Curriculum

College of Informatics and Human Communication

Department of Psychological Science
Educational Objectives

Understanding the workings of the human mind is not only helpful for everyday life, but it is now also becoming important for manufacturing and user experience etc. In this department, in addition to learning about mind function, students also acquire skills for its application in clinical settings, skills for measuring sensitivity and mind function scientifically, and their application to the real world, and skills for understanding the relationship between the brain/nerve structure and mind function.

Educational Objectives of Subjects

Department of Psychological Science

Understanding the Workings of the Mind and their Application in Clinical Situations
Students acquire basic knowledge regarding the workings of the human mind, accumulated through the main fields of psychology, while gaining an appreciation of how it is used in various fields. They also learn basic skills through personal experience and training in order to become professional applied psychology assistants.

Subjects

Informatics and Human Communication (Psychological Science)
Introduction to Psychology
Education and School Psychology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Health and Medical Psychology
Learning and Language Psychology
Psychological Support Methods
Psychology for the Disabled
Psychology of Society, Groups and Families
Developmental Psychology
Psychology Exercises
Affective / Personality Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Psychology Training
Duties of an Authorized Psychologist
Mental Disorders and their Treatment
Welfare Psychology
Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Related Administrative Theory

Scientific Measurement of Sensitivity and Mind Function and its Real-World Application
Students learn methods to scientifically measure the functions of the human mind and sensitivities, and how to apply this knowledge to the real world in terms of product/service improvement and development.

Subjects

Web Design
Psychological Research Methods
IT System Basics
Information Design
Ergonomics
Basic Psychological Experiment Training
Experimental Psychology
Statistical Methods of Psychology
Academic Writing
Human Interface Design
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Specialized Psychological Experiments and Exercises
Consumer Psychology
IT system Application

Understanding the Relationship Between Brain/Nerve Structure and Mind Function
Mind function is supported by the nervous system, including the brain. Students learn about brain and nervous system structure, the human body and physiology, and the mind functions connected to these (perception and cognition). They also learn the information processing and data analysis skills required to measure these functions.

Subjects

Programming Basics
Programming for Psychology I
Programming for Psychology II
Information Processing Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Nerve and Physiology Psychology
Structure and Function of the Human Body, and Diseases
Specialized Psychological Experiments and Exercises B
Brain Information Science

Project Execution
Students learn how to plan, execute, write-up and present scientific research on the mind’s function using the knowledge they have acquired.

Subjects

Project Design / Introduction
Project Design I
Project Design II
Project Design / Implementation and Operation
Preparatory Seminar for Project Design III
Project Design III

Career Design
Students learn how psychology is leveraged in the real world, about trends in society, the types of human resources needed, the employment environment etc., while picturing their future career path and deciding which direction they should take.

Subjects

Career Planning Seminar I
Career Planning Seminar II