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.

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Less competition, more community

Professor Niki Harre discusses her new book, The Infinite Game with Radio New Zealand. She invites people to re-imagine life as a game where playing is more important than winning.

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.

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.
 

  • 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.
  • Curious kids explore the super STEM Fair at MOTAT
    23 April 2018
    MOTAT was inundated with a gaggle of excited and curious young scientists in early April at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Fair
  • New PhD Leadership Development Programme launches this month
    20 April 2018
    Four doctoral candidates from the Faculty of Science have been accepted into a new leadership development programme with The New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI).
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Apply to attend now
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a three-day festival promoting digital literacy in modern research. This is a free, annual event to help you master several new research skills while having fun. Applications for ResBaz Auckland 2018 are now open. If you would like to attend, find out more and apply.