TOMOTAKA UMEMURA

Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
umemura(at)hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research interests are the development of relationships from infancy to adulthood. To explore my research interests, I use attachment theory, dynamic systems theory, and longitudinal/time-series methods.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • The University of Texas
  • The University of Texas

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Psychology;Educational psychology

Research Keywords

  • parent-child relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Attachment theory

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar in Psychological Research Methods
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings I
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings II
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings III
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Psychological Readings IV
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Developmental Psychology
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Psychological Experiments
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Advanced Laboratory Project in Developmental Psychology I
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Advanced Laboratory Project in Developmental Psychology II
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Introduction to Psychology
  12. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Practical Training in Psychology I
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practical Training in Psychology II
  14. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Psychology
  15. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Study in Psychology
  16. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced academic writing in psychology I
  17. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced academic writing in psychology II
  18. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Psychology
  19. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Study in Psychology
  20. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  21. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  22. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  23. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  24. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  25. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  26. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology A
  27. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology B
  28. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Advanced Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology A
  29. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Seminar on Methods of Research in Psychology B
  30. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic writing in psychology A
  31. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Academic writing in psychology B
  32. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Advanced academic writing in psychology A
  33. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced academic writing in psychology B
  34. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on Psychology C
  35. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Lecture on Psychology D
  36. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Seminar on Psychology I
  37. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Psychology II
  38. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar on Psychology III
  39. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Psychology IV
  40. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Advanced Seminar on Psychology I
  41. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Advanced Seminar on Psychology II
  42. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Seminar on Psychology III
  43. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Seminar on Psychology IV
  44. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  45. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study
  46. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  47. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Japanese infants' attachment insecurity and externalizing/internalizing problems: Using strange situation and attachment Q-sort methods, INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL, 43(6), 910-920, 202211
  2. Diverse Trajectories of Hikikomori Symptoms During Job Search and the Role of Identity Distress: Three Wave Longitudinal Research, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY, 13, 20220707
  3. Measuring attachment representations with secure base scripts: A preliminary report., Bulletin of center for Clinical Psychology of Hiroshima International University
  4. Roles of attachment relationships in emerging adults' career decision-making process: A two-year longitudinal research design, Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 119-132, 2017
  5. The relationship between adult attachment orientation and child self-regulation in eating: The mediating role of persuasive-controlling feeding practices, Eating Behaviors, 26, 121-128, 2017
  6. ★, Longitudinal changes in emerging adults attachment preferences for their mother, father, friends, and romantic partner: Focusing on start and end of romantic relationships, International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 136-142, 2016
  7. ★, Similarities and differences regarding changes in attachment preferences and attachment styles in relation to romantic relationship length: longitudinal and concurrent analyses., Attachment & human development, 2018
  8. ★, Do toddlers prefer the primary caregiver or the parent with whom they feel more secure? The role of toddler emotion., Infant behavior & development, 36(1), 2013
  9. ★, Nonmaternal care hours and temperament predict infants' proximity-seeking behavior and attachment subgroups, Infant Behavior & Development, 37(3), 352-365, 2014
  10. Very extensive nonmaternal care predicts mother-infant attachment disorganization: Convergent evidence from two samples., Development and Psychopathology, 27(3), 2015
  11. ★, Coparenting Problems with Toddlers Predict Children's Symptoms of Psychological Problems at Age 7, Child Psychiatry & Human development, 46(6), 981-996, 2015
  12. Marital conflict and parental responses to infant negative emotions: Relations with toddler emotional regulation, Infant Behavior & Development, 40, 73-83, 2015
  13. ★, Reviewing Japanese concepts of Amae and Ie to deeper understand the relevance of Secure-Base Behavior in the context of Japanese caregiver-child interactions, Integrative Psychological and behavioral Science, 49(4), 714-736, 2015
  14. ★, Attitudes toward ingroups versus outgroups as unique distinctions between political trust and generalized social trust: A study of ethnically diverse youth in the Czech Republic, Ceskoslovenska Psychologie, 61(5), 433-447, 2017
  15. Changes in late adolescents' voting intentions during the election campaign: Disentangling the effects of political communication with parents, peers and media, European Journal of Communication, 30(3), 285-300, 2015
  16. Marital quality over the transition to parenthood as a predictor of coparenting, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(12), 3636-3651, 2015
  17. Different developmental pathways from parental warmth to adolescents' trust in peers and politicians: mediating roles of adolescent-parent attachment and belief in a just world, Social Justice research, 29(2), 186-205, 2016
  18. Parent-daughter relationships and disordered eating among emerging adult women from the Czech Republic, Studia Psychologica, 58(3), 216-230, 2016
  19. ★, Is emerging adults' attachment preference for the romantic partner transferred from their attachment preferences for their mother, father, and friends?, Emerging Adulthood, 3(3), 179-193, 2015
  20. ★, Secure base script and psychological dysfunction in Japanese young adults in the 21st century: Using the attachment script assessment, Developmental Psychology, 54(5), 989-998, 201805
  21. Japanese children's reactions to family photographs: Associations with mothers' attachment status, Infant and Child development, 22, 289-296, 2013
  22. Worrying weighs on your partner's heart: Exploring how rumination about a romantic relationships is associated with relational uncertainly using dyadic data, Japanese Journal of Communication Studies, 44, 135-150, 2016
  23. Japanese Mothers' Prebirth Adult Attachment Interview Predicts Their Infants' Response to the Strange Situation Procedure: The Strange Situation in Japan Revisited Three Decades Later, DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 54(11), 2007-2015, 201811
  24. Adolescents' multiple versus single primary attachment figures, reorganization of attachment hierarchy, and adjustments: the important people interview approach, ATTACHMENT & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 20(5), 532-552, 2018
  25. Considering the negatively formed identity: Relationships between negative identity and problematic psychosocial beliefs, JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE, 70, 24-32, 201901
  26. Vývoj vazby k blízkým osobám od raného dětství do dospělosti: přehledová studie o vazbové hierarchii. [Development of multiple attachment relationships from infancy to adulthood: A review of attachment hierarchy.], Československá Psychologie, 63, 210-225, 2019
  27. Japan-US comparison of mothers' wishes for their children's futures in the context of attachment, JOURNAL OF FAMILY STUDIES, 26(3), 329-344, 20200702
  28. Roles of Configurations of Multiple Identity Domains in Adaptive and Maladaptive Functioning in Japanese Emerging Adults: Using a Culturally Relevant Index, EMERGING ADULTHOOD, 8(5), 373-381, 202010
  29. The Relationship between Psycholinguistic Features of Religious Words and Core Dimensions of Religiosity: A Survey Study with Japanese Participants, Religions, 11(12), 673, 202012
  30. ★, Transfer of early to late adolescents' attachment figures in a multicohort six-wave Study: Person-and variable-oriented approaches., Journal of Early Adolescence, 2020
  31. ★, Are one's attachment avoidance toward a particular person and his/her placement of this particular person in the attachment hierarchy inversely overlapping? Four bifactor-analysis studies., PLoS ONE, 2021
  32. The Relationships between initial consonants in Japanese sound symbolic words and familiarity, multi-sensory imageability, emotional valence, and arousal., Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2021
  33. Attachment-based intervention improves Japanese parent-child relationship quality: A pilot study., Current Psychology, 202101
  34. Relational uncertainty and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships self-disclosure as a moderator and a mediator., CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 202103
  35. Positive and negative valences of identities: Longitudinal associations of identity content valences with adaptive and maladaptive functioning among Japanese young adults., DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 202103
  36. ★, Attachment hierarchy in Japan: Examining the validity of important people interview in Japanese young adults., ATTACHMENT AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 202104
  37. Maternal Perceptions of Infant Behavior as a Potential Indicator of Parents or Infants in Need of Additional Support and Intervention, FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH, 9, 20211020
  38. Identity Processes and Identity Content Valences: Examining Bidirectionality, DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 57(12), 2265-2280, 202112
  39. Identity formation and school experience among university students in a teacher training program: A four-wave longitudinal study during the teaching practicum, IDENTITY: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THEORY AND RESEARCH, 202109
  40. ★, Japanese infants' attachment insecurity and externalizing/internalizing problems: Using strange situation and attachment Q-sort methods, Infant Mental Health Journal, 43(6), 910-920, 20221020
  41. The Relation Between Attachment and Identity: Focusing on Attachment Representations, In-Depth Exploration, and Meaning Making, Identity, 1-16, 2023

