Research areas

Development of testing Items and Content

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Dr. Atsushi Aikawa

Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Ph.D. in Psychology

He took his current position after serving as a professor of Tokyo Gakugei University. He is a director of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, a regular director of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology, and a member of editorial board of the Japanese Journal of Social Psychology published by the Japanese Society of Social Psychology.

◆ Publications:
Skills for Getting Along with People: Psychology for Social Skills, New Edition, Saiensu-sha, 2009
Outlook on Modern Social Psychology 2: Communication and Personal Relations, Seishin Shobo, 2010
Illustrated Child’s Social Skills: 42 Methods to Gain Courage and Confidence in Relationships with Friends, Godo-shuppan, 2011, and others

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We are doing research on the test items to measure force, such as teamwork and communication skills, the skills to maintain interpersonal relationships.

So far we have tried to develop interpersonal comprehension tests using videos, as well as to measure teamwork skills using computer graphics and shyness through the Implicit Association Test (IAT). A common point among these test methods is that we are taking approaches not to let the test-takers realize what ability is being measured. In other words, we are trying to break away from the traditional method that makes test-takers use a piece of paper and a pencil to answer questions on a scale.
In addition, we focus on the measurement contents and methods of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) conducted by the OECD. We try to measure teamwork skills as a part of this approach. In regards to teamwork skills, we not only measure these skills but also develop training programs that can enhance and develop them.
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intent

We conduct basic research on the development of testing approaches that measure abilities to start and maintain human relationships, as well as communication skills, teamwork skills, and career formation skills. Our basic research also covers the creation of test problem databases and the measurement of these. Moreover, we aim to develop the measurement of social skills, taking into consideration the development stages and abilities of children. Moreover, based on the measurement results, we will continue to make proposals for training and educational programs that can further enhance and develop the ability of individuals.

dissertation

2015/09/22

Report on a Presentation at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychological Association
"Development of the Regulatory Focus Scale for Academic Domains"

From September 22 (Tue.) to September 24 (Thu.) 2015, I attended and gave a presentation at the 79 th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Psychological Association held at the Nagoya Congress Center in Nagoya City, Aichi. As it was already late September, the heat was gone and I enjoyed the conference amid cool and pleasant weather.   This was my first time attending the annual meeting ...

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2015/08/21

Report on a Presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Personality Psychology
"Can Regulatory Fit Improve Performance?"

  On August 21 (Fri.) and 22 (Sat.) 2015, I attended and gave a presentation at the 24 th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Personality Psychology (JSPP) held at Hokkaido University of Education in Sapporo City, Hokkaido. I could enjoy cool and comfortable weather in Hokkaido in August, which was totally different from the hot and humid climate of the Kanto area.   &nbs...

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2011/09/18

Report on the 52nd Congress of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology:
Oral presentation 15: "E-Networking"

 We made an oral presentation on the validity of measuring teamwork skills and on understanding team structure at the 52nd Congress of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology , held from September 18-19, 2011, at Nagoya University. We also participated in a session on responses of Internet surveys.  In the "E-Networking" session, reports were made on Internet-based surveys and research us...

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2011/09/18

Report on the 52nd Congress of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology:
Oral presentation 15: "E-Networking"

We made an oral presentation on the validity of measuring teamwork skills and on understanding team structure at the 52nd Congress of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology , held from September 18-19, 2011, at Nagoya University. We also participated in a session on responses of Internet surveys.  In the "E-Networking" session, reports were made on Internet-based surveys and research usi...

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columns

2012/12/19

Measuring the Degree of Shyness

Atsushi Aikawa, Ph.D., CRET Board of Directors   There are two types of people: those who get very shy when speaking to a person of the opposite sex or giving a presentation to a large audience, and those who don't. What are the differences between them?   If we want to clarify the characteristics of each individual, I thought we need to measure the degree of each person'...

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members

  • Tsutomu Inagaki (Fujii)

  • Takafumi Sawaumi

  • Miki Toyama

  • Li Tang

  • Masato Nagamine

  • Shuhei Miwa

  • Tomohiro Sakai

  • Chuyouran Lin

  • Ryo Kurozumi

  • Other Researcher

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This laboratory conducts research on test evaluation and analysis. We also perform joint research and exchange programs with overseas testing research institutes.







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This laboratory conducts research on the foundation of computer-based testing, and basic research on media and recognition, as well as applied and practical research
that utilize such knowledge.

Dr. Kanji Akahori

Professor Emeritus of
Tokyo Institute of
Technology

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