Research Keywords 【 display / non-display

  • health behaviors, body image, eating behaviors, emotional regulation, stress

Research Pursuits 【 display / non-display

  • (1) I've been conducting a research project entitled as "The applicability of expressive writing for reemployment program" on a grant-in-aid from JSPS since 2012.
    (2) In collaboration with my graduate students, I conducted research projects on health risk behaviors of adolescents.

Educational Pursuits 【 display / non-display

  • I taught classes related to clinical psychology and health psychology. Graduate courses that I taught were Health Psychology and Seminar in Health Psychology. Particular emphases were placed on empirical research in these classes. Undergraduate courses involved Current Issues in Clinical Psychology and Research Methods in Clinical Psychology.

    I chaired 4 senior theses & 1 master's thesis, and co-chaired four doctoral theses. I also reviewed 3 master's theses.

    I co-taught a class under the Ochanomizu Summer Program, "Contemporary Perspectives on Social Policy, Education, Family and Development.

Future Research Plans, Research Prospects, and Joint Research Potential 【 display / non-display

  • My primary focus centers around psychosocial factors related to various health-related behaviours. In particular, I've been interested in pathological eating behaviors and body image issues among young women.

    The secondary focus is related to emotional ability. I've just started a collaborative study with educational psychologists to discuss the development of emotional ability among children.

Academic 【 display / non-display

  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School(Master's Course), Other, UNITED STATES

  • University of Tsukuba, Doctoral Program in Psychology, Graduate School(Doctor's Course), Unfinished, JAPAN

  • Indiana University, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Graduate School(Doctor's Course), 2001/08, Completed, UNITED STATES

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • M.A.

  • Ph.D., 2001/08

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Research Organization, the Core Section The Human Sciences Division, Professor

  • Faculty of Core Research Human Science Division, Professor

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Education Organization, Doctral Program Human Developmental Sciences

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Education Organization, Doctral Program Human Developmental Sciences

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Education Organization, Master's Program Human Developmental Sciences

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External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Indiana University Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, 1997.08 - 1999.06

  • University of Tsukuba Institute of Psychology, Research Associate, 1999.08 - 2001.09

  • Kyoto University of Education Center for Educational Research and Training, Lecturer, 2001.10 - 2004.09

  • Indiana University School of Health & Physical Education and Recreation, Visiting Scholar, 2003.07 - 2003.09

  • Yale University Department of Psychology, Visiting Fellow, 2004.01 - 2005.01

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Pictorial Handbook of Developmental Psychology

    Chapter 4 Are we sad when tears drop? Emotional Development, Fukumura Pulishing Co., 2010.04, OMORI Mika, Kawashima, K., & Watanabe, Y., Textbook, 51-64

  • Dictionary of Cinical Psychology

    Chapter 4 Counseling and Psychotherapy, 2008.09, OMORI Mika, IKEDA Masami, Dictionary, 125-173

  • リスク社会を生き抜くコミュニケーション力

    第9章「ヘルスリスク予防のためのコミュニケーション」, 金子書房, 2007.03, 大森美香, 内田伸子・坂元章, Research Book, 171-187

  • スクールカウンセラーと学校心理学

    子どもと子どもをとりまく環境とのかかわり方, 教育出版, 1998.09, 大森美香, 高野清純・渡辺弥生, Book, 91-119

  • 心身医学

    自律訓練法, 朝倉書店, 1994, 佐々木雄二・大森美香, 末松弘行, Dictionary, 243-252

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • A Comparative Study of Smoking in American and Japanese Adolescents: Self, Social Influences, and Health Beliefs.

    International Journal of Adolescent Mental Health and Addiction, first, 2014.12, OMORI Mika, Yamawaki Niwako, MCKYER, E. Lisako, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Capital Author

  • The relationship between mothers' thin-ideal and children's drive for thinness: A survey of Japanese early adolescents and their mothers.

    Journal of Health Psychology, version(p.1 - 12), 2014.03, YAMAZAKI Yoko, OMORI Mika, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • Relationships between familial variables and children’s attitudes towards family meals

    Psychology & Health, vol.28(sup1,)(p.283), 2013.07, OMORI Mika, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Capital Author

  • Emotion skills as a protective factor for risky behaviors among college students

    Journal of College Student Development, 2013.03, Rivers, S. E., Brackett, M. A., Omori, M., Sickler, C., Cook, M., & Salovey, P., Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • Gender differences in thin-ideal internalization and drive for thinness among adolescents: Mothers’ roles in children’s thin-ideal internalization.

    Ochanomizu University Global COE Program Proceedings, 2011.03, Yamazaki, Y., & Omori, M., Original, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution), Coauthor

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Published Article 【 display / non-display

  • Women's Health Risks: Part II

    Early Childhood Education, 2006, 大森美香, Other article

  • Women's Health Risks: Part I

    Early Childhood Education, 2006, 大森美香, Other article

  • 学校カウンセリングを考える

    京都教育大学附属心理教育相談室紀要, 2004, 内田利広, 大森美香, 中村道彦, 本間友巳, 松井仁, Coauthor, Introduction and explanation (bulletin of university, research institution)

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • A Cross-National Comparison of adolescents' health-endangering behaviors between the United State and Japan.

    2006.03, 大森美香, Public Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Report

  • 教職研修キーワード生徒指導

    情緒不安定, 教育開発研究所, 1992, 大森美香

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • An EMA investigation of relationships among emotion, fat talk, and state body dissatisfaction.

    Omori, M., Takamura, A., Yamazaki, Y., Takahashi, Y., Nakamura, T., Kikuchi, H., Hiraide, M., Yoshiuchi, K., & Yamamoto, Y., International, 2017.09, 2017 EDRS, Leipzig, Eating Disorders Research Society, Not Invited, Main Speaker

  • Impacts of Socio-Economic Status and Self-Esteem on Adolescent Health-Endangering Behavior,

    Aizawa, N., Yamazaki, Y., de Zoysa, P., & Omori, M., International, 2012.05, the 24th Annual Convention of Association for Psychological Science., Chicago, IL, Not Invited, Coauthor

  • Is the transmission of thin-ideal from mothers to their children influenced by mothers’ perception of the quality of a mother-child relationships?: A survey with Japanese children and their mothers.

    Yamazaki, Y., & Omori, M., International, 2012.05, 2012 International Conference on Eating Disorders., Not Invited, Coauthor

  • Thin-Ideal and TV Viewing Related to Body Dissatisfaction Among Sri Lankan Adolescents.

    Yamazaki, Y., Aizawa, N., de Zoysa, P., & Omori, M., International, 2012.05, Chicago, IL., Not Invited, Coauthor

  • The Impacts of Defensive Pessimism and Optimism on Stress Process

    Aizawa, N., & Omori, M., International, 2011.09, The 24th Annual Conference of Japanese Health Psychology, Not Invited, Coauthor

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Prize for Research Activities 【 display / non-display

  • Motoaki Memorial Award

    日本健康心理学会, 大森美香, 論文 Psychosocial Predictors of health-endangering behaviors during the transitions to adulthood, Japanese Health Psychology, 9, 15-31 (2001) に対して, 2002.10, Domestic