PSYC106-24SU1 (D) Summer Jan 2024 start (Distance)

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 8 January 2024
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 14 January 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 28 January 2024


Psychology is a diverse and thriving science devoted to understanding behaviour and the human mind. In PSYC106 you will receive an introduction to five major domains: personality, abnormal, social, developmental, and organisational psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in each of these domains.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable Note

Lectures are pre-recorded and posted on Learn. The lectures for each week will be made available at 8am on Monday of that week. You can watch the lectures at a time that suits you.  

Laboratory Tutorials
Labs are also pre-recorded and the lab and associated materials for each week will be made available at 8am on Monday of that week. You can work through the lab at a time that suits you; however, you will need to do so before you complete the assessed lab activity, which is due by 5pm the following Sunday.

Course Coordinator

Kate Williams

Course Administrator

Anna Hawes


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab Exercises Quizzes 10%
Draft of Research Assignment 5%
Research Assignment 25%
Multi-Choice Mid-Course Test 30%
Multi-Choice End-of-Course Test 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Textbook: There is no specific textbook in the traditional sense. The primary material, which is available to download free of charge, is from Noba - lecturers may also assign supplementary readings. Detailed information about the required readings will be provided by the individual lecturers later.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

International fee $4,988.00

* 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 .

All PSYC106 Occurrences