Department of Social Psychology

Head of the Department of Social Psychology

doctor of psychological sciences, professor

Oksana Ivanovna Kononenko

The Department of Social Psychology was created in 2022 as a result of the reorganization of the Department of Social and Applied Psychology and the Department of Social Theories of I.I. Mechnikov Odesa National University. The Department of Social Psychology continued the traditions that were started by outstanding founders of domestic psychology , M.M. Lange , D.G. Elkin , I.H. Bilyavsky, and others.

The purpose of the department is to provide modern training of future psychologists at all levels of higher education, as well as conducting scientific research on current problems of psychology, taking into account the latest trends in world psychological science.

The department is headed by Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor Oksana Ivanivna Kononenko, who is the author of more than 100 scientific works, including the monograph "Personality Perfectionism". Kononenko O.I. _ developed a new approach to the study of psychological phenomena and phenomena — diversification psychology. Her scientific interests include the personality at the intersection of modern directions of psychological science, the diversification of psychological phenomena, the genesis and determinants of personality perfectionism, self-awareness and self-attitude of the individual, psychological features of the influence of modern technologies on the personality. Kononenko O.I. _ is a member of the Ukrainian Psychological Association, the Psychological Association of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the American Psychological Association, and the European Association for Communication Studies and Education.

Faculty and teaching staff of the department:

The main directions of scientific activity of the department:

Candidates for the specialty 053 Psychology are trained at the bachelor's, master's, and doctor of philosophy educational qualification levels. Bachelor's, master's, and postgraduate study programs are designed with a focus on training highly qualified, competitive, innovative specialists in the field of Psychology.

Basic psychological disciplines are taught by the teaching staff of the department :

  • Introduction to the profession “Psychology”
  • Social Psychology
  • Family Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Basics of psychological counseling
  • Management Psychology
  • Basics of psychological examination
  • Communication Psychology
  • Methodology and theory of Psychology
  • Psychology of education
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Work Psychology
  • Pedagogical psychology
  • Actual problems of Theoretical Psychology
  • Theoretical foundations of psychological training

Employees of the Department of Social Psychology have developed modern author's courses for bachelors and masters:

  • Cyber psychology
  • Crisis Psychology
  • Extreme psychology
  • Conflict Psychology
  • Creativity Psychology
  • PR Psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Psychology of a mature personality
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Transactional analysis in psychological practice
  • Acmeology
  • Psychology of professional activity
  • Basics of Psychogenetics
  • Media psychology

following disciplines are taught at the department to prepare candidates for the third level of higher education (doctor of philosophy) :

  • History, concepts and modern achievements of Psychological Science
  • Higher School Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • The Psychology of Artificial Intelligence
  • Health psychology in conditions of uncertainty
  • The teachers of the department supervise educational, industrial and assistant practice, and also provide scientific guidance to students when writing scientific and research papers.

The department is developing the scientific research topic "Genesis and social-psychological determinants of the psychological well-being of the personality" (state registration number 0123U101274).


Odesa, str. Dvoryanska, 2, office 83

Department of Social Psychology

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Dvoryans'ka St, 2, Odesa, 65082
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