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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. University of Shizuoka, International Relations (1995)
M.A. Hokkaido University, Behavioral Science (1997)
Ph.D. Hokkaido University, Behavioral Science (2001)

Professional Experience

1999-2000Research Fellow, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (DC2)
2000-2005Post-doctoral research fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
2002-2004Research Fellow, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (PD)
2005-2006Research Scientist, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
2006-2010Assistant Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Tilburg University
2010-2012Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Sophia University
2012-Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, Hokkaido University

Research Grants* and Awards

1999Social/evolutionary psychological studies on the origin of ownership and sharing. Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture Grant (#99J05573, 1,600,000 yen, ~2000)
2000Prize for the best paper in 1999 from Japanese Cognitive Science Society (for “Ownership and sharing: Exploring social foundations of communal sharing norm by evolutionary game analysis”, Cognitive Studies, 6, 191-205.)
2000Prize for the best paper in 1999 from Japanese Group Dynamics Association (for “The effect of an unfair treatment in the resolution of a social dilemma”, Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 30-40.)
2002Studies on the adaptive concession strategies on bargaining and its social implications. Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture Grant (#02J00039, 3,300,000 yen, ~2004)
20034th Trento International Summer School in Behavioral Economics, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italy. Selected as a fully accommodated participant.
2004Children's economic decision-making: Comparing German-British schoolchildren. Grant from Anglo-German foundation for the study of industrial society. (with P. Leman, M. Keller, 2,000 Euros and 3,000 pounds).
2010The adaptive toolbox approach in social learning. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Startup), (#22830083, 3,094,000 yen, ~ 2011)
2011Development of the adaptive toolbox approach in social learning. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), (#23683011, 13,910,000 yen, ~2012)
2012Reputation: Exploring cognitive foundations of the human society. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (#24653166, 3,770,000 yen, ~2014)
2013Environmental structure and the cognitive architecture promoting cumulative cultural evolution. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (#23285176 17,1600,000 yen, ~2016)
2015Exploring cognitive architectures underlying historical development of sciences. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (#15K13111, 3,510,000 yen, ~2017)
2017Inductive learning and the evolution of social norms: Exploration of a new experimental paradigm. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (#17H02621, 17,030,000 yen, ~2020)
2017Internally superimposed selves: Developing a new research in collaboration between philosophy and empirical science. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Topicsetting program to advance cutting-edge humanities and social sciences research (Area Cultivation) (13,162,500 yen, ~2022)
2018Cultural group selection and the evolution of social norms: Empirical investigation with the country-level macro data analyses and large-scale group experiments. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research) (#17KK0060, 14,430,000 yen, ~2019)

(Below is a list of grants in which I am involved as co-investigator)

2016Exploration of cognitive, neuronal, and ecological foundations of the collective behavior. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (PI: Tatsuya Kameda, #16H06324, 182,659,000 yen, ~2020)
2017Interdisciplinary research on cultural evolutionary foundations of the conflict and cooperation. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (PI: Hideki Ohira, #17KT0001, 18,720,000 yen, ~2019)
2017Constructive understanding of the origin and evolution of language. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (PI: Takashi Hashimoto, #17H06383, 244,140,000 yen, ~2020)

Teaching

International Max Planck Research School on Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics (2004): Social Norms and Development: Interdisciplinary Approach

Tilburg University (2006-2010): Group Dynamics, Psychology of Economic Behavior, Attitudes and Communication, Programming for Psychology Experiments with Visual Basic

Sophia University (2010-2012): Social Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology

Waseda University (2011): Social Psychology in evolutionary-cultural perspective

Hokkaido University (2012-current): Behavioral Science, Introduction to Bayesian Modeling, Research Methods in Behavioral Science

Professional Affiliations

Human Behavior and Evolution Society, European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, Cultural Evolution Society, Cognitive Science Society, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Japan, Japanese Psychological Association, Japanese Society for Social Psychology

Editorial Board

2006Editor, Cognitive Studies (~2010)
2010Editor, Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science (~current)
2016Editor-in-chief, Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science (~current)

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Euro Science Foundation, Adaptive Behavior, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Field Methods, Frontiers in Psychology, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Human Nature, Japanese Psychological Research , Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Progress in Asian Social Psychology, Rationality and Society, Research in Human Development, Scientific Reports

Other academic activities

2004Program committee, The 16th annual meeting for Human Behavior and Evolution Society
2004Guest faculty, International Max Planck Research School on Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics (LIFE) (~2005)
2013Executive committee, Japanese Society of Social Psychology (~2017)
2013Executive committee, Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Japan (~2015)
2015Vice president, Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Japan (~2021)
2017Scientific program committee, The 31st International Congress of Psychology
2018Organizing committee, The 2nd Cultural Evolution Society Conference
2018Executive committee, Cultural Evolution Society (~current)