One of the missions of our program is to create new scientific knowledge in the field and to train students to become active participants of scientific research. In this regard, our program and faculty members value high quality in basic and applied research; collaborate with international institutions from different disciplines including psychology, counseling, and educational sciences; and follow ethical standards in research.
Our faculty members attach great importance to seeking external funding for their research, actively participate in scientific meetings, and regularly publish the findings of their research studies in scholarly journals.
Among the research topics our faculty currently engages in are;
- Measurement and understanding of the structure of well-being and happiness,
- Development and implementation of programs designed to increase well-being among university students,
- Individual and cultural differences in conceptions of self and identity,
- Emotion and emotion regulation,
- Process and outcome studies,
- Peer bullying (traditional and cyberbullying).
- Creativity and scholastic achievement
- Giftedness, creativity, and talent development
- Development of professional identity in teachers and teacher trainers
- Sustainable in-service teacher training