Romin W. Tafarodi

Associate Professor of Psychology

University of Toronto

B.A. (University of Waterloo), Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin)

Phone: (416) 946-3024    Fax: (416) 978-4811     E-mail: tafarodi@psych.utoronto.ca

 


Research

I study self-consciousness as "cultured" subjectivity. This involves exploring how our experience of individuality and personhood is conditioned by the symbols, practices, and institutional relations of our society. I am especially interested in how these contingencies of identity are reflected in our understanding of and relations with others. My secondary interests include metapsychology and, more broadly, the philosophy and politics of science.


Selected Publications

Tafarodi, R. W. (in press). Narrative identity and the challenge of multiculturalism. In P. Couture (Ed.), Complex identities in a shifting world. Berlin: Lit Verlag.

Tafarodi, R. W., & Shaughnessy, S. C. (in press). The adjustment of Asian international students during the first year of study: A Canadian example. In U. Kim & Y.-S. Park (Eds.), Asia's educational miracle: Psychological, social, and cultural perspectives. New York: Springer.

Bonn, G., & Tafarodi, R. W. (2014). Chinese and South Asian conceptions of the good life and personal narratives. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 741-755. PDF full-text article

Houshmand, S., Spanierman, L. B., & Tafarodi, R. W. (2014). Excluded and avoided: Racial microaggressions targeting Asian international students in Canada. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 377-388. PDF full-text article

Lipinski-Harten, M., & Tafarodi, R. W. (2013). Attitude moderation: A comparison of online chat and face-to-face conversation. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 2490-2493. PDF full-text article

Bonn, G., & Tafarodi, R. W. (2013). Visualizing the good life: A cross-cultural analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1839-1856. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W. (Ed.). (2013). Subjectivity in the twenty-first century: Psychological, sociological, and political perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN-10: 1107007550

Durante, F., Fiske, S. T., Kervyn, N., Cuddy, A. J. C., Akande, A., Adetoun, B. E., Adewuyi, M. F., Tserere, M. M., Ramiah, A. A., Mastor, K. A., Barlow, F. K., Bonn, G., Tafarodi, R. W., Bosak, J., Cairns, E., Doherty, C., Capozza, D., Chandran, A., Chryssochoou, X., Iatridis, T., Contreras, J. M., Costa-Lopes, R., Gonzalez, R., Lewis, J. I., Tushabe, G., Leyens, J.-P., Mayorga, R., Rouhana, N. N., Castro, V. S., Perez, R., Rodriguez-Bailon, R., Moya, M., Morales Marente, E., Palacios Galvez, M., Sibley, C. G., Asbrock, F., & Storari, C. C. (2013). Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 726-746. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Nishikawa, Y., Bonn, G., Morio, H., Fukuzawa, A., & Lee, J. (2012). Wishing for change in Japan and Canada. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 969-983. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Bonn, G., Liang, H., Takai, J., Moriizumi, S., Belhekar, V., & Padhye, A. (2012). What makes for a good life? A four-nation study. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 783-800. PDF full-text article

Lipinski-Harten, M., & Tafarodi, R. W. (2012). A comparison of conversational quality in online and face-to-face first encounters. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 331-341. PDF full-text article

Yen, J., & Tafarodi, R. W. (2011). Becoming scientific: Objectivity, identity, and relevance as experienced by graduate students in psychology [44 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(2), Art. 26, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1102260. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Shaughnessy, S. C., Yamaguchi, S., & Murakoshi, A. (2011). The reporting of self-esteem in Japan and Canada. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 155-164. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Wild, N., & Ho, C. (2010). Parental authority, nurturance, and two-dimensional self-esteem. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 51, 294-303. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W. (2010). Translation and cultural comparison: Some epistemological reflections. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 227-237. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Shaughnessy, S. C., Lee, W. W. S., Leung, D. Y. P., Ozaki, Y., Morio, H., & Yamaguchi, S. (2009). Disregard for outsiders: A cultural comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40, 567-583. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W. (2008). Toward a cultural phenomenology of personal identity. In F. Sani (Ed.), Self-continuity: Individual and collective perspectives (pp. 27-40). New York: Psychology Press. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Ho, C. (2006). Implicit and explicit self-esteem: What are we measuring? Canadian Psychology, 47, 195-202. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Ho, C. (2006). Moral value, agency, and the measurement of self-esteem. In M. H. Kernis (Ed.), Self-esteem issues and answers: A source book of current perspectives (pp. 110-116). New York: Psychology Press. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Marshall, T. C., & Katsura, H. (2004). Standing out in Canada and Japan. Journal of Personality, 72, 785-814. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Lo, C., Yamaguchi, S., Lee, W. W.-S., & Katsura, H. (2004). The inner self in three countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 97-117. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Ho, C. (2003). In defense of insecurity. Psychological Inquiry, 14, 77-79. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Marshall, T. C., & Milne, A. B. (2003). Self-esteem and memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 29-45. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Kang, S., & Milne, A. B. (2002). When different becomes similar: Compensatory conformity in bicultural visible minorities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1131-1142. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Milne, A. B. (2002). Decomposing global self-esteem. Journal of Personality, 70, 443-483. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Mehranvar, S., Panton, R. L., & Milne, A. B. (2002). Putting oneself in the task: Choice, personalization, and confidence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28,  648-658. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Tam, J., & Milne, A. B. (2001). Selective memory and the persistence of paradoxical self-esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1179-1189. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2001). Two-dimensional self-esteem: Theory and measurement. Personality and Individual Differences, 31, 653-673. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Smith, A. J. (2001). Individualism-collectivism and depressive sensitivity to life events: The case of Malaysian sojourners. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 25, 73-88. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Lang, J. M., & Smith, A. J. (1999). Self-esteem and the cultural trade-off: Evidence for the role of individualism-collectivism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 30, 620-640. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., Milne, A. B., & Smith, A. J. (1999). The confidence of choice: Evidence for an augmentation effect on self-perceived performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 1405-1416. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Walters, P. (1999). Individualism-collectivism, life events, and self-esteem: A test of two trade-offs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29, 797-814. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W. (1998). Paradoxical self-esteem and selectivity in the processing of social information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1181-1196. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Vu, C. (1997). Two-dimensional self-esteem and reactions to success and failure. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 626-635. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1996). Individualism-collectivism and global self-esteem: Evidence for a cultural trade-off. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 27, 651-672. PDF full-text article

Tafarodi, R. W., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (1995). Self-liking and self-competence as dimensions of global self-esteem: Initial validation of a measure. Journal of Personality Assessment, 65, 322-342. PDF full-text article


Former Graduate Students

Tara Marshall

Greg Bonn

Jeff Yen


Measures

      Self-Liking/Self-Competence Scale - Revised Version (Tafarodi & Swann, 2001)

      [Permission not needed for non-commercial use]


Courses 2014-2015

    Media Psychology (PSY427)


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Department of Psychology

University of Toronto

100 St. George Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5S 3G3