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 34, 79-85.

Miyamoto, Y. (2013). “Culture and analytic versus holistic cognition: Toward multilevel analyses of cultural influences.” Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 131-188.

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