Can psychology class in liberal arts solve the misunderstanding of psychology?

[Speaker] Ito, Yoshie:1
1:Nihon University (Japan)

In Japan, misunderstood psychology has been widely spread in whole society and many university students believe such knowledge. While psychology class in liberal arts is the only opportunity to meet real psychology for non-psychology major. This study aimed to show whether psychology as liberal arts can solve such misunderstanding. Engineering and science majors filled in the questionnaire, and their knowledge for psychology was revealed. They answered both the beginning and the end of the semester, so that the effects of introductory psychology were indicated. The way of the education in university has been focused in Japan today. Thus, the roll of liberal arts is discussed.
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