The University of Yangon originated in 1920 and the Department of Psychology and Philosophy was one of its earliest faculties. In 1952, these two separated to become two departments; in that year the first Bachelor’s degree course in Psychology was offered. Nowadays the Department of Psychology offers both undergraduate and graduate courses. In 1958, a Masters of Psychology course was offered; in 1999, PhDs in Psychology started; in that year also a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology course was offered; and in 1999, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work began.

Dr. Tin Mar Cho Professor

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Dr. Than Than Maw Lecturer

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Dr. See Zein Lecturer

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U Tin Aung Moe Lecturer

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Dr. Nwe Nwe Aung Lecturer

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Dr. Zin Minn Myo Ma Ma Kyu Htwe Lecturer

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U Kyaw Win Aung Assistant Lecturer

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Dr. May Lwin Nyein Assistant Lecturer

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U Thant Zaw Moe Assistant Lecturer

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Dr. Cung Ling Tutor

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1. Industrial and Organizational Psychology
2. Developmental Psychology
3. Social Psychology
4. Abnormal Psychology
5. Experimental Psychology
6. Counseling Psychology

Curriculum

Semester I (December-March)

Core Courses

Psy – 1101     Introduction to Psychology I

Elective Courses (for other Specialization)

Psy – 1001    Child Development

Psy – 1002     States of Consciousness

Psy – 1003    General Psychology I

Psy – 1004     Public Relations

 

Semester II (June-September)

Core Courses

Psy – 1102     Introduction to Psychology II

Elective Courses (for other Specialization)

Psy – 1005     Psychology of Adolescence

Psy – 1005     Psychology of Adolescence

Psy – 1006     Psychological Disorders

Psy – 1007     General Psychology II

Psy – 1008     Understanding Human  Interaction

Semester I (December-March)

Core Courses

Psy – 2101      Developmental Psychology

Psy – 2102     Applied Psychology I

Psy – 2103     Experimental Psychology I

Elective Courses (for other Specializations)

Psy – 2001     Language and Thought

Psy – 2002     Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

Psy – 2003     Occupational Psychology I

 

Semester II (June-September)

Core Courses

Psy – 2104     Educational Psychology

Psy – 2105     Applied Psychology II

Psy – 2106      Experimental Psychology II

Elective Courses (for other Specializations)

Psy – 2004     Stress and Stress Management

Psy – 2005     Psychology of Adulthood and Aging II

Psy – 2006     Occupational Psychology II

Semester I (December-March)

Core Courses

Psy – 3101      Social Psychology I

Psy – 3102     Industrial and Organizational Psychology I

Psy – 3103     Abnormal Psychology I

Psy – 3104      Psychological Statistics I

Elective Courses 

Psy – 3105     Crime and Psychology I

Psy – 3106     Community Psychology

Elective Course (for Law)

Psy – 3001     Crime and Psychology I

 

Semester II (June-September)

Core Courses

Psy – 3107     Social Psychology II

Psy – 3108     Industrial and Organizational Psychology II

Psy – 3109     Abnormal Psychology II

Psy – 3110     Psychological Statistics II

Elective Courses

Psy – 3111      Crime and Psychology II

Psy – 3112      Psychology of Aging

Elective Course (for Law)

Psy – 3002     Crime and Psychology II

Semester I (December-March)

Core Courses

Psy – 4101      Counseling Psychology II

Psy – 4102      Sport Psychology I

Psy – 4103      Psychological Testing I

Psy – 4104      Psychological Research I

Elective Courses 

Psy – 4105      Health Psychology I

Psy – 4106      Introduction to Social Problems I

Psy – 4107      Psychology of Communication

 

Semester II (June-September)

Core Courses

Psy – 4108     Counseling Psychology II

Psy – 4109     Sport Psychology II

Psy – 4110     Psychological Testing II

Psy – 4111     Psychological Research II

Elective Courses 

Psy – 4112     Health Psychology II

Psy – 4113     Introduction to Social Problems II

Psy – 4114     The Development of Gender

Semester I (December – March)

Core Course
Psy – 3201 Social Psychology I
Psy – 3202 Industrial and Organizational Psychology I
Psy – 3203 Abnormal Psychology I
Psy – 3204 Psychological Statistics I

Elective Courses
Psy – 3205 Crime and Psychology I
Psy – 3206 Community Psychology

Elective Course (for Law)
Psy – 3101 Crime and Psychology I

 

Semester II (June – September)

