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Top Universities In The World To Study Psychology

While we often use the word ‘psychology’ in common parlance, it is actually a scientific discipline that involves investigation into the mental spaces, processes, and behavior exhibited by humans and other species. Initially, the discipline was not acknowledged as a scientific discipline; however, scientific investigations have successfully proved its merit in understanding how the mind works and how it affects behavior. In itself, this has large-scale repercussions as it can effectively help enhance life and social harmony.
The mind has been a subject of study since time immemorial. With time, these studies became formalized into various disciplines, with psychology being one of them. Many universities have been the frontrunners in imparting education in psychology. Some of them have attained a distinguished place in the world of psychology and are among the best places to study. If you are reading this article, there is a high chance that you are interested in education in psychology.

So, let us take a look at the options you have:

  1. Harvard University, United States of America
    Harvard University is a favorite top-ranked institution in most of the lists. Here as well, it ranks the best when it comes to education in psychology. Founded in the year 1636, it is regarded as one of the most vital members of global Higher Education. Presently, it comprises as many as 10 faculties and a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Knowing fully well that research is the pillar of strength to scholarship, it invests generously in research. With the largest library system in the world, it shows its commitment to preserve, protect, and promote influential literature to the world.
  2. Stanford University, United States of America
    Based in California, Stanford University is the globally acclaimed private research university that was established in the year 1885. Its entrepreneurism is largely credited to the formation of Silicon Valley, so you will find a very potent environment to develop entrepreneurial skills. So far as its academic organization is concerned, there are a total of 40 academic departments coupled with 4 graduate schools. Of course, a university is only among the world’s best in the presence of a research-oriented temperament reflected in the quality of publications and infrastructural assistance. Over here at Stanford, there are many research centers, such as the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
  3. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    The contribution of Oxford University to global scholarship and research is timeless. The university has been around since 1096 as a prestigious research university and is often touted as the best place to pursue education in social sciences and humanities. It operates its academic courses through 39 semi-autonomous colleges and an array of academic departments scattered throughout the city. Every year, it produces highly influential research through its various centers and collaborations. Moreover, it encourages readership through its library system, which is the country’s largest. Also, it is home to the largest university press so far as the number of publications is concerned.
  4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
    On the fourth spot is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University of Cambridge was founded as a result of a dispute between Oxford scholars and locals in the year 1209. Very much like the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge does not have a main campus; it rather comprises 31 semi-autonomous colleges and 150 departments. It is home to the world’s oldest university press called the Cambridge University Press & Assessment, and one of the largest library networks in the world. All of its departments engage in interdepartmental research from time to time. The university often collaborates with other universities for high-profile research activities, such as Cambridge-MIT Institute.
  5. University of California, Berkeley, United States of America
    Popularly called UC Berkeley, the University of California, Berkeley is one of the most well-known research-intensive universities in the world. It is the first campus of the public grant research university, University of California, and ranks among the world’s top. The university comprises a range of schools and departments, including the Hass School of Business, College of Chemistry, College of Letters and Science, and Rausser College of Natural Resources. It is classified as a university with a very high research output and has produced research worth billions of dollars. Moreover, the academic organization is very entrepreneurially oriented, and this is evident from the fact that its alumni have founded many notable multinational companies.
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Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Alexandra Dimitropoulou

VP and News Editor
Alexandra Dimitropoulou is a VP and News Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, working to build and strengthen the brand’s popular, consumer-friendly content. In addition to running the company’s website, CEOWORLD magazine, which aims to help CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives get smarter about how they earn, save and spend their money, she also sits on the Board of Directors of the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email alexandra-dimitropoulou@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.