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.

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Dr Erik Landhuis.

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

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