Publications such as books

  1. 2016/01/01, Path to adulthood: Psychological and social characteristics of today's twenties., Parents and their (non)adult children: How do relationships and lives look like in families with twenties?, Masaryk University Press, 2016, 2016, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Czech, Macek, P., Lomicova, L., Lacinova, L., Dvorakova, I., & Umemura T., 978-80-210-8400-1, 17
  2. 2016/01/01, Path to adulthood: Psychological and social characteristics of today's twenties., Partner relationships and emerging adulthood: On exams or for real?, The Czech Republic: Masaryk University Press., 2016, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Lacinova, L., Umemura, T., Bousa, O., Sirucek, J., & Michalcakova, R. N., 978-80-210-8400-1, 15
  3. 2017/11/20, Assessment and support based on attachment, Strange Situation Procedure, 誠信書房, 2017, 11, Scholarly Book, Single work, 978-4-414-41633-6, 234, pp.68-86
  4. 2018/12/01, VŠICHNI MOJI BLÍZCÍ Adolescenti a dospělí kolem nich, Všichni moji blízcí: Proměny vazbové hierarchie od adolescence k mladé dospělosti, MUNI Press, 2018, 12, Scholarly Book, Joint work, その他, Tomo Umemura, Lenka Lacinová, Dana Juhová, Eliška Horská, Lenka Pivodová, Jakub Kraus, & Petr Macek, 978-80-210-9160-3, 111, 17-29
  5. 2022/01/01, Non-Western Identity. Identity in a Changing World, Identity development in East Asia., Springer, 2022, 1, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Sugimura K., Umemura T., & Nelson L.J., 978-3-030-77241-3, 310, 33-47

