Research Member

R-GIRO YATO Group

Yuko YATO, Ph.D.

Ritsumeikan University, College of Comprehensive Psychology, Professor
Project Leader, Group Leader

Research area

Comparative and developmental psychology, infant and child psychology

Research Interests

My research focuses on children’s development in interaction with their environment, including parents, family, community, and culture. Currently, I am expanding my research area and trying new methods by conducting comparative research with other cultures, such as America and France, and carrying out research on behavior development using physiological measures and behavioral measurement equipment, in addition to establishing collaborations with clinical practice.

Research

http://research-db.ritsumei.ac.jp/Profiles/40/0003940/prof_e.html

Web site

http://r-giro-3rdyato.jp/yato/

Yi SUN, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Research area

Personality, cross-cultural psychology, developmental psychology

Research Interests

My study focuses on individual differences in personality, and its stability and development. Since my doctoral course, I have conducted a series of studies about international students’ acculturation and adaptation from a personality perspective. Recently, my interest has turned to child development (especially temperament and character) and mother’s well-being, as well as the role and influence of grandparents’ participation in childcare on children’s personality development. Usually I use questionnaires to collect quantitative data, combined with interviews to obtain more detailed qualitative information. Recently, I have also used some brain function measurement methods, such as near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), to explain individuals’ personality from a different view point.

グループメンバー

Keiko KITADE (Ritsumeikan University College of Letters・Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science)
Kuniko MURAMOTO (Ritsumeikan University  Graduate School of Science for Human Services)
Makiko NAKA (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Tokie ANME (University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences)
Hirosato SHIOKAWA (University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences)
Shohei HIROSE (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Jietao LIAN (Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Letters Graduate student)

R-GIRO OKAMOTO Group

Naoko OKAMOTO, Ph.D.

Ritsumeikan University, College of Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Group Leader

Research area

Educational technology, mathematics education

Research Interests

My research focuses on learning and teaching using physiological methods (brain activity measurement, eye tracking, etc.) within mathematics. In particular, I aim to objectively evaluate subjective aspects such as difficulties experienced by learners and teaching skills used by teachers.
I think it is important to exchange information with teachers at schools and people involved in learning and teaching, so that these methods and study results will lead to improvements in learning and teaching.

Research

http://research-db.ritsumei.ac.jp/Profiles/103/0010246/prof_e.html

Katsuki HIGO, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Research area

Cognitive psychology, neuropsychology

Research Interests

I research human cognitive functions, for example, remembering and thinking. I enjoy studying methods such as programming or statistical analysis necessary for research, as well as my research subject itself. Recently, I have been investigating how to analyze and visualize data, such as brain function or eye movement, for accurate understanding and interpretation.

Research

https://sites.google.com/site/higokatsuki/

グループメンバー

Chiemi FUJIWARA (Ritsumeikan University College of Policy Science)
Ryozo MATSUDA (Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences)
Tomoko KASHIWAGI (Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences)
Kimie SHIN (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Education Development and Learning Support Center)
Takanori MAESAKO (Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences)
Toshihide KOIKE (Tokyo Gakugei University  Faculty of Education)
Yasufumi KURODA (Kyoto University of Education  Faculty of Education)
Emi TAMAKI (Gakusyuin University Faculty of International Social Sciences)
Yichii DEN (Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Letters Graduate student)

R-GIRO YASUDA Group

Yuko YASUDA, Ph.D.

Ritsumeikan University, College of Comprehensive Psychology, Associate Professor
Group Leader

Research area

Clinical psychology, life-span developmental psychology, qualitative psychology

Research Interests

While working after my graduation from university, I decided to enter graduate school to become a clinical psychologist. After that, I have positively tackled things I was interested in, thinking a great deal about encounters and chances. More specifically, I have focused on psychological research using qualitative approaches, in relation to crises and resilience in life cycles starting at reproduction. Key words in my clinical psychology research and practice are “crises and resilience in life cycles,” “giving birth and raising,” “narrative,” “Trajectory Equifinality Approach (TEA),” which is a qualitative research method, “clinical psychological care in domestic violence and child abuse,” “forensic interviews,” and “teaching qualitative research methods.”

