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Hiroyuki Yamaguchi Last modified date:2020.01.04



Graduate School
リーディング大学院プログラム「持続可能な社会を実現する決断科学」
Undergraduate School
Administration Post
Dean of the Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies
Dean of the Faculty of Human-Environment Studies
Dean of the School of Education


E-Mail
Phone
092-642-3160
Fax
092-642-3160
Academic Degree
Ph. D. (Psychology)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
Social psychology, Group dynamics, Organizational behaviors
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years03months
Outline Activities


The goal of the research is to clarify the conditions that promote accurate and efficient task execution and creative problem solving by the team. The basis is social psychology, which emphasizes group dynamics and organizational psychological perspectives. In addition, while taking into account the viewpoints of complex systems science and evolution theory, while conducting theoretically interdisciplinary studies, in demonstration activities, medical organizations, educational organizations, and various corporate organizations such as the transportation, transportation, electronics, and information industries, etc. , And action research focused on problem solving on the ground of government agencies. The specific research themes we are working on are as follows.

(1) Examining management strategy that fosters and strengthens team competencies (team power) / Studying conditions for fostering excellent teamwork
(2) Development research on innovative organizational management by visualizing the overall psychological characteristics (e.g. norms and culture) of groups and organizations
(3) Empirical study on leadership and human resource development of managers who create a proactive organization



At the graduate school, I am in charge of “group dynamics” and “interpersonal behavior” in the master's course, and “group dynamics research” in the doctoral course. In order to foster researchers who are willing to jump into the field, they set up research themes from an original point of view, incorporate case studies, etc., and try to bring out the students' spontaneity.

In the Faculty, I am in charge of general psychology and psychological experiments, focusing on "social psychology", "group dynamics", "personal cognition and behavior theory", and "communication theory". Rather than educating, I redesign teaching materials and lesson styles so that students can see the issues as their own real problems and proceed with learning based on intrinsic motivation.



#Japan Society of Group Dynamics :Chairperson (April 2011-March 2013; Standing Director) /Editor of the "Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (April 2009-March 2011)
#Japan Society of Social Psychology Executive Director (April 2014-March 2017, April 2007-March 2009), Standing Director / Editorial Committee Member (April 2013-March 2015)
#Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Vice Chairman (April 2007-March 2010), Executive Director (April 2010-March 2016)
#Japanese Psychological Association: Director (April 2011-2018); Editorial member of the journal (October 2013-September 2017); Delegate (April 2009-March 2011)
#Academy of Management, Proceedings Reviewer (Organizational Behaviors Division, 2001-)
#American Psychological Association (2010-)
Research
Research Interests
  • Research on activation strategies of team communication that nurture "psychological safety" from the perspective of organizational psychology.
    keyword : psychological safety, team communication, activation strategy
    2019.07~2020.12.
  • Research on team development to foster organizational competitiveness from the perspective of autonomous innovation intentionality and social responsibility sensibility of organization members
    keyword : team development, autonomous intentionality, social responsibility sensibility
    2019.03~2020.03.
  • Research on organization management to promote proactive behaviors of members and develop high performance teams
    keyword : proactive behaviors, psychological safety of organization, team intelligence, high performance teams, organizational management
    2016.04This study focuses to team competency that is the practical abilities of teams to produce fruitful results and to achieve team's goal. I conducted some surveys to reveil tha structure of team competency and the elements of it. Then I try to examine the effective management strategy to develop team competency..
  • A study on team management which facilitates the implicit coordination among members and realizes synthetic interlock.
    keyword : teamwork, implicit coordination, shared mental model, group dynamics
    2014.04This study focuses to team competency that is the practical abilities of teams to produce fruitful results and to achieve team's goal. I conducted some surveys to reveil tha structure of team competency and the elements of it. Then I try to examine the effective management strategy to develop team competency..
  • A study on visualization of group characteristics as a whole.
    keyword : norm, teamwork, psychological field, group dynamics
    2013.04This study focuses to team competency that is the practical abilities of teams to produce fruitful results and to achieve team's goal. I conducted some surveys to reveil tha structure of team competency and the elements of it. Then I try to examine the effective management strategy to develop team competency..
  • Studies on team management to develop and strengthen team competency.
    keyword : teamwork, team communication, leadership
    2004.04This study focuses to team competency that is the practical abilities of teams to produce fruitful results and to achieve team's goal. I conducted some surveys to reveil tha structure of team competency and the elements of it. Then I try to examine the effective management strategy to develop team competency..
  • Reasearches on effective strategies for human resource management to improve the security and building safety culture in medecal organizations.
    keyword : human factors, safety culture, security managemant
    2005.02This study is intended to contirbute the constructing processes secure hosipials which not only patientsbut also staff can feel ease and relux. The research is conducted based on action research method from the viewpoint of humanresorce management and make up organizational safety culture..
  • Studies on the relationship between qalituof work life and safety behaviors of railway company workers.
    keyword : safety behaviors, quality of work life, competency, safety management
    2010.04~2012.03This study was intended to verify the process mechanism of emerging team errors with focusing on the characteristics of team communication. The results showed that members reticence and authority gradience were the key factors to prevend to point out the error to error makers when the member found the error occurrence..
Current and Past Project
  • This study aimed to examine the effective management strategies to nurture the solid and enegetic team communication.
  • This research project purposed to examine the characteristics of the social responsibility of organizations from the wiew point of group dynamics that has conducted many research about a group's whole psychological traits such as group norms, organizational climate, and so on.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Psychology of teamwork: Looking for the better way to build up excellent teams..
2. Readings for Psychology.
3. Social psychology of majority formartion behaviors.
Papers
1. Development of the teamwork measure for nursing teams.
2. The functions of meta-congnition in group processes..
3. The function of meta-cognition in group processes: Focusing on the sharing processes of cognitions, affects and behaviors among members..
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japanese Society of Social Psychology
  • The Japanese Group Dynamics Association
  • The Japanese Psychological Association
  • The Japanese Association of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • The Academic Association for Organizational Science
  • The Japan Association of applied psychology
Educational
Educational Activities


The Faculty of Education is in charge of "Introduction to Educational Psychology" and "Psychological Experiments", focusing on "Social Psychology", "Group Dynamics", "Interpersonal Cognition and Behavior", and "Communication Theory".
In addition to social psychology and group dynamics, classes are arranged with the primary goal of motivating students to learn, in general, psychology. In other words, rather than educating, I redesign teaching materials and lesson styles so that students can see the issues as their own real problems and proceed with learning based on intrinsic motivation.
We are working on developing a systematic curriculum that allows students to properly learn the attitudes that should be recognized as a graduate of college with a major in psychology, basic knowledge, and the basics of research methods. Apart from classes, graduate students also hold study sessions to promote efforts to acquire advanced expertise.

#Faculty of Co-creation (joint post)
In charge of the third year course "Human Society Research Law".
#KIBAN education: Basic courses for First grade students>
In charge of "Introduction to Psychology".

#Extra-curricular education
Adviser of the authorized club "Kyushu University Broadcasting Club". Also, I usually hold voluntary study sessions with graduate and undergraduate graduates, etc., and go out for fieldwork and social research activities.


I have written and edited many textbooks related to social psychology and organizational psychology, etc. As a chief lecturer of“ Industrial and Organizational Psychology ”, which will be newly offered at the Open University of Japan from 2020, I have written and edited textbooks and created broadcast teaching materials.