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The School of Psychology and Social Science represents four main discipline areas: Psychology, Social Science, Counselling and Speech Pathology. The School offers courses in all levels, from bachelors to doctoral degrees, and provides service teaching within degrees in other schools at ECU. There are well developed collaborations in teaching and research across disciplines and with staff from other schools. Staff are engaged in research collaborations with external government and non-government agencies as well as commercial institutions.

Student testimonials

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"ECU is the only uni in WA that offers the Children and Family Studies specialisation."

Angela Sabitzer

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Research activity

Many staff in the school focus their research activities through one of our two research centres, the Social Justice Research Centre and the Lifespan Resilience Research Group.

News & events

Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley will get the audience thinking about the barriers and facilitators common to social media and eHealth. Thumbnail

Social media and e-health Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

The University of Newcastle's Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley will present a seminar at ECU's Joondalup Campus on Thursday, 4 June 2015 from 9.30am highlighting recent research findings, social media, and eHealth records online.

New PhD students in 2015: Claire Adams, James Strickland, David Preece and Nicole Fitch. Thumbnail

Four new PhD students in Psychology for 2015

The School of Psychology and Social Science is pleased to welcome four new PhD students, who will be joining the Psychology discipline in 2015.


Here’s how to get kids to remember times tables

Teaching children their times tables require a balance between practice and application.

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