The school is committed to providing a rewarding and relevant learning and teaching experience, running both an adult psychology clinic and a child psychology clinic on campus where you can practice the skills you have learned. You can also gain experience in the student-led clinics in nearby Cockburn that offer provisional counselling psychology services.
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in psychology. We also offer several double majors.
Excellence in research
Curtin was awarded a ranking of 4 (out of 5) in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise for the discipline of psychology, indicating that our research is formally rated as ‘Above World Standard’.
The school runs an adult psychology clinic and a child psychology clinic within the Health and Wellness Centre. These clinics provide the opportunity for students to learn in a clinical environment whilst also providing a service to the members of the public. They represent part of our commitment to the community and to the profession of psychology.
Women in STEMM: Dr Peta Dzidic
Dr Peta Dzidic, School of Psychology, chooses her collaborators carefully, and to date it has served her well. As an undergraduate student, Dr Dzidic developed a passion for the social sciences after attending a guest lecture by a scientist from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). She then went on to conduct research in the field of community psychology, an area she has worked in since 2003. Dr Dzidic now works as a Teaching Research Academic in the School of Psychology.Read more
New research suggests younger Australians aren’t more self-centred
The self-esteem of Australians has remained stable for decades, calling into question the misconception that the younger generations are becoming more self-centred, new research has found. In a paper published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, the Curtin University-led research showed the self-esteem of Australian high school students, university students and the general public had not changed from 1978 to 2014.Read more