Education in psychology is primarily aimed at leading up to professional competence in psychology. The high quality of the education rests on cooperation with the six Finnish departments/sections of psychology through the Psykonet network.
The first university laboratory for psychology was founded at the Finnish University of Turku already when the university was founded in 1922. The laboratory was then under the direction of the professor of philosophy. Psychology was ordained as an independent discipline in 1955. Currently the discipline has a complement of 60-70 teachers, researchers and other staff. Psychology is the main subject of ca. 300 students.