Why Işık Psychology?Back Our Department works through a wide variety of scientific, educational and social activities, with the aim of developing and implementing scientific knowledge of psychology.
One of the most important features of our department is our research activity. Our research is conducted in collaboration with students where possible. As you can see from the link "Research and Projects", our students can get involved in 17 research projects as student assistants. Currently, there are 11 student assistants working with the Affective Cognition Research Group, and 15 student assistants in the Social Psychology Lab Group. Two of these students have participated in National Conferences. Moreover, 10 students participated in the 2011-2012 Fall semester, in an action research and life skills training the village of Teke, Şile.
One of our proudest assets is our dedicated research laboratory space, which was completed in 2011. The laboratories are used by students and staff for experimental social psychology, cognitive psychology, psychophysiology, and experimental psychopathology research projects, as well as student's thesis projects where appropriate. There are a total of nine lab cubicles of differing sizes, including dedicated eye movement and psychophysiology laboratories, and a small-group laboratory for larger, more complex projects.
Another feature we are proud of is our online psychology bulletin, "Psikomedya". It is a very active bulletin which helps to organise and communicate several activities, such as seminars and workshops etc. conducted by our Psychology Club. In Turkey, such a bulletin can only be found at the Department of Psychology of Işık University.
Moreover, our students benefit from continuous 24-hour access to a first-class library with many and varied online resources.
In addition to these assets and opportunities, the Department of Psychology also gives it's students opportunities to work with non-governmental organizations, to plan psychological recruitments and service projects. We also aim to contribute to the development of our student's team-working and individual working skills, through club and research group activities.