David Dalsky

David Dalsky
Kyoto University | Kyodai · Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate School for Human and Environmental Studies

Ph.D.

About

20
Publications
8,997
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
439
Citations
Introduction
I'm currently interested in applying virtual intercultural fieldwork in social/cultural/indigenous psychology through team learning and a set of principles for inclusive practitioner research called Exploratory Practice to compare and contrast sociocultural emic psychological concepts in Chinese, German, and Indonesian (Javanese and Balinese), with the goal of practicing and theorizing a pedagogy of mutual transcultural understanding.

Publications

Publications (20)
Article
Full-text available
The authors address the debate on pancultural self-enhancement by suggesting that some Japanese enhance their self-worth by praising and receiving praise from others included in the self. The authors call this process “mutual self-enhancement” and validated a scale for its measurement in Japan and the United States. Mutual self-enhancement was posi...
Article
Full-text available
The proliferation of “teacher‐proof” scripts for lessons reveals a deep distrust of teachers' intuition and blatant ignorance of the essential humanistic elements underlying education. This model of standardization positions teachers as mere delivery agents of centrally planned curricula based on a hollow promise of effectiveness. We agree that “a...
Chapter
The usefulness of viewing a culture through the lenses of indigenous (emic) psychology keywords is the central premise of this chapter. The authors argue that understanding the essence of wa (和) –– harmony –– in the Japanese experience is vital. Without denying possible etic phenomenology, the chapter argues that several Japanese emic concepts conn...
Chapter
This case study describes a unique collaboration involving Japanese undergraduates, an American exchange student from MIT, a professional American academic rapper, and a famous Japanese avant-garde Jazz musician who produced an academic rap video in English that is featured on the OpenCourseWare site of Kyoto University: https://youtu.be/xq6MrP6Qu-...
Article
This ‘inclusive practitioner research’ study presents a collaborative ‘virtual intercultural fieldwork’ project in which Balinese and Chinese university students communicated in English to explore similar emic cultural concepts related to the Japanese concept of amae (presumed indulgence); namely, manying (Balinese) and sajiao (Mandarin Chinese), t...
Article
Full-text available
In this paper, the authors, as "intercultural trainers-researchers," aim to demonstrate how virtual intercultural contact can contribute to the development of intercultural competence. In this virtual training program, the teachers assume the role of trainer-researchers, working in collaboration with participants (i.e., students/trainees). The part...
Chapter
Interaction has long been considered to be one of the key factors in language learning and teaching. Previous studies have investigated how interaction influences second or foreign language (L2) development in the language classroom; however, the nature of “interaction” itself is still elusive. This lack of a holistic picture makes it difficult to...
Article
Full-text available
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a counseling modality that features values clarification interventions. However, a well-established ACT-consistent measure of values for practitioners and researchers is lacking. The present study, therefore, examined an exploratory measure called the Valued Time and Difficulty Questionnaire (VTDQ; Wilson...
Book
This book reignites discussion on the importance of collaboration and innovation in language education. The pivotal difference highlighted in this volume is the concept of team learning through collaborative relationships such as team teaching. It explores ways in which team learning happens in ELT environments and what emerges from these explorati...
Chapter
Full-text available
This chapter presents a virtual collaboration between students from Kyoto University and the University of Helsinki. The principles of Exploratory Practice and Team Learning were used to investigate the mutual transcultural understandings of emic Japanese and Finnish cultural concepts.
Book
Full-text available
This book reignites discussion on the importance of collaboration and innovation in language education. The pivotal difference highlighted in this volume is the concept of team learning through collaborative relationships such as team teaching. It explores ways in which team learning happens in ELT environments and what emerges from these explorati...
Chapter
Cross-cultural training involves teaching and learning about the interaction of people with different cultural backgrounds; its typical goal is to prepare a sojourner to be successful in a host country. Trainers are usually educated in the applied social sciences, and trainees could be international company employees, university students who study...
Article
Full-text available
This paper reports on a study relevant to the psychology literature on pan-cultural self-enhancement; namely, what are some strategies by which people from non-western cultures raise their self-worth? I conducted an experiment to test hypotheses regarding culturally acceptable means of communicating positive feedback and its effect on changes in se...
Article
Japan may be faced with a cultural shift in values as a new generation replaces the aging baby boomer generation that is now leading the society. To demonstrate a temporary shift in values on an individual level, this paper reports on a study that uses a priming technique to shift the allocentrism of Japanese (and the idiocentrism of Americans for...
Article
Differences between North American and East Asian cultures were examined in terms of the valence of psychological constructs. Americans were more likely than Japanese to focus on positive things. In contrast, Japanese (vs Americans) were more likely to attend to negative information of the self, but not more or less likely to focus on negative thin...
Article
Full-text available
We hypothesized individual differences in the tendency to attend to, think about, and focus on positive (or negative) information. A scale measuring these individual differences was constructed and its validity and reliability were examined in three studies. Attention to positive information was related to positive affectivity, extraversion, BAS, o...
Article
Full-text available
This investigation among 158 freshmen examined the association between emotional intelligence (emotion-relevant abilities) and stress (feelings of inability to control life events), considering personality (self-perception of the meta-emotion traits of clarity, intensity, and attention) as a moderating variable. Results suggest that emotional intel...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)
Project
The proposed research project empowers students to work as inclusive practitioner researchers in international teams together with professional researchers and their students who are based overseas.Lab teams in Germany (Dortmund), Indonesia (Java and Bali), and China (Beijing) will collaborate with student-researchers in seminars (“zemi”) led by the Principal Investigator. The method involves online intercultural exchanges theoretically based on Exploratory Practice (Dalsky & Garant, 2016), Team Learning (Stewart, Dalsky, & Tajino, 2019), and Folk Psychology (Bruner, 1990). English will be used as a lingua franca to achieve the goal of discussing indigenous psychology concepts, which will lead to reflections on mutual transcultural understanding among members of the international learning teams. The significance of the project would provide empirical evidence for a theorizing a pedagogy of mutual transcultural understanding