School of Psychological Sciences
Improving the science behind human behaviour
The School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Newcastle is one of the premier psychology schools in Australia.
Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, world-class researchers, vibrant clinic and award-winning teachers ensure unparalleled opportunities to explore areas such as neuroscience, developmental psychology, abnormal behaviour and social psychology.
We offer work experience options, the opportunity to study overseas, and you can gain qualifications as a professional psychologist with additional study in one of our accredited masters programs.
Questioning AI Psychology
Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, Professor Kristen Pammer explores what it means for humans to interact with autonomous vehicles.
A Psychology degree will help you understand why people behave the way they do, illustrate the link between consumption, identity and fostering environmentally sustainable behaviours, and ultimately make you more competitive in the job market.
You will participate in and help drive cutting-edge research such as autonomous vehicles, the impact of trauma, and the fundamental question of how the brain works.
Research and career opportunities are as broad as your imagination.
- Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Master of Business Psychology
- Master of Clinical Psychology
- Master of Professional Psychology
- Master of Philosophy (Psychology)
- PhD (Psychology - Science)
- PhD (Clinical Psychology)
The School of Psychological Sciences has a strong and continually expanding research focus, with a range of internationally recognised projects funded by national competitive grant bodies.
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Psychology centres and groups
- Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR)
- Priority Research Centre Digestive Health and Neurogastroenterology
- Priority Research Centre Grow up Well
- Priority Research Centre Health Behaviour
- Priority Research Centre Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Priority Research Centre Stroke and Brain Injury
News • 18 Feb 2021
A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.
News • 18 Dec 2020
Researchers elucidate a unique molecular mechanism for efficient gene expression in pathogenic bacteria
News • 18 Dec 2020
Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.