My name is Kanako Taku. I am a professor in the Department of Psychology at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I am teaching statistics and seminar that focuses on sports psychology, resilience, and posttraumatic growth, in the Department of Psychology. I am a director for a research lab, FF-PTG (Free Form PTG), that studies how humans experience changes. Since 2008, we have conducted research on how people change psychologically, cognitively, socially, and spiritually after trauma and stressful life events. Although my line of research has centered on the construct of posttraumatic growth, since 2020, we have expanded our topics that include any changes human experience, such as emotions, anxiety, cognition, tipping points, and so on. In addition, I am an editor-in-chief for the Journal of Loss and Trauma.
Outside of academia, I play golf and tennis, but particularly enjoy practicing Tamiya-ryu Iaijutsu.
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