Shige Oishi

Shige Oishi

Professor of Psychology

University of Virginia

Shige Oishi is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has published over 200 articles and chapters on culture, social ecology, and well-being, and two books and two co-edited books: 「幸せを科学する」”Doing The Science of Happiness” Shinyosha, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese) in 2009 and “The Psychological Wealth of Nations: Do Happy People Make a Happy Society?” from Wiley-Blackwell in 2012. He co-edited “Socio-economic Environment and Human Psychology” (2018) from Oxford University Press and “Handbook of Well-Being” from Noba Scholar. 

His papers appeared in Science, Nature Human Behaviour, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Annual Review of Psychology, American Psychologist, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Personality among many others. 

In 2010, Oishi was named one of the most cited social psychologists in North America (22nd out of 611 social psychologists in the career-stage adjusted impact factor). He is the 2017 winner of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology’s Career Trajectory Award as well as the 2018 winner of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Mid-Career Award in social psychology. He is also an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. 

He served as an associate editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2008 to 2010), for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality and Individual Differences between (2011 and 2015), for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition (2016-2018).

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