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Research groups and areas
Staff at the School of Psychology are involved in a number of research groups and projects.
The Developmental Psychology Research Group investigates human development across the life-span.
Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Research Group
Staff and students belonging to the unit are interested in quantitative and experimental approaches to the understanding of animal and human behaviour.
Psychology and Social Issues Group
The Psychology and Social Issues Group conducts research in critical psychologies, feminist psychology and gender and cultural studies.
Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology Research Group
IWO aims to encourage and support research in the multidisciplinary field of industrial, work and organisational psychology.
Language and cultural evolution group
Our language research forcuses on the application of computational methods to answer questions about language and human prehistory.
Māori and Pacific Psychology Research Group
The Māori and Pacific research group was set up in 2008 to provide leadership, inspiration and support for Māori and Pacific students conducting research.
The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study
The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS) is a longitudinal national probability study of social attitudes, personality and health outcomes led by Dr Chris Sibley.
Cognition and culture in New Caledonian crows
Our crow research project has a strong emphasis on investigating the cognition and neuroanatomy underlying crows’ tool manufacture and use.
Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group
The Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group aims to determine the biological bases of mental events in humans.
Social research group
The social research group investigates topics from personal and group identities to gender and sexual issues, and environmental and sustainability issues.
Staff in Speech Science research auditory processing disorders, speech and language development in monolingual and bilingual children, swallowing disorders and acquired communication disorders in adults.
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied Behaviour Analysis is a scientific approach to understanding and changing human behaviour.
Thematic analysis is a method for qualitative data analysis. We provide a wide range of resources related to learning and using thematic analysis.