Publications | Rob Thomson


 Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

  1. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (under review). Cross-societal differences in self-promotion on Facebook: The mediating role of relational mobility on behaviors and outcomes.
  2. Kito, M., Yuki, M., Thomson, R. (in press). Relational Mobility and Close Relationships: A Socioecological Approach to Explain Cross-Cultural Differences. Personal Relationships.
  3. Thomson, R., Yuki, M., Ito, N. (2015). A socio-ecological approach to national differences in online privacy concern: The role of relational mobility and trust. Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 51, Part A, p. 285-292
  4. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2015). How to win (and lose) friendships across cultures: Why relational mobility matters. In-Mind Magazine, Issue 26, No. 6.
  5. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2014). Facebook advertisements for survey participant recruitment: Considerations from a multi-country study. International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies. Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 199-218.
  6. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2012). “Social Responsibility and Sharing Behaviors Online: The Twitter-Sphere’s Response to the Fukushima Disaster“. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, Vol 5, No. 1, p. 55-74.(Japanese translation
  7. Thomson, R. and Ito, N. (2012). The effect of relational mobility on SNS user behavior: A study of Japanese dual-users of Mixi and FacebookThe Journal of International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies, No. 14, p. 3-22.

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

  1. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2013). “Facebook advertisements for survey participant recruitment: Considerations from a multi-national study.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet Studies (NETs2013), September 7-8, 2013, Hong Kong, China. Recipient of Distinguished Paper Award.
  2. Thomson, R., Ito, N., Suda, H., Lin, F., Liu, Y., Hayasaka, R., Isochi, R., Wang, Z. (2012). “Trusting Tweets: The Fukushima Disaster and Information Source Credibility on Twitter.” Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2012), Vancouver, Canada.
  3. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2012). Social responsibility and sharing behaviors online: The Twitter-sphere’s response to the Fukushima disaster. Proceedings of the 2012 International Symposium on Cyber Behavior (CB2012). Taipei, Taiwan.

Academic Presentations

  1. Thomson, R. (2016). Culture as Science (in Japanese). Hokusei Gakuen University Assembly Class, November 2016, Sapporo, Japan.
  2. Thomson, R., Manago, A., Melton, C. (2016). Societal differences in bridging social capital on social network
    sites: Relational mobility as an explanatory factor (in Japanese). Japan Society for Social Psychology, September 2016, Osaka, Japan. (Extended abstract)
  3. Thomson, R., Manago, A., Melton, C. (2016). Societal differences in bridging social capital on social network
    sites: Relational mobility as an explanatory factor. IACCP International Congress, July 2016, Nagoya, Japan.
  4. Yuki, M., Thomson, R., Kito, M., Schug, J., Kavanagh, C. (2016). Relational mobility and interpersonal relationships: A 39 nation cross-societal study. IACCP International Congress, July 2016, Nagoya, Japan.
  5. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2016). Facebook advertisements for cross-cultural survey recruitment: Insights from the 46-country World Relationships Survey. 3MC International Conference, July 2016, Chicago, USA. (slides).
  6. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2015). Relational mobility: A socio-ecological approach to cross-societal differences in interpersonal behavior. Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology Colloquium Series, March 2015, Wellington, New Zealand (slides).
  7. Thomson, R. (2015). SNS oddeiensu tayousei to taijin katto – netto jou no taijinkoudousenryaku ni kansuru shakaiseitaigakuteki appurochi kara no kento (SNS audience diversity and interpersonal conflict – a socio-ecological approach to interpersonal behavior strategies on the Internet) (in Japanese). 35th WebLab Meeting, 14th February 2015, Tokyo Keizai University, Tokyo, Japan. (slides – PDF)
  8. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2014). Offline interpersonal environments and online privacy concern (in Japanese). Extended abstract presented at the Japanese Society of Social Psychology 55th Conference, 26-27 July 2014, Sapporo, Japan (slides).
  9. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2014). Internet privacy concern in a global age: The role of relational mobility.International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP) 22nd International Congress, 15-19 July 2014, Reims, France (slides).
  10. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2013). “Look at me! Cross-cultural differences in the pursuit of self-promotion on SNS.”Cyberspace 2013. Brno, Czech Republic. (slides).
  11. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2013). “A socio-ecological approach to cross-cultural differences in self-presentation on SNS (in Japanese).” Japanese Society of Social Psychology 54th Conference. Okinawa, Japan.
  12. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2013). “Facebook advertisements for survey participant recruitment: Considerations from a multi-national study.” International Conference on Internet Studies (NETS2013). Hong Kong, China.
  13. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2012). “Socio-ecological structure and privacy concern on Facebook: The role of relational mobility.” Cyberspace 2012. Brno, Czech Republic. (slides)
  14. Thomson, R., Ito, N., Suda, H., Lin, F., Liu, Y., Hayasaka, R., Isochi, R., Wang, Z. (2012). “Trusting Tweets: The Fukushima Disaster and Information Source Credibility on Twitter.” The 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM2012), Vancouver, Canada.
  15. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2012). Social responsibility and sharing behaviors online: The Twitter-sphere’s response to the Fukushima disaster. International Symposium on Cyber Behavior (CB2012). Taipei, Taiwan.
  16. Thomson, R., Ito, N. (2011). The effect of relational mobility on SNS user behavior: A study of Japanese dual-users of Mixi and Facebook (in Japanese). 8th Japan Information-Culturology Society Meeting (Hokkaido Branch). Sapporo, Japan.
  17. Thomson, R. (2011). A socio-ecological investigation of user behavior on social network sites (in Japanese).27th Weblab Meeting. Tokyo, Japan.
  18. Thomson, R., Suda, H., Lin, F., Isochi, R., Wang, Z., Liu, Y., Hayasaka, R., Ito, N. (2011). Twitter information reliability in a large-scale disaster: An analysis of Twitter use during the Fukushima nuclear crisis. International Symposium on East-Asian Media and the Tohoku Earthquake Disaster. Sapporo, Japan.

