华东师范大学应用心理学系(The Department of Applied Psychology, East China Normal University)成立于2008年，隶属心理与认知科学学院。本系目标旨在深化和拓展心理学应用研究，促进应用心理科学发展，培养复合型心理学应用专门人才，通过探索心理学原理、理论与技术在社会多个领域的应用，为中国经济社会发展提供心智资源支持，为中国人心理健康、幸福感水平和生活质量提升提供研究证据和专业服务。
The Department of Applied Psychology (DAP) in the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the East China Normal University was founded in 2008. Our mission is to enhance and expand applied research in psychology, to facilitate the development of applied psychological science, and to train professionals with multidisciplinary skills. Through applying the psychological principals, theories and technologies in practice, we aim to provide intellectual resource for the economic and social development of China, and to offer research evidences and professional services that are needed to improve the psychological wellbeing, happiness, and quality of life in the Chinese people.
The department of applied psychology has years of history. Our pioneers such as Professor Jinan Hu, Xingchu Zeng, Ruizhen Shao, Ronghua Shi, Wenzhao Yu, had built a solid foundation for the development of the department. They facilitated the marriage of fundamental psychological research and applied research, and strengthened applied psychological research. The department of applied psychology grew out of the office of industrial and organizational psychology in the institute of psychological research which was founded in 1984 at the East China Normal University. We started offering professional services to community since 1985. To date, the department has developed into a multifunctional (teaching, research and service) center which covers a wide range of disciplines, research areas, and services.
Currently, we have 23 full-time faculty, including 5 professors, 14 associate professors, 3 lecturers, and 1 faculty postdoctor. We offer a master’s degree in 10 programs (including Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, School Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Environmental Behavior Psychology), a master of applied psychology (MAP) degree in 3 programs (including Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and Adolescent Psychological Development and Education), and a doctoral degree which may be earned in one of the following 6 programs: Management Psychology, Economic Psychology and Decision-Making, Theories and Techniques in Psychological Counseling and Therapy, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Social Psychology.
Our department is rooted in local culture and keeps pace closely with the international frontier. Our development strategy has three closely connected and complementary dimensions: to guarantee high quality training through high quality teaching, keep a leading role in research by combining the advantages of the research teams in multiple disciplines, and provide high quality service to community based on the scientific spirit. To date, we have established a solid team for teaching and research which consists of highly qualified and innovative individuals. We encourage multidisciplinary research and have made a series of breakthroughs in new research areas while maintaining a leading role in the traditional research areas. Our major research directions include: clinical psychology, forensic psychology, sex psychology, mental health, school psychology, social psychology, socialization and self-development, geriatric psychology, social cognition, decision-making, attribution, spatial cognition, positive psychology, resilience, psychological counseling, work motivation, leadership, human resource management, incentive and communication, stress and emotion management, consumption psychology, cross-cultural communication and adaptation, Chinese indigenous psychology, and environmental behavior and usability engineering.