FUJIKI Daisuke

Associate Professor

  • Doctoral degree (Psychology), Hiroshima University

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • Aoyama Gakuin Universit, Faculty of Literature, Department of Education, Japan (1996-2000)
  • Hiroshima Universit, Graduate school of Education, Department of Psychology, Japan (2000-2002)
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Department of Education and Human Science, Japan (2002-2005)

Please refer to the following link for more research achievements. Daisuke Fujiki (hiroshima-u.ac.jp)

Research Areas and Themes

    • Learning Science, Cognitive Psychology of Language and Thought 

    My specialty is linguistic psychology, and I am interested in the comprehension and production of phrases (sentences) and texts. For sentence comprehension, I developed an original explanatory model of how syntactic and semantic information of words is integrated to construct mental representations and investigate its validity. As for the production of phrases, I have been studying the determinants of the word order of modifiers in Japanese noun phrases. As for comprehension of texts, for example, I have been studying the process of empathy for characters when readers comprehend narratives. Regarding the production of texts, I developed an original cognitive model and examined its validity by indicating that the production of sentences that make up a text can occur automatically and unconsciously or controllably and consciously. I have investigated developmental changes in the understanding of noun phrases, including the identification of the modifier and the modified word, and their integration. In addition, I am also studying the mechanisms of knowledge acquisition and memory as themes related to language-mediated learning.

    Research Areas and Themes of the Students

    • Research using psychological methods related to language 
    • Research on the acquisition of knowledge and its use
    • Research on the teaching-learning process based on cognitive psychology

    Message to Prospective Students

    I am a concurrent faculty member from the Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program. In the International Education Development Program, I am in charge of the institution’s only master-course students, and I supervise international students from developing countries who are conducting research in educational psychology. Students, other than those from developing countries, should consider enrolling in the Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program.