Psychology is the scientific study of human behaviour – our individual characteristics and abilities, how we act in social situations, how our brain works, and how our experiences and biology interact to produce normal and abnormal behavior. Psychology has applications to many areas of life, including relationships, work, and health. In studying psychology, students learn to ask important questions about behaviour and how to answer them. How can a psychologist help autistic children? Where in the brain are memories stored? What influences us more, situations or personality? Why are some students motivated to work hard at school while others don't try at all? for more information please select psychology from the banner above.
The convenience of being able to study psychology by distance education was what initially drew me to UNE. But the experiences I had as a student were what kept me here through my undergraduate degree and through the PhD. Throughout my time here, I received an enormous amount of encouragement and support from the psychology academics (who probably believed in me more than I believed in myself!). Their efforts to make learning material memorable and inspiring, and to make students feel valued, made studying a very enjoyable experience. As a postgraduate student, I was provided with outstanding training in research, several teaching opportunities, and the opportunity to travel overseas for psychology conferences. I feel very lucky.
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As one of the longest established Departments in Australia, Psychology at UNE offers a degree with prestige and quality. Being based outside a capital city means you can study in an atmosphere of well-resourced facilities, accessible staff, and an attractive rural setting. Our highly qualified staff show an ongoing commitment to teaching and research that ensures the highest quality learning experience is provided to all students at all levels.
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PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS HELP PATIENTS IN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT
Published date: 10/12/2013
Psychology undergraduate student Alice Hone has been one of at least three UNE undergraduate psychology students volunteering this past year at the Clark Centre, which serves as the Armidale inpatient psychiatric unit. Alice helps patients have positive, enjoyable interactions centered on activities such as playing a board game or playing pool. Sometimes she just talks [...]
PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATES NAMED VC SCHOLARS
Published date: 06/12/2013
UNE recently named over a dozen undergraduate psychology students, and many undergraduate students in other courses, as Vice Chancellor (VC) Scholars. To earn this recognition, the students had to complete at least four units at the university and earn very high marks. Fewer than 1% of students qualified. Gala events in Armidale and Parramatta marked [...]
UNE PSYCHOLOGY UNDERGRADUATES LEARN ABOUT DOING RESEARCH AT FREE SUMMER SCHOOL
Published date: 12/11/2013
Six psychology undergraduate students joined dozens of other undergraduate students participating in the inaugural Undergraduate Research Summer School at UNE at the start of December. This free 4-day program, intended to foster undergraduate student interest in research, brought together internal and external students, with some participants residing on campus for the duration of the program. [...]
NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS ON CHRONIC PAIN
Published date: 02/09/2013
If you experience chronic pain, you know the importance of finding ways to reduce that pain. UNE Psychology student Carmel Wright has produced research findings showing that mindfulness and emotional intelligence are associated with less pain experience in individuals with chronic pain. Carmel completed her chronic-pain research for her 4th year Psychology Honours thesis in [...]
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