What do people study here?
The purpose of the psychology B.A. at Hebrew University is to present the students with the fundamental questions of the discipline, afford them with basic knowledge and terms in the different fields of psychology, to teach the scientific tools and to uncover the various applications of psychology. The B.A. provides a first look at the wonderful and complex world of human psychology.
During the course of the degree, students will get a taste of a wide variety of topics in psychology in courses given by instructors from the department, all of whom are leading researchers in their fields in the world. Course topics vary from personality and developmental psychology, to abnormal psychology, psychobiology and neuropsychology, to cognitive psychology and social psychology. Similarly, students will be exposed to scientific research methods and tools that are accepted today in the world through a series of methodological courses. The department offers a wide variety of elective courses that provide students with supervised practical experience in the fields of research and treatment.
It is important to note that the B.A. program is not designed to provide a specialization in any of the various fields of psychology. A specialization in one of the profession's fields is only given in a Masters program.
(According to the Psychologists Law, 1978, only one who holds at least a Masters in psychology is permitted to register as a psychologist in the Psychologists Register.)