Teacher Introduction

Shoji Tsuchida

Professor Shoji Tsuchida

Specialized fields / Subject
Safety Psychology, Risk Management Psychology, Social Psychology

Mail address: tsuchida
Website: https://www2.itc.kansai-u.ac.jp/~tsuchida/

Expert’s Eyes

 In reality, there are limitations when trying to implement safety measures, for example, limitation in the budget. We cannot spend unlimited amounts of money for safety. Therefore, we need to decide the criteria by which people can feel sufficiently safe within the range we can do, and take measures to ensure safety. This is a problem for psychology. The level of safety that can be perceived differs depending on the circumstances in which people or groups/organizations live or exist. The psychological mechanism in respective situations is clarified by the "risk perception theory".

Remarkable File

・Serving as a councilor of the Society for Risk Analysis, international institution. ・Domestically, serving as a councilor of Atomic Energy Society of Japan. ・In the past, served as the chairman of Society for Risk Analysis Japan, and the chairman of Japan Association for Consumer Studies, etc. ・Received the Society for Risk Analysis Japan Award, the Japanese Psychological Association Award, and the Japan Association of Applied Psychology Award for research performance. ・Recently published "Psychology of safety and risks: Form of safety created by the heart" (writing and editing, BAIFUKAN CO., LTD.)

Brief Personal History

Mar. 1980:
Graduated from the Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Literature, The University of Tokyo
Dec. 1986:
Completed the doctoral program without a doctoral degree of doctoral program in Social Psychology, Graduate School of Social Psychology, The University of Tokyo
Jan. 1987:
Full-time teaching associate of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Apr. 1989:
Full-time lecturer of the Faculty of Literature, Meiji University
Apr. 1991:
Assistant professor of the Faculty of Literature, Meiji University
Apr. 1997:
Professor of the Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University
Apr. 2010:
Professor of the Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University
Apr. 2010:
Vice dean of the Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University (until Sep. 2012)