Psychology Department of Selçuk University was founded in 2017 as affiliated to the Faculty of Letters. The department's academic scheme consists of five main branches: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Our department has accepted its first students in the academic year of 2019-2020.
Scientific approaches to the emotional, cognitive and behavioral components of human psychology are the prerequisites for making people more productive, happy, and harmonious in the world they live in. The Department of Psychology aims to provide its students with contemporary knowledge and methodical skills—which are crucial to conducting laboratory experiments and fieldworks. Additionally, our department puts a great emphasis on the application of the theoretical knowledge into the daily practices and on the growth of the critical and creative thinking via the scientific tools of psychology.
Our departmental graduates, with a deep, holistic and multi-faceted psycho-social perspective, will develop a more mature understanding of themselves, their countries and the world they live in. At this point, our mission in this department is to cultivate the psychologists who can wisely identify the problems of the society, develop creative solutions, and have the courage to put them into practice. Ultimately, we hope that our students will come closer to their ideals in realizing themselves.
The Department of Psychology aims to show a rapid growth towards the direction of contemporary scientific developments, technological innovations, and ethical values which are in line with the main aims of Turkish higher education. Our department embraces a multi-disciplinary perspective in cultivating the psychologists of the future—who are respectful to human rights, who can approach the current problems with a critical and sophisticated manner, and who are equipped with the scientific tools of psychology. Ultimately, our department hopes to train the future generations for the service of the society in solving one's personal problems and societal issues, developing the constructive interpersonal relations, and increasing the productivity.
Each and every sub-discipline of psychology provides its disciples with a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology can work at psychiatry, pediatrics, or oncology clinics of the hospitals, community mental health centers, kindergartens and nurseries of private/public institutions, the protection, treatment, and rehabilitation units of the social services, judicial institutions (e.g., child courts, correctional centers, prisons, detention centers), psycho-technique laboratories, large industrial facilities, public relations and human resources sectors, organizations related to mass communication, or research and development companies. In addition to all, psychology graduates can work at schools if they receive pedagogical formation training. Or, they can choose to continue in academia in contributing to the science of psychology.