Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Faculty:Faculty of Literature

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:1995
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:JAPAN

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:Kwansei Gakuin University

    Course completed:Doctor's Course
    Date of completion:2000
    Completion status:Completed
    Country location code:JAPAN

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Ph.D.
    Classified degree field:Clinical psychology
    Degree awarding institution:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2002.09

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • Name of affiliation:Komazawa University
    Department of affiliation:Faculty of Letters, Department of Psychology
    Career:Associate Professor
    Periods of career:2006.04 - 2012.03

  • Name of affiliation:Komazawa University
    Department of affiliation:Faculty of Letters, Department of Psychology
    Career:Professor
    Periods of career:2012.04 - 2017.03

  • Name of affiliation:Boston University
    Department of affiliation:Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
    Career:Visiting scholar
    Periods of career:2014.04 - 2015.03

  • Name of affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department of affiliation:Department of Psychological Sciences
    Career:Professor
    Periods of career:2017.04 -

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliated academic society:The Society for Personality and Social Psychology

    Academic country located:UNITED STATES

  • Affiliated academic society:The International Society for Research on Emotion

    Academic country located:UNITED STATES

  • Affiliated academic society:Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

    Academic country located:UNITED STATES

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification):Clinical psychology

 

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Research subject: Cross-cultural differences in the cognitive and behavioral changes of compassion focused therapy.

    Periods of research: 2013 - 2015
    Classification of research form:No Setting
    Research program:The Other Research Programs

  • Research subject: Development of a self-compassion focused cognitive behavioral program

    Periods of research: 2010 - 2012
    Classification of research form:No Setting
    Research program:The Other Research Programs

  • Research subject: Development of cognitive behavioral intervention program for reducing the distress of guilt and shame.

    Periods of research: 2008 - 2009
    Classification of research form:No Setting
    Research program:The Other Research Programs

  • Research subject: Functions of guilt and shame to decrease maladaptive behaviors in Japanese adolescents.

    Periods of research: 2004 - 2005
    Classification of research form:No Setting
    Research program:The Other Research Programs

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: Other
    Title of paper: The Effects of a Program to Enhance Self-Compassion in Japanese Individuals: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study
    Publication title: The Journal of Positive Psychology
    Date of issue: 2016
    Name of author(s): Kohki Arimitsu

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Effects of Compassionate Thinking on Negative Emotions.
    Publication title: Cognition and Emotion  (p.1 - 8)
    Date of issue: 2015.09
    Name of author(s): Kohki Arimitsu & Stefan G. Hofmann

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Loving-Kindness Meditation to Target Affect in Mood Disorders: A Proof-of-Concept Study
    Publication title: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    Date of issue: 2015.06
    Name of author(s): Stefan G. Hofmann, Nicola Petrocchi, James Steinberg, Muyu Lin, Kohki Arimitsu, Shelley Kind, Adriana Mendes, and Ulrich Stangier

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Joint Work

  • Written language: English
    Title of paper: Cognitions as mediators in the relationship between self-compassion and affect
    Publication title: Personality and Individual Differences  vol.74  (p.41 - 48)
    Date of issue: 2015.02
    Name of author(s): Kohki Arimitsu & Stefan G. Hofmann

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

  • Written language: Japanese
    Title of paper: Cross-language comparisons of the empirical definitions of self-conscious emotions
    Publication title:   vol.22  (2)  (p.53 - 59)
    Date of issue: 2015.01

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Work

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Written language: Other
    Book Title: マインドフルネス 基礎と実践
    Publisher's name: 日本評論社
    Date of issue: 2016.01
    Name of author(s): 有光 興記

    Type of books: Other
    Form of book: Other

  • Written language: Other
    Book Title: 動機づけと情動 (現代心理学シリーズ 4)
    Publisher's name: 培風館
    Date of issue: 2015.10
    Name of author(s): 有光 興記

    Type of books: Other
    Form of book: Other

  • Written language: Other
    Book Title: 発達障害の子の「イライラ」コントロール術 (健康ライブラリー)
    Publisher's name: 講談社
    Date of issue: 2015.08
    Name of author(s): 有光 興記

    Type of books: Other
    Form of book: Supervisor

  • Written language: Other
    Book Title: モラルの心理学: 理論・研究・道徳教育の実践
    Publisher's name: 北大路書房
    Date of issue: 2015.04
    Name of author(s): 有光 興記, 藤澤 文

    Type of books: Other
    Form of book: Joint Work

  • Written language: Other
    Book Title: 発達障害の子のコミュニケーション・トレーニング 会話力をつけて友達といい関係をつくろう (健康ライブラリー)
    Publisher's name: 講談社
    Date of issue: 2013.11
    Name of author(s): 有光 興記

    Type of books: Other
    Form of book: Supervisor

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  • Research item:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
    Research activities period:2017.04 - 2020.03

  • Research item:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
    Research activities period:2010 - 2012
    Research subject:Development of a self-compassion focused cognitive behavioral program

    Description of research:The effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral intervention focused on self-compassion was examined in the present study. The self-compassion scale(Neff, 2003) translated into Japanese demonstrated the same six-factor structure, adequate internal consistency , and correlation with mental health measure(Study 1). A 7-session Compassion focused therapy(CFT) treatment program was developed and carried out during 7weeks(Study 2). Participants with low self-compassion were recruited in the Psychology classes of university and randomly assigned to either treatment or control group. The CFT treatment group showed significantly higher self-compassion and self-esteem and lower self-critical thoughts, trait anxiety, shame, and depression. The same CFT program was carried out for a community sample of low-self-compassion, and the effects of the program was evaluated(Study 3).

  • Research item:Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
    Research activities period:2008 - 2009
    Research subject:Development of cognitive behavioral intervention program for reducing the distress of guilt and shame.

    Description of research:The purpose of the present study was to reveal the effective cognitive behavioral intervention for reducing the distress of guilt and shame. The first research revealed the effective coping strategies with guilt and shame experiences. The second study examined the degree of reducing the distress by adding the questions about cognitive behavioral intervention. In addition, the effective interventions have been tested through the experiment.