The educational objective of Department of Psychology is to provide students with a broad exposure to the behavioral sciences with a focus on both basic and practical knowledge used in contemporary psychological research. The department provides a variety of courses and training so that students can acquire rational, creative and positive knowledge on human mind and behavior.
The curriculum focuses on providing students with chances to develop creativity, critical thinking and social skills. Our mission is to prepare undergraduate students a career in psychology either in basic research, or in any number of professional applications to various human problems.
Our graduate program in psychology is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become active contributors to research, teaching and public service.
Department of Psychology was formed on October 7, 1978 in the College of Liberal Arts. The first freshmen were recruited in 1979 and the first graduates were turned out in 1983. For graduate educations, the master course was opened in 1985 and the Ph. D. course was opened in 2000. The facilities of department were moved from the Liberal Arts Hall to the general lecture building in 1986. Currently, there are five laboratories in the department: Biological Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Counseling Psychology.
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