Kiyoshi Asakawa

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The authors compared levels of optimistic and pessimistic bias in the prediction of positive and negative life events between European Americans and Japanese. Study 1 showed that European Americans compared with Japanese were more likely to predict positive events to occur to self than to others. The opposite pattern emerged in the prediction of negative(More)
A culturally relevant framework was used to examine variations on optimistic and pessimistic bias in Westerners and Easterners. Study 1 showed that 136 European Americans compared with 159 Japanese were more likely to predict typical positive events to occur to self than to a sibling. The opposite pattern emerged in the prediction of typical negative(More)
A culturally relevant framework was used to examine variations on optimistic and pessimistic bias in Westerners and Easterners. Study 1 showed that 136 European Americans compared with 159 Japanese were more likely to predict typical positive events to occur to self than to a sibling. The opposite pattern emerged in the prediction of typical negative(More)
BACKGROUND The psychological reactions to catastrophic events are not known well in children. PURPOSE The present study was performed to quantify the core features of post-traumatic stress reactions in schoolchildren after the Kobe earthquake. METHODS Children's psychological reactions to the Kobe earthquake were examined in a total of 8,800(More)
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