About Us
Summary and History of CSCD

Our institute was established to accomplish the developmental psychology loop unifying function based on R&D force area: Brain-Science and Society gIdentification of Factors Affecting Cognitive and Behavioral Development of Children in Japanh started by Japan Science and Technology Agency, Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society in 2004. In this study, we were in charge of collecting follow-up data in Nishinomiya City and Hisai City, Mie, managing and analyzing the collected data.

In 2009, the follow-up study was continued by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (B) after the project was finished. Due to this, Center for the Study of Child Development began to merge with the Institute for Educational Research of Mukogawa Womenfs University and developed the collaborative project with the Health and Social Welfare Bureau and the board of Education in Nishinomiya.

By collaborating with Nishinomiya Health and Social Welfare Bureau, we were consigned to conduct the follow-up study of all children born in Nishinomiya, and have accumulated the fundamental data and developed analytical methods over the course of four years.

Since 2015, we have been a part of MEXT Commissioned Project: Student Guidance for Anti-bullying Measures Propulsion Project, gHow Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and etc. Should Connect to School Educationh (AKA Kodomo Minna Project), which is constituted of a consortium of ten universities.

As for the cross-cultural researches, the Center is involved in collaborative researches concerning sensorimotor development with Free University in Netherland and school adjustment support for primary school children with Gonzaga University in the United State.

Furthermore, the results of the study are returned to people in the community by holding conferences with communities involved to further educate them about the process of development with regards to children.


<2004-2008>
Participated as Developmental Psychology Group at Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) in gIdentification of Factors Affecting Cognitive and Behavioral Development of Children in Japanh, a research project focusing on the area of Brain-Science and Society implemented by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

<2009->
Establishment of Center for the Study of Child Development (CSCD) as a research facility attached to the Institute of Education at Mukogawa Womenfs University

<2009->
Responsible for the facilitation of a study group on child development held on a regular basis for child and family professionals working in Nishinomiya City

<2009-2014>
Launched gA Cohort Study Examining Genetic and Environmental Factors on Infants and Its Effect on Social Behavior in Childhoodh, a research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Scientific Research Grant Program (Research Project Number: 21243039) under Ministry of Education (MEXT)

<2015-2017>
Launched gA Cohort Study Examining Genetic and Environmental Factors on Infants and a Biological foundation in Child Social Behaviorh, a research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Scientific Research Grant Program (Research Project Number: 15H03453) under Ministry of Education (MEXT)

<2015->
MEXT Commissioned Project: Student Guidance for Anti-bullying Measures Propulsion Project, gHow Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and etc. Should Connect to School Educationh (AKA Kodomo Minna Project)

<2017>
Relocation to the first floor of the Institute of Education at Mukogawa Womenfs University

<2019-2021>
Launched gA Longitudinal Study for Elucidating the Developmental Mechanism of Social Ability in Adolescenceh, a research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Scientific Research Grant Program (Research Project Number: 19H01759) under Ministry of Education (MEXT)

<2023-2025>
Launched a research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Scientific Research Grant Program under Ministry of Education (TBA)





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