Department of Philosophy and Psychology
Meet Ketevan Chincharadze from Georgia — the first AUBG student to graduate in Psychology, a major that was only introduced last fall. At the time, Ketevan was pursuing a Self-Designed major in Psychology, has worked on establishing the AUBG Psychology Club and has completed an exchange program in t…Read more
AUBG graduate Khafiz Kerimov (‘14) from Russia majored in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy and Religion. And while AUBG doesn’t offer a major in Philosophy, right after graduation Khafiz got accepted for a PhD in Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. Currently, he is teaching under…Read more
Following two years of preparations and hard work, AUBG launched its major in Psychology in fall 2018. Professor Ronald Harvey, an experienced researcher and practitioner, played a key role in bringing psychology to the AUBGers. In an interview for aubg.edu, he talks about his unique career path, h…Read more
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Our philosophy program introduces students to the human struggle for meaning, examining the history of philosophical, moral, and political thought in an exciting and engaging way. The study of philosophy significantly contributes to the education of self-fulfilled individuals and responsible citizens, exposing them to moral decision-making processes through the study of existential questions, ethical dilemmas and political issues. Thus, our philosophy courses empower students to critically approach any subject of investigation, think in a logical, linear, well-organized way, and formulate sound and convincing arguments. These skills are essential not only in philosophical analysis, but also in other fields and careers, such as business, marketing, communications, politics, IT, and still others.
Studying psychology at AUBG will increase your understanding of how we think, feel and behave, both as individuals and in relation to others. Our program provides a broad-based introduction to psychology, creating a solid foundation for those who wish to pursue advanced studies in psychology and related fields. After acquiring the fundamental concepts and methods of this discipline, students can examine a variety of subjects, such as human development, cognitive psychology and the physiological foundations that make psychological experience possible. We also explore abnormal psychology, the study of personality, and the psychology of social change. Through the psychology program we give great importance to strengthening skills like the critical analysis of human action and experience in the light of social, cultural and historical conditions, the ability to understand different perspectives on an issue, and hence to take a reasoned stance in controversies, and the application of psychological theory to practical situations and contemporary problems. Psychological knowledge is crucial to several professional fields, as it facilitates supporting mental health and promoting quality of life in various contexts, designing and developing educational and professional learning programs, and assisting organizations in the participatory management of work.