The mission of our Department is devoted to training scientists who will work to advance theory and to create knowledge that helps address real-world problems. We strive to cultivate an inclusive community that values diverse questions, viewpoints, approaches, and prepares competent and effective professionals in the fields of Psychology and Social Sciences. Our target is to provide a rigorous education in the humanities and social sciences that engages students at the highest level both within and beyond the classroom. We aim at helping each individual student develop analytical, critical and creative thinking, become conscientious and active global citizens, and lifelong learners.  Our department empowers students and faculty to succeed in the careers that they undertake and to sustain and enhance their communities.