Korea University Department of Psychology

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Overview

Psychology is an academic field that scientifically tries to answer one of the most fundamental questions in life : What is a human being?

While other academics fields study humans as a single representative, psychology studies the behavior of each individual human being, either macroscopically or microscopically. Also, psychological methods can provide objective guidelines for understanding humanity, for it involves the use of scientific observation and experimentation instead of relying on intuition and common sense. The scientific insight psychology provides us strengthens our basic understanding of various academic fields, can resolve numerous social issues,, and also may improve the quality of life of many individuals. Above all, psychology continues to grow by closely interacting with other academic fields, such as liberal arts, fine arts, engineering, medicine, and natural sciences.