The rise and rise of social psychology in Asia: A bibliometric analysis
Article first published online: 16 AUG 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Asian Journal of Social Psychology © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd with the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 202–207, September 2010
How to Cite
Haslam, N. and Kashima, Y. (2010), The rise and rise of social psychology in Asia: A bibliometric analysis. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13: 202–207. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2010.01320.x
- Issue published online: 16 AUG 2010
- Article first published online: 16 AUG 2010
- Received 4 June 2009; accepted 11 September 2009.
- publication trends;
- social psychology
The growth of social psychology in Asia from 1970 to 2008 was examined through a bibliometric analysis of articles in the ISI Web of Science database that listed Asian-based authors. The 1866 articles have appeared at an accelerating rate, and represent a rapidly-growing share of global publications in the field. Publication trajectories of different Asian nations show the Indian first wave, Hong Kong and Japan's second wave, and China and Taiwan's third wave of growth. Trends in the rates of Asian first authorship, single-nation authorship, and cross-cultural research suggest that Asian social psychology is increasingly more autonomous and distinctive.