Shogo Tanaka's Psychology & Philosophy Lab.

Shogo Tanaka
Professor at Tokai University, Center for Liberal Arts / Institute of Civilization Research / Graduate School of Letters
Kita-Kaname 4-1-1, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan 243-0001
Tel. +81-463-58-1211

Short Bio

Shogo Tanaka is a professor of psychology and philosophy at Tokai University in Japan. He received his Ph.D. in philosophical psychology from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2003. He is primarily interested in phenomenology and psychology, and more specifically, in clarifying the theoretical foundations of psychology from the perspective of embodiment, being inspired by the ideas of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The topics of his published papers encompass a broad range of issues, including body schema, body image, skill acquisition, embodied self, social cognition, theory of mind, and intercorporeality. From 2013 to 2014, and from 2016 to 2017, he stayed at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Heidelberg in Germany as a visiting scholar, where he worked on phenomenology, psychology and psychopathology.


May, 17, 2021 New Book
The new book "Body Schema and Body Image: New Directions" that I co-edited with Dr. Yochai Ataria (Tel-Hai College) and Dr. Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) will be published from Oxford University Press on July 1st!
Mar, 01, 2021 Conference video
I gave a talk in the "What's Next: The Future of Embodiment" conference on February 28th. Here you can watch all talks including mine. Enjoy!
Feb, 01, 2021 new article published
My new article "When body image takes over the body schema: The case of Frantz Fanon"(co-authored with Dr. Yochai Ataria) is published in "Human Studies." Ataria, Y. & Tanaka, S. (2020). When Body Image Takes over the Body Schema: The Case of Frantz Fanon. Human Studies, 43, 653-665.
Nov, 12, 2020 co-authored book published
"Time and Body: Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches" (edited by Christian Tewes and Giovanni Stanghellini) is published from Cambridge U.P. I also contributed a chapter: "Chapter 8: Body-as-Object in Social Situations: Toward a Phenomenology of Social Anxiety" (pp. 150-169).
Nov, 09, 2020 Our website opened.
Our website opened.