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Department of
PSYCHOLOGY
Undergraduate Courses:     English Language and Literature   Japanese Language and Literature   History   Human Relations   International Studies   Philosophy   Education   Primary Education   Psychology


   Students who major in psychology are offered undergraduate courses that help them to understand people by studying them in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary manner and by positioning people within the context of society and culture. In the modern world, human relations, social systems and cultural varieties have become increasingly complex. To better understand people who live in these circumstances, research from a single point of view is not enough. Students must successfully combine information from a variety of sources covering a wide range of academic disciplines, from social science to the natural sciences. The curriculum is systematically designed to offer students courses in three domains of psychology: cognitive, developmental, and clinical psychology.


CURRICULUM

   The curriculum consists of three main areas:

Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and their applications

Sciences related to psychology (e.g., Physiology of the Cerebrum, Pediatrics)

Methodology of Psychology (e.g., Research Design and Experiments, Basic Statistics)

   Seven professors and many part-time lecturers teach these subjects. The curriculum offers courses in many types of advanced psychology and related sciences.

REQUIRED SUBJECTS
Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Methodology of Psychology 1

Statistics in Psychology

Introduction to Information
Processing Technology

Advanced Psychology
Third-year Psychology Seminar
Fourth-year Psychology Seminar

Thesis

   In Methodology of Psychology, small groups of students do short experiments once a week. In Advanced Psychology, all full-time professors lecture in their own major fields, so students know these fields and learn the basic viewpoints. In the Third-year and Fourth-year Psychology Seminars, students study their particular subjects of interest. In the Fourth-year Psychology Seminar, each student also writes a thesis under the supervision of professors.

   Because of the great student interest in Clinical Psychology, the curriculum includes many courses in this area, while placing an emphasis upon the fundamentals of psychological science.

   Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are qualified to apply for a license from the JPA (Japan Psychology Association) to become a Certified Psychologist.


FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

KAWAKAMI, Kiyobumi
(Professor)

   Infant Development; Infant Stress
SASAKI, Masahiro
(Professor)

   Clinical Psychology; Psychology of Loss
TAKAHASHI, Masanobu
(Professor)

   The Mechanism of Human Learning and Memory
MUKAI, Takayo
(Professor)

   Development during Puberty and Adolescence; Developmental Psychopathology
NAGAI, Jun-ichi
(Associate Professor)

   Visual Cognition
SHIBATA, Reiko
(Associate Professor)

   Clinical Psychology; Children's Development, Adjustment, and their Support
KISHIMOTO, Takeshi
(Associate Professor)

   The development of communication before language


MASTER OF ARTS and DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMS
   A Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Sciences are offered for students who wish to pursue further research.