About Phychology

Why study at the Department of Psychology at the BUE?
The BUE programme of Basic and Applied Psychology offers students comprehensive specialisations that incorporate basic and applied practices. This includes an awareness of regional and international media context, cultural sensitivity, exposure to international communication perspectives and familiarity with ethical and managerial frameworks. The BUE is one of the few universities in the region that offers a final year project module which seeks to develop students’ research skills and their abilities to manage a major project independently. This requires students to submit a substantial product, which they will work on over a period of two semesters under the supervision of a faculty member.

And now, what can we learn from psychology?
Psychology can help you better understand yourself.
  • Studying psychology can give you a better understanding of the people around you.
  • Psychology can help you become a better communicator
  • Studying psychology can also give you greater insight into mental illness.
Psychology can help you better understand yourself.  
How development occurs, how personality forms, and how factors like society and culture impact behavior, you might find yourself, gaining a deeper understanding of the many influences that have impacted your own life.

What are benefits of self-understanding?
  • Knowing exactly what is bothering you instead of feeling bad without knowing why. This in turn will allow you to take the first step towards happiness.
  • Not feeling lost because you will know exactly where you fit in life. Whether it’s a career or a relationship; you will be able to know where you should go.
  • A solid understandng of others, the more you understand yourself the  more will you understand others. For example if you understood where self confidenceComes from you will know how lack of confidence feels like and you will be able to understand shyness even more.
  • Fewer bad moods, I am not saying that self understanding will solve your problems but it will help you feel better instead of feeling that you are fighting an enemy that you don’t know.
Studying  psychology  can  give  you a better  understanding  of  the  people  around  you.
By learning about aspects of human behaviour that will help you in daily life, including your interactions with others. 
What are the factors that affect someone's behaviour?  
The factors are: his personality, his background and his values. If you were able to determine some of these variables at your first meeting with someone then you will not only be able to understand him but you will even be able to predict his next move. 
The music that you listen to, the way you walk, the way you talk, your body language, your face features, your doodling, your hand writing and everything else that is related to you reflects hidden parts of your personality. By learning how to look for those clues and how to interpret them you will get this superior self-understanding of others and of yourself.

Psychology can help you become  a better communicator. 
Simply talking doesn’t make anyone a good communicator just like hearing someone doesn’t make us good listeners.In fact, being a good communicator means being a good listener.It also means being mindful of your words and tone, and not taking someone else’s tone personally, he said. Studying subjects such as emotion, language, and body language can help you fine tune your interpersonal communication skills. By learning more about these things, you can gain a greater understanding of other people and what they are trying to say. Good communicators “choose to ask questions to gain understanding, rather     than give explanations to force agreement. They choose to make the implied feelings explicit by responding to the emotions behind the words.”

Studying psychology can also give you greater insight into mental illness. 
Mental illnesses can take many forms, just as physical illnesses do. Mental illnesses are still feared and misunderstood by many people, but the fear will disappear as people learn more about them. If you, or someone you know, has a mental illness, there is good news: all mental illnesses can be treated.  Besides, studying psychology can help you better understand how psychological conditions are diagnosed and treated. You can also discover how mental wellness can be enhanced, how to reduce stress, how to boost memory, and how to live a happier, healthier life.

What about psychology careers? 
There are plenty of exciting careers in psychology that you might want to explore, but studying the subject can help you in many other professions as well. For example, if you want to become a business manager, understanding human behavior can improve your ability to manage and interact with your employees.Also there are careers in law, family court, private clinical practice, life coaching, Addiction Treatment,social services, education, Intellectual Education Schools and business (HR)

What are the career requirements of the psychologist in the Family Court?
  • Solve dissolution of a marriage: many of the problems that led to the dissolution of the marital relationship are now manifested in the decision-making for the children and how the children’s relationship with their parents will be maintained. These are the cases that end up in the Family Court system and often require the input of a single expert witness. And this is where psychologists often become involved in Family Court matters. 
  • Psychologists also have the training and experience to provide important recommendations that can help these fractured families to achieve positive relationships post-divorce.
  • This is also one of the main functions of psychological assessments for child custody – to develop parenting plans that allow children to have positive and meaningful relationships with their parents.
What are the career requirements of the clinical psychologist? 
A clinical psychologist's primary tasks are the assessment and treatment of  mental health issues, including emotional or social disorders. The APA's  Society of Clinical Psychology indicates that clinical psychologists may use  a variety of methods for treatment including psychotherapy, marriage and  family counseling, behavioral analysis and biofeedback. A clinical  psychologist's job responsibilities may also include development and  supervision of mental health programs. Clinical psychologists can work in  private practices, mental health organizations and hospitals, with individuals, families, couples or groups of all ages and socioeconomic statuses. 

Skills Required 
Clinical psychologists must have outstanding comunication skills, reporting  Skills and interpersonal skills. They should demonstrate self    awareness, objectivity, a strong desire to help others and thorough knowledge  of psychology and treatment options available to patients. The ability to collaborate with other medical professionals is also very important.

Psychological Affairs Armed Force  Center 
You can also work a psychologist in Psychological Affairs Armed Forces Center responsible for:
  • Prepare psychological and mental questionnaires and scales to assess Students applying for the Military College.
  • Developing abilities for leaders and staff in the Military field.
  • Design programs for improving personal, leadership and mental for leaders at higher levels
  • Political analysis for events from psychological perspective.
Our Mission   
  • To provide an intellectually stimulating experience of learning and studying.
  • To promote the understanding of human cognition, emotion and behaviour in different settings, including clinical, educational and organisational, and across the life span.
  • To help students to implement research methods and statistical measurements with consideration to the ethical code of practice.
  • provide students with the opportunity for an internship to introduce them to employment and to give them the required practical experience to pursue their careers after graduation.
  • To guarantee validation by a UK university and award of a UK degree on successful graduation.
Department Philosophy 
The BUE delivers Basic and Applied Psychology programme based on a British philosophy of education that implies: 
  • Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Independence
  • Team work
  • Professionalism
  • Diligent and ethical working practices
  • Practicality