Department of Psychology
Our Psychology Department provides valuable knowledge, skills and attitude in the fields of behavioural psychology, social psychology, and work psychology. In the half-century-old Department, newly established within the Institute of Strategy and Management, we engage our students to reflect on human behaviour, cognitive processes, and emotions. With a focus on everyday real problems, we look for and explore the drivers of individual, group and organisational behaviour and the ways of functioning effectively. We aim to continuously integrate the latest research findings and a practice-oriented approach in our training, bearing in mind the importance of responsible and ethical teaching and research.
The department is involved in several undergraduate and master’s programmes: communication and media studies, economics teacher training, human resources, and business studies, and at the postgraduate level, teacher training, business and economic psychology training, and internal training for university staff. In our development training courses, we help participants to lay the foundations for future successful and informed career decision-making and development, including in the areas of individual and organisational self-awareness, conflict and stress management, conscious organisational behaviour, mentoring and sport.
Our research covers areas of social and economic behaviour, including organisational culture and climate, mental hygiene, stress and emotion management, background factors for successful education (motivation, learning and cognitive style), and food psychology. The research is supported by ongoing studies in our Behavioural Analysis Lab (Noldus Observer XT and FaceReader), by close cooperation with the Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement and Methodology, with the Student Support Services, and with professional organisations in the field of psychology (including the Hungarian Psychological Society, Hungarian universities with psychology programmes, and the Hungarian Psychological Review).