Faculty of Psychology

Training professionals who can contribute to the good of society
with an empirical mindset and advanced knowledge

Learning at the Faculty of Psychology

Developing basic and advanced psychological skills in a well-balanced manner

The Faculty of Psychology recognizes the importance of small-group teaching, a long-held tradition of education in psychology at Doshisha University, and offers small size classes in all the years of study, starting from the first-year introductory seminars to the seminars for fourth-year students. This enables the Faculty of Psychology to provide personalized instructions and create a learning environment that allows for close interactions between instructors and students, and also among students.

  First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Lecture General Psychology (1)
General Psychology (2)
Readings in Texts of Psychology (1)
Psychological Statistics (1)
Readings in Texts of Psychology (2)
Psychological Statistics (2)
Research Method in Psychology (1)
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Research Method in Psychology (2)  
Practical training and seminar First Year Seminar
Psychological Experiments (1)
Psychological Experiments (2)
Data Analysis in Psychology
Psychological Experiments (3)
Pre-seminar Seminar (1)
Seminar (2)
Graduation Thesis
Elective subject Group A
[Subjects in neuropsychology and behavioral psychology]
  Psychophysiology, Animal Cognition
Basic Lectures in Neuroscience
Psychology of Eating Behavior
Physiological Psychology, Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology, Feelings and Emotions
Behavior Analysis, Sports Psychology
Group B
[Subjects in clinical and social psychology]
  Environmental Psychology, Clinical and Social Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Traffic Psychology, Psychology of Risk
Personality Psychology, Health Psychology
Methods of Psychological Support
Psychiatric Disorders and Treatments, Criminal Psychology
Experimental Social Psychology (1)
Experimental Social Psychology (2)
Group C
[Subjects in developmental and educational psychology]
  Developmental Psychology, Infant Psychology
Human Motivation, Psychology of Aging
Psychology for Adults & Children with Disabilities
Family Psychology, School Psychology
Psychology for Social Welfare
Theories and Methods for Student Counseling and Career Guidance
Theories and Methods for Educational Counseling
Group D
[General education subjects]
Information Processing in Psychology
Psychology of Development and Learning
History of Psychology, Special Topics in Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Multivariate Analysis
Project Practice in Experimental Psychology
Practice in Experimental Psychology (Advanced)
Group E[Related in "Certified Public Psychologists" subjects]   Professionalism of Licensed Psychologists
Legal and Administrative Systems
Human Body Structure, Function and Diseases
Seminar in Psychology
Practical Training in Psycology(1)
Practical Training in Psycology(2)

Three Courses of Advanced Study

Taking a course of interest while studying major subjects also in other courses

The Faculty of Psychology provides three courses to help students gain a broad range of skills and expertise in psychology. Each of these courses offers a variety of major subjects to explore the intricate workings of the human mind. Students are required to complete more than 3 subjects in each course to be qualified for graduation. Students who have completed more than 6 subjects in one of these courses are awarded a certificate of completion of the course.

Course Description Graduation research themes (examples)
Neuropsychology and Behavioral Psychology Course This course deals with the latest brain science and behavioral science, two rapid-growing fields of research, focusing on the neural and physiological bases of the human mind and behavior and the mechanism of behavior itself, with a view to fostering the ability to understand the human mind and behavior from biological and behavioral perspectives.
  • Workings of the brain in space perception
  • Consideration on the effect of familiarity with information on polygraph tests
  • Effect of anticipation of feeding on rats with activity-based anorexia
Clinical and Social Psychology Course This course deals with clinical psychology that focuses on treatment of mental illness, and social psychology that aims to deepen an understanding of the human mind and behavior in society, with a view to fostering the ability to resolve mental health problems and use the knowledge of psychology in building personal relationships.
  • Physical reactions and emotions in stressful situations
  • Clinical behavior analysis of depression
  • Consideration on the effect of offeringfree samples in terms of reciprocation
Developmental and Educational Psychology Course This course mainly aims to study the mechanisms of development of the mind and education from a viewpoint of lifespan development and gain the basic skills required to support the development, with a view to fostering the ability to support individuals with developmental and educational problems based on a correct understanding of such problems.
  • Infant shyness in free play
  • Effect of setting goals on learning outcomes
  • Educational effect of cross-age interactions on pupils and students

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