Division of Department of Integrated Human Sciences Department of Behavioral Science
We research various issues related to human behavior and social mechanisms
Behavioral scientists seek the answers to various “whys” concerning human behavior and social mechanisms — in other words, they research humankind and society as parts of one whole. Issues addressed by behavioral science are relevant to various other disciplines: sociology, psychology, economics, political science, and others. Furthermore, its main research methods are mathematical and statistical analyses. Behavioral science is an interdisciplinary field that transcends the distinction between natural sciences and the humanities.
Two types of research are conducted within our department, generally speaking.
On the one hand, we conduct social surveys and apply statistical analysis of collected data to study various inequalities and public awareness regarding them.
On the other hand, we create and analyze mathematical models of different social phenomena. We focus on investigating how outcomes of multiple private choices accumulate to cause unforeseen consequences on the level of society — the phenomenon often evident in environmental and other problems. We are waiting for students who are brimming with intellectual curiosity and have a broad range of interests.