Psychology


 

Psychology was founded in 1983 at the Faculty of Humanities. This department began its academic activities with the establishment of general psychology and offering graduate programs. Since it did not have any full-time faculty members at that time, the department invited faculty members from other universities for its programs. This department managed to offer the first Ph.D. program in general psychology in 1991 and it became the first department which got the honor of presenting the first Ph.D. alumni in psychology. From the beginning, the undergraduate students all over the country strove to be admitted at this university and even many of the students who had been granted scholarship to study abroad, tried to stay in Iran and study at TMU. Although the lack of full-time faculty members in those years was a threat to this department, the service of elite academic figures from other universities was considered a genuine opportunity to educate students of this department. The outstanding graduates of the university began to establish or strengthen psychology departments at different universities all over the country since the mid-1990s. In fact, in line with the policies of Tarbiat Modares University, all students who were admitted to the psychology department were either granted scholarship by one of the two ministries of science, research and technology or health, treatment and medical education. The relationship of Tarbiat Modares University with other academic institutions inside and outside the country has provided its graduates study opportunities offered by the most prestigious universities of the world. This department began recruiting highly qualified faculty members in mid 1990s at the same time it continued to benefit from the expertise of other universities staff in the country. In 1999, the department managed to change the title of department to Psychology Department by removing the term general, an achievement which could be attributed to the great efforts of students and faculty members, since 1999, attempts are being made to update the curricula of Ph.D. program in psychology.
Today it can be claimed that the psychology department of Tarbiat Modares University has a very important role in promoting the knowledge of psychology and expanding it in Iranian society. In fact, the graduates of this department constitute the bulk of most faculty members in all universities of the country, and they also outnumber their counterparts graduated from other Iranian or foreign universities in management, specialized psychology and mental health areas.

bullet Heads of the Psychology Department (in chronological order)

  • Late. Dr. Ali Mohammad Kardan (then assistant professor of Tehran University) (1983-1985)
  • Dr. Mohammad Mehdi Khadivi zand, (then assistant professor of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) (1985-1987)
  • Dr. Javad Ezheee (then assistant professor of Tehran University) (1987-2002)
  • Dr. Parviz Azad Fallah (then assistant professor of Tarbiat Modares University) (2002-2007)
  • Dr. Seyed Kazem Rasoulzadeh Tabatabaee (assistant professor of Tarbiat Modares University) (2007-2011)
  • Dr. Parviz Azad Fallah (associate professor of Tarbiat Modares University) (2011-13)
  • Dr. Seyed Kazem Rasoulzadeh Tabatabaee (associate professor of Tarbiat Modares University) (2013-2016)
  • Dr. Parviz Azad Fallah (associate professor of Tarbiat Modares University) (2014-now)

bullet Departments Mission and Objectives

A. Educational Objectives:

  • Understanding theoretical and fundamental concepts of psychology in the form of implementing masters programs
  • Achieving operational and applied psychological abilities in masters students
  • Creating a platform for science production in a wide range of psychology for Ph.D. students
  • Empowering Ph.D. students in the localization of psychology
  • Earning specialized skills in different fields by Ph.D. students
  • Developing educational programs in the field of psychology

B. Research Objectives:

  • Developing Research orientation in master students and their empowerment in Research Methodology
  • Implementing fundamental and applied research in the theses and dissertations of students
  • Implementing fundamental and applied research in the field of research projects
  • Synchronizing research motives with modern psychology in the world
  • Obtaining research findings on psychological issues in the country and participation in solving problems in this field
  • Developing scientific technologies in the field of psychology

C. Provision of Specialized Services:

  • The presence of specialist staff in various areas of mental health
  • The presence of specialist staff in the field of prevention and treatment of mental disorders
  • The presence of specialist staff in the field of prevention and treatment of social injuries
  • The presence of specialist staff in the field of psychology of health
  • The presence of specialist forces in the field of cognitive psychology
  • The presence of specialist forces in the field of child and family psychology
  • The presence of specialized forces in the field of industry and organization