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 2016 QS International rankings, we are ranked 29th 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.

  • 100 percent pass rate for ABA students
    25 July 2016
    Graduates of the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programme at the School of Psychology achieved a 100% pass rate in the 2015 round of the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certification exams. So, what is the key to programmes success?
  • Celebrating Music Therapy Week
    23 May 2016
    See the CeleBRation Choir featured on One News on Sunday, 22 May
  • New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study
    11 May 2016
    Associate-Professor Chris Sibley and his research team are continuing their study of New Zealander's attitudes and values