Welcome to Oishi Lab!

What is a good life?

What is a good society?

Welcome to the UChicago Oishi Lab!

We study culture, social ecology, and well-being. Our research is guided by big questions such as “What is a good life?” and “What is a good society?”¬† We analyze all kinds of data, ranging from nationally representative surveys, mortality, GIS, and dictionaries to baseball game attendance. We like to run lab experiments. But, we also run daily diary studies. We collect all kinds of data all over the campus, cities, and the world. As my former advisor, Ed Diener said, our motto is “The globe is our lab!”


We are accepting new Ph.D. students in the social psychology program for Fall 2023. Please see the how to apply page (Prospective Students | Department of Psychology | The University of Chicago (uchicago.edu) for more information.

Social Psychology Talk Series

Social Psychology Talk Series

The Social Psychology Talk Series in Autumn 2023 will feature leading social psychologists, including Alice Eagly (Sep 26th), Ayelet Fishbach (Oct 17th), Shinobu Kitayama (Oct 24th), and Nick Epley (Oct 31st). Time: Tuesdays 3:30 to 5pm. Location: Beecher Hall 101....

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