School of Psychology
Improving the science behind human behaviour
The School of Psychology 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 Psychology, 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.
The School of Psychology 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 • 23 Sep 2020
The University's Centre for Water, Climate and Land will partner with Japan’s Space Agency JAXA in an Australian first for Climate Research
Led by Associate Professor Anthony Kiem from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, this research will help better detect the beginning, end, spatial coverage, and intensity of droughts in Australia. This is a necessary first step in the development of adaptation strategies that reduce the economic, environmental, and social costs of droughts.
News • 22 Sep 2020
New outlook model indicates average to above average tropical cyclone activity and risk for Australia
Tropical cyclones have long been considered the most devastating weather phenomena to affect Australia.
News • 22 Sep 2020
Join Professor Paul Dastoor and an expert panel as they explore the environmental reprieve that was one of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19.
Event • 4 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm - 30 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm
Your Place on the Planet. Come and explore the region’s unique biodiversity through the beautiful collision of the arts and the sciences via our virtual exhibition for Biodiversity month.
Event • 13 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for the final instalment of this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.
Event • 14 Oct 2020 from 8:00am - 9:00am
Join us for Startup Stories and hear from Adam his story of building a world-class tech company from Newcastle and how they’re scaling their solution across the globe.