“Come and join one of the largest and the most established Psychology programs in Asia”

“It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the HELP University Psychology program. We are proud that our University has become synonymous with the field of psychology in Malaysia and this has been due to the excellence shown by our students and faculty and the vibrant academic culture they have created in our faculty.

The following are some interesting facts about our psychology program.

  • We have over 1,300 full time students completing their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Psychology
  • We have over 60 staff members, with a team of 37 psychology academic staff
  • We were the first private university to offer Psychology in Malaysia
  • We were the first non-Australian University to attain the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation
  • We have partnerships with over 50 top universities in the US, Australia, UK and New Zealand
  • We have 11 research centres
  • We have placed graduates and interns in over 300 organizations
  • We have 24 hour access online journal databases with over 1 million full academic articles from over 3,000 psychology journals from around the world
  • We have 14 psychology student clubs and societies which ensure a vibrant student life

Our mission is to prepare psychology students to have a significant impact in their communities, and to continue to develop and expand the field of psychology in new and exciting ways. To safeguard our strong academic tradition, we impose high standards on all our students. It will be a hard climb at times, but we will journey with you every step of the way in the end you will have acquired the knowledge, attitude and skills to UNDERSTAND MINDS, EMPOWER LIVES.”


Dr Goh Chee Leong

Dean of Faculty of Behavioural Sciences

President, Malaysian Psychology Association (PSIMA)

Past President, ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies

“Psychology is the science of behaviours, thoughts and feelings.”

In essence, psychology aims to understand how people behave, think and feel. This definition is well captured in the HELP Faculty of Behavioural Sciences motto: Understanding Minds, Empowering Lives.

Psychology is an exciting field that encompasses a wide variety of areas, including:

Organisational and Work Psychology
Helping organisations select, inspire, manage and empower their workers.

Biopsychology and Neuropsychology
How the brain functions and affects people’s behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

Clinical Psychology
Applying psychology to the understanding, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological dysfunctions.

Cognitive Psychology
Understanding how people remember, make decisions and process information.

Counselling Psychology
Helping people deal with adjustment and personal issues.

Developmental Psychology
How people develop physically, socially and emotionally from infancy to late adulthood.

Educational/School Psychology
Understanding how people learn to increase teaching effectiveness.

Forensic Psychology
Applying psychology to legal issues and understanding people who commit crimes.

Health Psychology
Applying psychology to people’s health issues like substance abuse, accident prevention and stress management.

Social Psychology
Understanding how people interact and influence each other.