Department of Psychology
  • ​​​​​​The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut offers BA and MA degrees in psychology. The psychology undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with the scientific methodologies to enhance their understanding of human behavior, the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate scientific and popular claims concerning behavior, and the application of psychological principles to personal and social issues locally, regionally and globally. Psychology faculty in the department help students learn that human thought and behavior is lawful and multiply determined, and that the governing principles of mental processes and behavior can be understood in the same way that the physical world outside the mind is understood.