FACULTY

Kristopher McEown

MCEOWN, Kristopher (マキユワン クリストフアー), Associate Professor

ResearchMap site: https://researchmap.jp/miyezlcRi5op25D

E-mail: [mceown@aoni.waseda.jp]

My current research examines cognitive and brain mechanisms of language learning and processing. I use various methods for my research including functional brain imaging, neurocognitive measures and questionnaire surveys.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Univ. of Alberta, 2013
  • M.Sc. in Psychology, Univ. of Alberta, 2009
  • B.A. (High Hons.). Univ. of Saskatchewan, 2005

Current CELESE responsibilities

Administrative roles: Students welfare counseling coordinator, English Degree Program sub-coordinator

Courses: Academic Fundamentals A and B (Biology), Academic Study Skills, Laboratory English, Mind Biology

Research areas and interests

Behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, Psycholinguistics

Representative works

  • Sugita-McEown, M., Makuuchi, M., Naoe, T., Ellinger, J., & McEown, K.S. (2021). An fMRI study examining the role of the extended amygdala in negative emotion and inhibitory control in second language learners. Virtual poster was presented at the Annual Meeting for the Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, USA.
  • McEown, K.S., Sugita-McEown, M. & Ellinger, J. (2021) Gender differences in psychological factors as predictors of self-regulation in a Japanese learning context. Talk was presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, USA.
  • McEown, K.S., & Sugita-McEown, M. (2020). The role of positive and negative psychological factors in predicting effort and anxiety toward languages other than English. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, doi: 10.1080/01434632.2020.1767634.
  • McEown, K.S., & Sugita-McEown, M. (2020) The role of motivational orientations for languages other than English in predicting LOTE attitudes in a Japanese learning context. Poster was presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, USA.
  • Sugita-McEown, M., & McEown, K.S. (2019). The role of parental factors and the self in predicting positive L2 outcomes among Japanese learners of English. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 40(10), 934-949. doi:10.1080/01434632.2019.1597874.
  • Sugita-McEown, M., & McEown, K.S. (2019) Self-regulatory processes among Japanese EFL learners in CLIL course contexts. Talk was presented at the 3rd International Conference on Situating Strategy Use, Osaka, Japan.

Other

  • Emotional intelligence as a mediator between positive and negative emotions and neuro-cognitive performance among Japanese EFL learners (PI: Maya Sugita McEown; CI: Kristopher McEown). Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2020-2023.
  • Psychological factors associated with student motivation in Japanese students learning English and languages other than English (PI: Kristopher McEown). Waseda University Grant for Special Research Projects, 2019.
  • The role of the frontal cortex, psychological factors associated with student motivation and academic outcomes in Japanese students learning English (PI: Kristopher McEown). Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2018-2020.