|Born: October 24th, 1893 in Tokyo city, Tokyo
Died: March 24th, 1958
Doctor of Literature (1944) Kyushu Imperial University
- His academic dissertation was “Ishi shinrigakusi (History of conscious psychology)”
Completed Graduate school at Tokyo Imperial University (1920)
B.A (1918) Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Tokyo Imperial University (Major Psychology)
- His academic dissertation was “Kanjyo toha nanzoya (What is emotion?)”
1920 Studied in France and Germany (at Sorbonne University)
1924 Came back to Japan, where he became an instructor at Shizuoka high school on April and a Professor at Shizuoka high school on July
1926 Associate Professor at Kyushu Imperial University
1944 Professor at Department of Letters, Kyoto Imperial University
1950-1955 Professor at Department of Education
1956 Retired Kyoto Imperial University
1957 Professor at Waseda University
His contributions are diverse: history of psychology, depth psychology, learning, and verbal system. His attitude to researches was sophistication and the ordering of principles of knowledge, inspecting mutually scientific control and systematized knowledge. He also rectify JP. Guilford test for Japanese called “Yatabe-Guilford test,”created the new system of administration called “Kyoto system,” and contributed the development of Japanese psychology having young psychologists attending the psychological seminar at the seminar for American research after the World War II.
1958 Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star
1951 and 1957 Member at Science Council of Japan
History of Psychology, Psychology of Thinking
Hiroshi Oizumi (2003). Nihonshinrigakusha-jiten. Tokyo: Kabushiki Kaisha Kress Shuppan.
Nihon no shinrigaku kanko iinkai. (1982).Nihon no shinrigaku. Tokyo: Nihon bunka kagaku sha.