Outline(Division of Human Developmental Sciences)

24.06.2022 Update


Division of Human Developmental Sciences approaches issues in human development from interdisciplinary and specialized perspectives, and views the subject as both a social being and an individual. This division aims to foster women in academia and experts in various fields based on the pillars of educational science, psychology, developmental and clinical psychology, applied sociology, and child studies.

The Doctoral Program comprises the following five departments: Educational Science, Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Sociology and Social Policies, and Child Studies. Division of Human Developmental Sciences brings together a wide range of academic fields concerned with the development of human mind and social environment for interdisciplinary, comprehensive education and research. The division aims to foster women researchers and professionals who will further advance knowledge of their specialized fields in human development and be committed to resolving the various urgent social issues of human development.

Specifically, the Doctoral Program aims to foster individuals who understand the dynamics of the social and living environment and human development, in other words, international civil servants and researchers at advanced educational and research institutions; University faculty members in educational science, psychology, sociology, etc.; Educators who train certified clinical psychologists and social researchers; Childcare and education advisors who have acquired knowledge and methodologies in child studies; Faculty educators who have enhanced policy and application skills.

Department of Educational Science

In Educational Science, the process of development a person undergoes in a lifetime is examined scientifically using various methodologies. Research is conducted for the practical resolution of various issues in education.

Department of Psychology

In Psychology, we comprehensively study human mind and behavior from cognitive, developmental, social, educational, and clinical perspectives. Department of Psychology aims to develop researchers in the field of psychology and human resources with a scientific perspective. Students who wish to become researchers and psychological professionals are expected.

Department of Developmental and Clinical Psychology

Developmental and Clinical Psychology is concentrated on the teaching and research of developmental and clinical psychology. Students develop expertise in psychoclinical, developmental issues based on clinical psychology in a variety of settings and social systems such as family, education, medicine, welfare, judicial services and business.

Department of Sociology and Social Policies

Sociology and Social Policies is concentrated on the teaching and research of theoretical and applied sociology (family, culture, communication and social stratification studies, in particular) and social policy.

Department of Child Studies

Child Studies targets mainly professionals in child care and child development. Students are expected gain a multifaceted understanding of the various issues occurring in these environments, the development and psychology of individuals, the interactions in such environments, as well as the influences of society and histories. Analyses and the development of strategies appropriate for the individual environments will also be conducted.

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