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The proportion of Japanese Strange Situation Classifications: Focusing on the age of infants and young children., Umemura, T., Iwamoto, S., Kitagawa, M., The 81st Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychologcal Assosiation, 2017/09/21, Without Invitation, Japanese
  2. Transition of attachment hierarchy in adolescence: Using person-centered and variable-centered approaches., Umemura, T., Lacinová, L.& Macek, P., the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, 2017/09/01, Without Invitation, English
  3. Transition of attachment hierarchy from early to late adolescence: Latent class and latent transition analyses., Umemura, T., Lacinová, L., Pivodová, L., Horská, E., & Kraus, J., the International Attachment Conference, 2017/06/30, Without Invitation, English
  4. The Path-to-Adulthood project: With whom do emerging adults prefer to be?, Umemura, T., 2014/02/19, With Invitation, Japanese, Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University
  5. The developmental transfer of attachment figures: Do you prefer to engage in attachment behaviors with the parents, friends, or romantic partner?, Umemura, T., 2014/12/05, With Invitation, English, University of Groningen
  6. The Developmental transfer of preferred attachment figures: Do people prefer to engage in attachment behaviors with parents, friends, or romantic partner?, Umemura, T., 2015/02/20, With Invitation, English, University of Gothenburg
  7. The hierarchy of attachment during adolescense: A longitudinal perspective from the age of 11 to the age of 15., Umemura, T, Lacinova, L., Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, Austin, TX., 2014, Without Invitation, English
  8. I like you but not only you yet: Is emerging adult's attachment preference for the romantic partner transferred from their attachment preferences for their mother, father, and friends?, Umemura, T., Lacinova, L., & Macek, P., Paper presented at the meeting of the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2014, Without Invitation, English, Izumir, Turkey
  9. The transfer of attachment relationship preferences for the mother, the father, the romanticpartner and friends in emerging and later adulthood, Umemura, T., Lacinova, L., Kotrcova, K., & Fraley, R. C., Paper presented at the meeting of the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2016, Without Invitation, English, Cadiz, Spain
  10. Changes in hierarchical preferences for attachment relationships from infancy to emerging adulthood: A dynamic systems approach., Umemura, T., Kunnen, E. S., Lacinova, L., & Masak, P., Paper presented at the European Society for Research on Adolescsence, 2016, Without Invitation, English, Cadiz, Spain
  11. Roles of parents in adolescent's political attitudes: Mediating effects of general attitudes toward other people and society, Umemura, T., Serek, J., & Machackova, Paper presented at the meeting of the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2016, Without Invitation, English, Cadiz, Spain
  12. Examining toddlers' hieararchical preference in triadic interactions with their mother and father: Given attachment classifications with their mother and father in infancy, Umemura, T., Jacobvitz, B. D., Messina, S., & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2009, Without Invitation, English, Denver, CO
  13. Effects of father's involvement in particular caregiving tasks on toddler's interactions with their father: An attachment framework, Umemura, T., Jacobvitz, B. D., Bichteler, A., Beverung., & Hazen N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2011, Without Invitation, English, Montreal, QC
  14. Toddler's preferences for mothers versus fathers during triadic interactions: Links with toddlers' emotions and attachment History., Umemura, T., Jacobvitz, B. D., Bichteler, A., Messina, S., & Hazen N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2011, Without Invitation, English, Montreal, QC
  15. The Effect of hours infants spend in nonmaternal care on their proximity-seeking behavior in the Strange Situation, Umemura, T., Jacobvitz, B. D., Bichteler, A, & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of the International Conference of Infant Studies, 2012, Without Invitation, English, Twin Cities, MN
  16. Extensive nonmaternal care predicts attachment disorganization: Convergent evidence from two samples, Umemura, T., Christopher, C. H., Allen, S. D., Jacobvitz, D. B., & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for research in Human Development, 2012, Without Invitation, English, New Orleans, LA
  17. Coparenting problems at 2 years predict 7-year-old children's psychopathological symptoma: focusing on gender differences, Umemura, T., Christopher, C. H., Mann, T. M., Jacobvitz, D. B., & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, WA
  18. Different pathways to develop adolescent trust in peers and politicians: Mediating roles of adolescent-parent attachment and adolescent belief in a just a world, Umemura,T., Serek, J., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescense, 2014, Without Invitation, English, Austin, TX
  19. A dynamic systems approach to changes in attachment preferences from infancy to emerging adulthood: Focusing on a romantic breakup, Umemura, T., Lacinova, L., Macek, P., & Kunnen, E. S., Poster presented at International Attachment Conference, 2014, Without Invitation, English, New York, NY
  20. Spousal boundary disturbances pre-birth predict parent-child alliances, children's emotion regulation and later adjustment., Jacobvitz, B. D., Reisz, S. Umemura, T. & Hazen, N, Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, WA
