ACADEMIC POSITIONS EDUCATION RESEARCH INTERESTS GRANTS AND AWARDS. Toronto, Ontario Assistant Professor

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York University 4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada Phone: 1-647-224-4341 Email: jsasaki@yorku.ca

Lab website: www.yorku.ca/jsasaki/index.html

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CADEMIC

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OSITIONS

York University July 2012–present

Toronto, Ontario Assistant Professor

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DUCATION

University of California, Santa Barbara Sept 2006–June 2012 Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Psychology

Specialization: Cultural Psychology Advisor: Dr. Heejung Kim

Dissertation: “Religion is what individuals and societies make of it: Moderators of religion’s effects at the level of person, situation, and culture”*

*Winner of the 2013 Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Dissertation Award and Finalist for the 2014 International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Triandis Dissertation Award

Claremont McKenna College Aug 2002–May 2006

Claremont, California

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honors), Magna Cum Laude Academic Advisors: Dr. Diane Halpern and Dr. Shana Levin

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Mark Costanzo

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NTERESTS

I conduct basic psychological research on the effects of culture and religion on social behaviors, cognition, and emotion. Ongoing lines of research include the following: individual, situational, and cultural moderators of religion’s effects; cultural neuroscience and gene–environment interactions; religion, culture, and cognition.

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WARDS

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Insight Grant,

“The Double-edged Sword of the Model Minority Stereotype (co-PI):

Cognitive Components, Affective Responses, and Psychological Outcomes”

Awarded $169,979 2015–2020

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Sir John Templeton Foundation Grant (PI),

“Biological and Cognitive Approaches to Explaining Religious Altruism”

Awarded $335,842 USD (approx. $423,514 CAD) 2014–2017 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (PI),

“Genetic Essentialism and Its Consequences: A Cultural Psychological Approach”

Awarded $74,738 2014–2017

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Triandis

Dissertation Award Finalist 2014

SSHRC Conference Travel Grant 2014

Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Dissertation Award 2013 York University Dean’s Health Research Catalyst Award 2013–2014

York University Conference Travel Fund ($1,000) 2013

York University Junior Faculty Fund ($2,000) 2013

York University Faculty of Health Minor Research Grant ($2,830) 2012 York University Dean’s Health Research Catalyst Award 2012–2013 Fletcher Jones Graduate Fellowship ($20K + tuition) 2011–2012 Graduate Research Mentorship Program Fellowship ($20K + tuition; declined) 2011–2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (~$10K) 2011 NSF Award ($8K; supplement for graduate research; PI: Heejung Kim) 2011

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UBLICATIONS

*Cohen, A. S., *Sasaki, J. Y., Kim, H. S., & German, T. C. (in press). Automatic mechanisms for social attention are culturally penetrable. Cognitive Science.

Sasaki, J. Y., LeClair, J., †West, A., & Kim, H. S. (in press). The gene–culture interaction framework and implications for health. In J. Chiao (Ed.) Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience (Volume 1): Cultural Neuroscience and Health.

†Ng, A., Steele, J. R., Sasaki, J. Y., Sakamoto, Y., & Williams, A. (2015). Culture moderates the relationship between interdependence and face recognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1620.

Cohen, A. S., Sasaki, J. Y., & German, T. C. (2015). Specialized mechanisms for theory of mind:

Are mental representations special because they are mental or because they are representations? Cognition, 136, 49–63.

Sasaki, J. Y., Mojaverian, T., & Kim, H. S. (2015). Religion priming and an oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism interact to affect self-control in a social context.

Development and Psychopathology, 27, 97–109.

Ishii, K., Kim, H. S., Sasaki, J. Y., Shinada, M., & Kusumi, I. (2014). Culture, serotonin transporter polymorphism, and sensitivity to the disappearance of smiles. Culture and Brain, 2, 72–88.

Sasaki, J. Y., Ko, D., & Kim, H. S. (2014). Culture and self-worth: Implications for social comparison processes and coping with threats to self-worth. In Krizan, Z. & Gibbons, F.

X. (Eds.) Communal Functions of Social Comparison. New York: Cambridge University Press.

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Kim, H. S., & Sasaki, J. Y. (2014). Cultural neuroscience: Biology of the mind in cultural contexts. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 24.1–24.28.

