The sphere of research interests of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy is quite diverse. The main directions reflecting the leading scientific interests of the Department staff include: the formation of key competencies of students in the pedagogical process of a medical university; improvement of the educational process (technology, forms and methods of formation, development of key competencies of students); motivation and motivational processes in learning activities (motivation to achieve and avoid failures); psychological health of students and the psychological and pedagogical conditions of its maintenance and correction; management psychology and organizational psychology in the healthcare system (interpersonal communication and interaction, communication in healthcare), socio-psychological problems of the modern family (parent-child relationships and their role in shaping the child's personality, motherhood and fatherhood as socio-psychological phenomena, aggression and violence in family relationships).