Organised annually by Eastern Mediterranean University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, Psychology Department in collaboration with EMU Psychology Students Club, 9th Psychology Days commenced with a march entitled “Today is My Day”.
The official opening of the 9th Psychology Days took place with the opening speeches of EMU Psychology Students Club chair Hasan Cemre Aslıhak, EMU Psychology Department Chair Prof. Dr. Şenel H. Raman, EMU Arts and Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Rza Bashirov and Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Hıfsiye Pulhan.
In his opening speech, EMU Psychology Students Club chair Hasan Cemre Aslıhak highlighted the theme of the event and provided detailed information about the activities taking place within the framework of the event.
Chair of EMU Psychology Department Prof. Dr. Şenel H. Raman extended her gratitude to Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Hıfsiye Pulhan, EMU PDRAM Chair Prof. Dr. Biran Mertan, EMU Psychology Department, Dean’s Office and members of the EMU Psychology Students Club.
Dean of EMU Arts and Sciences Department Prof. Rza Bashirov stated that Arts and Sciences Faculty was established in 2005 and now boasts over 700 students. Prof. Dr. Bashirov also added that Psychology Department is one of the fastest growing and developing departments within the university. Prof. Dr. Bashirov also provided information about accreditation projects the faculty is currently involved in.
In her address, Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Hıfsiye Pulhan stated her interest in the event by saying that this is a special event she would like to participate in. Prof. Dr. Pulhan added that organisations as such act as a bridge between students and the faculty.
Following the opening speeches, METU academic staff member Prof. Dr. Canan Sümer and Senior Psychologist Salih Hafızoğlu delivered conference speeches followed by EMU Psychology Students Club’s poster presentation and theatre show. During the first day, works of the students of Special Education Center were put on sale and the funds raised were donated to the same center.
The second day of the event hosted thesis presentations of Psychology Department research assistants, Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz Yücel and Dr. Zeynep Tüzün’s conferences, a video competition and music performances. On the third day of the event, two panels hosting Assist. Prof. Dr. Çığır Kalfaoğlu, Deniz Atalar, Dr. Ayşenur Talat Zrilli and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şenel H. Raman, EMU Psychology Department graduates Senior Psychologist Güler Ataş, Haşim Haşimoğulları, Victoria Vudalı, Salih Hafızoğlu and Special Education Expert Melodi Canova took place. The event finished with Prof. Dr. Nebi Sümer’s conference and a certificate ceremony.