Kogan, A., Sasaki, J., Zou, C., Kim, H. S., & Cheng, C. (2013). Uncertainty avoidance

moderates the link between faith and subjective well-being around the world. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 242–248.

Sasaki, J. Y. (2013). Promise and challenges surrounding culture–gene coevolution and gene–

culture interactions. Psychological Inquiry, 24, 64–70.

Sasaki, J. Y., Kim, H. S., Mojaverian, T., Kelley, L. D., Park, I., & Janušonis, S. (2013).

Religion priming differentially increases prosocial behavior among variants of dopamine D4 Receptor (DRD4) gene. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 209–215.

Kim, H. S., & Sasaki, J. Y. (2012). Emotion regulation: The interplay of culture and genes.

Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 865–877.

Kim, H. S., Sherman, D. K., Mojaverian, T., Sasaki, J. Y., Park, J., Suh, E. M., et al. (2011).

Gene-culture interaction: Oxytocin receptor polymorphism (OXTR) and emotion regulation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 665–672.

Sasaki, J. Y., Kim, H. S., & Xu, J. (2011). Religion and well-being: The moderating role of culture and the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 1394–1405.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. (2011). At the intersection of culture and religion: A cultural analysis of religion’s implications for secondary control and social affiliation. Journal of

Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 401–414.

Kim, H. S., Sherman, D. K., Sasaki, J. Y., Xu, J., Chu, T. Q., Ryu, C., Suh, E. M., Graham, K.,

& Taylor, S. E. (2010). Culture, distress, and oxytocin receptor polymorphism (OXTR) interact to influence emotional support seeking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107, 15717–15721.

Kim, H. S., Sherman, D. K., Taylor, S. E., Sasaki, J. Y., Chu, T. Q., Ryu, C., et al. (2010).

Culture, the serotonin receptor polymorphism (5-HTR1A) and locus of attention. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 212–218.

*denotes shared first authorship

†denotes graduate student supervised in lab

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†Ng, A., Steele, J. R., Sasaki, J. Y., Sakamoto, Y., & Williams, A. Will you remember me?

Culture moderates face recognition biases. Manuscript under revision.

LeClair, J., Sasaki, J. Y., Ishii, K., Shinada, M., Kim, H. S. Gene–culture interaction and loneliness. Manuscript under review.

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Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Is God a conservative? The moderating role of power in the religion–

politics link. Manuscript under review.

Sasaki, J. Y., Kim, H. S., Chu, T. Q., Sherman, D. K., Knowles, E. D., Lee, E., … Taylor, S. E.

Culture, social support use, and well-being in daily life. Manuscript under review.

Struthers, C. W., Guilfoyle, J., Khoury, C., van Monsjou, E., Sasaki, J., Phills, C., Young, R., &

Marjanovic, Z. Effects of victims’ post-transgression responses on transgressors’

apologies. Manuscript under review.

†West, A. L., Zhang, R., Yampolsky, M., & Sasaki, J. Y. Mixing cultures within: A multiplicative theory of biculturalism. Manuscript under review.

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REPARATION

Kim, H. S., Ishii, K., Sasaki, J. Y., Shinada, M., & Kusumi, I. Gene–culture interaction in social well-being. Manuscript in preparation.

Sasaki, J. Y., Atkinson, Q., & Bulbulia, J. The “brotherly love” illusion: Implicit reminders of God influence perceptions of relatedness. Manuscript in preparation.

Sasaki, J. Y., Suh, E. M., Bishop, G., & Kim, H. S. Cultural and religious variation in genetic essentialism. Manuscript in preparation.