Core Course
Psy – 3207 Social Psychology II
Psy – 3208 Industrial and Organizational Psychology II

Psy – 3209 Abnormal Psychology II
Psy – 3210 Psychological Statistics II

Elective Courses
Psy – 3211 Crime and Psychology II
Psy – 3212 Psychology of Aging

Elective Course (for Law)
Psy – 3102 Crime and Psychology II

Semester I (December – March)

Core Course
Psy – 4201      Counselling Psychology II
Psy – 4202      Sport Psychology I
Psy – 4203      Psychological Testing I

Psy – 4204      Psychological Research I

Elective Courses
Psy – 4205      Health Psychology I
Psy – 4206      Introduction to Social Problems I
Psy – 4207      Psychology of Communication

 

Semester II (June – September)

Core Course
Psy – 4208     Counselling Psychology II
Psy – 4209     Sport Psychology II
Psy – 4210      Psychological Testing II

Psy – 4211       Psychological Research II

Elective Courses
Psy – 4212      Health Psychology II
Psy – 4213      Introduction to Social Problems II

Psy – 4214      The Development of Gender

Semester I (December – March)

Core Course
Psy – 5201     Advanced Industrial Psychology
Psy – 5202    Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Psy – 5203    Psychological Theories
Psy – 5204    Advanced Psychological Research

Elective Courses
Psy – 5205    Advanced Social Psychology
Psy – 5206    Advanced Health Psychology
Psy – 5207    Advanced Psychological Testing

 

Semester II (June – September)

Core Course
Psy – 5208     Social Relations and Group Behaviour

Psy – 5209    Organizational Psychology
Psy – 5210     Clinical Psychology
Psy – 5211      Physiological Psychology

Elective Courses
Psy – 5212    Cultural Psychology
Psy – 5213    Environmental Psychology
Psy – 5214    Qualitative and Social Research

B.A (Hons) graduates who have enough credits in their undergraduate course are eligible to study for a Master’s Course in the Department of Psychology. The intake is usually once a year.

Master’s Courses: Psychology Subjects (2 Years)

First Year

Semester I (June – September)

Psy-611      Psychological Assessment
Psy-612     Theories of Personality
Psy-613     Counseling and Psychotherapy
Psy-614     Advanced Cognitive Psychology

Semester II (December – March)

Psy-621      Organizational Behaviour
Psy-622      Interpersonal Behaviour and  Group Processes
Psy-623      Health Psychology / Environmental Psychology / Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence
Psy-624      Research Methodology

 

Second Year

Semester I (June – September)

Psy-631      Seminar I (Review of Literature)
Psy-633     Seminar II (Research and Methodological Issue in the Study Area)

Semester II (December – March)

Psy-641      Seminar III (Results and Discussion)
Psy-642     Thesis and Viva Voce

 

M.A. graduates are eligible to sit for the selection examination for Ph.D courses conducted by the Doctoral Selection Committee of the Department of Psychology. The intake is usually once a year. The selection is made based on the scores obtained in the written examination and interview, and on the service record.

Ph.D (Preliminary)   ( June – March )

Psy – 711      Biological Bases of Behaviour
Psy – 712     Cognitive Affective Bases of Behaviour
Psy – 713     Social Bases of Behaviour
Psy – 714     Individual Differences

First Year Ph.D to Fourth Year   ( June – March )

Research

 

Graduates from any subjects are eligible to study for the Diploma in Applied Psychology Courses in the Department of Psychology. The intake is usually once a year.

Diploma in Applied Psychology (1 1/2 Years)

First Year DAP  (June-March)

Psy – 101        Basic Concepts in Psychology

Psy – 102        Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Psy – 103        Counselling and Clinical Psychology

Second Year DAP

 Project  Paper

 

Diploma in Applied Psychology (1 Years)

Any graduates are eligible to study for the Diploma in Social Work Courses in the Department of Psychology. The intake is usually once a year. The selection is made based on the scores obtained in a written examination and interview.

First Year DSW

Semester I (June-September)

SW 4001      A Social Work Theory and Practice

SW 4002      A Psychology and Social Work

SW 4003      A Law and Social Work

SW 4004      A Field Work

Semester II (December-March)

SW 4001 B     Social Work Theory and Practice

SW 4002 B     Psychology and Social Work

SW 4003 B     Law and Social Work

SW 4004 B     Field Work

 

Internship

Semester I (June-September)

Field Practicum hours

Semester II (December-March)

120 hours