Shogo Tanaka's Psychology & Philosophy Lab.

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Current Position

(As of November 2020)

  • Professor of psychology and philosophy at Center for Liberal Arts / Graduate School of Letters, Tokai University
  • Research Fellow at Institute of Civilization Research, Tokai University Tokai University, Japan
Kitakaname 4-1-1, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan 259-1292

Research & Teaching Areas

Embodied Mind, Embodied Cognition, Bodily Consciousness, Self and Other, Intersubjectivity, Social Cognition, Theory of Mind, Nonverbal Behaviors, Phenomenological Psychology, Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology, Phenomenology

Appointments

  • [2018 - Date] Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Tokai University
  • [2016 - 2017] Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • [2015 - Date] Professor, Center for Liberal Arts, Tokai University
  • [2014 - Date] Research Fellow, Institute of Civilization Research, Tokai University
  • [2013 - 2014] Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychiatry (Section Phenomenological Psychopathology), University of Heidelberg
  • [2011 - Date] Associate Professor, Liberal Arts Education Center, Tokai University
  • [2005 - 2011] Full-Time Lecturer, Liberal Arts Education Center, Tokai University
  • [2004 – 2005] Adjunct Lecturer, Tokyo University of Science

Academic Degrees

  • [September 2003] Ph.D. (philosophical psychology)
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Department of Value and Decision Science
    Dissertation: Phenomenology of ‘meaningful coincidences’: A critical reconsideration of Jung’s synchronicity theory.
  • [March 1999] M.A. (philosophical psychology)
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Department of Value and Decision Science
    Dissertation: A theory of body from depth psychological perspective.
  • [March 1997] B.A. (law)
    Waseda University, Faculty of Law

Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Award (2020, Japan Cognitive Science Society)
  • Shigeyoshi Matsumae Academic Award (2019, Tokai University)
  • Yasuo Yuasa Award (2018, Society for Mind-Body Science)

Invited Speech (Selected)

  • Shogo Tanaka. (2019). On the normativity that emerges through embodied social interactions. Workshop: “Embodiment, Social Interaction and Normativity” (organized by Martin Nitsche) October 23, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2019). Motor learning and body schema/image distinction. Workshop: “Radical Embodied Cognition” (organized by Tetsuya Kono & Satoshi Sako), August 28, Rikkyo University, Japan
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2019). A negative legacy of modernization: The mental disorder Taijin Kyofusho. Keynote lecture at the 4th Dialogue between Civilizations (organized by Yoichi Hirano), March 15, Tokai University European Center, Denmark
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2018). The lived body and motor learning: Refining Merleau-ponty’s notion of body schema. Lecture at the Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology (organized by Wei-Lun Lee), May 4, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2018). Reconsidering the symptoms of Taijin Kyofusho (TKS) from an embodied perspective. Lecture at the Department of Psychology (organized by Yaw-Sheng Lin), May 3, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2018). Phenomenological psychology and social constructionism. International Symposium “Social constructionism and the clinical scenes” (organized by Masahiro Nochi), March 21, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2017). Bodily basis of subjectivity and intersubjecivity. The 17th Biennial Conference of The International Society for Theoretical Psychology, Symposium “Locating the bodily borders of individuality” (organized by Luca Tateo), August 22, Rikkyo University, Japan
  • Shogo Tanaka. (2017). Self and body in depersonalization/derealization disorder. Research Colloquium: Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychosomatic (organized by Thomas Fuchs), June 28, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine of Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Shogo Tanaka (2017). Depersonalization and full-body illusion: A comparative study of the sense of self. Symposium: “From Body to Self in Virtual Reality” (organized by Yochai Ataria), May 9, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel.
  • Tanaka, S. (2017). What is it like to be disconnected from the body? Kitchen Seminar (organized by Luca Tateo and Giuseppina Marsico), February 22, Centre for Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Tanaka, S. (2016). Perception and sensation: A reply to Tom Sparrow’s text. Workshop: End of Phenomenology and Speculative Realism (organized by Vit Pokorny), November 23, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic.

External Academic Service

  • [2020 - Date] International Editorial Board, Corpus Mundi (Journal of Body Studies published by Astrakhan State University, Russia)
  • [2019 - Date] Editorial Board, Theory & Psychology (Academic Journal published by SAGE)
  • [2018 - Date] Associate Editor, Human Arenas: An interdisciplinary journal of psychology, culture, and meaning (Academic Journal published by Springer)
  • [2015 - Date] Review Panel, Academic Quarter (Journal of Humanities published by Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • [2014 - Date] Coordinator, Society for Meta-theoretical Studies of Mind Science
  • [2013 - Date] Chief organizer, Research Meeting for Embodied Approach (RMEA)
  • [2012 - Date] Advisory board member, Society for Mind-Body Science
  • [2009 - 2013] Chief organizer, Research Meeting for Embodied Knowledge (RMEK)
  • [2005 - 2014] Advisory board member, Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry