About Us

About the School

History

In the 1960s UOW offered its first course in Psychology within the Faculty of Arts. By 1969 the Faculty had doubled in size and offered 100, 200 and 300 level programs. In 1973 the Faculty saw its first Honours program commence including a major expansion in staffing. By 2012 UOW offered Psychology courses in Singapore and a 4th year option of studying Honours.

In 2013 the University of Wollongong underwent a Faculty transition seeing eleven Faculties merge into five super Faculties offering a wide range of courses in the areas of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Medicine and Health, Engineering and Information Sciences, and Business. As a result, Psychology transitioned into the School of Psychology and sits within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty of Social Sciences includes the School of Psychology, the School of Health and Society, and the School of Geography and Sustainable Communities.

Further history of the school.

Facilities

The School of Psychology is situated within the wonderful landscaped Wollongong campus.

Psychology is housed in two buildings on the Wollongong campus. Click through to locate the Psychology building and Northfields Clinic via the Campus Map.

Last reviewed: 19 August, 2016

Upcoming Colloquium

Psychology Colloquia Autumn Session 2018
Wednesday 12:30-13:30 41-104 (except where noted for week 3)

Week 3: 14 March. Note different location: 32.G01 (IHMRI)
Professor Annette Sterr
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
School of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK
Topic:  Mobile EEG to study neural processes in real life settings
Location: 32.G01 (IHMRI)

Week 4: 21 March
Dr Peter Leeson
School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
Topic: Gaming/addiction

Week 6: Research week No seminar

Week 8: 25 April ANZAC day No seminar

Week 10: 9 May
Dr Jenny Richmond

School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Title: Do the eyes have it? Using eye-tracking to measure memory in infancy and childhood.

Week 12: 23 May
Dr Kiley Seymour
School of Psychology, University of Western Sydney
Topic: Vision/Schizophrenia
 


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