About the School
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.
The School of Psychology is situated within the wonderful landscaped Wollongong campus.
Spring Session 2018
Wednesday 12:30-13:30 41-104
Week 5: 22 August
Dr Stewart Vella
School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
Topic: Ahead of the Game: Results of a sports-based mental health program for adolescent males.
Week 7: Research week
Week 8:12 September
Dr Sylvain Laborde
Department of Performance Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, and the University of Caen, France
Topic: Vagal tank theory: a functional approach to self-regulation resources via the 3Rs of cardiac vagal control – Resting, Reactivity, and Recovery
Week 10: 26 September TBC
Wk 12: 17 October
Dr Lili Yu
Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University
Topic: cognition during reading
Week 13: 24 October
Prof. Erik Reichle
Department of Psychology, Macquarie University
Topic: eye-movement in reading
Miller, L., Randle, M., Dolnicar, S., (In Press) Carer Factors Associated with Foster-Placement Success and Breakdown, The British Journal of Social Work
Deane, F.D., McAlpine, E., Byrne, M.K., Davis, E.L., & Mortimer, C. (2018). Are carer attitudes toward medications related to self-reported medication adherence amongst people with mental illness? Psychiatry Research, 260, 158-163
Maguire, G. & Byrne, M.K. (2017). The law is not as blind as it seems: relative rates of vicarious trauma among lawyers and mental health professionals. Psychology, Psychiatry and Law, 24(2), 233-243
Zhang, D., Johnstone, S.J., Roodenrys, S., Luo, X., Li, H., Wang, E., Zhao, Q., Song, Y., Liu, L., Qian, Q., Wang, Y., Sun, L. (2018). The role of resting-state EEG localized activation and central nervous system arousal in executive function performance in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Clinical Neurophysiology, 129, 1192-1200.