Fukuyama University Faculty of Human Cultures and Sciences
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INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
The Department of Psychology was founded in April 2003. The history of the department is still short, but the department provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn scientific methods to understand mechanisms of mental activities and human behavior, to create a comprehensive knowledge structure of a variety of psychological areas, and to explore how psychology can be useful not only in occupational fields but in everyday living. Through the extensively structured course for four years, students can come to know themselves deeply, develop social skills to communicate well with others, learn techniques to be helpful for others in families, companies, communities, and various kinds of homes and hospitals. Finally, students can get a certificate of a specialist of psychology that may serve their career goals.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE CURRICULUM
During the first year, the fundamental subjects in the faculty are to be learned. There are six subjects that are offered by the department and two of them are compulsory subjects. Students learn the fundamentals of psychology and how psychology is related to everyday living. The specialties begin from the second year, which consist of three fields of subjects: (a) Methods and Training, (b) Major fields, and (c) Applied and Relevant fields. Every field of subjects includes well-organized compulsory and selective subjects, so that each student could learn hierarchically all areas of psychology. Students learn most of the subjects in the second and third years extensively, and select one subject from the major fields as a specialty to expand their knowledge and skills in the fourth year. These features in the structure of the course mean that theoretical and practical subjects and basic and applied subjects are well balanced.
SUBJECTS OF THE COURSE STUDY
Fundamentals of Psychology
Introduction to Psychology I, Introduction to Psychology II, School Education and Psychology, Child Psychology in Modern Society, Personality and Adjustment, Mind-Body-Brain
a) Methods and Training
Methods of Psychological Research, Elementary Statistics in Psychology I, Elementary Statistics in Psychology II, Research Methods in Social Surveying, Psychological Assessment, Introductory Laboratory Projects, Advanced Laboratory Projects, Training in Clinical Psychology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Advanced Clinical Psychology, Introduction to Social Psychology, Advanced Social Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, Advanced Cognitive Psychology, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Advanced Educational Psychology, Introduction to Developmental Psychology, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Physiological Psychology, Advanced Physiological Psychology, Specialty of Clinical Psychology, Specialty of Cognitive Psychology, Specialty of Educational Psychology, Specialty of Developmental Psychology, Specialty of Physiological Psychology
c)Applied and Relevant fields
Psychology and Welfare, Design Psychology, History of Psychology, Health Psychology, Counseling, Environmental Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychology for Handicapped, Learning Psychology, Sports Psychology, Psychiatry, Medical Psychology