Department of psychology, age physiology and defectology
The Department of Psychology, Age Physiology and Defectology is one of the structural divisions of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, founded in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 04.03.1992 and the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 16.06.1992.
Professor Olexandr Kirichuk, a full member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Science in Pedagogy was elected the first head of the Department. Since December 1997, following the results of the next elections, the Department has been headed by a full member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Science in Psychology, Professor Serhiy Maksimenko.
Today the Department has grown into a powerful scientific institution, which defines priority scientific directions in the field of psychology, age physiology and defectology, the topic of fundamental theoretical and methodological, and applied researches, carries out their coordination, provides organization and carrying out of these researches by subordinate institutions scientific teams.
There are 13 full members (academicians), 18 correspondent members and 3 honorary academicians of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. Scientific institutions headed by the leading scientists, namely: G.S. Kostyuk Institute of Psychology (Academician Serhiy Maksimenko), Institute of Social and Political Psychology (Corresponding Member Mykola Slusarevsky), Mykola Yarmachenko Institute of Special Pedagogy and Psychology (Academician Viacheslav Zasenko), Ukrainian Scientific and Methodical Center for Practical Psychology and Social Work (Doctor of Science in Psychology Vytalyi Panok) are subordinated to the Department.
Academician Secretary - Serhyi Maksimenko, Doctor of Sciences, Professor, Member of the NAES of Ukraine
Academic Secretary - Iryna Bila, Doctor of Sciences, Professor