School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Know your Potential; Know your Mind: Study Psychology at Victoria

Do you often find yourself intrigued by others and trying to understand why people do the things they do? If so, then studying Psychology at Victoria sounds like it is for you!


Studying psychology is a fascinating and dynamic journey. Whether you want to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist, a psychological researcher, or you are still undecided but know that psychology sounds like something you would love, you can be confident that studying psychology will provide you with a multitude of skills that will equip you for any career path. Graduates with degrees in psychology are sought after by employers for their insight and scientific understanding of complex human behaviours.


At Victoria, you can look forward to exploring a variety of topics including how people come to have entirely false memories about things that never happened to them; understanding the innermost workings of the brain; exploring reasons for why people commit crime; learning about how we really can teach an old dog new tricks! The journey of studying psychology will not just help you to understand others, but to understand yourself too.


May27University Community EventsPSYC Society Quiz Night
Date: 27 May 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: The Hunter Lounge, Student Union Building
Get your team together and come along to the Psychology Society’s Quiz Night! Read more
May29Public LecturesColloquium Series - Dr John Shaver
Date: 29 May 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: EA527, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Campus
Dr John Shaver will speak on 'Wearing your beliefs: Do religious markers increase trust among religious and ethnic outgroups?' Read more
Jun9Information EventsPrestigious Scholarships Information Evening
Date: 9 June 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: EA206, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Campus
Considering a Masters or PhD in the USA or UK? Find out about the prestigious scholarships that could get you there. Read more

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25 May 2015 'Pure bullies': Study shows nearly 1 in 10 bullies were never victims themselves
Research from the Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families shows nearly 1 in 10 teenagers are 'pure bullies', and predicts these teenagers have dramatically higher odds of serious problems later in life. Read more
6 May 2015 Decorative images make life seem better
A series of studies by PhD student Brittany Cardwell has revealed that when people evaluate claims they are positively influenced by decorative photographs. Read more
30 April 2015 Summer Gold Competition 2015
Congratulations to the Psychology students who participated and took away prizes for their research over the summer trimester. Read more

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Study at Victoria in 2015

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Our commitment to excellence

The School of Psychology has once again taken out top honours in the latest PBRF. The School has also received more national teaching awards than any other psychology department in New Zealand.

Ben Butler-Hogg

"There are so many facets to Psychology that you won't have trouble finding your niche."

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