Kenji Noguchi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Attitude, Social cognition, Cultural psychology

Current Teaching

General Psychology (PSY 110)
Statistics (PSY 360)
Social Psychology (PSY 450)

Recent Publications

Hepler, J., Albarracín, D., McCulloch, K.E., & Noguchi, K. (in press). Being Active and Impulsive: The Role of Goals for Action and Inaction in Self-Control. Motivation and Emotion.

Mong, M., Noguchi, K., Boudreaux, D., & Ladner, B. (in press). Psychological Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Bussing, R., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Mason, D., Noguchi, K., & Garvan, C. W. (2011). Willingness to use ADHD Treatments: A Mixed Methods Study of Perceptions by Adolescents, Parents, Health Professionals and Teachers. Social Science and Medicine, 74, 92-100.

Noguchi, K., Handley, I. M., & Albarracín, D. (2011). Participating in politics resembles physical activity: General action patterns in international archives, US archives, and experiments. Psychological Science, 22, 235-242.

Albarracín, D., Fischler, I. & Noguchi, K. (2011). The syntax of defection and cooperation: The effects of the implicit sentences nice act and act nice on behavior change. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 298-305.

Senay , I., Albarracín, D., Noguchi, K. (2010). Motivating goal-directed behavior through introspective self-talk: The role of the interrogative form of simple future tense. Psychological Science, 21, 499-504. 


Albarracín, D., Handley, I. M., Noguchi, K., McCulloch, K. C., Li, H., Leeper, J., Brown, R. D., Earl, A., & Hart, W. P. (2008). Increasing and decreasing motor and cognitive output: A model of general action and inaction goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95,510-523.

Dalsky, J. D., Gohm, L. C., Noguchi, K., & Shiomura, K. (2008). Mutual self-enhancement in Japan and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 215-223.

Noguchi, K. (2007). Examination of the content of individualism/collectivism scales in cultural comparisons of the USA and Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 131-144.


Noguchi, K., Albarracín, D., Durantini, M. R., & Glasman, L. R. (2007). Who participates in which health promotion programs? A meta-analysis of motivations underlying enrollment and retention in HIV-prevention interventions. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 955-975.

Noguchi, K., Gohm, L. C., Dalsky, J. D., & Sakaamoto, S. (2007). Cultural differences related to positive and negative valence. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, 68-76.

Noguchi, K., Gohm, L. C., & Dalsky, J. D. (2006). Cognitive tendencies of focusing on positive and negative information. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 891-910.

Albarracín, D., Noguchi, K., & Earl, A. N. (2006). Joyce’s Ulysses andWoolf’s Jacob’s room as the phenomenology of reasoning: Intentions and control as emergent of language and social interaction. Psychological Inquiry, 17, 236-245.

Bakir, A., Landis, D., & Noguchi, K., (2003). Looking into studies of heterogeneous small groups: An analysis of the research findings. In D. Landis, J. Bennett, & M. Bennett, (Eds.), Handbook of Intercultural Training (3rd ed., pp. 416-433). Thousand Oak: Sage Publications.


Landis, D., Bakir, A., Moore, M., Noguchi, K., & O’Shea, III., W. A., (2002). Life in the virtual office: The effect of culture and ethnicity on work-group productivity. In P. Boski, F.J.R.van de Vijver, & A.M. Chodynicka. (Eds.), New Directions in Cross-Cultural Psychology (2nd ed., pp. 365-382). Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences Publishers.

Recent Presentations  

Noguchi, K., Kamada, A., Shirira, I., & Ikemi, M. (2009, Feburary). "Cross-cultural differences in top-down and bottom-up processing between the US and Japan." Poster to be presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.  

 Bussing, R., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Garvan, C. W., Noguchi, K., & Albarracin, D. (2008, October). "Evidence-based Practices and Clinical Practice Evidence: Bridging the Gap." Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Chicago, IL.

Noguchi, K., Albarracín, D., & Handley, I. M. (2008, Feburary). "Political participation for the sake of being active: The archival and experimental studies of action tendencies." Poster presented at the 9th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM. 

Noguchi, K., & Albarracín, D. (2007, January). "Implicit Pragmatics: The effect of incidental word order on cooperative behavior." Poster presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.  

Dalsky, D. J., Gohm, C. L., Noguchi, K., & Shiomura, K. (2007, January). "Cultural differences in self-esteem change in close relationships: When “I am creative” in the West and when “You are creative” in the East." Poster presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.  

Albarracín, D., Noguchi, K., Leeper, J., Li, H., Handley, I. M., McCulloch, K. C., Earl, A. N., Wright, P., Repetto, M., Brown, R. D., & Liu, Y. (2006, October). "General action and inaction goals at the international, cultural, and neuro levels." Paper presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.  

Noguchi, K., Albarracín, D., Durantini, M. R., Glasman, L. R. & Earl, A. R. (2006, September). "Non random attrition in health promotion programs: A meta-analysis of retention in HIV prevention interventions." Poster presented at the North American Conference of Association of Consumer Research, Orlando, FL.  

Dalsky, D. J., Gohm, C. L., Noguchi, K., & Shiomura, K. (2006, September). "Mutual enhancement in the United States and Japan: Enhancing the extended self in close relationships."  Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Social Psychology, Tohoku University, Sendai City, Japan.  

Noguchi, K., Gohm, L. C., Dalsky, D., & Sakamoto, S. (2005, January). "Levels and covariation of psychological constructs concerning positive and negative valence in the US and Japanese cultures." Poster presented at the 6th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.