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.

2018 Winter Lecture Series

Aotearoa in 2030. Six lectures, hosted by the Faculty of Science Sustainability Network and presented by local and international experts, delves into the pressing social and environmental challenges New Zealand faces.

Our subject is ranked 36th

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, psychology at the University of Auckland is ranked 36th equal in the world. Find out more.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

We lead psychological science, scholarship and practice and 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.
 

  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • New research on antidepressant addiction and withdrawal
    06 June 2018
    A study of more than 1800 New Zealanders has found a significant number of people on antidepressants believe the drugs are addictive and more than half report experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Family celebrates special Graduation Day
    10 May 2018
    Roimata Manaia Haynes (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maniapoto) says her precious daughter helped carry her through the hard work and years of study required for the masters degree she graduates with from the University of Auckland today.
  • The Infinite Game: How to live Well Together
    04 May 2018
    Inspired by James Carse's book Finite and Infinite Games, Niki Harré began The Infinite Game, a research project and now book that investigates a way to think about our values. All are welcome to the book launch - Friday 11 May, 6pm-7.30pm at the Pt Chevalier Library.
  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.