Research - Psychology - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


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Research Disciplines

Research in the Psychology Department at the University of Canterbury is divided into two broad disciplines:

  1. Experimental Psychology
    This involves close collaboration between academic staff members and postgraduate students who are working towards completing a Masters or PhD degree.

    It includes many subdisciplines of psychology:
    • behaviour analysis
    • behavioural neuroscience
    • cognitive
    • comparative
    • developmental
    • economic
    • health
    • industrial & organisational
    • perception
    • psychopharmacology
    • learning and memory
    • motivation
    • neuropsychology
    • social
    • personality
    • theoretical
  2. Applied Psychology
    This covers two subdisciplines:
    • Clinical
      Research is a major part of training students to become clinical practitioners. The Psychology Centre is the clinical psychology training and research clinic for the students who undertake the three year clinical programme.
    • Industrial and Organisational
      The Master of Science in Applied Psychology (also known as APSY, Industrial & Organisational or I/O) is one of the oldest and most recognised applied psychology degrees in New Zealand. Students seeking qualifications in Industrial & Organisational Psychology complete a two year Master of Science in Applied Psychology.

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