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Department of Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Psychology of  the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens!

The Department of Psychology was established in 2013 and fully developed into its current form in January 2014. It actually evolved from the reorganisation and development of the Psychology Program which had been successfully running for twenty years (1993-2013). Studying at the Department of Psychology offers a Batchelor’s Degree in Psychology. Our graduates can then further their studies in School Psychology or Clinical Psychology postgraduate programs. The Department of Psychology also offers courses for postgraduate programs available by other University departments, such as the Methodology, History & Philosophy of Science Department and the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology & Medical Statistics of the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as the Medical School of the Demokritus University of Thrace.

Through its academic and administrative staff, updated structure, revised training courses and educational facilities (library, laboratories, and research centres), the Department of Psychology fosters an environment that breeds competent professional psychologists, researchers and practitioners. In addition, consistent with its founding goals, the Department of Psychology organises scientific events, such as workshops, seminars, and conferences, addressed to mental health specialists, teachers, parents, professionals and anyone interested. This way, it wishes to contribute to the improvement of mental health as well as building resilience in children, adolescents and adults, amidst a widespread socioeconomic destitution and insecurity in Greece and across Europe.

Professor Chryse G. Hatzichristou

Chair of the Department of Psychology