Research

http://research-db.ritsumei.ac.jp/Profiles/120/0011991/prof_e.html

Asami SENOO

Researcher

Research area

Sociology, youth studies, transition from university to work

Research Interests

My study examines how job-hunting activities affect university students’ future vision and their choice of occupation during the job-hunting process. I focus on career education in universities and describe career education activities.

グループメンバー

Naoki NAKASHIKA  (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Yoko MATSUBARA  (Ritsumeikan University  Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences)
Midori KOKUBO  (Ritsumeikan University  College of Business Administration)
Mao SAITO  (Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences)
Rie TAKAMATSU  (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Kiyomi BANDA  (Sanno University  School of Management)
Kaori TOYODA  (Takusyoku University   Faculty of political Science and Economics・Faculty of Commerce)
Hideaki KASUGA  (Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine)
Hitomi TANIMURA  (Ritsumeikan University  Research Center for Ars Vivendi)
Takuto MISHINA  (Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences Graduate student
    /Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

R-GIRO SATO Group

Tatsuya SATO, Ph.D.

Ritsumeikan University, College of Comprehensive Psychology, Professor
Group Leader

Research area

Cultural psychology, history of psychology, theoretical psychology

Research Interests

How will we live in 100 years? How will we live in the globalization era? Diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness might be the most important values to make our life meaningful and sustainable. My research involves psychological research to pursue the conditions for everyone to achieve happiness.

Research

http://research-db.ritsumei.ac.jp/Profiles/26/0002582/prof_e.html

Web site

http://www.psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/~satot/English/ENGvisit.html

Shizuka KAWAMOTO, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Research Area

Clinical psychology, suicide prevention

Research Interests

My studies focus on suicide prevention in the community and patient-centered care. Specifically, I am interested in providing information to empower clients to live their life. Also, I focus on ways of fostering mental health literacy in order for patients and healthcare professionals to respect each other's values.

グループメンバー

Kazuho YAMAURA  (Ritsumeikan University  College of Sport and Health Science)
Tadashi Nakamura  (Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences)
Takehito HAYAKAWA  (Ritsumeikan University  Kinugasa Research Organization
Naoko OKAMOTO  (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Miki HORIE  (Ritsumeikan University Ritsumeikan International)
Ayae KIDO  (Kansai Universuty College of Letters)
Michiko SAWANO  (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Mari FUKUDA  (Shimane University  Faculty of Medicine)

R-GIRO SUZUKI Group

Hana SUZUKI, Ph.D.

Ritsumeikan University, College of Comprehensive Psychology, Associate professor
Group Leader

Research area

Counseling psychology

Research Interests

I specialize in multicultural counseling, and am especially interested in identity, mental health, and career development of minority group members. With experience in university counseling, I am currently conducting research on the development of a comprehensive preventive intervention model tailored to international students in Japan. Additionally, I collaborate with researchers in Canada, France, Italy, and the US. I am co-chair of the Early Career Psychologists Network in the Japanese Psychological Association, and will be co-chair (2018-2020) of the International Section of Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) in the American Psychological Association.

Research

http://research-db.ritsumei.ac.jp/Profiles/134/0013389/prof_e.html

Mami KANZAKI, Ph.D.

Senior researcher

Research area

Cultural psychology, school non-attendance, environmental design

Research Interests

My research focuses on the process of reconstructing relationships with school following dropout. Specifically, I am interested in environmental design of the places inside schools, where students can take a rest and communicate with others. In order to understand educational settings and its contexts, I have adopted participant observation and action research at alternative schools.

グループメンバー

Noriaki TSUCHIDA (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Takao SATO (Ritsumeikan University College of Comprehensive Psychology)
Makiko DEGUCHI (Sophia Universuty Faculty of Foreign Studies)
Kaori WADA (University of Calgary Werklund School of Education)
Ayaka KASUGA (Osaka University Graduate School of Human Sciences Graduate student)
Marie MORITA (Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Letters Graduate student)