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About the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research (IMSAR)

The Institute for Motivational Studies and Research (IMSAR) was established with the aims of promoting studies and research on motivation in order to respond to social demands, as well as enriching research and learning on motivation at Tokyo Future University. The IMSAR pursues these goals by developing and leading various educational projects such as:
(1)Motivational studies and research
(2)Presentation and publication of research findings
(3)Planning and hosting of workshops, lectures and training sessions.
(4)Consignment studies and research.
(5)Other projects for increasing the understanding of motivation and motivational studies.


Greetings from the Director of the Institute for Motivational Studies and Research

The IMSAR officially began its activities with six members in April 2012, after half year of preparation. The IMSAR was established with the aims of promoting studies and research on motivations in order to respond to social demands, as well as enriching education and research on motivations at Tokyo Future University.
Although the term 'motivation' has become widely used in a variety of contexts and its importance has been increasingly recognized, we are yet to see the scientific understanding that backs up the actual practice. It is my sincere desire that the IMSAR continuously strives to play a leading role in motivational research and practice . As the IMSAR has taken its first step as an institute, we sincerely appreciate your support for the IMSAR’s activities and growth.

Takashi Kakuyama
Director, Institute for Motivational Studies and Research

Members

Takashi Kakuyama(Director)
Profile: graduated from the Department of Psychology and the Graduate School of Sociology, Rikkyo University. He worked at Rikkyo University as an assistant professor, and then he was a faculty member of Tokyo International University for 28 years. Currently Professor Kakuyama is the Dean of the School of Motivation and Behavioral Sciences of Tokyo Future University (TFU), and the Director of the IMSAR. His main research interest is work motivation. Now he assumes the executive directors of the Japanese Association of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the Japanese Academy of Human Resource Development, and the Japan Association of Applied Psychology.
Main books: Handbook of the Industrial/Organizational Psychology (main editor, 2009). Industrial and Organizational Psychology (author, 2011).

Ikuo Daibo(Adviser)
Profile: graduated from the Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University. He started his teaching career at Sapporo Medical College, then Yamagata University, and Hokusei Gakuen University. After Hokusei Gakuen University, Professor Daibo was invited Osaka University and he was a faculty member for 12 years. Currently, he is the President of TFU and the emeritus professor of Osaka University. His research interests focus on interpersonal social psychology, especially on the studies of interpersonal communication process and the intimacy of interpersonal relationship, as well as the building of well-being.
Main books: Interpersonal Social Psychology for Well-Being-The Science of Interpersonal Communications and Interpersonal Relations - (author and editor, 2012). Nonverbal Communication (author, 1998).

Yukiko Iso(Researcher)
Profile: finished the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University. She worked as an assistant professor at Osaka University and currently she is an associate professor of TFU. Her research focuses on the topics of interpersonal social psychology, and she has a particular interest in the studies of nonverbal behavior seen in interpersonal relations and the social skill. Also she is interested in people watching, which is helpful in her studies.
Main books: Social Psychology in our Daily Life (co-author,2012). Interpersonal Social Psychology for Well-Being-The Science of Interpersonal Communications and Interpersonal Relations (co-author, 2012).

Hiroko Kobayashi(Researcher)
Profile: earned her Ph.D. (Education) at the graduate school of education, the University of Tokyo. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and currently she is an assistant professor of TFU. Her research aims to understand how learners rectify their misconceptions and to propose effective instructional programs.
Main books: Scholastic Ability and Learning Support Based on Psychology (co-author, 2014). Psychology of Teaching ? Education Methods Based on Cognitive Psychology ? (co-author, 2014)

Kenji Hanita(Researcher)
Profile: earned his Ph.D. (Sociology) at the graduate school of social sciences, Hitotsubashi University. He worked as a specially-appointed assistant professor at Otemon Gakuin University and currently he is an assistant professor of TFU. His research focused on the unconsciousness of the social judgment and behavior.
Main books: Learning Social Psychology: Episodes from Romantic Relationships and Friendships (co-author, 2017). Basic Companion to Psychology of Learning (co-author, 2013).

Toshikazu Sakuma(Project Researcher)
Profile: graduated from the Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University. He gained 26 years of practical experience at Recruit Holdings and accumulated his career mainly in human resource projects. In 2012 he came to TFU as a professor and the director of the Motivation Management Association (a general incorporated association). Currently he established Management Development Laboratory Inc. in April 2017 through his career as a professor in TFU of 5 years.
Main books: Exercise of the Motivation Management (author, 2015).

Tomoko Hagimoto(Staff)
Profile: graduated from the Faculty of Anglo-American Literature, Department of Literature, Chuo University. After joining Sanko Gakuen Group, she taught at the Tokyo Medical and Welfare Vocational School. Currently she is a campus advisor at TFU.

Namie Gouta(Staff)
Profile: graduated from the Department of International Economics, School of Economics, Senshu University. She joined Sanko Gakuen Group from Recruits Holdings in 2013. Currently she is in charge of the IMSAR.

Introducing affiliated groups

     


 ・Toyo University 21st Century Human Interaction Research Center (HIRC21)
 ・Institute of Psychology, Rissho University.

For inquiries:
03-5813-2525
imsar@tokyomirai.ac.jp

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