Tomoaki (Tomo) Imamichi received his PhD in Environmental Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center.
Since 2012 he is serving an Assistant Professor of Psychology at LaGuardia Community College teaching courses in General, Social, and Environmental Psychology. At LaGuardia Community College, he has organized college wide events commemorating the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the nuclear disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima, which included presentations by atomic bomb survivors, multidisciplinary panels, and discussions on the hidden costs of nuclear technologies.
He was awarded the Future Initiative Faculty Fellowship with Prof. David Chapin to develop and teach a course “The Environmental Psychology of Care” to be offered in the 2018/2019 academic year at the Graduate Center.
His interests are environmental competence (how to deal with challenging tasks and environments), phenomenological approaches, which includes moving-through-the-environment from running-with-a-stroller (2014) to walking-with-an-elderly, and existential approaches beyond being-in-the-world and wabi-sabi (a Japanese aesthetic appreciating the imperfect and aged). His is also interested in exploring how Environmental Psychology can be more environmental from a Critical Psychology and practical perspective.
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