School of Psychological Sciences

Psychology takes a scientific approach to understanding human behaviour and cognition. It helps us understand the mechanisms that drive people to make choices, think, act, and learn, in a variety of contexts.

Psychology at the University of Tasmania looks to solve some of the most challenging issues the Tasmanian community faces. Whether these are global issues which we investigate in our backyard, providing specialist training to Antarctic expeditioners on the human condition in isolated environments or providing clinical services to members of our community – we are embedded in Tasmania.

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Research in Psychological Sciences aims to unravel the global challenges faced by contemporary society.

We take a scientific approach to study human behaviour and cognition: to understand the mechanisms behind how people think, act, and learn.

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