Applied Psychology


Our shared vision, here at the Department of Applied Psychology, is to develop high quality trained professionals and behavioural scientists to pursue the excellence in the field of psychology and to make significant and meaningful contribution towards the socio-economic betterment of our country.


The mission of the Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University Faisalabad, is to provide and inculcate the knowledge of human behavior to the students seeking such knowledge in an effective and research oriented manner. Moreover, the department is committed to meet the challenges of the modern age by producing researchers and professionals in the field, which will help to understand and ultimately resolve the problems of society.


Psychology, being a scientific study of human behavior and mental processes, has not only achieved immense popularity with scholars of modern age but it has also helped in understanding the psychological problems of the society. Psychological knowledge is now applied to solve the problems of such diverse areas as psychotherapy, counseling and guidance, hospital management, environment, business, education, industry, linguistics, and critical evaluation of literature and fine arts.

Government College University, Faisalabad, started studies in Applied Psychology at post graduate level and plans to satisfy the long standing demand of the area. Government College University, Faisalabad, has also introduced BS (Hons.) programme. The Department aims at producing high quality professionals and psychologists who are committed to pursue excellence and are endowed with vision, courage and dedication. Our students, after completing their degrees, will definitely make significant and meaningful contribution towards the socio-economic betterment of the country through the development of human resource. Above all, they will be able to develop a deep insight into their own psychological processes.

Research Work Being Done

The Department of Applied Psychology is working on a research project entitled
A) “Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Job Performance in Different Organizations” funded by Higher Education Commission (HEC) under the supervision of the following officers:

  1. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Bhatti Principal Investigator ( Incharge, Assistant Professor)
  2. Ms. Fozia Akram (Co-Investigator Lecturer)
  3. Ms. Asma Riaz, (Co-Investigator Lecturer)

B) Effects of Duration of Untreated Psychosis on Cognition and Emotion Recognition in Patients of First Episode Psychosis.
Ms. Rabia Khawar (Lecturer)
C) A Cross Sectional Study of Gender and Age Related Differences in Emotion Recognition and Intellectual Functioning.

  1. Ms. Rabia Khawar (Lecturer)
  2. Ms. Shazia Habib (Lecturer)

In collaboration with Dr. Farah Malik, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Government College University, Lahore.