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College of Liberal Arts

Department of Psychology

Introduction

The educational objective of Department of Psychology is to provide students with a broad exposure to the behavioral sciences with a focus on both basic and practical knowledge used in contemporary psychological research. The department provides a variety of courses and training so that students can acquire rational, creative and positive knowledge on human mind and behavior.

The curriculum focuses on providing students with chances to develop creativity, critical thinking and social skills. Our mission is to prepare undergraduate students a career in psychology either in basic research, or in any number of professional applications to various human problems.

Our graduate program in psychology is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become active contributors to research, teaching and public service.

History

Department of Psychology was formed on October 7, 1978 in the College of Liberal Arts. The first freshmen were recruited in 1979 and the first graduates were turned out in 1983. For graduate educations, the master course was opened in 1985 and the Ph. D. course was opened in 2000. The facilities of department were moved from the Liberal Arts Hall to the general lecture building in 1986. Currently, there are five laboratories in the department: Biological Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Counseling Psychology.

Job Fields

Schools and colleges, research centers, companies and enterprises, rehabilitation institutes, mental hospitals, counseling centers, consulting firms.

Faculty

  • Yi, Kwangoh, Professor

    - Hokkaido Univ., 1993 (Cognitive Psychology)

    yiko@yu.ac.kr
  • Chung, Bong Kyo, Professor

    - Seoul National Univ., 1991 (Biological Psychology & Positive Psychology)

    bkchung@ynu.ac.kr
  • Kim,Jung Mo, Associate Professor

    - Univ. Osnabrueck, 2001 (Clinical Psychology)

    jungmo@ynu.ac.kr
  • Cho Hyun Ju, Associate Professor

    - Korea Univ., 2003

    itslife@ynu.ac.kr
  • Lee, Yoonhyoung, Assistant Professor

    - , 2007

    yhlee01@yu.ac.kr

Curriculum

Curriculum
1-1
READING THE GREAT BOOKS AND WRITING FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE
The aim of this course is to help our students to have a cultivation of the humanities which university men are supposed to develop, and then to improve the ability of expressing their own thinking into both written and spoken language, through the great books selected by the Committee of Great Books Selection of Yeungnam University. This course is composed of three main contents. First, this course has a process of finding out the core value of the great books through the deep reading for the great books. Second, this course has a process of expressing students' own thinking into both written and spoken language effectively. Third, this course has a process of reinterpreting the core value of the great books into present value, and then of expressing the contents interpreted into logical and precise sentences. This course makes it a rule to read one great book per two weeks, and to deepen the process of finding out the core value of the great books through discussions and debates. And also, this course is to cultivate the ability of interpreting the core value into the present value through writing.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
PRACTICAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.


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UNDERSTANDING OF PSYCHOLOGY
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the scientific understanding of human behavior and mind. Topics will include the biological basis of behavior, learning and memory, social behavior, human development, and individual differences. Throughout the course, we will examine both the basic concepts and major findings of contemporary psychology. This course is designed to help students both understand their own thinking and behavior.
1-1
SKILLS IN LIFE
The person is a creative organism which seeks out a valuable life against the unpredictable future. Setting the life-orientation and search for value could be possible only through overcoming the obstacles within the environment and positive relationship with the world. But many people have the problems that the life value and the goal is misleading because of the suffering of past and future. in this course we try to facilitate a new experience by understanding the obstacles and increase an ability to emotion regulation. Life-Skills are learned by an experience of the real self and calming relationship with the world. This course is constructed of theories and practice so that the students need to be an active participation.
1-2
COMMUNICATION SKILL
The ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing is one of the most important skills for educational and career success. This course gives students opportunities to discuss, practice, and eventually master the skills involved in oral and written communication. The topics include theory and practice of effective communication, making speeches, presentation skills, principles of persuasion, and writing skills.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.


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HUMAN RELATIONSHIP AND ADAPTATION
Psychology covers both human relation and adjustment issues. This course on sound personal adjustment through understanding and applying sound principles and practice from psychology toward understanding oneselfand others.Topics include self-diagnosis testing, self-concept, motivation,emotion, and interpersonal skill training.

Contact

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  • +82-53-810-4610