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Wrocław

 

WROCŁAW FACULTY

OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

Wrocław Faculty of Psychology is among the leading research centers in Poland. In 2010, it was named as the best social sciences faculty in the country by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2013, the faculty received the highest overall score from the Ministry, placing it in the top 4% of all higher education institutions in Poland. The faculty has the authority to grant doctoral and post-doctoral degrees (habilitacja) in psychology.

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1622students
2011graduates
103members of faculty
41research projects in 2015
7.5M PLN for research in 2015

 

 

Governance

 

katarzyna byrka

Associate Professor

Katarzyna Byrka

Dean
dziekan.wroclaw@swps.edu.pl

258 Agata Gasiorowska

Associate Professor

Agata Gąsiorowska

Deputy Dean for Research and Development
agata.gasiorowska@swps.edu.pl

258 Julita Koszur

 Assisstant Professor

Julita Koszur

Deputy Dean for Education
julita.koszur@swps.edu.pl

258 Jakub traczyk

 Assisstant Professor

Jakub Traczyk

Dean's Representative for Student Affairs
jakub.traczyk@swps.edu.pl

258 Tomasz Zaleskiewicz

Professor

Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz

Dean's Representative for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies
tomasz.zaleskiewicz@swps.edu.pl

 

Education

The Faculty of Psychology in Wrocław offers study programs in psychology and clinical psychology. During the course of study students become familiar with the methods of psychological diagnosis and therapy of psychological disorders. Another specialization available at the faculty is business psychology, which focuses on human resources management as well as talent and organisational development. Additionally, the faculty offers an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Psychology.

One of the best Psychology Programs in Poland

For the past several years, SWPS University has been ranked among the top three higher education institutions offering programs in psychology, together with University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. According to the 2016 ranking by Perspektywy, a Polish influential monthly magazine devoted to educational affairs, Wrocław Faculty of Psychology is among the top five faculties of its kind in Poland. More information »

Psychology programs at SWPS University follow European standards of education. The programs fulfill the requirements of EuroPsy, the European qualification standard for psychologists, established by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) in 2010.

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION

In 2010, the Psychology Studies offered at SWPS University in Wrocław were assessed by The Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA), the only statutory body in Poland responsible for assessment of quality of education provided by higher education institutions. The program received high scores for the quality of education and scientific research and the level of qualifications demonstrated by the academic staff.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Wrocław Faculty of Psychology is the only center in South-West Poland authorized to grant post-graduate degrees in clinical psychology, in accordance with Regulation of the Minister of Health of 30 September 2002 on obtaining the title of specialist in the fields applicable in healthcare. More information »

Acclaimed Researchers and Experienced Practitioners

The lecturers at SWPS University in Wrocław include renowned experts and researchers, such as: Professor Stanisław Kowalik - expert in rehabilitation psychology and applied social psychology; Professor Helena Sęk - clinical and health psychology specialist; Professor Dariusz Daliński - an authority in social psychology as well as emotion and motivation psychology; Professor Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz - specializing in economic psychology, and Professor Ralf Schwarzer - a renowned health psychologist.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY

Students and researchers have access to a Neuropsychology Lab. The lab offers a focus group facility with a one-way mirror, computer stations, and professional equipment for psychophysiological research, including: an electroencephalograph for EEG measurements, galvanic skin response equipment (GSR), an eye-tracker, and a Cedrus Response Pad for behavioral research.

Science and Research

SWPS University in Wrocław is a robust research centre. After only ten years since its inception, it has been ranked in the top 4% of the best research institutions in the country. In the ranking by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, it surpassed 92 other higher education institutions. Currently, it is regarded as the best research centre in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences.

HIGH RATING FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Wrocław Faculty of Psychology is proud to be among higher education institutions, which received the highest score from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. According to the comprehensive assessment of academic parameters conducted by the Ministry in 2013, it is the best research centre in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences in Poland. More information »

BEST SOCIAL SCIENCES FACULTY IN POLAND

In a comprehensive assessment of academic parameters conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2010, Wrocław Faculty of Psychology received the highest score among all public and private higher education institutions that conduct research in Social Sciences in the country, including the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

QUALITY OF RESEARCH

The quality of research conducted at Wrocław Faculty of Psychology is reflected in the number of grants awarded to the researchers. In 2015, there were 41 research projects, worth 7.5M PLN, carried out by the Faculty. Some of the research topics included: the psychological meaning of money, decision making in crisis situations, compensatory behavior, and cognitive distortion. List of projects » 

Additionally in 2015, the Faculty received over 300,000 PLN for its statutory activities, such as: conferences, academic publications, and procurement of equipment for scientific research.

RESEARCH CENTERS

Centre for Behavioral Economics has been conducting research projects in the field of economic psychology and behavioral economics for several years.

Center for Applied Behavioral Health Research focuses on psycho-social factors influencing health oriented behaviors.

DOCTORAL AND POST-DOCTORAL DEGREES

Wrocław Faculty of Psychology has the authority to grant doctoral and post-doctoral (habilitacja) degrees in Social Sciences, in the discipline of Psychology. To date, the University has awarded 17 doctoral and 5 post-doctoral degrees (data as of February 1, 2016). More information »

Contact

Student Affairs Office

SWPS University SWPS, Wrocław Faculty of Psychology
Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland, room 05

Office hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday to Friday: 10.00-15.00
  • Saturday (part-time study weekends only): 8.30-15.30

Dean's Office

SWPS University, Wrocław Faculty of Psychology
Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland, room 24

Office hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00-16.00
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed
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