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The JSPP (Japan Society of Personality Psychology) has been a center for research in personality psychology since it was established in June 1992. In December 2021, it had 880 members, 181 of whom were student members or postdoctoral research fellows. The Society is open to all researchers with an interest in personality. We are particularly proud of having a large number of young, research-active psychologists among us, and hope that the Society will continue to grow.

Standing Committees

In addition to the Executive Board of Directors (MATSUDA, Eiko: Chair and President of the JSPP), several standing committees of the JSPP take leading roles in day-to-day activities, stimulating research activity within the JSPP, promoting public understanding of personality psychology, and organizing collaborative projects with other psychological associations.
The JSPP Public Relations Committee, for example, issues the Society’s regular newsletter, which has now evolved into an e-newsletter; this committee is also in charge of updating the JSPP website. The Research and Exchange Committee organizes annual public symposiums and lecture meetings. The committee also works with other psychological associations to organize occasional symposiums and collaborative research projects.

Annual Meeting

The JSPP coordinates an annual scientific meeting. Held at various Japanese universities between June and November, this meeting provides Japanese and international researchers with a platform for presenting their work, communicating ideas, and reviewing current developments in the fields of psychology and personality. The JSPP invites leading international researchers to give keynote lectures at many of its annual meetings. Past meetings and invited plenary sessions have been hosted by the following institutions:

No. Venue / Term Invited Speaker from abroad
31st Okinawa Jichikaikan
3-4 Dec. 2022
30th Online conference (via Zoom)
25-26 Sep. 2021
Dr. Dimitri van der Linden
(Erasmus University Rotterdam)

29th Wako University
11-12 Sep. 2020
Dr. Jason Rentfrow
(University of Cambridge)

28th Musashino Art University
28-29 Aug. 2019
27th Ritsumeikan University
26-27 Aug. 2018
Dr. Barbara Krahé
(Universität Potsdam)

26th Tohoku Bunkyo College
7-8 Sep. 2017
Dr. Bernardo J Carducci
(Indiana University Southeast)

25th Kansai University
14-15 Sep. 2016
Dr. Antonio Terracciano
(Florida State University)
Dr. Angelina Sutin
(Florida State University)

24th Hokkaido University of Education
21-22 Aug. 2015
23rd University of Yamanashi
4-5 Oct. 2014
22nd Edogawa University
12-13 Oct. 2013
Dr. Filip De Fruyt
(Ghent University)

21st Shimane Civic Center
(Shimane Kenmin Kaikan)
6-7 Oct. 2012
Dr. Hubert J. M. Hermans
(Nijmegen Radboud University, professor emeritus)

Dr. Agnieszka Hermans-Konopka
(The International Institute for the Dialogical Self)

20th Kyoto Koka Women’s University
2-4 Sep. 2011
Dr. David C. Funder
(University of California, Riverside)

19th Keio University
10-11 Oct. 2010
Dr. Brent W. Roberts
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

18th Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
28-29 Nov. 2009
17th Ochanomizu University
15-16 Nov. 2008
Dr. Craig A. Anderson
(Iowa State University)

Dr. Dan P. McAdams
(Northwestern University)

Invited Lecture Saitama University at Tokyo Station College
21 Sep. 2007
Dr. Samuel D. Gosling
(University of Texas at Austin)

16th Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
25-26 Aug. 2007
Dr. Jaan Valsiner
(Clark University)

15th Tokyo Fuji University
7-8 Oct. 2006
14th Iwate University
12-13 Nov. 2005
13th Waseda University
21-22 Sep. 2004

Dr. Bernard Weiner
(University of California, Los Angeles)

Dr. Jaana Juvonen
(University of California, Los Angeles)

Dr. Aibao Zhou
(Northwest Normal University)

12th Doshisha University
24-25 Sep. 2003
11th Kyushu Lutheran College
11-12 Oct. 2002
10th Toyo University
22-23 Sep. 2001
9th Aichi Gakuin University
23-24 Sep. 2000
8th Ikuei Junior College
18-19 Sep. 1999
7th Osaka Gakuin University
9-10 Sep. 1998
6th Bunkyo Gakuin University
10-11 Oct. 1997
5th Chiba University
19-20 Sep. 1996
4th Chukyo University
28-29 Jul. 1995
3rd Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
21-22 Jul. 1994
2nd Tokyo International University
6-7 Sep. 1993
1st Nihon University
1-2 Nov. 1992



The Editorial Committee produces the JSPP journal, The Japanese Journal of Personality. Since 2005, three issues of the journal have been published every year. You will find every article published since Volume 12 (2003) at the homepage of the Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic (J-STAGE). You may also download articles in PDF format from this site; most are in Japanese with abstracts in English. Using this site will give you an overview of the focus and topics covered by The Japanese Journal of Personality. Bibliographic information and references to Journal articles are now available through well-known international databases, including CrossRef, and PubMed; they are also linked with APA journals through CrossRef.

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