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School of psychology


School of psychology

The School of Psychology consists of Department of Psychology, Institute of Brain and Cognition, Institute of Personality and Social Psychology, Institute of Developmental Psychology, Institute of Educational Psychology, Institute of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and Institute of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior, Ministry of Education, the Provincial Key Lab of Human Development and Psychological Health, and the Provincial Adolescent Psychological Health Education Center are affiliated with our School. According to the 2017 China Discipline Ranking (CDR 2017) by China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center, the School ranked B+ in the psychology discipline.

The psychology major started to recruit undergraduate students in 1985. In 1993, the Department of Psychology was established. As our research, teaching, and service expanded, the School of Psychology was established in 2005. Renowned psychologists such as Zhu Xiliang, one of the founders of the Chinese Psychological Society and also one of the Chinese representatives of Gestalt Psychology used to teach here from 1952 till his death in 1978. Other famous psychologists Zhou Hao and Wang Qikang also made contributions for this School.

With 15 full professors, 18 associate professors and 14 lecturers, the School is qualified to confer bachelor, master’s and doctor’s degrees in Basic Psychology, Development and Education Psychology, and Applied Psychology. Our School excels in research, teaching, and service in the Central China area, and is among the top ranked psychology departments and institutions in China. The undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide extensive course offerings and research opportunities in six program areas, namely, cognitive, developmental, educational, industry and organization, social and personality, and clinical and counseling. School of Psychology is the only teaching and research institute in central China that grants doctorate of first level discipline and has established the mobile station of postdoctoral scientific researchers.


Updated on 2018.9.29.

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