The human mind presents some of science’s greatest challenges, and an understanding of behaviour is key to solving some of humanity’s most pressing problems. Join Victoria’s School of Psychology to understand human nature and explain both the strange and everyday behaviour you see around you.

We are the recognised number one School of Psychology in New Zealand in terms of research quality and output, and you will be taught by our academic staff, each of whom works at the forefront in their respective area.

Colloquium Series

The School of Psychology hosts speakers from universities around the globe. Join us for coffee and bagels while listening to the latest research from these esteemed academics.


Understand human behaviour. Study Psychology as part of a Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts, or choose from the postgraduate options offered by Victoria.

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Available subjects

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
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    Researchers highlight the vicious circle of inequality

    Social and economic inequality creates a vicious circle in which the greater the inequality the more those at the top protect their privileged position, according to newly released research by an international group that includes Victoria University of Wellington’s Associate Professor Ronald Fischer.

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    The Muslim Debate

    Professor Colleen Ward, Director for the Centre of Applied Cross Cultural Research, has been invited to be a guest commentator in an international online debate on: Has multiculturalism in the West reached its limits?

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    New Zealander's beliefs in climate change increasing

    New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over time.The study, carried out by Victoria’s Dr Taciano Milfont and Professor Marc Wilson, and Auckland’s Professor Chris Sibley, examined key climate change beliefs over a six-year period—2009 to 2015.

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Upcoming events

  • Presentation by Lynley McLay

    Lynley McLay VUW Ph.D. candidate Will speak onHands-on learning: The influence of hand gestures on…

    Venue: EA527, Easterfield Building

  • How to Conduct a Meta-Analysis

    This full-day training will teach you how to plan and conduct a meta-analysis. You will learn how to run analyses using both Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software and SPSS, although most of the training will be applicable to other software programs as well.

    Venue: Wellington

    Event Registration Fee: $495.excl.GST; Victoria University student discount fee $65.22. GST; Victoria University staff discount fee $130.45 excl. GST