Dr. Mitsuru Shimizu
Education: Ph.D., 2009
State University of New York at Buffalo
About Dr. Shimizu
Mitsuru Shimizu received his Ph.D. in social/personality psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York in 2009 and he is now an assistant professor in the psychology department. Before coming to SIUE in 2013, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Cornell Food and Brand Laboratory. He presently teaches Health Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Design and Statistics, and Foundations of Psychology. His research focuses primarily on how psychological variables such as personality, self-evaluation, and interpersonal experiences influence the physiological and behavioral processes known to influence both short-term and long-term physical health.
Dr. Shimizu is available to mentor students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in experimental areas of psychology, especially those interested in health behavior.
- Shimizu, M., Sperry, J. J., & Pelham, B. W. (2013). The effect of subliminal priming on sleep duration. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1777-1783.
- Lee, W. J., Shimizu, M., Wansink, B., & Kniffin, K. M. (2013). You taste what you see: Do organic labels bias taste perceptions? Food Quality and Preferences, 29, 33-39.
- Wansink, B., Shimizu, M., & Brumberg, A. (2013). Association of nutrient-dense snack combinations with calories and vegetable intake. Pediatrics, 131, 22-29.
- van Kleef, E., Shimizu, M., & Wansink, B. (2012). Serving bowl selection biases the amount of food served. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44, 66-70.
- Wansink, B., Shimizu, M., & Camps, G. (2012). What would Batman eat? Priming children to make healthier fast food choices. Pediatric Obesity, 7, 121-123.
- Shimizu, M., & Wansink, B (2011). Watching food-related television increases caloric intake in unrestrained eaters. Appetite, 57, 661-664.
- Shimizu, M., & Pelham, B. W. (2011). Liking for positive words and icons moderates the association between implicit and explicit self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 994-999.
- Shimizu, M., Seery, M. D., Weisbuch, M., & Lupien, S. P. (2011). Trait social anxiety and physiological activation: Cardiovascular threat during social interaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 94-106.
- Shimizu, M., & Pelham, B. W. (2008). Postponing a date with the grim reaper: Ceremonial events and mortality. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 36-45.
- Shimizu, M., & Pelham, B. W. (2004). The unconscious cost of good fortune: Implicit and explicit self-esteem, positive life events, and health. Health Psychology, 23, 101-105.