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 2016 QS International rankings, we are ranked 29th in the world, which is the highest ranking for Psychology in New Zealand.

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The erosion of collective action

'Slacktivism' and the belief that people power can change society are together working to undermine attempts at collective action. Dr Danny Osborne talks to Radio NZ about this new research.

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The government has introduced new policies to make tertiary study more affordable. There is one year of fees-free study for students new to tertiary education. Find out more and check to see if you are eligible.

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.

  • Dangers of avoiding conflict
    01 December 2017
    Associate Professor Nickola Overall talks to UniNews about new collaborative research on how directly engaging in conflict helps resolve problems and improves relationships.
  • Researchers named Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi
    16 November 2017
    Professor Margaret Wetherell and Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science have been named Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
  • Single men and masculinity
    14 November 2017
    Researchers at the School of Psychology aim to find out what single men have to say for themselves about being single and want to talk to men in centres like Auckland and other parts of New Zealand.