Shinobu Kitayama

Shinobu Kitayama Columns

  • What is Systemic About Systemic Racism?

    In addressing the United States’ entrenched racism, Shinobu Kitayama reflects on the social institutions that undergird it and the pioneering researcher who fought for the cause of documenting and understanding Black lives. More

  • Psychological Science in the Era of Infectious Disease

    Amid the continuing spread of COVID-19, APS President Shinobu Kitayama argues that three collective level dynamics—risk assessment, selfish versus prosocial motivations, and interpersonal relationships—powerfully influence the spread of the virus. More

  • The Open-Access Model of Journal Publishing

    APS President Shinobu Kitayama explores the benefits and ideals of the open-access model, the two main prototypes of open-access journals, and the very real costs and other challenges associated with producing them. More

  • Open Society and Open Mind

    In his first column as APS President, University of Michigan professor Shinobu Kitayama lays out three steps toward creating a truly open psychological science and enabling the field to play a more significant role in addressing the urgent issues facing society. More