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ENTORING

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XPERIENCE Instructor of Record

York University

Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology 2013–present

Cultural Psychology Graduate course 2013

Proseminar Graduate course (co-taught with other faculty) 2012–present University of California, Santa Barbara

Psychology of Self 2010

Social Psychology 2009

Mentor

York University

Post-doctoral fellow:

Hyunji Kim 2015–present

Graduate students:

Ronda Lo (primary supervisor) 2015–present

Alexandria West (primary supervisor) 2013–present Andy Ng (research practicum supervisor) 2012–2013 Undergraduate honors thesis students:

Khalidha Nasiri 2015–2016

Khadija Dairywala 2015–2016

Aida Meras 2014–2015

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Kaitlyn Chappelle 2013–2014 Undergraduate independent study students:

Alexandria West 2012–2013

University of California, Santa Barbara Undergraduate honors thesis students:

Elana Kobernick 2009–2010

Cecilia Ma 2008–2009

Summer Research Mentorship Program for accelerated high school students:

Emma Weitzner, current student at Duke University 2010 Rosalinda Cortez, current student at Stanford University 2009

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ECTURES

University of Western Ontario Biology Department Colloquium October 2015 University of Toronto Social Psychology Brownbag February 2015 University of Toronto Interdisciplinary Symposium of the Mind October 2014 York University Cognitive Science Colloquium September 2014 University of Waterloo Social Psychology Brownbag November 2013 University of Western Ontario Social Psychology Brownbag March 2013 York University Social–Personality Psychology Brownbag November 2012 York University Social–Personality Psychology Brownbag October 2012

York University Psychology Department January 2012

INSEAD Business School Micro Group Brownbag August 2011

University of Auckland Psychology Department Colloquium June 2011

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ONFERENCE

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RESENTATIONS

Sasaki, J. Y. The Role of Ritual in Spiritual Belief. Research to be presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Religion and Spirituality Pre-Conference. January 2016. San Diego, CA.

Sasaki, J. Y. A Cultural and Biological Approach to Studying Religion. Research presented at the Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum Workshop. May 2015. Toronto, Ontario.

Sasaki, J. Y. The Cultural and Biological Shaping of Religion’s Effects. Research presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Culture Pre-Conference. February 2014.

Austin, Texas.

Sasaki, J. Y. Religion Is What Individuals and Societies Make of It: Moderators of Religion’s Effects at the Level of Person, Situation, and Culture. Research presented at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology Conference in acceptance of the SESP Dissertation Award. September 3013. Berkeley, California.

Sasaki, J. Y. A Social and Biological Approach to Studying Religion. Research presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Social and Personality Psychology Pre-Conference.

June 2013. Quebec City, Quebec.

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Sasaki, J. Y. The Cultural and Biological Shaping of Religion’s Effects. Research presented at the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium Conference. May 2013. Evanston, Illinois.

Sasaki, J. Y. Is God a Conservative? The Moderating Role of Power in the Religion–Politics Link.

Research presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Religion and Spirituality Pre-Conference. January 2012. San Diego, California.

Sasaki, J. Y. Cultural Differences in Daily Effects of Religious Coping. Research presented at the Kokoro Research Center’s Culture and Emotion Workshop. March 2008. Kyoto, Japan.

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ONFERENCE

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YMPOSIA

Sasaki, J. Y., Cohen, A. S., German, T. C., & Kim, H. S. Automatic Mechanisms for Social Attention Are Culturally Penetrable. Research presented at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology Conference in co-chaired symposium with Dr. Heejung Kim on

“Culture and Sensitivity to Social Contexts: From Basic Social Cognition to Complex Social Experiences.” September 2013. Berkeley, California.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Religion Encourages Prosocial Behavior Differently Depending on Genes. Research presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in co-chaired symposium with Dr. Heejung Kim on “Pro-/Antisocial Behavior Is Swayed by Beliefs in God and Expression of Genes: A New Take on a Classic Topic.” January 2012. San Diego, California.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. At the Intersection of Culture and Religion: A Cultural Analysis of Religion’s Implications for Secondary Control and Social Affiliation. Research presented at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology Conference in co-chaired symposium with Dr. Heejung Kim on “Implications of Religion for the Self: From Emotion and Cognition to Behavior.” October 2010. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. At the Intersection of Culture and Religion: A Cultural Analysis of Religion’s Implications for Control and Social Affiliation. Research presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in co-chaired symposium with Dr. Heejung Kim on “The Origins, Predictors, and Moderators of Religious Beliefs and Involvement.” January 2010. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Sasaki, J. Y. Using Gene–Environment Interactions to Study Religion. Research presented at the American Psychological Association Convention. August 2015. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sasaki, J. Y. How Prosocial Behavior is Swayed by Religion and Genes. Research presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress. July 2014. Reims, France.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Is God a Conservative? The Moderating Role of Power in the Religion–Politics Link. Research presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. January 2013. New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. At the Intersection of Culture and Religion: A Cultural Analysis of Religion’s Implications for Control and Social Affiliation. Research presented at the 8th East West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region.

