Psychology department

Psychology at AUT covers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses that focus on the scientific study of human behaviour, providing a much needed perspective on what humans need to develop and thrive. Our programmes explore psychology within the context of health as well as the context of our society; the places where we live and work. The curriculum covers both established principles and fresh ideas in psychology.

Research in psychology

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across the field of psychology.

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Lilli Ford
Laura Jade Watkinson
Caitlin Hardy
Bethany Delaveau (Willis)
Elena Titkova

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Sound Healing, does it really work?
15 Feb, 2024
Associate Professors from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Mangor Pedersen and Daniel Shepherd explore if sound healing is healthy or a hoax.
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Depression in Pacific adolescents
30 Sep, 2022
A new study uses network analysis to demonstrate how connectedness with family, friends, and school can prevent depression in Pacific adolescents.
For the greater good
09 Jun, 2022
Dr Mangor Pedersen is harnessing the power of AI to revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and dementia. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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Good design can normalise disability
17 Nov, 2021
Harnessing the lived experience of disabled people is key to changing the face of disability and design at both a societal and personal level.
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HRC Emerging Researchers First Grants
28 May, 2021
AUT picked up one third of Health Research Council Emerging Researchers First Grants this year.