Makoto Iwanaga

Last Updated :2024/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
miwanaghiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I am researching the mechanism and reduction of anxiety and depression from the perspective of cognitive-behavioral therapy. And I am also conducting research on environmental and psychological factors related to work stress in corporate employees and nurses. I am also conducting research on the use of music as a method to improve anxiety and depressed mood.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Hiroshima University
  • Master, Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Psychology;Clinicapl s ychology

Research Keywords

  • personality strait
  • Behaviorism
  • work environment
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • coping strategies
  • Psychophysiology
  • work stress
  • Anxiety
  • Psychological stress
  • Music

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Theories of Behavioral Sciences
  2. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Introduction to Psychology A
  3. 2023, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, The Frontiers of Psychology
  4. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Applied Behavioral Sciences
  5. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Risk Studies
  6. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Adaptation Phycology
  7. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Stress science
  8. 2023, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar on Original TextsIn Behavioral Science
  9. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Advanced Seminar on Original TextsIn Behavioral Science
  10. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Laboratory Work in Psychology B
  11. 2023, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Experimental Methods in Psychology B
  12. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Experimental Methods in Psychology C
  13. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Experimental Methods in Psychology D
  14. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Laboratory Work in Psychology C
  15. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Laboratory Work in Psychology D
  16. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Environment and Behavior
  17. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Theories of Adaptive Behavior
  18. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  19. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Intensive, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Early somatosensory event-related potentials reveal attentional bias for internal stimuli in social anxiety, BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 89(3), 591-597, 201203
  2. Synchronous chauges of psychoplysiological respouses and tove prssure : effect of musical training, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 18, 71-74, 19940401
  3. Harmonic relationship between preferred tempi and heart rate., Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81, 67-71, 19950401
  4. Relationship between heart rate and preference for tempo of music, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81, 435-440, 19950401
  5. Comments to Dr. LeBlancis report, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 81, 1293-1294, 19950401
  6. Test anxiety and working memory system, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 82, 1223-1231, 19960401
  7. The effects of repetitive exposure to music on subjective and physiological responses, Journal of Music Therapy, 33, 219-230, 19960401
  8. A facilitator in self-reported perception of physical symptoms : The role of contingency between physical symptom and aversive event, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 787-799, 19970401
  9. Effects of excitative and sedative music on subjective and physiological relaxation, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85, 287-296, 19970401
  10. Preference for musical tempo involving systematic variations of presented tempi for known and unknown musical excerpts, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 86, 31-41, 19980401
  11. Subjective and Physiological Responses to Music Stimuli Controlled Over Activity and Preference, Journal of Music Therapy, 36(1), 26-38, 19990401
  12. Effects of personal responsibility and latitude for Type A and B individuals on psychological and physiological stress responses, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 7(3), 204-215, 20000401
  13. Disturbance effect of music on processing of verbal and spatial memories, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94, 1251-1258, 20020401
  14. Coping availability and stress reduction for optimistic and pessimistic individuals, Personality and Individual Differences, 36, 11-22, 20040101
  15. Heart rate variability with repetitive exposure to music, Biological Psychology, 70, 61-66, 20050201
  16. The effect of UCS inflation and deflation procedures on 'fear' conditioning, BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY, 39(4), 465-475, 200104
  17. Resting physiological arousal is associated with the experience of music-induced chills, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 93(2), 220-226, 201408
  18. Pleasure generated by sadness: Effect of sad lyrics on the emotions induced by happy music, PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC, 42(5), 643-652, 201409
  19. GENERAL REWARD SENSITIVITY PREDICTS INTENSITY OF MUSIC-EVOKED CHILLS, MUSIC PERCEPTION, 32(5), 484-492, 201506
  20. Affective auditory stimulus database: An expanded version of the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS-E), BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS, 50(4), 1415-1429, 20180831
  21. Two types of peak emotional responses to music: The psychophysiology of chills and tears, Scientific reports, 7, 46063, 2017
  22. Being emotionally moved is associated with phasic physiological calming during tonic physiological arousal from pleasant tears, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, 159, 47-59, 20210111

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2013, Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions, Chief editor
  2. 2013, Japanese Journal of Music Therapy, Editor
  3. 2013, Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy, Editor
  4. 2014, Japanese Journal of Research on Emotions, Chief editor
  5. 2014, Japanese Journal of Music Therapy, Editor
  6. 2014, Japanese Journal of Behavior Therapy, Editor