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 Master's Program comprises the following five departments: Educational Science, Psychology, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Applied Sociology, and Child Studies. Students in the Master's Program will acquire the basics of empirical methodology as well as the theories for comprehensively and organically intertwining "society", "humans" and "development" for pragmatic resolutions of sociopsychological pathologies. The Master's Program also offers minors such as the Gender Equality Resource Program to promote interdisciplinary methodologies and knowledge sharing and to foster the formation of diverse career paths.
The following types of graduates are expected from the Master's Program: Women expecting to enter the Doctoral Program with an understanding of human developmental sciences and social sciences; Government workers and researchers with expertise and practical experience in educational science, psychology, and sociology; Certified clinical psychologists and social researchers; Women with knowledge of child development and education methodologies, such as child development and education advisers at local child guidance offices; Teachers and school personnel with excellent policy and application abilities.
In this department, we will scientifically explore the process of human lifelong development using various methodologies, and conduct practical research that contributes to the solution of various educational problems. Educational thought, educational history, and sociology of education are set as basic sciences and methodologies, and educational course theory, educational methodologies, educational development theory, lifelong learning theory, and museum studies are set up as macro and micro practical sciences. This course aims to develop researchers who can think about human development from an educational science perspective and practitioners who have a researcher's perspective.
In this department, we comprehensively study human mind and behavior from cognitive, developmental, social, educational, and clinical perspectives. This department 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.
In this department, with a strong emphasis on clinical psychology, students will develop fundamental skills to conduct research in the field of developmental and clinical psychology, as well as practical expertise in dealing with those individuals with psychological and developmental issues in a variety of settings and social systems such as family, education, medicine, welfare, judicial services and business.
In this department the various issues of modern society (family, community, communication) will be examined from a sociological viewpoint.
The study in this department targets mainly professionals in child care and child development, as well as graduates who plan to be involved in these fields. Students will 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.