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 • 3 Jul 2020
Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.
News • 2 Jul 2020
Reinforcing the Faculty of Science commitment to providing an exceptional student experience, three Faculty Program Convenors have been recognised in a new award created as part of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Merit List program.
News • 26 Jun 2020
New Zealand is pumping millions of dollars into environment projects as part of its COVID-19 recovery. Lachlan G. Howell, Associate Professor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rodger, and Dr Ryan R. Witt, from the Faculty of Science say Australia's recovery plan seems more destructive than reconstructive.
Event • 13 Jul 2020 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff MacFarlane to learn more about the Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Newcastle and have your questions answered during a free one-hour zoom webinar.