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Research in the Psychology Department at UC is divided into two broad disciplines. Explore our research areas and find out more about staff teaching and research interests. 

This involves close collaboration between academic staff members and postgraduate students who are working towards completing a Masters or PhD degree.

It includes many subdisciplines of psychology:

  • behaviour analysis
  • behavioural neuroscience
  • cognitive
  • comparative
  • developmental
  • economic
  • health
  • industrial & organisational
  • perception
  • psychopharmacology
  • learning and memory
  • motivation
  • neuropsychology
  • social
  • personality
  • theoretical

 This covers two subdisciplines:

  • Clinical - Research is a major part of training students to become clinical practitioners. The Psychology Centre is the clinical psychology training and research clinic for the students who undertake the three year clinical programme.
  • Industrial and Organisational - The Master of Science in Applied Psychology (also known as APSY, Industrial & Organisational or I/O) is one of the oldest and most recognised applied psychology degrees in New Zealand. Students seeking qualifications in Industrial & Organisational Psychology complete a two year Master of Science in Applied Psychology.

Find out more about our staff research interests on UC Spark