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Tohoku University Psychology Department's current homepageEdit

Department contact detailsEdit

List of degrees awardedEdit

(with links to the curriculum for each)

Current notable staff and their homepagesEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Notable staff in the pastEdit

History of the departmentEdit

The psychological laboratory of Tohoku Imperial University was founded in 1922 (Maruyama 1999) with Tanenari Chiba (1884 -1972) as its first professor. He had studied under Wundt at Leipzig from 1921 to 1922 and modelled the laboratory on the German one. The main focus of study was consciousness.

Chiba had bought a large proportion of Wundt's library (some 16,000 books and papers)while on his travels and they are now housed in the University Library.

See alsoEdit


  • Maruyama K, 1999 ``The psychological laboratory of Tohoku University in the early stages

Japanese Psychological Review 42 349 ^ 367

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