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 is also, we believe, one of the very best. In the 2015 QS International rankings, we are ranked 28th in the world, which is the highest ranking for Psychology in New Zealand. 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.

  • Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize
    12 November 2015
    Dr Alex Taylor from the School of Psychology received the 2015 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize yesterday at Te Papa, Wellington.
  • Rutherford Fellowships announced
    17 September 2015
    The Hon Steven Joyce announced 12 new Rutherford Fellowships today. Seven of the new fellows will be based at the University of Auckland and four within the Faulty of Science.
  • One in eight pregnant women affected by depression
    24 August 2015
    One in eight New Zealand women suffer from depression symptoms while pregnant, with Pacific and Asian women twice as likely to be affected, reveals new research from Growing Up in New Zealand.