|Born: January 20th, 1882 in Higashikubota, Akasaka street, Akaiwa county, Okayama prefecture
Died: November 12th, 1962
Doctor of Literature (1919) Tokyo Imperial University
- His academic dissertation was “Shinteki sadou ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu (Experimental Research of Metal behavior)”
Completed Graduate school at Tokyo Imperial University (1918)
B.A (1913) Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Kyoto Imperial University (Major Psychology)
- His academic dissertation was “Seishin sagyo ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu (Experimental Research of Mental Work)”
1916-1945 Instructor at Nihon University
1917 Part time employee for Kanebo
1918-1919 Instructor at Tokyo higher normal school
1919-1945 Advisor at Office of Experimental Psychological Research, Navy Technology Laboratory
1920-1933 Part time employee at Aeronautic psychology laboratory of Tokyo Imperial University
1921-1943 Part time employee at Ministry of Correspondence
1922-1924 Went to Europe as overseas researcher of Ministry of Education; he studied in Law pressure laboratory at University of Oxford
1927 Established Japan Occupational Guidance Association and became the President
1929-1944 Professor at Tokyo Bunrika University (Tokyo Letters and Science University)
1931-1937 Member of Occupation Census Commission in Ministry of Education
1936-1944 Director of educational counseling at Tokyo Bunrika University (Tokyo Letters and Science University)
1937-1938 Business trip to the U.S. where he examined the intelligence and personality of races in the U.S.
1941-1942 Part time employee at Nakajima Aircraft Industry
1942-1944 Member of census council for book as text book in Ministry of Education
1943-1944 Part time employee of Nishina Industrial Company
1945 Retired Tokyo Bunrika University (Tokyo Letters and Science University)
1945-1957 Professor at Nihon University
1947-1950 President at Tamagawa Gakuen Education
1948 Director of Tanaka Educational Institute
1957 Assistant of President at Shiraume Gakuen Junior College
His main contributions were to mental fatigue and work, educational tests, and the research of intelligence. He created many intelligence tests such as Tanaka B version intelligence scale, Tanaka Binet Intelligence scale, and so on. He contributed to establish the educational counseling office at Tokyo Bunrika University, and the office is the first one attached national universities in Japan. He also founded psychological laboratory at Tokyo Bunrika University.
1962 Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
1960 Honorary member at Japanese Psychological Association
1960 Award for Person of Cultural Merit
1957 Medal with Purple Ribbon Amethyst
1955 Honorary member at Japan Association of Applied Psychology
1945 Honorary professor at Tokyo Bunrika University (Tokyo Letters and Science University)
1942 Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star
Human engineering, Educational Psychology, Educational Measurement, Intelligence tests
History of Tanaka Binet Intelligent Scale
Investment of Tanaka Binet Intelligent Scale
Hiroshi Oizumi (2003). Nihonshinrigakusha-jiten. Tokyo: Kabushiki Kaisha Kress Shuppan.
Tatsuya Sato, Hazime Mizoguchi, (1997). Tsushi Nihon-no-shinrigaku. Kyoto: Kitaoji Shobo.
Nihon no shinrigaku kanko iinkai. (1982).Nihon no shinrigaku. Tokyo: Nihon bunka kagaku sha.