As one of the principal fields of behavioral sciences, psychology involves the study of human behavior from various perspectives. Personal development, socialisation, interpersonal relationships, human resources, principles of learning and behavioral disorders are some of the basics of psychology. Despite the fact that the Psychology Department is one of the youngest departments of the University, it is recognized as one of the top departments both in the TRNC and within Turkey in the area of psychology education, thanks to its elite academic staff and its quality in research and application.
With its teaching staff from TRNC, Turkey, Canada, Australia and the USA and the international student population, EMU Psychology Department boasts an international academic environment which enables an enriched scientific and social information exchange between students and faculty members. As the members of a student-centered department, Psychology majors can take tutoring and mentoring from the staff members any time beyond the lecture hours. EMU Psychology Department values the social and academic development of its majors. Therefore, the department continuously supports and encourages the students to prepare projects, presentations within the lectures and self-initiated forums and discussion groups beyond the lecture hours. At the same time, Psychology students can take part in the academics’ research projects and gain information regarding the implementation of Psychology in different areas.
The goal of the undergraduate program is to provide the students with in-depth knowledge in Psychology which will help them continue graduate work in fields such as education, health, and social, industrial, clinical and forensic psychology.
EMU Psychology Program graduates will be qualified in;
- Skills to examine the link between theories and application
- Skills to examine the historical development of Psychology theories along with their philosophical and social expansion
- Skills to examine the research results from different subfields of Psychology
- Skills to analyse different disciplines shaped and formed by contemporary psychological approaches and relevant research.
- Critical thinking skills for examining published work in Psychology
Along with its current undergraduate program, EMU Psychology Department has started admitting students to the Developmental Psychology MS program since the beginning of 2010-2011 Academic Year. Hereby, after the completion of a 5-year program, Psychology program graduates will have the opportunity to own a diploma equivalent to the EuroPsy Diploma.
Existing computer and audio-visual technological possibilities at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are available for the use of psychology students. In addition, the University Library offers books, journals and data bases on psychology to supplement the knowledge gained in the classroom.
The establishment of Behavioral Sciences Laboratory at the beginning of 2010-2011 Academic Year has created an enriched environment for students to participate in experimental studies within the field. The Department also aims to provide a rich social environment for its students. Hence, EMU Psychology Students Club regularly organises informative meetings, scientific trips, movie shows, and reading-discussion groups as well as other collaborative activities with Turkish Psychology Students Working Group and EMU Psychology Days. The Department also owns a bulletin published monthly.
Graduates of the program may continue their academic studies at Master’s or Doctoral Degree level at Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey, Europe or North America. Students who receive their undergraduate degree have the opportunity to work in educational institutions, industry, human resources departments, counseling centers and other private or public sectors that provide psychology services. With its various subfields, the science of Psychology provides services at every levels of social life. Psychotherapy, testing, research supervision, staff selection, enhancing communication within a company, developing assessment tools in education and other similar areas are only a few of the services provided by the program graduates.