Department of Behavioral Science

The Department of Behavioral Science engages in high-level research on the relationship between the minds of individuals at the micro-level and society at macro-level. This research is conducted under the guidance of theories and methods borne from a combination of social psychology, evolutionary psychology, cultural psychology, economics, neuroscience, and comparative cognitive science. In other words, the Department of Behavioral Science aims to advance research on the process of how individual humans and animals and the societies they live in mutually influence one another. From theoretical research on topics such as the adaptive/neuroscientific basis of cooperative behavior, the generation and inheritance of culture, voluntary social decision-making, and social structures/psychology to practical research on social issues and public decision-making, this department offers students a wide variety of topics to study.

Laboratory of Behavioral Science

Faculty List

  • YUKI Masaki Professor
    Research Fields: Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Socio-Ecological Psychology
  • OHNUMA Susumu Professor
    Research Fields: Environmental Social Psychology
  • TAKAHASHI Nobuyuki Professor
    Research Fields: Social psychology
  • TAKIMOTO Ayaka Associate Professor
    Research Fields: Comparative Cognitive Science
  • TAKAHASHI Taiki Associate Professor
    Research Fields: Behavioral neuroeconomics
  • TAKEZAWA Masanori Associate Professor
    Research Fields: social psychology, social decision making, adaptive decision making
  • NAKAJIMA Akira Assistant Professor
    Research Fields: Applied Statistics