The purpose of the Doctorate in Psychology is to transfer the knowledge built over time in the field of psychology to its students, and to introduce these future senior researchers to the culture of leading edge research so that they might acquire a better understanding of all the dimensions of behaviour. To achieve this, the program of the Doctorate in Psychology engages most of the senior researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Salamanca and other centres devoted to this field, whose success in training senior researchers has been amply proven in previous years. Students will acquire sufficient skills to successfully conduct research projects and organize complementary scientific actions in the field of psychology at the national and international levels. Therefore, it consists of a multidisciplinary program that includes different research lines and involves accredited teams with expertise in the different areas of psychology.
This main goal of this doctorate is to allow research personnel in training to apply their research potential towards the completion, presentation and defence of a doctoral dissertation related to the different areas of knowledge and disciplines covered by psychology. In addition, after improving the knowledge acquired during their undergraduate studies in Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Sociology, Economics and Business, and other undergraduate degrees in the field of health, social and behavioural science, and in the following master’s degree, they should be capable of developing and conducting their own research lines in a self-directed way.
The Doctorate in Psychology provides students with a wide range of possibilities to further their research career in the different disciplines and areas of the field of psychology, including memory and cognition, attention and perceptual processing, psychological medicine, advanced statistics applied to psychology, assessment in clinical and forensic psychology, legal psychology, psychological approaches to entrepreneurship, organizational behaviour, psychosocial processes in family-owned companies, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, cognition and behaviour, disability, autism, sexuality and interpersonal relationships, behavioural problems in childhood and youth, ageing, health determinants and healthy habits, psychosocial intervention in health and social services, speech development and associated difficulties.