Since 1755 Psychology was among the courses taught at the Faculty of Philosophy. The
Department of Psychology was founded at Moscow University in 1942 and the first head of
the Department was Professor S.L. Rubinshtane. The research and educational activity of
world recognised Russian psychologists A.R.Luria, P.Ja.Galperin, B.V.Zeigarnik,
E.N.Sokolov and others.
The Faculty of Psychology became a separate division in 1966,
first Dean of the Department was A.N.Leontjev. Presently more than 200 professors,
lecturers and research associates, including 10 members of the Russian Academy of
Education are working at the Faculty. More than 1000 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate
students take their classes at the Faculty.