The Department's recognition as a scientific research unit of the University of Rijeka’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been confirmed by numerous successful research projects, published scientific papers, and in particular by cooperation with recognized national and international scientific and academic institutions.

The result of its scientific activity is reflected in a large number of published works in renowned international journals and conference proceedings in the past five years, which places the Department at the top of scientific production in its respective field in the Republic of Croatia.

Members of the Department of Psychology publish scientific papers in renowned scientific journals indexed in relevant databases CC, SCI, SCI-Expanded.

Some of the more relevant journals listed in Current Contents (CC) database are: Cognition and Emotion, Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (also in SCI-Expanded database), International Journal of Obesity (also in SCI database), Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Research in Reading, Learning and Individual Differences, Memory and Cognition, Motivation and Emotion, Perception, Personality and Individual Differences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Translational Neuroscience, European Journal of Gastroenterology, Medical Hypotheses, Personal Relationships, Journal of Individual Differences, Human Ethology and other.