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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 Department of Psychology. As AUC celebrates the centennial of our distinguished past, psychology also celebrates our growth since the first courses were taught in 1921. As we embark on exciting projects as the newest department at AUC, we continue to uphold our longstanding emphasis on community engagement and impact, evidence-based community and counseling psychology practice, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary endeavors in basic and applied sciences. 

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Programs Offered

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Psychology Major

Psychology is the multifaceted scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The program at AUC emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social development from conception to death.
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Psychology Minor

Would you like to know more about psychology? The minor in psychology provides a general introduction to different subfields under psychology without the depth of methodological training required of majors. The minor exposes students to individual and contextual perspectives in psychology.
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Counseling Psychology

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program will help students develop skills and knowledge that are needed to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and groups struggling with psychosocial issues and mental illness.
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Community Psychology

The Master of Arts in Community Psychology degree places its graduates at the forefront of advancing global trends towards multicultural and systemic community psychology practice.
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Inclusive Education

The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered by the Departments of Psychology (HUSS) and International & Comparative Education (GSE). This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two-semester) program.
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Community Development and Organizing

The minor in Community Development provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge that enhances their understanding and vision of a strong civil society, one that is engaged and participatory.
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Community Psychology Graduate Diploma

The community psychology program provides training in the design and implementation of prevention and intervention programs across a variety of settings, including nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, international agencies, government, schools, and private consulting.  
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News

Faculty Share COVID-19 Insights

Hani Henry, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, was interviewed by Ahram Online on mental health and social distancing. Read his insights on different family dynamics and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while staying at home.

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Coping in Egypt During the COVID-19 Crisis: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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AUC Holds First Media Roundtable Discussion on Maintaining Mental Wellness During COVID-19

With Hani Henry, associate professor at the Department of Psychology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as the main speaker, AUC held the first Media Virtual Discussion, titled “Maintaining Mental Wellness during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic” on April 6. During the discussion, Henry shared advice on how to maintain mental wellness and reduce the anxiety and stress caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

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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: psych@aucegypt.edu