Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6337
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金2/Fri.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市外濠‐S303
Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 制度ウェブサイトの3.科目別の注意事項(1)GIS主催科目の履修上の注意を参照すること。
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 300-level Advanced Courses(上級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 300-level Advanced Courses
Culture and Society

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
We all want to live a happy life and yet we may be inadvertently creating obstacles to achieving happiness. In this course, students will learn how we get to know ourselves, the maladaptive habits that our minds develop to protect the self from various ego threats, and various ways to improve psychological well-being of the self and others.

【到達目標 / Goal】
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) Identify and explain classic and contemporary theories relating to the self.
(b) Critically analyze and synthesize empirical research in social psychology.
(c) Apply their learning to their own life to critically evaluate and explain interpersonal experiences during daily life.
(d) Verbally present their reactions and experiences to course content.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
This course mostly combines lectures and student-led class discussions on assigned readings. Students will receive oral and written feedback on their discussion questions and reaction papers.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction and Overview Overview of course and review of syllabus
2 対面/face to faceKnow Thyself (1) Knowing ourselves through introspection
3 対面/face to faceKnow Thyself (2) Knowing ourselves through our behaviors and emotions
4 対面/face to faceKnow Thyself (3) The consequences of knowing ourselves
5 対面/face to faceThe Vulnerable and Maladaptive Self (1) How do we evaluate ourselves?
6 対面/face to faceThe Vulnerable and Maladaptive Self (2) Self-evaluation maintenance model and downward social comparison
7 対面/face to faceThe Vulnerable and Maladaptive Self (3) Self-presentation and its consequences
8 対面/face to faceThe Vulnerable and Maladaptive Self (4) Self-serving cognitions
9 対面/face to faceWhat the Self Needs (1) Self-theories: Belief that one can change
10 対面/face to faceWhat the Self Needs (2) Self-determination theory
11 対面/face to faceWhat the Self Needs (3) Self-compassion
12 対面/face to faceThe Self in the Ecosystem (1) Compassionate and self-image goals
13 対面/face to faceThe Self in the Ecosystem (2) Nonzero-sum beliefs and prosociality
14 対面/face to faceSynthesis What have we learned so far and where do we go from here?

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students should review their notes and be able to explain the major concepts and theories they have learned in previous lectures. They will read the assigned readings before each class and prepare a reaction paper and discussion questions based on the readings. They must also download and print out handouts prior to each class and bring them to class to take notes. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】

【参考書 / References】
The assigned readings will be uploaded on Hoppii.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Students are evaluated based on a final paper (30%), in-class quizzes (20%), discussion questions (15%), reaction papers (25%), and class participation (10%).

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
This is a new course.

【その他の重要事項 / Others】
Students will be asked to reflect on their daily experiences and share examples that illustrate various concepts and theories covered in the course.
Students who have taken and passed courses in psychology and statistics may be given priority in student selection.

Students must have taken and passed one of the following courses: Social Psychology 1, Social Psychology 2, or Cultural Psychology.