PSYC106-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


An introduction to social psychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and abnormal psychology.

Psychology is a diverse and thriving science devoted to understanding behaviour and the human mind. In PSYC106 you will receive an introduction a number of different domains including personality, social, developmental, psychopathology, organisational, and Māori and psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in psychology research.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain some of the key terms used in the study of personality, social, developmental, psychopathology, organisational, and Māori psychology.
  • Describe some of the key concepts and theories in personality, social, developmental, psychopathology, organisational, and Māori psychology.
  • Practice some of the research techniques that are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology.
  • Demonstrate elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology.
  • Demonstrate abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Course Coordinator

Fleur Pawsey


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 12.5%
Assignment 2 12.5%
Labs 15% 4 labs; 3.75% each
Test 1 25% Multichoice
Test 2 35% Multichoice

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

O’Shea, R. P. & McKenzie, W. A; Writing for psychology ; 6th; South Melbourne: Cengage, 2013.

There are no required textbooks for this course. Assigned readings for all topics will be provided online via LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

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