February 2010. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Cultural Differences in the Effects of Religion on Control and Social Affiliation. Research presented at the 2nd World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry.

September 2009. Norcia, Italy.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Cultural Differences in Effects of Religious Coping on Social Affiliation and Control. Research presented at the American Psychological Association Convention. August 2009. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Tan, S., & Sasaki, J. Y. How Maternal Employment and Family Income Influence Children's Social Competence. Research presented at the 86th Annual Western Psychological Association Conference. April 2006. Palm Springs, California.

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ONFERENCE

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OSTER

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RESENTATIONS

West, A. L., & Sasaki, J. Biculturals’ context sensitivity relates to identity and psychosocial well- being. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference. August 2015. Toronto, Ontario.

West, A. L., & Sasaki, J. Biculturals’ context sensitivity predicts identification and well-being.

Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.

February 2015. Long Beach, California.

West, A. L., McCann, D., & Sasaki, J. Does biculturalism foster greater sensitivity to context?

Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.

February 2014. Austin, Texas.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Power moderates effects of implicit religious priming: Implications for political conservatism, environmental activism, and free speech endorsement. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. January 2011.

San Antonio, Texas.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Benefits of Religious Coping Differ by Genes and Culture: An Analysis of Serotonin Receptor Polymorphism 5-HTR1A in European Americans and Koreans. Poster presented at the 2nd World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry. September 2009. Norcia, Italy.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Effects of Culture and Religion on Control: Demonstrations in the Lab and Daily Life. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. February 2009. Tampa, Florida.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Kim, H. S. Cultural Differences in Daily Effects of Religious Coping. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. February 2008. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Sasaki, J. Y. False Confessions: The Effects of Religiosity, Spirituality, Forgiveness, and

Confession Type on Verdicts. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Western Psychological Association Conference. April 2006. Palm Springs, California.

Sasaki, J. Y. Spirituality and Its Predictors. Poster presented at the 86th Annual Western Psychological Association Conference. April 2006. Palm Springs, California.

Sasaki, J. Y., & Sanders, M. The Cross-Cultural Influence of Collectivism on Religiosity and Spirituality. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. January 2006. Palm Springs, California.

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KILLS Hierarchical Linear Modeling SPSS and Amos

MediaLab and DirectRT DNA extraction and genotyping

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FFILIATIONS

American Association for the Advancement of Science 2011–present American Psychological Association 2009–present

Canadian Psychological Association 2013–present

International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium 2012–present

Society for Experimental Social Psychology 2013–present

Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2005–present

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ERVICE Review Editorial Board

Frontiers in Psychology, Cultural Psychology Section 2014–present Reviewer (ad hoc)

Development and Psychopathology Frontiers in Human Neuroscience International Journal of Psychology

International Journal for the Psychology of Religion Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Journal of Family Psychology

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Journal of Pragmatics

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion Mind, Brain, and Education

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin PLOS ONE

Psychologia

Psychological Science

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Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Social Neuroscience

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Grant Reviewer

National Science Foundation Sir John Templeton Foundation Coordinator and Committee Member

International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium

Travel Grant Committee 2012–present

York University

Social-Personality Colloquium Series Coordinator 2013–present

Human Research Participation Committee 2012–present

Faculty of Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation Prize Committee 2012–2013 Thesis Committee Member for Masters students:

Joshua Guilfoyle 2013–2014

Stella Denkatos 2013–2014

Regis Caprara 2015

Chelsea Ferriday 2015

Joshua Quinlan 2015–2016

Thesis Examining Committee Member for Masters students:

Rebecca Ring (Philosophy) 2014

Dissertation Committee Member for Doctoral students:

Jessica Chan 2012–present

Jorida Cila 2014–present

Francine Karmali 2015–present

Dissertation Committee Dean’s Representative for Doctoral students:

Evelina Lou 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate Student Association Representative 2009–2010 Social Psychology Colloquium Organization Committee 2009–2010 Psychology Department Convention Organization Committee 2008–2009

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