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Title: A National Survey of Psychology Education Programs and Their Content in Japan
Authors: Kusumi, Takashi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Yama, Hiroshi
Okada, Kensuke
Kikuchi, Satoru
Hoshino, Takahiro
Author's alias: 楠見, 孝
Keywords: psychology education
undergraduate education
graduate education
psychology curriculum
generic skills
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Journal title: Japanese Psychological Research
Volume: 58
Issue: S1
Start page: 4
End page: 18
Abstract: This study reports the results of a national survey of psychology programs in Japan, conducted by the Committee on the Education and Research of the Japanese Psychological Association, based on 443 responses from program heads of 378 colleges, universities, and graduate schools. We analyzed the data by institution and type of degree program. The results indicated that: (a) undergraduate-level psychological education in Japan is mainly provided by private universities (which account for 71% of all psychology graduates at this level), while Master's (60%) and Ph.D. (83%) programs are mainly provided by national and public universities; (b) the largest groups of faculty members by specialization are in clinical psychology and in developmental and educational psychology; (c) the dominant forms of teaching are lectures and seminars; and (d) most psychology major programs in Japan aim to improve students' academic and generic skills. Finally, we suggest how psychology programs in Japan can reform curriculum and better improve students' academic skills on the basis of their generic skills.
Description: This research is supported by the Japanese Psychological Association.
Rights: © 2016 Japanese Psychological Association.
This is the accepted version of the following article: [Kusumi, T., Yama, H., Okada, K., Kikuchi, S. and Hoshino, T. (2016), A National Survey of Psychology Education Programs and Their Content in Japan. Japanese Psychological Research, 58: 4–18], which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1111/jpr.12111
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