When the Faculty of Psychology was established in 2004, our professors collectively decided on an educational policy of “researching the mind and supporting the person.” This policy reflected their strong desire to train students with the ability to put foundational knowledge of psychology to work in supporting the mental and emotional needs of others. The Department of Psychology brings together experts in many branches of the field to teach students everything from basics to applied knowledge. The Department of Education and Child Development was created by integrating the study of pedagogy (primary education) into the Faculty’s distinctive approach to psychological support based on a blending of psychology and disability studies. It is our hope that graduates of the Faculty will use their grounding in psychology to contribute to solving the problems of contemporary society.
Akiko Ogata, Director, Faculty of Psychology