Tag Archives: social psychology

The moment of truth: in Japan adult nappies outsell baby nappies.

This is bad news in terms of Japan’s demographics and future prognosis for the rapidly aging society. And probably we can consider the issue of adult nappies for the elderly as the taboo topic. However, this is Japanese reality of … Continue reading

The anatomy of dependence by Takeo Doi – Japanese Psychology and Japanese Mind

The Anatomy of Dependence (甘えの構造 Amae no kōzō) is one of the most important contributions to the science of Japanese mind and how Japanese define the social interactions. The book written by Japanese psychoanalyst Takeo Doi,  describes his insight into the … Continue reading

Advertisement on women’s legs in Japan

From a cognitive perspective a good advertisement should be put where many people look and women’s legs seem to be a perfect canvas. In Japan a new advertising service allows women to rent out their own legs to advertisers. The … Continue reading

The Japanese way of Valentine’s Day! Love reversal.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day 2013, and have fun reading an article in The Sydney Morning Herald about Japanese ideas during this special day.

Cultural concepts of masculinity and femininity

I highly recommend The Codes of Gender, if you want to understand better how popular culture shapes the perception of femininity and masculinity. The movie is great!

Sexing up Singapore according to Kenneth Paul Tan (NUS)

If you are keen on understanding better Singaporean culture, which may be quite confusing for expats, read the article on Sexing up Singapore by Kenneth Paul Tan from the National University of Singapore. The article offers you intriguing insight into contemporary social … Continue reading

Anti HIV/AIDS adverts.

What is the best and most effective way to promote safer sex? These are just a couple of examples of powerful, sometimes shocking ads. Be ready for challenging images! Women under 30 and HIVAct against AIDS

How society teaches us about sexuality-related norms.

Want to get a hint about sexuality-related social norms in Singapore? Just have a look!