Department of Psychology
Features of the Department
To Acquire the Ability to Observe the Mind from Various Perspectives and Understand Humanity Scientifically
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Psychology
Professor, Takashi Kawabata
The mind is deeply related to all human behavior. However, there sometimes exist discrepancies between human behavior and thoughts. Within the Department, we will place a spotlight on the state of the mind from broad perspectives, including societal and clinical psychology and sociology of cognition, to re-interpret human relationships around us and activities in society and learn the perspectives and knowledge to build up better human relationships. For example, my seminar tours several social welfare facilities every year. The exchanges between workers and users are precious opportunities for students to experience the method of psychology and sociology and the necessity of support for people. Many of our students work as counselors and other support staff following their graduation.