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School of Psychology

It can be traced back to the 1980s in terms of Applied Psychology discipline. The Psychology Teaching and Research Office was set up in 1997 and began to recruit the first batch of students in Applied Psychology bachelor program since 2002, the first batch of students in Medical Psychology master program since 2003, and the first batch of PhD students in Medical Psychology doctorate program since 2006. In 2006, it developed into an independent department and became School of Psychology in 2009. 


Applied Psychology is an important discipline branch of psychology with rapid development. It studies the application of basic principles of psychology in a variety of practical fields such as industry, engineering, organizational management, market consumption, school education, social life, health care, sports and military, judicial, environmental and other fields. With the rapid development of economy, science and technology, society and culture, Applied Psychology has an increasingly broad prospect. Disciplines of the School of Psychology have the following features: 

(1) Medical Psychology: Due to the medical background of the university, emphasis has been always laid on the combination of psychology and medicine for many years. At present, it possesses the provincial quality courses of medical psychology. It has been known as not only the chairman of Medical Psychology Branch, Chinese Higher Education Society, but also the chief editor of “Applied Psychology” teaching materials for the twelfth five-year plan, the Ministry of Health. 

(2) Chinese Medicine: The cross-over study focus has taken shape based on mental disorder-oriented Chinese medicine pharmacological mechanism and emotional disorder-oriented nerve genetic mechanism. It has published the relevant SCI papers in succession and been funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. 


The proportion of teachers and students of the School of Psychology is relatively rational. With the introduction of overseas scholars from the United Kingdom, France, the United States and other countries, the level of the faculty team has continuously improved. The simple structure of applied psychology has turned into a pattern which emphasizes both basic and applied psychology, matching itself with the positioning of the university of research and teaching type. The school has 27 faculty and staff, including 3 professors, 6 associate professors, and most of them are PhD Degree holders (or PhD students). 

Scientific research 

Most of scientific research is an independent study. In recent years, the school has proposed the cross-integration with main disciplines of the university so as to support the main disciplines. Therefore, the school has begun to organize and build a team, give play to its role and encourage to develop basic research and applied research in three fields of study such as “psychological treatment and TCM health preservation”, “medical psychology and TCM culture” and “Emotional psychology and TCM emotions”, so as to support the main discipline of the university and create the characteristics of the school. 

Personnel training 

As one of the first medical colleges and universities having set up applied psychology major among undergraduate students, the school mainly endeavors to cultivate the senior inter-disciplinary personnel in applied psychology who have grasped basic theory of Chinese medicine, basic theory, basic knowledge and basic skills of psychology; received basic training on scientific thinking and scientific experiment of psychology, as well as possessed the ability of applying the theory and technology of psychology to a certain relevant filed and solving actual problem. The graduates mainly engage in the psychological counseling and treatment, mental health care, mental health education, corporate human resources training and applied research of psychology. The employment rate in the past two years is 100%. In addition, the school has been cultivating postgraduate students in the field of study of “medical psychology” under Level II discipline of Social Medicine and Health Management, and cultivating doctoral students in the field of study of “medical psychology” under Level II discipline of “Integrative Medicine”. 


Administrative Office
School of Psychology
Tel: +86-25-85811550
Add: Building14, School of Psychology, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
138 Xianlin Rd., Nanjing 210023, China

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