Department of Psychology

In 2000, the specialty “Psychology” was opened at Donetsk State University (since 2001 – Donetsk National University). The Department of Psychology was founded in 2003, which included a teaching laboratory, and in 2006 a postgraduate course was opened. The opening of the specialty and the creation of the department was made possible by the active position of the rector and academician V. Shevchenko and the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, Professor E. Otin. But the main contribution to the emergence and development of the specialty was made by a very bright personality, a fruitful scientist, doctor of psychological sciences, professor, president of the Association of Psychologists of Donbass, editor-in-chief of the first in the history of psychology of Ukraine nationwide newspaper “Psychology” Valentyna Potapova who held position of the head of the department of psychology.

Throughout all its existence, the Department of Psychology has been steadily occupying a high place in higher qualification, engaged in active scientific activity, established international cooperation, joining the processes of educational and scientific European integration. At different times, students had the opportunity to interact with leading Ukrainian psychologists of the international class: S. Maksymenko, L. Burlachuk, O. Bondarenko, N. Chepeleva, V. Klymenko, H. Ball, and share experiences with students and practitioners from other countries.

The department holds international and student conferences, workshops and roundtables, students and postgraduate students of the department participate in academic mobility and project programs every year. Through the efforts of the department, an annual psychological game is held, where students creatively represent the main psychological areas, student Olympiad in psychology, organized oratorical courses and academic project “Academy of Leaders”, conduct trainings of acquaintance for first-year students, successfully implemented a number of social projects.

Head of the Department

Olga Batsilieva

Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor

History of the Department

In 2000, the specialty “Psychology” was opened at Donetsk State University (since 2001 – Donetsk National University).

In 2003, the Department of Psychology was founded, which included a teaching laboratory, and in 2006 a postgraduate course was opened…

Educational programs

Specialty “Psychology”

Educational program “Psychology”

The purpose of the program is to prepare a specialist competent in the activities related to the analysis, creation, transformation and evaluation of written and oral texts of different genres and styles (both for research, critical, analytical and applied purposes), organization of successful communication. In Ukrainian.

Specialty “Psychology”

Educational program “Psychology”

If you want to be successful and worthy of competing in the labor market – choose a psychology education program! A psychologist is a specialist who deals with the study of mental phenomena of the individual in various fields of human activity to solve research and applied problems, provides psychological assistance and support.