School of Psychology - Leading psychological science, scholarship and practice
Welcome to the School of Psychology
The School of Psychology is one of the largest in the University and, we believe, among the most diverse and exciting. From the 2012/2013 QS International rankings, we are the top-ranked department in the university. Most of our academic staff have impressive international research reputations, and several are recognised among the world leaders in their fields. Our teaching is very highly regarded, and we have several winners of Distinguished Teaching Awards on our staff. We see a strong link between research and teaching as the unique advantage that studying at a major international university offers.
Read more about our notable achievements, awards and rankings.
Body talk: society’s expectations of how women should look
25 November 2014The School of Psychology at the University of Auckland is holding a half-day symposium that will discuss the expectations our culture has on the way women should look.
How successful politicians look the part
12 September 2014A new study recently conducted by a team of researchers from the School of Psychology shows that a sample of US citizens asked to rate our political leaders by mugshot alone.
Public lecture by Professor Rosalind Gill: Sexting, sexualisation and sexism (Science Event Tags) Event as iCalendar
27 November 2014, 6pmBased on qualitative research in London secondary schools, Professor Gill from City University London, will locate ‘sexting’ as a complex peer phenomenon tied in to a variety of offline practices and power relations, and suggests we need to open up definitions of sexting beyond the focus on the ‘sexy selfie’.
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship Applications for the Faculty of Science
18 September 2014All applications for the University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship application must be submitted online; no paper-based applications can be accepted.