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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

  • Kim,Jung Mo, Professor

    - Univ. Osnabrueck, 2001, Clinical Psychology

    jungmo@ynu.ac.kr
  • Yi, Kwangoh, Professor

    - Hokkaido Univ., 1993, Cognitive Psychology

    yiko@yu.ac.kr
  • Cho Hyun Ju, Professor

    - Korea Univ., 2003

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

    - Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

    yhlee01@yu.ac.kr

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Curriculum
1-1
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
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-1
PROFESSIONAL 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.
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
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.
1-2
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
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO BRAIN AND MIND
This course aims to introduce to the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience focusing on the cognitive neuroscience. This course explores the cognitive and neural processes that support 1. basic human cognition such as attention, vision, motor control and memory 2. higher cognition such as language and emotion. This course introduces basic neuroanatomy, important methods and findings related with the brain functions and cognitive processes. This course also cover various evidences from various methods such as neurophysiological methods, studies on normal human participants and brain-damaged patients, and functional imaging. The final goal of this course is to 1. help you understand the key issues and principles of neuroscience and human cognitive processes and 2. improve your critical thinking and scientific creativity.
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.

Contact

  • +82-53-810-2230
  • +82-53-810-4610