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 • 18 Dec 2019
More than $480,000 has been awarded to explore new ways to improve the mental well-being of university students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
News • 27 Nov 2019
Four University of Newcastle researchers have been announced as Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics' Web of Science Group.
News • 22 Nov 2019
If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.
Event • 28 Jan 2020 at 9:00am
The MISG workshop aims to provide practical, working solutions to real-life problems using methods from the mathematical sciences.Visit the MISG website.Since 1984, the annual MISG workshop has brought together leading…