  21. Marital conflict and parental responses to infant negative emotions: Relations with toddler negative affectivity., Frankel, L, Jacobvitz, D. B., Mintz, A., Umemura, T., & Hazen, N., Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, 2014/03, Without Invitation, English
  22. Possibilities of attachment research in Japan: Focusing on Japanese culture, Umemura, T., Watanabe, M., The annual Convention of the Japan Society of Developmental Psychology, 2015/03, Without Invitation, Japanese
  23. Infants' proximity-seeking behavior in the Strange Situation: Its relation to hours spent with non-maternal figures, Umemura, T., Imai, T., The 76th Annual Convention Of the Japanese psychological Association, 2012/09, Without Invitation, Japanese
  24. An adult attachment study focused on other than attachment style: Attachment figure and caregiving, Komura, K., Umemura, T., & Okubo, K., Kanemasa, Y., Kudou, S., & Toda, K., The 82nd Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association, 2018/09, Without Invitation, Japanese
  25. The transition of primary attachment figures in adolescence: Trajectories, predictors and outcomes., 2018/08/23, With Invitation, English, Czech Republic, Masaryk University
  26. Does child attachment change after the Circle of Security Parenting program and individualized video review sessions?, Kitagawa, M., Iwasato, S., Umemura, T., Kudo S., Kazui, M., & Matsuura, H., Paper presented at 16th World Congress of the World Association of Infant mental Health, 2018/05, Without Invitation, English, Rome, Italy
  27. The Baby Actions and behavioral Index (BABI): A new scale to measure infant behavior., Flankel, L., Umemura, T., Pfeffer, K., & Powell, E., Poster presented at the meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, 2018/07, Without Invitation, English, Philadelphia, P.A.
  28. What element of the Circle of Security program is effective? Comparing the quality of parent-child relationship after parents received the psycho-education with after they reviewed the tape of themselves., Kitagawa, M., Iwamoto, S., Kazui, M., Kubo, S., Matsuura, H., & Umemura, T., Paper presented at the meeting of World Association for Infant Mental Health, 2014/06, Without Invitation, English, Edinburgh, Scotland
  29. Multiple dimensions of tolerance towards immigrants and their relations to educational, social, and political characteristics in adolescents and young adults., Serek, J., Umemura, T., & Petrovicova, Z., Paper presented at the meeting of the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2014/09, Without Invitation, English, Izumir, Turkey
  30. What element of the Circle of Security program is effective for children with different attachment category?, Kitagawa, M., Iwamoto, S., Kazui, M., Kubo, S., Matsuura, H., & Umemura, T., Paper presented at 15th World Congress of the World Association of Infant Mental Health, 2016/05, Without Invitation, Japanese, Prague, Czech Republic
  31. Vsichni moji blizci: Koncept hierarchie citove vazby. [All my loved ones: The concept of attachment hierarchy]., Lacinova, L., Umemura, T., Horska, E., & Pivodova, L., Paper presented at the meeting of psycholigicke dny, Without Invitation, English, Olomouc, The Czech Republic
  32. All my loved ones: attachment hierarchy and emotion in adolescents - A pilot study., Pivodova, L., Horska, E., Umemura, T., & Lacinova, L., Paper presented at the meeting of Psycholigicke dny, 2016/09, Without Invitation, English, Olomouc, The Czech Republic
  33. Intergenerational transmission of attachment disorganization: The role of anomalous maternal behavior., Jacobvitz, B. D., Zaccagnino, M., Roetzel, C. A., Mock, N. L., Umemura, T., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2009/03, Without Invitation, English, Denver, CO
  34. The Antecedents, consequences, and mechanisms of rumination about a romantic relationship: An extended actor-partner interdependence model., Imai, T., Vangelisti, A. L., Dailey, R. M., Umemura, T., Poster presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, 2012/05, Without Invitation, English, Phoenix, AZ
  35. The Relation of extensive nonmaternal care predicts attachment disorganization: Convergent evidence from two samples., Christopher, C. H., Umemura, T., Jacobvitz, D. B., & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of theInternational Conference of Infant Studies, 2012/06, Without Invitation, English, Twin Cities, MN
  36. Supportive and undermining coparenting: relation to changes in material quality across the transition to parenthood., Christopher, C. H., Umemura, T., Mann, T. M., Jacobvitz, B. D., & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2013/04, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, WA
  37. Spousal boundary disturbances pre-birth predict parent-child alliances, children's emotion regulation and later adjustment., Jacobvitz, B. D. Reisz, S. Umemura, T. & Hazen, N., Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2013/04, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, WA.
  38. Political socialization in late adolescence: The effects of parents, peers and media on changes in adolescents' voting intentions., Šerek, J. & Umemura, T., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, 2014/03, Without Invitation, English, Austin, TX
  39. Exploring the etiology of adolescent depression: Gender differences in how teens are influenced by parents depression over time., Christopher, C. H., Umemura, T., & Hazen, N., Poster presented at the meeting of the Society of Research in Child Development, 2014/03, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, WA
