Psychology - Social Sciences department

Psychology is part of social sciences and public policy at AUT. It focuses on the scientific study of human behaviour, providing a much needed perspective on what humans need to develop and thrive.

Psychology within the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy teaches psychology within the context of our society; the places where we live and work.

Undergraduate study in psychology in social sciences will give you a solid grounding in this area.

The Psychology department within the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy offers a number of postgraduate degrees:

Research in social sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across social sciences.

More about our research

Contact us

Dr Erik Landhuis.

Dr Erik Landhuis
Key academic contact
Programme Leader BA Psychology
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6645

Dr Pani Farvid
Professor Richard Siegert
Dr Pani Farvid
Education key to fight gender inequality
08 Mar, 2019
Dr Pani Farvid recommends an educational primary prevention approach that seeks to stop the manifestations of gender inequality before they occur.
Professor Richard Siegert
Researching inflammation and depression
26 Nov, 2018
Auckland University of Technology has won a Marsden Grant of $827K to investigate the relationship between inflammation in the body and depression.