Psychology Department Brings Clinical and Academic Education together
What Is The Psychology Department?
The education of Psychology department aims to provide multidimensional approach to topics handled in academical and clinical standards and critical thinking skills. Clinical experiences which proceeds academical education aims to strengthen the ability of applying these acquired knowledge dynamically.
With the education of research methods, it provides students with skills such as critically evaluating research-execution and related researches. The general field of education from theory to practice; courses such as research, project and social responsibility and elective courses that can be taken from different departments provide students with the opportunity to synthesize a course program specific to them.
Doing a Minor According to the Field of Interest
The education approach that supports interdisciplinary collaboration encourages minor studies by offering a multidimensional and global perspective on behavioral health and the opportunity to take joint courses between departments and substantial elective course alternatives.
Through this approach, the students of the psychology department are prepared for their professional lives with a wide range and holistic education. It aims to train students as innovative-entrepreneur-developer individuals who can use academic knowledge and clinical experience effectively, who can respond to Turkey's needs and problems in theoretical and practical fields, who are well equipped, hardworking and conscious of work ethics.
The Unique Education Model
As Turkey's first and unique thematic university in the field of behavioral sciences and health, an alternative education model is implemented with the synthesis of psychology, philosophy, health, genetics and engineering. The features of this model are:
- Combining academic and clinical education with the ‘University-Hospital Collaboration Model’,
- Obtaining techno-initiative infrastructure that combines technology with field of behavioral sciences and health,
- Carrying a non-pathological perspective, focused on individual health and well-being,
- Integrating an approach of traditional therapeutic background with alternative psychological models,
- Performing work sensitive structure to social and cultural structure of Turkey, with a vision caring about protective effects of social and cultural values on individual and social well-being
- Aiming to produce science based on world standards with the idea of creating Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education culture, which is determined by professional standards and emphasized by ethical values,
- Executing an interdisciplinary approach to field of behavioral sciences and health.
What are the Courses Taken in the Psychology Department?
In the first year of the department of psychology, the students are expected to gain critical thinking skills based on general information about other social sciences that are in close relation with psychology and scientific understanding. In this context, courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Philosophy, Mathematics, Statistics, General Biology, General Physiology are included in the first year of the program.
In the second year, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Learning Psychology and Cognitive Psychology courses, which aim to introduce the sub-fields of psychology department, are given by the academicians who have completed their expertise in these fields. In addition, research methods and applied statistics courses are required to gain the ability to do research in scientific method.
As of the third year, in addition to the important courses of the field such as Personality Theories, Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy Approaches, Psychotherapeutic Interviewing Techniques, elective courses are offered to help students identify their own interests. In addition, Clinical Psychology II course is given in cooperation with NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital, which enables students to perform clinical internship.
In the fourth year, the elective courses are weighted in order to enable students to focus on the areas they want to specialize in. In addition to these courses, Experimental Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Ethics in Psychology, Measurement and Assessment in Psychology and Psychological Testing are provided.
What are the Occupational Areas of Psychology Graduates?
The graduates of psychology have a wide range of work areas, primarily in public or private institutions and organizations, and their work areas are increasing day by day. The psychologists have the opportunity of specialization in various sub-disciplines such as clinical, developmental, social, forensic, experimental and industry with a doing master’s degree. The psychologists who specialize in their fields can work in hospitals, polyclinic and mental health centers, rehabilitation centers, drug addiction centers, family health centers, neuropsychology laboratories, prisons, non-governmental organizations, nursing homes and geriatric care centers, kindergartens, human resources departments of companies, advertising industry, sports teams and schools after receiving training in formation.
In addition, the psychologists are employed in various ministries such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Family and Social Policy and the Ministry of Interior. They also have the opportunity to conduct their academic research in universities and graduate-schools.