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江戸川大学

College of Sociology

Department of Psychology and Humanities

Gradually learn about psychology from the fundamentals up.

The curriculum offers from the basic terminology of psychology to inquiry and research methods and specialized research relating to humans and the society.
Learn the scientific approach to the human mind.

Appeal of the Department

Expand your achievements through learning about people and society.

In the Department of Contemporary Sociology, students can select subjects according to each individual’s interests and orientation and can learn a wide range of subjects about people, society, and the environment. The result of learning a combination of class and field work is the ability to discover various problems and possibilities of the real world. Many of our graduates are active in taking advantage of the expert knowledge and 'viewpoint' of each course, and the experience gained through learning.

  • POINT
    1

    A scientific approach and an approach to psychology based on objective facts

    As well as lectures on theory students also have the opportunity to carry out experimentation using specialized equipment and data analysis using statistical analysis software.
    Steadily learning the fundamentals of psychology leads to the field of clinical psychology applications.

  • POINT
    2

    Fostering experiments and data analysis experience skills that can be used in society

    In addition to expertise in psychology students also improve their English ability, communication skills, PC data processing skills, as well as skills to be able to create plans and reports.

  • POINT
    3

    A complete curriculum that aims for progression on to post-graduate studies and national accreditation.

    Students acquire a knowledge of a broad spectrum of psychology from the fundamentals required by the psychology workplace to applications and advanced research.
    A curriculum has been developed to assist in obtaining the National Certificate ‘Psychologist Certification’.

  • Certification courses
    Curators, Junior High School teaching license, (English, Japanese language, and Social Studies), High school teaching license (English, Japanese, Civics, Data), Social Surveyors, Welfare Workers, Certified Psychologists

Courses

  • Psychology course

    Learn a wide range of knowledge from fundamentals to applications such as physiological psychology by approaching the relationship between the mind and the body as well as social psychology, inquiring into the problems of modern day society. Students not only acquire knowledge but also use experiments and inquiry to learn how to unravel the workings of the mind.

  • Counseling Courses

    In addition to positively learning basic psychology, the aim is to gain knowledge relating to counseling and clinical psychology. Further training experiments and direct experiments in field work (clinical practice) touch on the mechanisms of the movement and behavior of the human mind.

6 Points Strengths of the Department of Psychology and Humanities

  • POINT
    1
    Science to explore the state of mind

    There are many ‘psychology’ quizzes on TV and in magazines where you can easily enjoy the wonder of the mind. However, learning ‘academic psychology’ in the Department of Psychology and Humanities is quite different from them.
    The center of the psychology learned at this university is a ‘scientific approach’ based on experiments and inquiry and data analysis. Students systematically acquire psychology knowledge and research skills to be able to gain the ability to consider the human mind and behavior based on natural science thinking methods.

  • POINT
    2
    Extensive experimental and research environment

    It is necessary to collect data from appropriate experiments and inquiries to be able to decipher the movements in the human mind.The department is equipped with various psychology experimental apparatus and laboratories. There are also miniature garden therapy rooms necessary for the practical study of clinical psychology.All students have the opportunity to use the advanced statistical analysis software ‘SPSS’ used for technical psychology research. Students can also read papers, not only in the field of psychology and behavioral sciences but also physiology, neuroscience and medical related papers online.

  • POINT
    3
    A curriculum responding to your earnestness

    How do you learn the skills and knowledge for the purpose of correct and scientific understanding of the human mind? It is important to steadily build up your knowledge and skills while learning theory in lectures and practical experiences through experiments.
    Therefore, the Department of Psychology and Humanities in comparison to other universities has a larger number of compulsory subjects to be completed by all students.Learning in this department is not as easy as you may think.However, if you are serious and sincere about learning psychology, the curriculum has been made for you to deepen your interests.

  • POINT
    4
    Finding your research theme

    So as to be able to teach a wide range of areas the Department of Psychology and Humanities has faculty specializing in teaching fundamentals as well as those specializing in the area of applications and other lecturers dedicated to the area of psychology.
    At our university, a graduation research is compulsory.Students select their own theme of research from a wide range of areas and have the chance to experience the joy of serious research as a researcher.

  • POINT
    5
    Thinking and communication skills for the real world

    Summarize the findings of research and inquiries in reports.Our university gives particularly detailed guidance, and the training students receive to ‘deepen logical thinking and have the skill to relate to others’ is extremely useful in the real world.
    Apart from learning, reading comprehension and processing ability of experiment data collected for analysis also improve your skills of English appearing in research material.

  • POINT
    6
    Confirm your knowledge of psychology through ‘Psychology Proficiency Tests.'

    The ‘Psychology Proficiency Test’ is a test to measure the abilities and knowledge of psychology at the university graduate level. (Sponsored by the Japan Psychological Association Federation)The exam covers ten subjects related to each area in psychology and depending on the number of subjects passed students are certified as ‘Special Grade 1’ and ‘Grade 1’ or ‘Grade 2’.To ensure that students have acquired the fundamental knowledge of psychology this department uses the same proficiency test as an indicator of academic accomplishment.In addition, regarding students studying in the area of sleep research, the department recommends that students obtain the ‘Sleep Improvement Instructor’ certification which is used to offer advice in relation to a sleep inducing environment and lifestyle.

Appeal of the Department

  • ‘Learn the fundamentals of psychology and gain the power to solve problems of humans and the society’

    In the Department of Psychology and Humanities learning focuses on the fundamentals and students acquire a thorough basic knowledge of the mechanisms of the human mind as well as having a system to learn clinical psychology and counseling.Besides learning from books and lectures, our education places importance on direct experience of psychology for practical training and experimental learning.
    Because psychology thinks about and enters into people’s minds, the lack of basics skills may end in harmful effects and results.However, if you learn a solid foundation, you can make correct and practical applications.Psychology education at Edogawa University follows these policies and has formed a curriculum that fosters the ability to solve real-world problems by learning ‘scientific psychology.'

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