School of Psychology

School of Psychology

Know your Potential; Know your Mind: Study Psychology at Victoria in 2015!

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.

 

» Enrolments are now open for PSYC 121 and PSYC 122

Events

Feb17-20PSYC Survivor 2015
Date: 17–20 February 2015
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade
PSYC Survivor is a four day programme offered to students enrolling in PSYC121 or PSYC122.… Read more

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News

16 December 2014 The psychology of conspiracy theories
Dr Darshani Kumareswaran, who recently completed her training as a Clinical Psychologist and graduated last week with a PhD in Psychology Read more
5 December 2014 Mood-altering chemical increases risk of drug addiction
A study by Sarah Bradbury, who graduates with a PhD in Psychology next week, shows that the development of drug addiction is related to brain levels of serotonin Read more
2 December 2014 Vegetarian New Zealand
Maddie Judge, who will graduate next week with a PhD in Psychology, examined mind-sets surrounding vegetarianism and veganism, including one study that asked participants to imagine a meat-free society in 2050. 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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