Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind, brain and behavior. It is one of the most prominent sciences and has various applications in different settings. Psychology is also a unique field which brings together researchers in a range of disciplines such as cognition, neuroscience, education, medicine, health, and development to understand both basic and applied problems.
The department of Psychology at KSU was established in 1972. Despite its inclusion in the college of Education, the department offers a comprehensive set of Psychology programs and support varied research activities, rather than limiting itself to educational psychology and related areas. In 1978 the department started to offer the Masters program in Psychology. In the academic year of 2004/2005 the Ph.D. program in Psychology was initiated. The Ph.D. program has three tracks: Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Social Psychology.
In the academic year of 2007 there were 470 male students and 1260 female students enrolled in the undergraduate program. In the Masters program there were approximately 80 male and female registered students. In the Ph.D. program, the number of registered students was six male and female students.
Currently, in 2007, the department has 53 faculty members at both the male and female divisions. Most of our staff members graduated from various well known international universities and are active in teaching and research (please refer to the list of the staff members and their research interests posted on this website). In addition, there are 12 lecturers and 18 teaching assistants many of them are pursuing their postgraduate studies abroad after being awarded scholarships from KSU to study abroad. The department has also a number of Psychologists and laboratory technicians.