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Last Modified: April 30, 2020 (added a new paper)

RECENT PAPERS

    Kawamura, Y., Ohtsubo, Y., & Kusumi, T. (in press). Effects of cost and benefit of prosocial behavior on reputation. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

    Xue, J., & Ohtsubo, Y. (in press). Altruistic preferences in the dictator game: Replication of Andreoni and Miller (2002) in Japan. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science.

  • Ohtsubo, Y., Inamasu, K., Kohama, S., Mifune. N., & Tago, A. (in press). Resistance to the six elements of political apologies: Who opposes which elements? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

  • Ohtsubo, Y., Matsunaga, M., Himichi, T., Suzuki, K., Shibata, E., Hori, R., Umemura, T., & Ohira, H. (in press). Costly group apology communicates a group's sincere "intention." Social Neuroscience.

  • Ohtsubo, Y. (in press). Does financial compensation need to be accompanied by verbal apologies? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

  • Smith, A., McCauley, T. G., Yagi, A., Yamaura, K., Shimizu, H., McCullough, M. E., & Ohtsubo, Y. (in press). Perceived goal instrumentality is associated with forgiveness: A test of the valuable relationships hypothesis. Evolution and Human Behavior.

  • Ohtsubo, Y., Masuda, T., Matsunaga, M., Noguchi, Y., Yamasue, H., & Ishii, K. (in press). Is collectivistic forgiveness different from individualistic forgiveness? Dispositional correlates of trait forgivingness in Canada and Japan. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science.

  • Konishi, N., Himichi, T., & Ohtsubo, Y. (in press). Heart rate reveals the difference between disgust and anger in the domain of morality. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

  • Ohtsubo, Y., & Tanaka, H. (2019). Evolutionary psychology and economic game experiments. In T. Kawagoe & H. Takizawa (Eds.), Diversity of experimental methods in economics (pp. 117-144). Singapore: Springer Nature.

  • Ohtsubo, Y. (in press). Relationship value fosters conciliatory attitudes in international conflicts. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

  • Ohtsubo, Y., Matsunaga, M., Tanaka, H., Suzuki, K., Kobayashi, F., Shibata, E., Hori, R., Umemura, T., & Ohira, H. (in press). Costly apologies communicate conciliatory intention: An fMRI study on forgiveness in response to costly apologies. Evolution and Human Behavior.


Ongoing Research Projects

  • Evolution of Reconciliation/Forgiveness


  • Commitment Signals and Close Relationships


  • Moral Emotions and Punishment


Recent Conference Presentations

  • Konishi, N., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2018, July). Can heart rate tell the difference between moral anger and moral disgust? Poster session presented at the 30th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


  • Ohtsubo, Y., Matsunaga, M., Himichi, T., Suzuki, K., Shibata, E., Hori, R., Umemura, T., & Ohira, H. (2018, July). Orbitofrontal cortex updates relationship value in response to a social partnerfs commitment signals. Poster session presented at the 30th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


  • Ohtsubo, Y., Matsunaga, M., Tanaka, H., Suzuki, K., Kobayashi, F., Shibata, E., Hori, R., Umemura, T., & Ohira, H. (2017, May-June). Simply saying esorryf is insufficient to communicate conciliatory intention: An fMRI study of forgiveness in response to apologies. Paper presented at the 29th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Boise, ID.


  • Smith, A., Yagi, A., Yamaura, K., Shimizu, H., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2016, July). Why we forgive our valuable partners: Rational calculation, emotional adaptation, or a mixture of both? Paper presented at the 28th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, Canada.


  • Tanaka, H., Ohtsuki, H., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2016, July). Costly signaling leads to a more efficient cooperative equilibrium than the standing strategy. Poster session presented at the 28th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, Canada.


  • Konishi, N., Tanaka, K., Oe, T., Shimizu, H., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2016, July). Moralistic anger is triggered by violations of socially shared norms. Poster session presented at the 28th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, Canada.


  • Tanaka, H., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2015, May). Punishers pay costs to maintain their reputation in the context of indirect reciprocity. Poster session presented at the 27th annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.


  • Yamaura, K., & Ohtsubo, Y. (2015, February). Relationship value in superior-subordinate relationships promotes pro-relationship behaviors following trust-damaging events. Poster session presented at the 16th annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.


  • Ohtsubo, Y. (2015 , January). Evolutionary social psychology: History, current progress and future trends in the Asian context. Keynote speech at the 10th biennial conference of the Indonesian Association of Social Psychology, Denpasar, Indonesia.