The Department of Psychology was founded in 2005 under the initiative of Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre ├ľzgen.┬á Asst. Prof. Dr. ├ľzgen chaired the department for eight years before Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michelle Adams became the acting chair in 2012. In November 2013 Prof. Carnot Nelson is the Acting Chair of the department. Starting in September 2015, Visiting Assoc. Prof. Timothea Toulopoulou took over the responsibility of Chair of the Psychology Department.
As of 2014, the Department continues to grow and flourish, and has distinguished, internationally-recognized full time faculty members who are actively doing research and teaching in various subdisciplines of psychology, with a cognitive approach to the issues.┬áIn addition to our undergraduate program, we have recently admitted our first group of Master’s students for the academic year 2014-2015. We prepare our students for professions both inside and outside of academic life.┬á Our current graduates have gone onto prestigious professions, as well as graduate education both in Turkey and abroad.