  40. Japanese mothers' attachment status predicts their children's reactions to the family photographs., Behrens, K. Y. & Umemura, T., Poster presented at the meeting of International Congress of Applied Psychology, 2014/07, Without Invitation, English, Paris, France
  41. Romantic attachment and motivation for sex in emerging adulthood: Do gender and self-esteem matter?, Lacinová, L., Ježek, S., Umemura, T., & Macek, P., Poster presented at International Attachment Conference, 2015/08, Without Invitation, English, New York, NY
  42. What element of the Circle of Security program is effective for caregivers with different attachment state of mind?, Kitagawa, M., Iwamoto, S., Kazui, M., Kudo, S., Matsuura, H., & Umemura, T., Poster presented at International Attachment Conference, 2015/08, Without Invitation, English, New York, NY
  43. Is a firm sense of identity always positive? Longitudinal relationships between negative identity and maladaptive psychosocial functioning., Hihara, S., Umemura, T., & Sugimura, K., Poster presented at the meeting of the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2018/09, Without Invitation, English, Gent, Belgium.
  44. Transition of attachment hierarchy in adolescence: Longitudinal data analyses., 15. Umemura, T., Lacinová, L. Macek, P., Juhová, D., & Kraus, J., European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2018/09, Without Invitation, English, Gent, Belgium
  45. Attachment preferences for parents and peers over the course of human development, Umemura Tomotaka, 2019/02/14, With Invitation, English, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
  46. Exploring important domains and conflicts between domains for emerging adults in the context of contemporary Japan., Ishibashi, I, Hihara, S., Umemura, T., & Sugimura, K., Paper presented at the 26th annual conference of International Society for Research on Identity, 2019/05, Without Invitation, English, Napoli, Italy.
  47. To be or not to be a teacher: Identity development in teacher training college students., Iwasa, Y., Hihara, S., Umemura, T., & Sugimura, K., Poster presented at the 26th annual conference of International Society for Research on Identity, 2019/05, Without Invitation, English, Napoli, Italy
  48. Negative identity and Identity Processes: A Three-Wave Longitudinal Research Design., Hihara, S., Iwasa, Y., Umemura, T., & Sugimura, K., Poster presented at the 26th annual conference of International Society for Research on Identity, 2019/05, Without Invitation, English
  49. Transfer of primary attachment figures from early to late adolescence: four-cohort and six-wave longitudinal research., Umemura, T, Lacinová, L., Juhová, D., & Pivodová, L., Paper presented at the meeting of the International Attachment Conference, 2019/07, Without Invitation, English, Vancouver, Canada
  50. Relational uncertainty and relationship satisfaction in a romantic relationship: Exploring buffering effects of self-disclosure., Imai, T., Taniguchi, E., & Umemura, T., Poster presented at the National Communication Association 105th Annual Convention, 2019/11, Without Invitation, English, Baltimore, U.S.A.
  51. Characteristics of parent-child attachment relationships in the sociocultural context of Japan, 2019/09, Without Invitation, Japanese
  52. Formation of negative identity in contemporary society: Applying the master and alternative narrative approach., Hihara, S., Sugimura, K., Umemura, T., Saiga, S., Iwasa, Y., & Syed, M., the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2020/09, Without Invitation, English, Online
  53. Longitudinal associations of identity content valences with adaptive and maladaptive functioning among Japanese youth: Including an index specific to Japanese context., Hihara, S., Umemura, T., & Sugimura, K., the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2020/09, Without Invitation, English, Online
  54. Professional distress and identity processes in teacher training students: A four-wave longitudinal study during teaching practicum., Iwasa, Y., Umemura, T., & Sugimura, K., the European Society for Research on Adolescence, 2020/09, Without Invitation, English, Online
  55. Integrative understanding of identity development in sociocultural contexts: Longitudinal associations of identity processes with identity content valences., Hihara, S., Umemura, T., Iwasa, Y., Saiga, S., & Sugimura, K., International Society for Research on Identity, 2021/06, Without Invitation, English, Online
  56. The relation between secure-base representations in attachment theory and identity., Handa, K., Umemura, T., International Society for Research on Identity, 2021/06, Without Invitation, English, Online
  57. Japanese infants' cortisol levels and cries during the Strange Situation: Links to attachment classifications, non-maternal care, and adjustment, Umemura, T., Handa, K., Mini Conference on Attachment from a Social Neuroscience Perspective, 2021/09, Without Invitation, English, Online
  58. The effect of secure-base representations on identity: Focusing on meaning-making and exploration of identity, Handa, K., Umemura, T., the 10th International Attachment Conference, 2022/06, Without Invitation, English, Lisbon, Portugal.
  59. Political interest, identity, and participation in Japanese university students: A pilot result from an interview approach, Umemura, T., Sugimura, K., European Association for Research on Adolescence Conference, 2022/08, Without Invitation, English, Dublin, Ireland.
  60. Japanese infants and preschoolers attachment behaviors during the Strange Situation: Let's watch together, Umemura, T. Kitagawa, M. Iwamoto, S. Hoi, S. C. Bureau, J. F., the 10th International Attachment Conference, 2022/06, Without Invitation, English, Lisbon, Portugal.

