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Oishi, Shigehiro

Shigehiro Oishi

Primary Appointment


Contact Information

Telephone: 243-8989

Research Interests

Culture, social ecology, and well-being.

Research Description

I am a personality and social psychologist interested in culture, social ecology, and well-being. My major research goal is to uncover the causes and consequences of well-being. UNLEASH (Undergraduate Research) We are conducting experiments on the following projects: 1) Misunderstanding and understanding in interpersonal perception; 2) Cultural differences in happiness; 3) Residential mobility and its relation to prosocial behavior and consumer behavior; and 4) Physiological measures of well-being. RA responsibilities include preparing experimental materials, conducting experiments, entering data, coding, and data acquisition. Applicants must be responsible and motivated about doing psychological research. Contact: Hyewon Choi Website:

Selected Publications

Oishi S, Schimmack U, Culture and Well-Being: A New Inquiry Into the Psychological Wealth of Nations., 2015; Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. 5(4) 463-71 PMID: 26162192 |

Oishi S, The Psychology of Residential Mobility: Implications for the Self, Social Relationships, and Well-Being., 2015; Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. 5(1) 5-21 PMID: 26162059 |

Oishi S, Kesebir S, Eggleston C, Miao FF, A hedonic story has a transmission advantage over a eudaimonic story., 2014; Journal of experimental psychology. General. 143(6) 2153-66 PMID: 25285430 |

Oishi S, Diener E, Residents of poor nations have a greater sense of meaning in life than residents of wealthy nations., 2013; Psychological science. 25(2) 422-30 PMID: 24335603 |

Oishi S, Kesebir S, Optimal social-networking strategy is a function of socioeconomic conditions., 2012; Psychological science. 23(12) 1542-8 PMID: 23129061 |

Oishi S, Schimmack U, Diener E, Progressive taxation and the subjective well-being of nations., 2011; Psychological science. 23(1) 86-92 PMID: 22157676 |

Oishi S, Kurtz JL, Miao FF, Park J, Whitchurch E, The role of familiarity in daily well-being: developmental and cultural variation., 2011; Developmental psychology. 47(6) 1750-6 PMID: 21875185 |

Oishi S, Schimmack U, Residential mobility, well-being, and mortality., 2010; Journal of personality and social psychology. 98(6) 980-94 PMID: 20515253 |

Koo M, Oishi S, False memory and the associative network of happiness., 2009; Personality & social psychology bulletin. 35(2) 212-20 PMID: 19141625 |

Oishi S, Koo M, Akimoto S, Culture, interpersonal perceptions, and happiness in social interactions., 2008; Personality & social psychology bulletin. 34(3) 307-20 PMID: 18272801 | PMCID: PMC2396581

Oishi S, Schimmack U, Diener E, Kim-Prieto C, Scollon CN, Choi DW, The value-congruence model of memory for emotional experiences: an explanation for cultural differences in emotional self-reports., 2007; Journal of personality and social psychology. 93(5) 897-905 PMID: 17983307 |

Oishi S, Diener E, Choi DW, Kim-Prieto C, Choi I, The dynamics of daily events and well-being across cultures: when less is more., 2007; Journal of personality and social psychology. 93(4) 685-98 PMID: 17892339 |