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Dr Toshie Imada

Dr Toshie Imada
Lecturer in Psychology


I received my PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2008, where I also participated in the Culture & Cognition Program. I then undertook postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota (funded by the NIMH) and the Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University. During those years, I examined cross-cultural differences and similarities of various psychological tendencies in North Americans and East Asians. I joined Brunel University London as a lecturer in 2012.


  • PhD Psychology (University of Michigan)
  • MSc Psychology ((University of Michigan)
  • BA Psychology (Wellesley College)

Newest selected publications

Stemler, SE., Imada, T. and Sorkin, C. (2014) 'Development and validation of the Wesleyan Intercultural Competence Scale (WICS): A tool for measuring the impact of study abroad experiences.'. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 24. pp. 25 - 47.Open Access Link

Journal article

Rodriguez Mosquera, PM. and Imada, T. (2013) 'Perceived social image and life satisfaction across cultures'. Cognition and Emotion, 27 (6). pp. 1132 - 1141. ISSN: 0269-9931

Journal article

Imada, T., Carlson, SM. and Itakura, S. (2013) 'East-West cultural differences in context-sensitivity are evident in early childhood'. Developmental Science, 16 (2). pp. 198 - 208. ISSN: 1363-755X

Journal article

Imada, T. (2012) 'Cultural narratives of individualism and collectivism: A content analysis of textbook stories in the United States and Japan'. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43 (4). pp. 576 - 591. ISSN: 0022-0221

Journal article

Uchida, Y. and Imada, T. (2012) 'Culture: Cross-cultural research and cultural psychology', in Ohyama, T. and Oka, T. (eds.) Psychology research method series. Tokyo : Seishin-shobō. , 6. pp. 285 - 312.

Book chapter
More publications(12)