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)), 2021, 2025
  2. 2017/04/01, 2018/03/31
  3. 2018, 2018
  4. 2018, 2020
  5. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), 2018, 2020

Social Activities

Other Social Contributions

  1. Attachment Seminar, Attachment and Infancy, 2020/05/16, 2020/05/16, Panelist, Seminar or workshop
  2. Attachment Seminar, Strange Situation Procedure, Panelist, Seminar or workshop

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2017, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Others, Reviewer, 1
  2. 2018, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  3. 2018, Czech Science Foundation, Others, Reviewer, 1
  4. 2018, Studia Psychologica, Others, Reviewer, 1
  5. 2018, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Others, Reviewer, 1
  6. 2018, Japanese Journal of Developmental Psychology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  7. 2019, Journal of Adolescence, Others, Reviewer, 1
  8. 2019, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Others, Reviewer, 1
  9. 2020, Attachment and Human Development, Others, Reviewer, 1
  10. 2020, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Others, Reviewer, 2
  11. 2020, Personal Relationships, Others, Reviewer, 1
  12. 2021, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Others, Reviewer, 1
  13. 2021, Child & Youth Care Forum, Others, Reviewer, 1
  14. 2022, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, Others, Reviewer, 1
  15. 2022, BMC Psychology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  16. 2022, Psychology and its Context, Others, Reviewer, 1
  17. 2022, Journal of Adolescence, Others, Reviewer, 1
  18. 2022, Developmental Psychology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  19. 2023, Developmental Psychology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  20. 2023, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Reports, Others, Reviewer, 1
  21. 2023, Journal of Family Psychology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  22. 2023, Shinrigaku Kenkyu, Others, Reviewer, 1