The mission of the School of Psychology at the University of Minho is to promote and enhance its international reputation for world-class research and teaching, based on a vision of Psychology as an experimental science and a profession grounded in scientific understanding.
This philosophy is reflected in the organization of the School into the Department of Basic Psychology and Department of Applied Psychology, which supports the development of fundamental scientific knowledge and the professional practice of psychology in a context strongly supported by research. Each Department has three main research units, reflecting the strategic domains developed by the School.
The Department of Basic Psychology includes three laboratories: (1)Neuropsychophysiology, (2) Animal Learning and Behavior, and (3) Human Cognition. The Department of Applied Psychology includes three research units: (1) Psychotherapy and Psychopathology, (2) Justice and Violence, (3) Learning and Achievement. Each member of the academic staff is affiliated with one of these six research units.
All research laboratories and units are part of the Research Center in Psychology (CIPsi), which supports the development of knowledge of basic psychological processes, such as memory, as well as more complex processes which unfold in a broader environmental and interpersonal context, such as psychopathology.
The School offers several academic programs: an Integrated Master’s in Psychology; a Master’s in Applied Psychology, a PhD in Basic Psychology and a PhD in Applied Psychology.
An important resource of the school is the Psychological Service, which serves a prominent role both in preparing students for careers as practitioners (e.g., clinical psychology) and in the development of research projects that engage participants in the community (e.g., randomized clinical trials), as well as offering advanced training for practicing psychologists and other professionals (e.g., teachers).
This school offers programs in:
- Portuguese (Portugal)