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Makiko Imamura  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • Other Interests
    Classical Ballet; Mindfulness Meditation
  • Areas of Research
    Intercultural communication from interpersonal and intergroup perspectives; Influences of social and cultural identities on day-to-day communication processes; Influences of interpersonal relationships on intergroup and intercultural attitudes; East Asian cultural values and communication styles; Intercultural and intergroup conflict management; Cultural adaptation and acculturation strategies; Communication experiences between host nationals and sojourners; Non-Western perspectives on communication
  • Methodological Approaches
    Social and behavioral science: Survey and experimental designs; Regression (Mediation/Moderation Analyses); (M)ANOVA; Structural Equation Modeling
  • Theoretical Perspectives
    Intergroup contact hypothesis; Common Ingroup Identity Model; Social identity and self-categorization theories; Communication accommodation theory; Acculturation framework; Anxiety/Uncertainty Management Theory
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