The study of psychology is concerned with people's motivation, behaviour and thought processes to determine how and why they act in a particular way. If you are interested in people, what they do and why they do it, psychology is for you.
Psychologists want to understand and explain human experience such as emotions, memory, thoughts, dreams and criminality. When you study psychology at Abertay you will be introduced to the questions that intrigue psychologists and to the methods they use to find answers to those questions.
Programmes offered by the Division of Psychology are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that if you study psychology and meet the requirements of the BPS, you will be eligible for entry to postgraduate training for professional practice. Tutors are external practitioners who contribute teaching in specialist areas, and they may be able to provide opportunities for some students to gain practical experience.
In 2006 the psychology subject area and programmes were reviewed. The panel (including external experts in psychology) gave a glowing report, emphasising the quality of the design of the Centre for Psychology, and the strength of the link between teaching and research in the Division. The Panel identified as exemplary the establishment and development of the physical space associated with the psychology provision and the use of that space for both teaching and research.