Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ01101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 環境行動論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Environment and Behavior
ハヤシ ミツオ,イワナガ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur1-4:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented class, PowerPoint will be used.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students
Keywords Sleep, biological rhythm, life habit, music, emotion, psychophysiological responses 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purposes of this class it to discuss the effects of various factors of social and physical environments on human behaviors, especially those relating to sleep and music. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Homeostasis and Circadian system of sleep (Hayashi)
Lesson 2: REM and NREM sleep (Hayashi)
Lesson 3: Body temperature and hormone (Hayashi)
Lesson4: Sleep and circadian rhythm (Hayashi)
Lesson 5: Sleep hygiene (Hayashi)
Lesson 6: Sleep evaluation 1 (Hayashi)   
Lesson 7: Sleep loss (hayasi)
Lesson 8: Power nap (Hayashi)
Lesson 9: Sleep disorders (Hayashi)
Lesson 10: Sleep evaluation 2 (Hayashi)
Lesson 11: Emotion control by music (Iwanaga)
Lesson 12: Tone and Music (Iwanaga)
Lesson 13: Music and Tempo (Iwanaga)
Lesson 14: Music and Emotion (Iwanaga)
Lesson 15: Psychophysiological responses to Music (Iwanaga) 
Lesson 1-10 (Hayashi)
     Hori T. eds, "Sleep Psychology",  Kita-ohji syoboh, 2008.
     Nihon-suimin-kaizen-kyogikai eds, "Suimin-kaizen Gaku, 2nd ed.", Yumani syoboh, 2019.
Lession 11-15 (Iwanaga)
     Ohgusi K, Kuwano S & Namba S,  "Handbook of music perception and cognition", Kita-ohji syoboh, 2020. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts and PowerPoint presentations 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Think about the following throughout your daily life:
For Hayashi's section;
1) sleep and its control mechanisms
2) how to measure depth of sleep
3) relationship between thermoregulation and sleep
4) sleep and circadian rhythm
5) sleep environment and sleep habit
6) sleep logs and sleep problems
7) the effects of sleep loss
8) merit and demerit of daytime nap
9) sleep disorders
10) sleep problems of yourself

For Iwanaga’s section;
11) emotional control by music
12) role of music in our daily life
13) relationship between emotion and tempo of music
14) emotion evoked by music
15) healing and physiological responses evoked by music 
Grading Method Your grade will be based on the following: 1) reports 80% and 2) participation in class discussions 20% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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