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
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

Recent Publications 

Miller, L., Randle, M., Dolnicar, S., (In Press)  Carer Factors Associated with Foster-Placement Success and Breakdown, The British Journal of Social Work

Barry RJ, De Blasio FM, Fogarty JS. (2018). A processing schema for children in the auditory equiprobable Go/NoGo task: ERP components and behaviour. International J. Psychophysiology, 123, 74-79.

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.


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