PhD program

The University of Padova believes in investing in young people to give new impetus to research. Training researchers is one of the main purposes of the university. Doctorate research activities range from the training of future generations of university lecturers and researchers to the preparation of professionals with the specific skills needed to work in the R&D centres of industries and at independent institutions.

The Doctoral School of Psychological Sciences at Padua University, one of the oldest Universities in Europe, is designed to produce highly skilled experimental psychologists with specialized training in one of five areas:

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Developmental and Socialization Psychology
  • Social and Personality Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Experimental and Clinical Psychobiology
  • Applied Cognitive Science and Neuroscience.

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