DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Great efforts finally came to fruition when the Department of Social Psychology was newly established in 2011 with the vision of nurturing talent for our 21st century society, a society that is now undergoing huge transformation. The Department hones skills like integrative thinking and imagination while continually trying to expand the field of psychology. It paves new paths by combining the disciplines of sociology, cultural anthropology, and women's studies with that of psychology. By tearing down the boundaries between the disciplines in the curriculum and broadening out the diversity of study, the department widens the horizon of studies and assists students in becoming well-rounded specialists rooted in intensified majors. Hence, social psychology students will be well-positioned to advance our society with deeper thinking and greater vision.
Purpose of the Education
The social psychology has the theoretical and practical education purpose to examine the relationship of human behavior and society, which is emerging newly as of the change of gender relations according to the change of organization structure, expansion of female social participation, and role change following the multicultural & multiracial society and informatization as of the expansion of global moving of the population in the 21st century, and to grope and practice the solution of various social, cultural, and psychological issues. The 21st century social psychology is the theoretical, practical, and applied science starting from the various problems in the reality to solve it, which can evaluate the complexity of human behaviors in the bigger social/cultural interconnection by integrating the knowledges in the levels of social culture, women science, and psychology. Therefore, the social psychology study is fostering the capable professional manpower equipped with the essential ability, view to the mankind, professional knowledge, and field application capability in the various social fields for individual and group in order to take measures to the human behavior, social relation, and psychological features.
The social psychology is the study to quest the human behavior, interaction between peoples, structure and change of the social culture to contrive the alternative plan for the changing society and future society in the viewpoint of social culture, psychology, and women science in order to the various social and cultural issues. The social psychology is, based on such academic characteristics, first, developing the intellectual ability and insight to understand the various phenomena and problems following the human behaviors collectively and objectively, second, developing the methodological capability and technique to survey and analyze the human behavior scientifically, and then fostering the personality and capability to contribute to the development of future society with positive participation in the various fields of social life. The students can, through the study,
- form the whole view of human beings based on the academic understanding and interest for the mankind through the basics of psychology, social science, and women science
- understand the characteristics and importance of the human behavior, social environment, and their interactions
- cultivate the professional practical capability for the activities in the fields such as counseling psychology, clinical psychology expert, organization psychology, women’s psychology, social survey analyzer, multicultural education and leader, etc. It can contribute to the creation of new vocations suitable for the social demand related to the new issues emerging in the aspect of academic convergence of psychology, social science, women science, etc. as well as the existing fields.