Psychological Sciences

Gaining psychological insights into the patterns underlying human behavior

By comprehensively utilizing the research findings and methodologies of diverse fields of study, the Course in Psychological Sciences seeks to uncover the patterns that underlie human behavior in various psychological and social conditions and solve problems related to human behavior in real-life situations.
The Course in Psychological Sciences includes the following research tracks: Fundamental Psychology , Applied Cognitive Psychology , Social Psychology , Clinical Thanatology and Geriatric Behavioral Science , Behavioral Science for Environment , and Behavioral Science for Safety .
Our research themes include: “Human visual information processing and motivation,” “Basic and applied research on everyday cognitive processes,” “Interpersonal interactions and human behavior in social situations,” “Basic and applied research on the relationship between environment and human behavior,” “Aging’s effects on mind and behavior,” “Spiritual assistance and pessimism toward aging and death,” “Accident prevention and human error,” and so on.
Although the research activities of each research track are primarily rooted in various sub-fields of psychology, the research and education we engage in will transcend the boundaries of these foundational fields. This course is characterized by an approach that actively incorporates knowledge from associated areas of research while proposing innovative understandings and perspectives to grapple with the various problems of contemporary society. The course’s curriculum is based on broad research activities that develops advanced skills in students as researchers and helps them develop broad, flexible perspectives and attitudes to address and solve problems in all kinds of social settings.
Please note that the Course in Psychological Sciences works together with the Course in Behavioral Sciences in our education and research activities as part of the Psychology Program.