In order to improve the Faculty's quality of training and international cooperation, academic research has become a duty of its staff, research fellows, master's candidates and students. Up to now, some of the Faculty's official staff have participated in 75 research projects (02 at state level; 11 at Ministry level; 02 at provincial level; 39 at VNU level; and 21 at university level); 8 international projects; published 19 monographs, 40-50 articles in prestigious domestic and international journals, 29 textbooks, lectures, and its students produce around 15 to 20 research papers annually.
The Faculty's current main research orientations are:
- Socio-psychological issues of different social groups.
- Socio-psychological issues related to climate change and non-traditional security.
- Issues concerning mental health.
- Issues caused by mental illnesses in the medical, academic, community and work settings.
The Faculty has held and co-held 10 successful international conferences:
- "Children-Culture-Education", Hanoi, October 2000.
- "Children, adolescents and psychology support", Hanoi, November 2003.
- "Rural migration and regional development", Quebec-Canada, November 2005.
- "Rural areas in the transitional progress", Hanoi, November 2006.
- "Culture in globalization", Hanoi, July 2007.
- "Culture in globalization - the psychological approach", Hanoi, July 24th-25th, 2008.
- "Demands, orientations and the training of Academic Psychology in Vietnam", November 2010.
- "Psychological injuries faced by the victims of agent orange during the Vietnam war and models of psychological support", Hanoi, March 2010.
- "Training, researching and applying Psychology in the context of international integration", November 2012.
- "Psychological traumas and supportive activities", November 2016.
From November 28th to December 1st, 2017, the Faculty and the International Association of Applied Psychology, the International Test Commission, Chinese Psychological Society and Australian Psychological Society held the first Southeast Asia Regional Conference of Psychology with the theme "Human well-being and sustainable development".