Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

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

Erik ReichleDepartment of Psychology's Anti-Racism Statement

Recent world events, including those within Australia, have put a spotlight on racism  and white privilege. The Department of Psychology has taken this time to reflect more deeply on the role that we play, as individuals and a department, in maintaining these systems of inequality. As a result, we as a Department have drafted an anti-racism statement that represents the first step in our long-term commitment to equity and inclusion. The statement includes our acknowledgement of the problem of racial inequality in our field, our apology for the role we have played in maintaining this inequality, and our commitment to long-overdue, meaningful and sustainable changes that turn our anti-racist values into action. You can read the full anti-racism statement here.

- Professor Erik Reichle


The Department of Psychology at Macquarie University is at the forefront of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. It is ranked once again in the top 100 worldwide and 5th highest in Australia, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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 a unique hands-on learning experience for enhancing employability.

We also offer leading Australian specialist programs for careers in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Organisational Psychology, and Professional Psychology. As leaders in community engagement, we deliver a variety of public services, including our world-renown Centres for Emotional Health and for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training, our Cool Kids program and eCentreClinics.

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