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.

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.

Take 10 with Dr Gwenda Willis

Senior Lecturer Dr Gwenda Willis gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss her research about how to work effectively with people who have sexually offended, to prevent re-offending.

New Calendonia crows learn to use tools

New Caledonia crows are able to make tools by remembering what's worked for them before. Dr Alex Taylor is interviewed on Radio New Zealand about his research.

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.