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.


Jul9-11ConferencesAHDA Conference
Date: 9–11 July 2015
Time: 8.30 am
Venue: The James Cook Grand Chancellor
Registrations are open for the Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) conference hosted by Victoria’s Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families. Read more
Jul10Public LecturesColloquium Series - Prof Shane Darke
Date: 10 July 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: EA527, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Campus
Prof Shane Drake will speak on "The health consequences of injecting tablet preparations". Read more
Sep5-6ConferencesKiwiCAM Conference
Date: 5–6 September 2015
Time: 8.30 am
Venue: Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
The popular KiwiCam conference in memory and cognition is coming to Victoria! Read more

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3 July 2015 Funding success for drug abuse research
Congratulations to School of Psychology PhD candidate Dane Aronsen, who has received funding through the 2015 Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence for his research on drug abuse. Read more
29 June 2015 MDMA legalisation will be a hard pill for NZ to swallow
School of Psychology Professors Sue Schenk and David Harper argue that the legalisation of MDMA would be irresponsible and poses a great risk of harm. Read more
2 June 2015 Competitive Consumption for Kids
Associate Professor Paul Jose discusses entitlement in kids and managing expectations. 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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