|Born: June 20th, 1894 in Ueda city, Nagano prefecture
Died: March 14th, 1967
B.A (1919) Department of Philosophy, College of Letters, Tokyo Imperial University (Major psychology)
- His academic dissertation was “Melody ni tsuite (About Melody)”
1919 Assistant at Educational laboratory, Tokyo Imperial University
1925-1938 Part time employee at Tokyo fu shonen shokugyo soudanjyo (Tokyo prefectural bureau for boy’s employments)
1930 Professor at Rikkyo University
1935 Associate professor at Tokyo Imperial University
1938-1946 Director at Aiiku Institute
1948 Professor at Department of Letters, Tokyo Imperial University
1950 Chief professor at department of Educational psychology, College of Education, Tokyo Imperial University
1955 Retired Tokyo Imperial University
1955 Professor at International Christian University
1965 Retired International Christian University
1965 Professor at Sophia University
Yataro Okabe contributed the development of educational psychology and educational measurement. His attitude of researches is to concern in the school education and career counseling. He suggested the direct improvement of education, typology, structure of personality, and career choice. He tried to improve the Japanese education with the psychological standpoint.
1965~1967 The president at Japanese Psychological Association
1966 Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
1952~1957 The first president at Nihon Kyoiku shinri gakkai ( Japan Educational Psychology Association)
President of Japan Applied Psychology Association
Director of Japan Educational Association
Vice president of Educational University Association
Educational Psychology, Educational measurement, Educational Account
Hiroshi Oizumi (2003). Nihonshinrigakusha-jiten. Tokyo: Kabushiki Kaisha Kress Shuppan.
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Tatsuya Sato, Hazime Mizoguchi, (1997). Tsushi Nihon-no-shinrigaku. Kyoto: Kitaoji Shobo.