Students scientifically and empirically analyze the core of the human "mind" and acquire wisdom to accurately interpret human psychology.

Psychology is simply an empirical study that aims to analyze the human "mind" by asking questions, such as "Who am I?" and "Who are other people?" By asking these types of questions, a deeper understanding and sense of affinity is produced toward human beings, leading to a wealth of viewpoints about our society which is made up of human beings. In this Department, students can learn both fundamental knowledge and the latest achievements in research from a wide perspective and in four areas: development, society, acknowledgment and clinical psychology. Furthermore, we emphasize participatory learning, which comprises investigation, experimentation and practical training, including analyzing data and inspecting the "mind" from a scientific perspective. In the contemporary era, there is an increase in the number of people who are in need of psychological care due to school absenteeism, depression or abuse. We also nurture students' abilities to continuously resolve these kinds of social issues. Moreover, we carry a history and tradition of more than 40 years, which began when we were still part of the College of Literature. During that period, we have sent many "professionals of the mind" into society. Students may apply for and obtain certification as certified psychologists from the Japan Psychological Association upon graduation.

Campus of Attendance

First Year to Fourth Year :


Lists subjects for Programs II through VII

Required Credits for Graduation / 128 Credits
Group ll
Category Subjects
Required Courses 1st and 2nd year

  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

2nd year

  • Life-span Developmental
  • Psychology l,ll
  • Perceptual Psychology
  • Introductory Cognitive Science

3rd and 4th year

  • Psychology of Learning
  • Life-span Development
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology of Music
  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Neuropsychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology l,ll
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Advertising Psychology
  • Nonverbal Communication l,ll
  • Lecture on Applied Social Psychology l~Vl
  • Lecture on Psychology A,B
Group lll
Category Subjects
Required Courses 2nd year

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology of Handicapped
  • Children and Adults l
  • Psychotherapy l

3rd year

  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology l,ll
  • Clinical Education of Early Childhood
  • Lecture on Clinical Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy ll
  • Lecture on Music Therapy
  • Consulting Psychology
  • Family Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Psychology of Handicapped
  • Children and Adults ll
  • Education for Handicapped
  • Children and Adults
  • Welfare for Handicapped Children and Adults
  • Medical Science of Handicapped Children and Adults
  • Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice
Group lV
Category Subjects
Required Courses 2nd year

  • Practice Training in Care of Handicapped Children and Adults

3rd year

  • Advance Guidance on Medical
  • Psychology Practicum

3rd and 4th year

  • Psychotherapeutic Interview
  • Seminar in Mental Test A,B,C,D
  • Practice in Psychological Therapy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Practice in Music Therapy

4th year

  • Medical Psychology Practicum
Group V
Category Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year

  • Body Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Brain Physiology
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Care for Adult and Aged
  • Mental Health and Welfare
  • Health and Social System
  • Social Security System and Law
Group Vl
Category Subjects
Required Courses 3rd and 4th year

  • Seminar in Psychology
    lA, lB, llA, llB, lllA, lllB, lVA, lVB
  • Reading Seminar in Philosophy
  • Text Reading in Psychology A,B
Group Vll
Category Subjects
Required Courses 3rd year

  • Graduation Thesis l
Required Electives 4th year

  • Graduation Thesis ll
The Aoyama Standard Subjects
1st - 4th year :

School-wide universal education system where experts in wide-ranging academic fields transcending the framework of colleges/schools and departments stimulate interest in learning and provide guidance.

Foreign Language Subjects
[ Foreign Language I ] 1st year :

English Reading (I), Oral English (I)

2nd year :

English Reading (II), Oral English (II), English Composition (I)

Free Elective Subjects
1st - 4th year :

Students can freely select from departmental subjects, Aoyama Standard Subjects, Foreign Language Elective Subjects (take at least minimum credits required), subjects in the Department of Education, as well as subjects offered by other colleges.