Prof. Kazuya Nakayachi published an article regarding mask wearing behavior of the Japanese

August 07, 2020

Kazuya Nakayachi (Professor, Faculty of Psychology) and the research group have published their findings about mask wearing behavior of Japanese people in Frontiers in Psychology (published online 2020 Aug 04 doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01918). According to the article, people conformed to societal norms in wearing masks and felt relief from anxiety when wearing masks, while risk reduction expectations did not affect mask usage. The findings suggest that policymakers regarding public health should consider social motivations when implementing public strategies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Group:
Kazuya Nakayachi (Professor, Faculty of Psychology)
Taku Ozaki (Graduate School of Psychology)
Yukihide Shibata (same as above) Ryosuke Yokoi (same as above)

For more details, please see below.
“Why Do Japanese People Use Masks Against COVID-19, Even Though Masks Are Unlikely to Offer Protection From Infection?” (Frontiers in Psychology,2020.8.4, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01918)

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