Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC524402 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 心理学概論
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Introduction to Psychology
モリナガ ヤスコ,シミズ ヒサヨ,タムラ ノリヒサ,チュウジョウ カズミツ,ナカオ タカシ,ヒラカワ マコト,ウメムラ トモタカ,ユザワ マサミチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:EDU K203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students Students in Program of Psychology, Elective course
Keywords Survey of Psychology, History of Psychology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This class is the introduction to  Program of Psychology.
We lecture on a history of the psychological study and about every main psychological study domains. 
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To acquire standard psychological knowledge. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aims of this lecture are as follows.
1. To become able to explain an outline about the history of psychological study.
2. To become able to explain an outline about basic structure and the function of human mind.
3. To understand study themes and the methodology of each psychological study area.
Summary of the class
This class is the introduction to psychology in the university. At first, we lecture on a history of the psychological study. Then about every main psychological study domains, we lecture on an important study theme, the characteristic of the methodology and a recent study of the domain. We explain the reason that psychology is the means of solving problems of the mind of human beings who live in the modern society.
Class Schedule lesson1 Course overview & what is psychology? ( Yasuko Morinaga  )
lesson2 History of psychology ( Yasuko Morinaga )
lesson3 What is cognitive psychology? ( Takashi Nakao )
lesson4 Limitation of subjective understanding of mind and cognitive psychological method. (Takashi Nakao)
lesson5 What is psychology of learning? ( Kazumitsu Chujo )
lesson6 Learning and memory as the process of the acquisition of knowledge ( Kazumitsu Chujo )
lesson7 Introduction to social psychology: person in the situations ( Makoto Hirakawa )
lesson8 Social psychology: Self and social identity ( Makoto Hirakawa )
lesson9 Development of people: What is developmental psychology?  ( Tomotaka Umemura )
lesson10 Understanding child development: Linking theory and practice in early childhood ( Hisayo Shimizu )
lesson11 Develop one’s personality: An introduction to educational psychology ( Masamichi Yuzawa )
lesson12 Differences in characteristics among some types of developmental disorders ( Masamichi Yuzawa )
lesson13 Diet, sleep and physical activity for brain and mental health (Norihisa Tamura)
lesson14 Focus group interviews (Norihisa Tamura)
lesson15 A summation of this lecture and term-end examination ( Y. Morinaga ) 
We will distribute handouts, as needed. 
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(More Details) Handouts, audio information, visual information (Video, computer, etc.) 
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Preparation and
Students can deeper understand materials of each lecture reading textbooks for survey of psychology and specific lecture domains before and after the classes.
Please actively ask lecturers for questions when you find unclear materials during your study before and after the classes. 
Requirements In the learning of psychology, it is important for students to actively participate in survey research and experiments, as well as to attend lectures.
Therefore, during lectures, we may sometimes recruit participants for survey research and experiments and/or conduct survey research that are closely related to our lectures and experiments that can be done in large groups.
Participation in these research and experiments is not related to students’ final grade, but just highly recommended. 
Grading Method Points of view of the evaluation are follows.
1. To be able to explain an outline about the history of psychological study.
2. To be able to explain an outline about basic structure and the function of human mind.
3. Understanding study themes and the methodology of each psychological study area.

Term-end examination, Assignment report instructed in class, etc. are evaluated comprehensively. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other This class is for Licensed Psychologists. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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