Professor OMORI Mika
- Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters
- Division of Department of Integrated Human Sciences
- Psychology and Linguistics Course
- Department of Psychology
- Research, History
- Books, papers, etc.
- Personal History
- I was born and raised in Japan and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a doctoral degree in psychology. I am currently a cross-appointed faculty member at Tohoku University while being a professor in health psychology and the director of the Institute of Education and Human Development at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. In addition to being affiliated with Indiana University as a graduate student, I lived in the US as an undergraduate exchange student at Vanderbilt University and as an Abe Fellow at Indiana University and Yale University, and as a Fulbright scholar at Northeastern University.
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Health Psychology
- Research Subject
- Psychosocial attributes related to health behaviors, risk perception and health communication
- body image; health-related behaviors; psychosocial influences; ecological momentary assessment; risk perception
- American Psychological Association; Academy of Eating Disorders; Japanese Psychological Association; Japanese Association of Health Psychology
Omori, M. (2018) Chapter 12: Psychology of meat eating. (In A. Nobayashi Eds.) Research on Meat Eating, Heibonsha.
Omori, M. (2020) Chapter 1 Social function and application of emotion. Theory and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning. Noma Institute of Educational Research.
- Academic Papers
Rodgers, R. F., Lombardo, C., Cerolini, S., Franko, D. L., Omori, M., Fuller- Tyszkiewicz, M., Linardon, J., Courtet, P., & Guillaume, S. (2020). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Eating Disorder Risk and Symptoms. International Journal of Eating Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23318
Swami, V. et al. (2020). The Breast Size Satisfaction Survey (BSSS): Breast size dissatisfaction and its antecedents and outcomes in women from 40 nations. Body Image 32, 199-217.
Takamura, A., Yamazaki, Y., & Omori, M. (2019). Developmental changes in fat talk to avoid peer rejection in Japanese girls and young women. Health Psychology Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055102919854170
Yoshitake, N., Omori, M., Sugawara, M., Akishinonomiya, K., Shimada, S. (2019). Do health beliefs, personality traits, and interpersonal concerns predict TB prevention behavior among Japanese adults? PLoS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211728.
Omori, M., Yamazaki, Y., Aizawa, N., de Zoysa, P. (2016). Thin-ideal internalization and body dissatisfaction in Sri Lankan adolescents. Journal of Health Psychology, 22, 1830-1840.
2002 Motoaki Memorial Award, Japanese Association of Health Psychology
2017 Conference Presentation Award, Japanese Psychological Association