The Department of Psychology at Boğaziçi University began in 1973 as part of a Department of Social Sciences (along with sociology and political science) and was founded as an independent entity in 1983.  We aim to conduct highly impactful theoretical and applied research across a wide variety of issues, as well as to educate the next generation of psychologists.


We have 12 full-time faculty who conduct research of international calibre in 7 state of the art research labs.  The department offers a highly competitive undergraduate education, accredited by the Turkish Psychological Association, with hands-on research experience in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere.  We also offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the psychological sciences and clinical psychology.  Several adjunct faculty and emeritus/emerita professors support these activities.



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The Issue Of Evolution And Why It Needs To Remain In Curricula


Recently a decision has been taken to fully stop the teaching of evolutionary theory in secondary education biology curricula. We fully endorse the carefully written report by expert scientists on why this is unacceptable.