Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Degree: Bachelor
University: University of Canterbury City: CHRISTCHURCH , Country: New Zealand
Discipline: Social Sciences
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  • Tuition fee NZ $22,500 a year
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  • Programme Description This program allows students to study a wide range of subjects, while specializing in one or two areas. Science graduates are employed in research, business, industry, education, environmental, health, and central and local government organisations. Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive and social processes in humans and other animals. It is a rapidly developing field touching on all aspects of human life. Advances in neuroimaging and molecular biology are rapidly enhancing the understanding of how the brain works, while more and more complex theories are being developed to understand both normal and abnormal development and the behaviour of individuals and groups. Major advances are being made in understanding and treating psychopathologies such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addictions. The program aims to encourage students to: think independently and critically about psychological issues; become acquainted with the key methods, important findings and major theories of psychology; learn how to distinguish genuine findings from implausible and suspect claims and understand modern scientific research in psychology. Psychologists have a unique mix of skills. As well as a basic knowledge about people, as individuals and in groups, they are required to have excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to analyse and understand quantitative data and a critical and objective way of approaching problems.

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