Psychology


Ranking

Top 250 in the world for Psychology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

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Ranking

Top 250 in the world for Psychology (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

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Qualifications

Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive, and social processes in humans and other animals. It is a rapidly developing field touching on all aspects of human life. Advances in neuro-imaging and molecular biology are enhancing our understanding of how the brain works, while increasingly complex theories are being developed to understand behavioural development of individuals and groups. Major advances are being made in understanding and treating psycho-pathologies such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and addictions.

Psychology students are trained to:

  • think independently and critically about psychological issues
  • become knowledgeable about the key methods, important findings, and major theories of psychology
  • learn how to distinguish genuine findings from implausible and suspect claims
  • understand modern scientific research in psychology.

Contact us

Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing

Phone +64 3 369 4333
Email psyc-speech-hear@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Psychology building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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