Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

IN PSYCHOLOGY, WE SEEK TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE MIND WORKS AND WHY PEOPLE BEHAVE IN THE WAY THEY DO.

The Department of Psychology at Macquarie University is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement.

Our world-class research covers areas as diverse as emotional health, human development and healthy relations, wellbeing, expertise, perception, and computational modelling. Our students learn cutting-edge developments from leading experts in the field, and our multi award-winning PACE program provides unique hands-on learning experience for enhancing employability. We also offer leading Australian specialist programs for careers in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Organisational Psychology. As leaders in community engagement, we deliver a variety of public services, including our world-renown Centre for Emotional Health, Cool Kids, and eCentre Clinics.

Renowned academics

The academics at the department are international experts in their fields and have made outstanding contributions to psychology around the world. For example, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor Ron Rapee, and the Director of the Centre for Emotional health, Professor Jennie Hudson, are leading authorities on anxiety, especially in children.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our research facilities give students the opportunity to be trained under the supervision of experts in a range of psychological topics, including:

  • Perceiving and learning about the world and other people
  • The structure and function of the human brain
  • Lifespan development, from infancy to old age
  • Health and well-being
  • Organisational and applied psychology
  • Personality and social psychology, including close relationships.

The Centre for Emotional Health is one of the leading research centres attached to the department. It specialises in clinical research aimed at bolstering our understanding of emotional disorders, and improving methods of treating them.

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