Originally the study of the spirit or soul (psyche), Psychology is today a diverse discipline which embraces all aspects of human experience.
As a behvioural science, Psychology examines the way behaviour is learned and can be changed. As a social science, Psychology focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, Psychology studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science, Psychology studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology at Waikato, as is animal behaviour and welfare.
Degree available in TaurangaBachelor of Social Sciences
Psychology can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within most degrees
PapersPSYC102 Social and Developmental Psychology
PSYC103 General and Experimental Psychology
200 Level and Beyond
200 and 300 level papers examine applied social psychology, behaviour analysis, clinical psychology, community psychology, health and mental health services, organisational psychology and research.
Read more about studying Psychology with the University of Waikato's Hamilton campus.