Marie Yamamoto



Class of 2025

Marie is a freshman in the Honors College on the pre-social welfare track. She hopes to become an LCSW and do research on mental health in the future. In her free time, she enjoys playing tabletop roleplay games, making pottery on the wheel, and writing poetry.


What is (And Isn’t) Positive Psychology?

by Marie Yamamoto, April 1, 2022 Positive psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the nurturing of humanvirtue and mental strengths as well as the fostering of wellbeing (“Positive Psychology”).Founded by Martin E. P. Seligman in the late 1990’s, this field aims to combine the core goals ofits predecessor, humanistic psychology, through quantitative…

Homophobia as Epistemic Justice in Japan

by Marie Yamamoto, October 14, 2021 While it is considered relatively safe for gay and bisexual individuals to live in compared to other East Asian countries, Japan still does not protect LGBTQ+ individuals from hate crimes on the national level, allow for same-sex marriages, recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad, or allow same-sex partners to adopt…

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