Head of the department: doctor of psychological Sciences, Professor
History of the Department
The history of development of psychological science in the Odessa national University begins in 1896, when N.N. Lange opened first laboratory of experimental psychology in Russia and Ukraine, that was separated from the departments of psychiatry, physiology, philosophy. A worthy successor and custodian of historical traditions in science, coming from I.M. Sechenov, I.I. Mechnikov, A.O. Kovalevsky, N.N. Lange was David G. Elkin (1895 - 1983). D.G. Elkin confirmed hypothesis of I.M. Sechenov of the decisive role of the sense of hearing on the perception of time. After D.G. Elkin’s death scientific direction "Psychology of differentiation of time" was headed by his disciple – B.I. Tsukanov, who built a holistic concept of psychological time on the basis of experimental measurements of its units. Department of General psychology existed in Odessa state (national) University since 1930. Elkin was its first head, in 1975 the Department was headed by associate Professor T.M. Kozin.
In 1987 on the initiative of the Professor, doctor of psychological sciences I.G. Belyavskiy Department of General and Social Psychology was created. In 2011 ONU was reorganized and today there are three departments: Department of general psychology and psychology of personality development, Department of social and applied psychology, Department of differential and special psychology.
The scientific and pedagogical staff of the Department of general psychology and psychology of personality development includes:
- doctor of psychological Sciences, Professor Kireieva Z.A,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, senior lecturer Akimova L.N.,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, associate Professor Artjuhina N.V.,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, associate Professor Buganova V.N.,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, associate Professor Kamenskaya D.,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, associate Professor Teplyakov N.N.,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, associate Professor Chachko S.L.,
- candidate of medical Sciences, associate Professor Lobasuk B.A.,
- candidate of psychological Sciences, assistant Mostovaya T.D.,
- assistant Dicol - Kobrina E.A.,
- assistant Chernoivanenko V.D
- laboratory assistant Lieb I.I.
There is laboratory of Psycho-diagnostics (chief of Lab. Mezentseva T.V.)
At the Department students learn effective methods of psychological consulation and psycho-diagnostics, individual and group psycho-correction, psychological training, career guidance and personal growth.
Such fundamental psychological disciplines are present:
- -general psychology
- -psychology of personality
- -experimental psychology
- -age psychology
The curriculum includes practical courses aimed at learning of modern methods and techniques of psychological work:
- -the foundations of the psychological practice
- -family consultation
Associate professors of the Department worked up courses:
- -psychology of course of life
- -art therapy
Students studying at the Department, undergo practice training in:
- -psychoneurologic dispensary,
- -local authorities,
- -development and rehabilitation centres.
The practice provides the maximal mastering of theoretical knowledge and its full application in psychological work. It also provides a wide range of employment opportunities.
Master’s degree students participate as assistants in the teaching process and as co - trainers in practical classes, and learn the basics electroencephalography.
Department has created student’s scientific society "Blossom", which provides conditions for scientific activity of students, postgraduates and young scientists. Annually conferences are held.
Information for university entrants:
Department of general psychology and psychology of personality development prepares specialists: individual and family consultation, member of the psychological service in the system of education, psychologists in recruitment and employment agencies, HR Manager (specialist in personnel management), psychologists, analysts in law enforcement bodies and authorities, psychologists in social practices sphere, mass media and other.
Priority directions of modern research work in the Department are complex research of personality development during path of life, especially the influence of temporality on human psychology and gender peculiarities of the development of personality, its adaptation and activity in the conditions of social transformation.
Odessa, Dvoryanskaya, 2. Auditorium 105. Phone: +38 (048) 723-12-02