Study Psychology at Wits

Psychology

Psychology at Wits is a popular major subject. It is the study of human experience and behaviour and the ways in which individuals relate to each other and their environment. Psychology offers a rich and diverse knowledge base concerning human functioning in all its facets.

Programme overview

Psychology is relevant to almost every aspect of people’s lives. As society has become more complex, Psychology has come to play an increasingly important role in understanding human behaviour and in shaping interventions to ensure optimal functioning of individuals, group and communities.

The study of Psychology can complement a range of other courses in both the humanities and social sciences, shape contributions in the world of work and can lead to a professional career in one of the psychology specialisations.

Topics studied may include:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Critical Social Psychology
  • Employment Relations
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Cognitive Studies

Within the field of psychology there are a number of different career options including: working in industry and organisations, working with adults and children who are experiencing psychological problems, working to change destructive patterns in communities, and working as a researcher to understand social and health issues, among many others. Please note that additional professional training is required.

The major in Psychology can also be part-time at Wits Plus, the Centre for Part-time Studies.

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