Research lab websites

Our School's research quality and output is recognised as number one in New Zealand. Find out more about our current research labs.

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Affective and Criminal Neuroscience Lab

The afcrinLab investigates affective processes in general population and criminal contexts.

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Applied Developmental Psychology

The Applied Developmental Lab studies how to support children to remember and talk about their experiences.

Autobiographical Memory Lab

The autobiographical memory lab studies the relationship between memory of personal experiences and psychological wellbeing, with a particular focus on youth.

Behavioural neurogenetics group.

Behavioural Neurogenetics Group

The Behavioural Neurogenetics Group studies how genetic and environmental factors interact to shape our brain and behaviour.

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Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research

The Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research addresses challenging global psychological and social issues through sound cross-cultural theory and research.

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Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab studies the cognitive and emotional processes that allow us to think, feel, and act.

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Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab uses the principles of neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience to advance our understanding of how the mind works.

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Explanation of Psychopathology and Crime Lab

The EPC Lab explores theoretical issues in clinical and forensic psychology, including explanations of psychopathology, crime, and rehabilitation.

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Firesetting and Forensic Mental Health Lab

We are primarily interested in the psychology of deliberate firesetting/arson and related mental health issues in a forensic context.

Human learning lab.

Human Learning Lab

The Human Learning Lab aims to better understand human behaviours using experimental analogues of real-world situations.

Infant and child congition lab.

Infant and Child Cognition Lab

Victoria's Infant and Child Cognition Lab aims to better understand how babies and children think and learn about the world around them.

Interpersonal and family aggression lab.

Interpersonal and Family Aggression Lab

The Interpersonal and Family Aggression Lab lab studies human violence and considers assessment, interventions and policy to prevent it.

Mind body cultural evolution lab.

Mind, Body, Cultural Evolution Lab

The Mind, Body, Cultural Evolution Lab examines the interplay between the human mind, behaviour and culture.

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Mind in Context Lab

The Mind in Context Lab studies how social contexts of culture, society, and ecology shape the ways people see each other and the world around them.

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Mindreading Lab

The Mindreading Lab studies how humans have two cognitive systems for tracking and ascribing others’ beliefs.

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Positive Psychology Lab

This lab, coordinated by Professor Paul Jose, is focused on the topic of happiness, meaning in life, savouring, mindfulness and the fear of happiness.

Romantic relationships lab

Romantic Relationships Lab

The Romantic Relationships Lab examines challenging questions about love and human relationships.

Social cognition lab.

Social Cognition Lab

The Social Cognition Lab aims to better understand how different social perceptions are formed, and how those perceptions affect our behaviour.

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Using talk and the body to prevent gender-based violence

Find out about this Marsden-funded research project led by Professor Ann Weatherall and Bell Murphy.

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Te Whānau Lab

Te Whānau Lab research engages with the Treaty of Waitangi principles and reflects whānau interests which benefit the whānau and research communities.

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Vision and Cognition Lab

The Susilo Lab studies how people recognise objects, with a special focus on face processing and face blindness (prosopagnosia).

Youth forensic psychology research lab.

Youth Forensic Psychology Research Lab

The Youth Forensic Psychology Research Lab focuses on youth offenders, rehabilitation, and youth interactions with the justice system.

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Youth Wellbeing Study

The Youth Wellbeing Study is a research programme about the wellbeing of young New Zealanders and rangatahi, and their families and whanau.