What is schizophrenia? Why do we fall in love? Do children who play violent video games and watch violent movies become aggressors? What makes people happy? What is emotional intelligence? These are just some of the questions that are asked in the science of psychology. Psychology is a discipline that finds a fascinating variety of applications in daily life.
The Psychology Department at Istanbul Şehir University
Our academic staff includes representatives of clinical psychology, counseling, psychiatry, social psychology and cognitive psychology. Our curriculum incorporates the various fields of psychology in a balanced way. Also, you’ll have the chance to study other social sciences and broaden your perspective. A student-friendly department that will help you obtain scientific understanding, as well as professional skills, awaits you.
In addition to core courses, in our department, you’ll be able to take more advanced classes in specialized fields such as clinical, social, cognitive, developmental, cross-cultural and political psychology. You’ll have the chance to join research projects and do internships at municipalities, medical faculties, hospitals, companies, and schools.
What Can Psychology Majors Do After Graduation?
After graduation, you’ll be able to work at a hospital, psychological treatment center, prison, or rehabilitation center. In the business world, you’ll easily find a job in human resources, marketing, or R&D department. In the public sector, you can apply to the KPSS psychology staff. Whichever working environment you choose, you’ll enter the working world with teamwork experience, critical thinking skills, technological skills, and advanced English verbal and writing skills.
Outcomes come from APA Undergraduate Psychology Goals and Outcomes
1 Knowledge Base of Psychology
Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
2 Research Methods in Psychology
Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
3 Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology
Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
4 Application of Psychology
Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
5 Values in Psychology
Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
6 Information and Technological Literacy
Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
7 Communication Skills
Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
8 Sociocultural and International Awareness
Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
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