Poster Presentations

  1. Kavanagh, C., Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2016). A critical survey of online users of a popular Japanese crowdsourcing website. Poster presented at the IACCP 2016 International Congress, Nagoya, Japan, July 7 2016.
  2. Yuki, M., Thomson, R. (2016). The Relational Mobility Scale: A 39-country cross-societal validation. Poster presented at the SPSP 2016 Conference, San Diego, USA, Jan 2016.
  3. Thomson, R., Yuki, M. (2013). Relational mobility predicts SNS self-presentation. Poster presented at the IACCP 2013 Regional Conference, Los Angeles, USA, June 22nd 2013.

General-audience writings

  1. Thomson, R. (2015, March 25). Hikaku intanetto shinrigaku he no michi (in Japanese). Japan Society for Social Pscyhology Bulletin, No. 205, p. 9.
  2. Thomson, R. (2014, August 30). Look at me! (Or don’t): Of society and showing off on Facebook. The Inquisitive Mind Blog. Retrieved from http://www.in-mind.org/blog/post/look-at-me-or-dont-of-society-and-showing-off-on-facebook
  3. Thomson, R. (2014, February 12). Re-thinking how we think about conformity. The Inquisitive Mind Blog. Retrieved from http://www.in-mind.org/blog/post/re-thinking-how-we-think-about-conformity
  4. Thomson, R. (2010). “Why am I being ignored?” Tasting Japanese Culture: Through Diverse Interpretations. Yasmine S. Mostafa ed, Nagoya University, p. 53-58.

Other Papers and/or writings

  1. Thomson R. (2013). A Socio-ecological Approach to Privacy Concern on Facebook: The Role of Relational Mobility (summary | original Japanese manuscript). Unpublished Masters thesis. Hokkaido University, Japan.
  2. Thomson, R. (2012). “Spares and repairs.” How to Get to the North Pole…and other Iconic Adventures. Tim Moss ed. How To Books, UK, p. 165-166.

 Translations

  1. Thomson, R., Isochi, R., Suda, H., Ahi, R., Lin, F., Wang, Z., Hayasaka, R., Ito, N. (2013). Shakai sekinin to onrainkyouyuukoudoukeikou to no kankei ni tsuite – fukushima daiichi genpatsu jiko he no tsuittaa riyousha no hannou. Working Paper No. 139, Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences, Hokkaido University, September 10, 2013. Japanese translation of “Social Responsibility and Sharing Behaviors Online: The Twitter-Sphere’s Response to the Fukushima Disaster” (Thomson & Ito, 2012).

In the news

  1. June 2014 – Interviewed by Hokkaido Newspaper about my travels and research (article here).
  2. 17th December 2013 – Coverage by Hokkaido Newspaper about a media art installation in the underground walkway in Sapporo, Japan. The installation is a 2 minute timelapse piece created by me, displayed on high resolution digital signage operated by Sapporo City Council. Newspaper clipping here.

Media Art

  1. Thomson, R. (2014). WinBoard.biz Promotional Video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_CpJXIaL_0
  2. Thomson, R. (2014). Festival Magic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW3Tidn0NSU.(日本語字幕付きバージョン).
  3. Thomson, R. (2013). Sapporo Timelapse. Sapporo Underground walkway digital signage. Newspaper clipping here.
  4. Thomson, R. (2012). An Awkward Grace Behind the Scenes Exhibition (photography). Retrieved from http://www.yamaguchiyosuke.com/#!an-awkward-grace/c66t
  5. Kikuchi, K., Thomson, R., Daiki, M. (2011). A Micro-Adventure Story. Retrieved fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b74IzOJVnY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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