Impacts of prejudiced comments online

14 April 2014 University of Canterbury psychology and management researchers have been looking at the impact of online and social media prejudice toward ethnic groups. (read article)

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Psychology Department's Seminar Schedule for 2014 (pdf, 40KB) (see 'Announcements' below for latest seminar)

‘I love that the knowledge I am gaining has such relevant applications...’

Mariah Turnbull Studying towards a BSc in Psychology
(read profile)


Psychology Department Seminars

WHEN: Wednesday 16 April 2014, 4.00-5.00pm

WHERE: Room 252, Psychology/Sociology Building

Professor Mike Lawes, (Visiting Erskine Fellow, College of Science)

Mating behaviour in a female-bonded primate society”

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Graduate Opportunities in Psychology in 2014

BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), Masters Part I

  • Applications are still invited to our limited entry 4th year courses. After the 1st of February unfilled courses will have places free until the first week of lectures. PG Courses

Overview and Options (593kb, pdf of ppt slideshow) BA(Hons) students - Update to Research Component

2014 Psychology Department Handbook (pdf, 1.14MB); (contains advice on courses, degree structure, enrolment, staff and PhD student profiles, etc)

Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group

New treatment may help ADHD sufferers (, 29 January 2014)

Nutrients could help ADHD - study (, 30 January 2014)

Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group

Employee Resilience Research

This research group comprises of a team of researchers from Psychology as well as Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, the Employee Resilience Research group combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies to investigate and understand resilience from the standpoint of the employee, and of the organisation at large.

Employee Resilience Research

William 'Deak' Helton's research

Psychology Department's Earthquake Research

Canterbury Child Development Research Group

Pre-term babies risk intellectual difficulties (The New Zealand Herald, 24 April 2013)


College of Science Research and Innovation Awards

Many congratulations to members of the Psychology Department in achieving theĀ Research Team Award. They are Professor Neville Blampied, Associate Professor Martin Dorahy, Professor Deak Helton, Professor Simon Kemp, Dr Roeline Kuijer and Professor Julia Rucklidge.

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