Eng · 繁體 · 简体
Department of Media and Communication Center for Communication Research

Dr Tetsuro KOBAYASHI 小林哲郎

BA, MA & PhD (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Associate Professor

Staff Photo

Contact Information

Office: M5088
Phone: +(852) 3442 8655
Fax: +(852) 3442 0228
Email: tkobayas@cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tumblr

Academic Profile

CityU Scholar

Research Interests

  • political communication
  • political psychology
  • public opinion

Selected Publications

  • Wang, X. & Kobayashi, T. (forthcoming). Nationalism and political system justification in China: The differential effects of traditional and new media. Chinese Journal of Communication.
  • Suzuki, T., Kobayashi, T., Boase, J., Tanaka, Y., Wakimoto, R., & Suzuki, T. (forthcoming). Mortality salience and mobile voice calling: A case of a massive natural disaster. Communication Research.
  • Kobayashi, T. (forthcoming). Depolarization through social media use: Evidence from dual identifiers in Hong Kong. New Media & Society.
  • Kobayashi, T., Madrid-Morales, D., Asaba, Y., & Tago, A. (2019). Economic downturns and hardline public opinion. Social Science Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12719
  • Yokoyama, T. & Kobayashi, T. (2019). Pitting prime minister cues against party cues in a multiparty system: A survey experiment in Japan. Japanese Journal of Political Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1468109919000021
  • Asaba, Y., Hahn, K. S., Jang, S., Kobayashi, T., & Tago, A.(2018). 38 Seconds above the 38th Parallel: How short video-clips produced by the US military can promote alignment despite antagonism between Japan and Korea. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. https://doi.org/10.1093/irap/lcy024
  • Kobayashi, T & Katagiri, A. (2018). The "rally' round the flag" effect in territorial disputes: Experimental evidence from Japan–China relations. Journal of East Asian Studies. https://doi.org/10.1017/jea.2018.21
  • Miura, A. & Kobayashi, T. (2018). Survey satisficing biases the estimation of moderation effects. Japanese Psychological Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpr.12223
  • Kobayashi, T., Ogawa, Y., Suzuki, T., & Yamamoto, H. (2018). News audience fragmentation in the Japanese Twittersphere. Asian Journal of Communication. Online First. Doi: 10.1080/01292986.2018.1458326
  • Kobayashi, T. & Yokoyama, T. (2018). Missing effect of party cues in Japan: Evidence from a survey experiment. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 19, 61-79.
  • Valentino, N., Soroka, S., Iyengar, S., Aalberg, T., Duch, R., Fraile, M., Hahn, K., Hansen, K. M., Harrell, A., Helbling, M., Jackman, S., & Kobayashi, T. (2017). Economic and cultural drivers of immigrant support worldwide. British Journal of Political Science. Online First. Doi: 10.1017/S000712341700031X
  • Kobayashi, T., Hoshino, T., & Suzuki, T. (2017). Inadvertent learning on a portal site: A longitudinal field experiment. Communication Research. Online First. Doi: 10.1177/0093650217732208
  • Kobayashi, T., Miura, A., & Inamasu, K. (2017). Media priming effect: A preregistered replication experiment. Journal of Experimental Political Science, 4(1), 81–94.
  • Miura, A. & Kobayashi, T. (2016). Survey satisficing inflates stereotypical responses in online experiment: The case of immigration study. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1563.
  • Renoust, B., Kobayashi, T., Ngo, T. D., Le, D. D., & Satoh, S. (2016). When face-tracking meets social networks: A story of politics in news videos. Applied Network Science, 1, 1–25.
  • Takagi, D., Ikeda, K., Kobayashi, T., Harihara, M., & Kawachi, I. (2016). The impact of crime on social ties and civic participation. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 26, 164–178.
  • Kobayashi, T. & Ichifuji, Y. (2015). Tweets that matter: Evidence from a randomized field experiment in Japan. Political Communication, 32, 574–593.
  • Kobayashi, T., Boase, J., Suzuki, T., & Suzuki, T. (2015). Emerging from the cocoon? Revisiting the tele-cocooning hypothesis in the smartphone era. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20, 330–345.
  • Kobayashi, T., Collet, C., Iyengar, S., & Hahn, K. S. (2015). Who deserves citizenship? An experimental study of Japanese attitudes toward immigrant workers. Social Science Japan Journal, 18, 3–22.
  • Boase, J., Kobayashi, T., Schrock, A., Suzuki, T., & Suzuki, T. (2015). Reconnecting here and there: The reactivation of dormant ties in the US and Japan. American Behavioral Scientist, 59, 931–945.
  • Kobayashi, T. & Inamasu, K. (2014). The knowledge leveling effect of portal sites. Communication Research, 42, 482–502.
  • Kobayashi, T. & Boase, J. (2014). Tele-cocooning: Mobile texting and social scope. Journal of Computer–Mediated Communication, 19, 681–694.
  • Iyengar, S., Jackman, S., Messing, S., Valentino, N., Aalberg, T., Duch, R., Hahn, K. S., Soroka, S., Harell, A., & Kobayashi, T. (2013). Do attitudes about immigration predict willingness to admit individual immigrants? A cross-national test of the person-positivity bias. Public Opinion Quarterly, 77, 641–665.
  • Kobayashi, T. & Boase, J. (2012). No such effect? The implications of non-random error in self-report measures of mediated communication. Communication Methods and Measures, 2, 126–143.
  • Ikeda, K., Kobayashi, T., & Richey, S. (2012). Recreation and participation: Testing the political impact of social interaction. Social Science Quarterly, 93, 464–481.
  • Kobayashi, T. (2010). Bridging social capital in online communities: Heterogeneity and social tolerance of online game players in Japan. Human Communication Research, 36, 546–569.
  • Kobayashi, T. & Ikeda, K. (2009). Selective exposure in political web browsing: Empirical verification of 'cyber-balkanization' in Japan and the U.S. Information, Communication & Society, 12, 929–953.
  • Boase, J. & Kobayashi, T. (2008). Kei-Tying teens: Using mobile phone e-mail to bond, bridging, and break with social ties: A study of Japanese Adolescents. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66, 930–943.
  • Ikeda, K., Kobayashi, T., & Hoshimoto, M. (2008). Does political participation make a difference? The relationship between political choice, civic engagement and political efficacy. Electoral Studies, 27, 77–88.
  • Miyata, K. & Kobayashi, T. (2008). Causal relationship between Internet use and social capital in Japan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 11, 42–52.
  • Kobayashi, T., Ikeda, K. & Miyata, K. (2006). Social capital online: Collective use of the Internet and reciprocity as a lubricant of democracy. Information, Communication & Society, 9, 582–611.