I am a professor at Department of Psychological Science, Kwansei
Gakuin University, Japan. Before joining Kwansei Gakuin University,
I served on the department of psychology at Kobe
Gakuin University as an associate professor and on the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka
University as an assistant professor. I graduated in social
psychology from Osaka University in 1992 and received my Ph.D. from
that university in 2002.
I am a social psychologist who is primarily interested in group dynamics (i.e.,
how and why specific psychological processes vary in different groups and their
interactions) as well as in computer-mediated communication. For details, my
research interests include group creativity, emergence from group processes,
and various kinds of computer-mediated communication and interaction.
I have recently proposed a theoretical model with my excellent colleague (Miura
and Hida, 2004) to explain how member traits affect group-emergence properties
in a creative idea generation. Our experimental results suggest that degrees of
diversity and similarity among group members operate synergistically to produce
a significant effect on creative performance.
Other projects with my collegues include the congestion effects in chat
communication (Miura and Shinohara, 2005) and the psychological characteristics
of information retrieval on the WWW (Fujihara and Miura, 2003). And I also have
much interests in psychometrics and have published a book about structural
equation modeling (SEM) with my mentor (Kano and Miura, 2002, in Japanese).
Recently I am especially interested in online knowledge sharing communities
(i.e. Yahoo! Answers, Wikipedia, etc) and carrying out some large-scale surveys
with Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(aka KAKENHI).
of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (1992/3)
Master of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (1994/3)
Doctor of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (2002/7)
1995.5-1996.3 Academic Staff in the School of Human
Sciences at Osaka University
1996.4-2004.3 Assistant professor in the Graduate School of Human Sciences at
2004.4-2009.3 Associate professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at
Kobe Gakuin University
2009.4-now Professor in the School of Humanities at Kwansei Gakuin University
version, only in English)
- Mai Miyabe, Asako Miura, & Eiji Aramaki (2012). Use Trend Analysis of Twitter after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Poster presented at The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Seattle, Washington(CSCW2012).
- Yasuyuki Kawaura, Asako Miura, Kiyomi Yamashita, and Yoshiro Kawakami (2011). From online diary to weblog: Self-expression on the Internet. In A. Blachnio, A. Przepiorka, and T. Rowinski (Eds.), Internet in psychological research. Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University Press, pp. 39-58.
- Asako Miura and Kiyomi Yamashita (2007) Psychological and social influences on weblog writing: An online survey of weblog authors in Japan. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4), 1452-1471.
- Asako Miura (2007) Can weblogs cause the emergence of social intelligence? : Causal model of intention to continue publishing weblog. Journal of AI & Society, 22(2), 237-251.
- Asako Miura, Nobuhiko Fujihara, and Koji Yamashita (2006) Retrieving information on the World Wide Web: Effects of domain specific knowledge. Journal of AI & Society, 20(2), 221-231.
- Asako Miura and Kazumitsu Shinohara (2005) Social intelligence design in online chat communication: A psychological study on congestion effects. Journal of AI & Society, 19, 93-109.
- Naohiro Matsumura, Asako Miura, Yasufumi Shibanai, Yukio Ohsawa, and Toyoaki Nishida (2005) The Dynamism of Nichannel. Journal of AI & Society, 19, 84-92.
- Asako Miura and Misao Hida (2004) Synergy between diversity and similarity in group-idea generation. Small Group Research, 35(5), 540-564.
- Nobuhiko Fujihara and Asako Miura (2003) Patterns of searching for information on the world wide web: a pilot study. Psychological Reports, 92, 1091-1096.
- Asako Miura and Kiyomi Yamashita (2004) Why do people publish weblogs?: An online survey of weblog authors in Japan. In Morgan, K., Sanchez, J., Brebbia, C. A., and Voiskounsky, A. (Eds.) Human Perspectives in the Ineternet Society: Culture, Psychlogy and Gender, Pp. 43-50. WIT Press, Southampton, UK.
- Asako Miura (2003) Chapter 10: Effects of communication medium and goal setting on group brainstorming. In G. Yang, K. K. Hwang, P. B. Pedersen, I. Daibo, and K .S. Yang(Eds.) Progress in Asian Social Psychology: Conceptual and Empirical Contributions, pp. 199-216. Greenwood.
- Yutaka Kano and Asako Miura (2002) Graphical Multivariate Analysis by AMOS, EQS and CALIS (Expanded Edition). Gendai-Sugaku-Sha, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)
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