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The Todai-Yale Initiative

The Todai-Yale Initiative

The 2nd Yamakawa Kenjiro Memorial Lecture (April 4)

 

Social Psychology Colloquium

     Organizer:   Department of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

 

  Co-sponsor:     Todai-Yale Initiative      

 

 

Time and Date:  17:00 - 18:00, Friday, April 4, 2014

Venue:                Conference Room 3, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 2,

the University of Tokyo

Speaker:            Prof. Marianne LaFrance, Department of Psychology,

Yale University

Topic:                “Gender and Default Facial Expressions

Language:          English (no interpretation)

Type of Audience: Faculty and graduate students

 

For further information, please contact Department of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo

 

 

Email: sphisho@l.u-tokyo.ac.jp

 

Abstract:

 

 

Facial expressions do not merely reflect emotional states but also reflect gender norms and expectations. Recent studies in our lab using implicit measures have found that observers expect to see smiles on women's faces and not on men's faces. They also expect to see anger on men's faces and not on women's faces. Angry high status women are not expected at all.

 

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Dr. Yamakawa Kenjiro was the Yale’s first Japanese undergraduate student and earned a Bachelor of Physics in 1875. After his graduation from Yale, he went on to an accomplished career as a renowned physicist and teacher at the University of Tokyo. Also he served as the President of the Imperial Universities in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kyushu and devoted himself to the development of higher education in modern Japan.