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Dr Toshie Imada
Senior 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

Monroy, E., Imada, T., Sagiv, N. and Orgs, G. (2021) 'Dance across cultures: Joint action aesthetics in Japan and the UK'. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 40 (2). pp. 209 - 227. ISSN: 0276-2374 Open Access Link

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Stemler, S., 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 (1). pp. 25 - 58. ISSN: 1085-4568 Open Access Link

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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

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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

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Imada, T. and Yussen, SR. (2012) 'Reproduction of cultural values: A cross-cultural examination of stories people create and transmit'. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 (1). pp. 114 - 128. ISSN: 0146-1672

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