Faculty of Art and Science


Message from the Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Margorit Rita Krespi

Prof. Margorit Rita Krespi Ülgen
Head Of Department

Our daily life is getting accelerated and complicated due to technological developments. The importance of psychology and the need for psychology graduates are continuously increasing in the globalizing world.

In our department, our aim is to educate students to become graduates who would make significant contributions to the science of psychology and who can find creative solutions to important problems in daily life. In this context, with the help of our academicians who are experienced in research and in applied fields of psychology, we offer our students the opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary scientific research and engage in psychological practices. Our purpose is to help our graduates to become individuals who can make meaningful contributions for the benefit of society in their professional lives.

Within the framework of Istinye University Psychology Department, we aim to help students to become graduates who

  • have basic knowledge about the sub-areas of psychology,
  • have an understanding of the relationship between the sub-areas of psychology (e.g. clinical, health, sport, forensic, industrial etc.) and other scientific disciplines,
  • understand and question the mental and emotional processes underlying human behavior,
  • analyze their personal psychological problems
  • have the ability for critical thinking
  • adapt the scientific principles to real-life events
  • develop proposals to improve existing psychological practices
  • become researchers
  • value the ethical principles
  • take responsibility
  • produce
  • communicate effectively
  • value differences (e.g. intercultural and interpersonal)


Our graduates will have employment opportunities in several public and private sectors:

  • Institutions and organizations under The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Family, Work and Social Services and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security,
  • Schools,
  • Kindergartens, pre-schools and day-care centers
  • Guidance and Psychological Counseling Centers
  • Mental health units,
  • Human resources units,
  • Public and/or market research companies


Prof. Dr. Margorit Rita Krespi, Head of the Department, Department of Psychology, İstinye University, Topkapı Kampüsü, Maltepe Mah., Edirne Çırpıcı Yolu, No.9 Zeytinburnu, İstanbul, 34010.

rita.krespi@istinye.edu.tr, 0212 481 3688