Department of Philosophy and Psychology

Pursue the good life as a process, not a destination.

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.

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