Lifelong sciences: Reconceptualization of development and aging in the super aging society
Aim of research area
The purpose of this research project is to reconceptualize a human lifetime as a series of complex processes by interactions with the surrounding social values and social relationship (see Figure 1), and to propose the contemporary view of development and aging by replacing the traditional view of “growing to declining”.
To tackle this issue, we employ the multidisciplinary approach, which includes the fundamental research of cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, and the practical research of pedagogy. With the integration of these research areas, we would like to provide scientific evidence to realize comfortable lives in all generations, and to make a new program of lifelong learning using the results of fundamental research.（Takashi Tsukiura, Project leader of Lifelong Sciences, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University）