In the Faculty of Psychology, we take “research the mind and support the person” as the common educational principle for our two departments, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Education and Child Development. The Department of Psychology is still a rarity in all of Japan as a Department of Psychology housed in a Faculty of Psychology with a large complement of 15 faculty members so that you can carry out a wide-ranging study of psychology here. The Department of Education and Child Development is also unusual as a department that is housed in a Faculty of Psychology and that is oriented mainly toward training teachers. A major distinguishing feature of this department is that it positions psychology as one of the foundations of the education it offers. Society today faces a variety of different problems, including stress, suicide, abuse, and bullying, and need for the field of psychology is growing ever greater. It is our hope that you will work hard at your studies in this Faculty and go on to take active parts in society.
Yasuhiro Hanada, Director, Faculty of Psychology
In the spirit of “Do for Others” the Faculty of Psychology takes“research the mind and support the person”as its principle of education and the development of talented people with the ability to provide psychological support, which means support in facing the variety of different problems faced by many people in present-day society, as its educational objective. Our aim is to impart the fundamentals of psychology, and, through the study and practice of scientific methodology and related sciences, to instill the ability to analyze and understand behavior, upon which individuals continue to develop their abilities to understand and support others, in accordance with their own particular specialization and at the various stages of their lifelong development.
Applicants for admission to the Faculty of Psychology are expected to understand the significance of “research the mind and support the person” as well as to: