Initially, the Department of Psychology, headed by Prof. Teresa Rzepa operated within the Faculty of Humanities. It was on her initiative, after intensive organisational work, that the Intitute of Psychology was created, which started its scientific and educational activities on 1 X 2008.
The first director of the Institute of Psychology was Prof. Bożydar Kaczmarek. The second director was Assoc. Prof. Waldemar Domachowski, Prof. of the University of Szczecin. Since the academic year 2016/2017, the Director of the Institute of Psychology has been Prof. Zdzisław Kroplewski.