PSYC452-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Family Psychology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


A comprehensive examination of adult development within a family context.

This course will consider a number of topics in Family Psychology, with an emphasis on current research findings in the field. There will be a focus on the relevance of research in Family Psychology to critical issues in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Learning Outcomes

  • A graduate of the course will be expected to be able to:
  • Identify several major areas of contemporary research in family psychology
  • Relate these to the New Zealand context
  • Critically evaluate and synthesis the empirical literature on families and mental health
  • Understand the implications of research for policy/interventions.
  • Present research and theory to audiences
  • Be able to work collaboratively on presentation of ideas and information


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Elsie Locke 104A
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jacki Henderson


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group Presentations 25%
Literature Review 40%
The Couple and Family Psychology Blog 15%
Family Therapy Poster 20%

Textbooks / Resources

No set text book; readings to be advised

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,051.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 26

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC452 Occurrences

  • PSYC452-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022