Nagoya University Psychological Support & Research Center for Human Development


Faculty Staff

NOMURA Asuka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

I am interested in children's well-being and environment surrounding them. In previous studies, I have revealed that how children perceive their physical and psychological well-being, relationships with family, friends, and school teachers via the questionnaire, projective methods (sentence completion test, kinetic school drawing, and so on), and observation in the classroom. I am also participating in a collaborative study comparing the characteristics of well-being between Japanese and overseas children. In the future, I would like to promote research to clarify the characteristics of well-being in children who have some needs such as developmental disabilities, and think about what kind of psychological support is important for these children, their parents and teachers.

Publications (selected)

  1. Nomura, A., Matsumoto, M., Suzuki, N., Inagaki, M., Tsuboi, H., & Morita M. (2019). Foreign Students’ Well-being in Japan: From the Perspective of Japanese Language Proficiency. Journal of School Mental Health, 22, 60-70. (in Japanese)
  2. Nomura, A., Matsumoto, M., Tsuboi, H., Suzuki, N., Hatagaki, C., Kaito, K., Oya, Y., & Morita, M. (2013). Using a Sentence Completion Test to study the self-image and interpersonal relationships between Japanese and Finnish students. Journal of Japanese Clinical Psychology, 31, 844-849. (in Japanese)
  3. Nomura, A. (2013). An overview of research on social withdrawal in childhood. Bulletin of the Graduate school of Education and Human Development, 60, 103-110. (in Japanese)
  4. Nomura, A., Matsumoto, M., Tsuboi, H., Suzuki, N., Kaito, K., Makita, R., & Morita, M. (2012). Using a Sentence Completion Test to Study the Self-image and Interpersonal Relationships of Japanese Students at School. Journal of School Mental Health, 15, 67-78. (in Japanese)

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