Transforming communities, empowering lives! Our mission is to lead, promote and advance the discipline of psychology as a basic and applied science in Egypt, the wider Arab World, and beyond, and to further the understanding of human behavior, thinking, and emotion through teaching, research, and community engagement.

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Message From The Chair

Welcome to the community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students that is the Department of Psychology! Our mission is to lead, promote, and advance psychology as a basic and applied science in Egypt, the wider Arab World, and beyond.  We invite you to join us in this mission as an undergraduate major or minor, or graduate student in one of our four graduate programs.

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AUC Offers New Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

As an interdisciplinary program co-administered by AUC’s Department of Psychology and Department of Biology, the new behavioral neuroscience minor will allow students to study the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system with an emphasis on the biological and psy

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Psychology in Numbers

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Nationalities Represented By Faculty


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Psychology in Motion

AUC Prepares for COP27

Faculty members share their research and aspirations for COP27; Bahia Shehab (MA 09), professor of practice, Department of the Arts Kate Ellis, assistant professor, Department of Psychology Sherif Goubran '14, assistant professor, Department of Architecture

Welcome to the Psychology Department

Transforming Communities, Empowering Lives

Academic Support

Department of Psychology is available to support you and answer questions Sunday through Thursday 9 am- 3 pm.

For Student Inquiries and arranging zoom one to one meetings:

Nahla Essam


contact us

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room: 2068
Mailing address: The American University in Cairo, Department of Psychology, AUC
Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt

Phone: +202-2615-2148 or +2020-2615-1877│E-mail: