About the Department
Our faculty provide students with intellectual and academic challenges to increase knowledge of the ever-widening field of psychology. Our program combines theoretical and practical studies and has a strong research emphasis. Our students participate in guided research workshops and seminars, professional symposia and lectures, and academic tours with leading figures in the field.
Students conduct research fieldwork and receive support in pursuing a future M.A. degree in psychology. This includes preparation for the MATAM test, which is required for postgraduate study in psychology, and guidance for applying to M.A. programs. Each student has a faculty advisor who serves as academic and professional mentor, helping them in their studies and guiding them toward their future research.
Studies in the Department of Psychology are part of a double major. Upon completion of their studies, students earn a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in a second major of their choice.
YVC and its Department of Psychology invest significant energy and resources in establishing and maintaining ongoing academic dialogues with colleagues outside of Israel. These academic interactions keep professors and students abreast of new developments, expand their horizons of inquiry and encourage collaborative research and applied projects.
In addition to engaging in dozens of ongoing collaborations in the United States and Europe, YVC is a partner in the IRIS project, a European Union initiative aimed at fostering stronger ties between Israeli academic colleges and European academic institutions.
• Children, families and social networks
• Culturally diverse and ethnic minority communities
• Educational, developmental, clinical, consulting and organizational psychology