Psychology Week


Each year the NZPsS has a national Psychology Week. This year Psychology Week will take place from 13th-19th May. This initiative aims to celebrate psychology, psychologists and showcase the practical ways psychology can be used in everyday life and help people, families/whanau and communities find ways to increase their psychological wellbeing.
Psychology Week features events involving the New Zealand Psychological Society psychologists across the country including public events and media articles on a range of issues. The public are welcome at many events below - attendance is free. 
The theme  for this year is Psychology: Pathways to Peace and Wellbeing 

Have a coffee on IComPA for Psychology Week 13-19 May 2024

Enjoy a FREE beverage with local community psychologists…this is a great opportunity for people to network, connect, and learn a little bit more about community psychology. Have a chat and a coffee and rejuvenate your sense of wellbeing!

Have a coffee on IComPA in Tauranga
10:30am, Wednesday 15 May at Grindz Café, 50 First Avenue, Tauranga
or in Kirikiriroa Hamilton!
11:00am to 1pm, Friday 17 May at Kahurangi Cafe, Village Green, University of Waikato

Via Zoom: Contributions of Psychology to Peace: Good Intentions, Mixed Results
14 May 9.00am - 10.30am, presented by Prof Dan Christie

 Psychologists have expertise in matters of peace and have made numerous contributions at all levels, including the international level, though they are seldom identified and highlighted. I'll highlight some of those contributions and demonstrate their historical embeddedness. Click here for more information and the link to join: 
Here is the recording of the talk:

Peace and Possibilities - Three fascinating speakers

Tuesday 14th May 2024, 5.30-7.00 pm, Otago Museum Hutton Theatre, Dunedin; Coffee and tea provided
Professor Robert Patman - Professor of International Relations, University of Otago: Why New Zealand Should be Wary of Joining the AUKUS Security Pact”
Professor Richard Jackson Leading Thinker Chair in Peace Studies at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago: “What do militaries really cost?
Associate Professor Jackie Hunter– Department of Psychology, Otago University.: “How can we reduce prejudice: Lessons from Social Psychology

Via Zoom: Demystifying Psychology

Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm - 8.30pm, a panel discussion - COME AND ASK ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY. Read here about the panelists. Here is the link to the recording: 

In-person and via Zoom: Māramatanga: Indigenous Psychologies seminar - Narratives of wairua and wellbeing

Presenter: Dr Elle Brittain (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) Co-directors for the Centre for Indigenous Psychologies
16 May, 10.30am-11.30am at SSTE 2.43, Manawatū campus (Massey University) or join via Zoom   

Via Zoom: Introduction to Mindfulness,  16 May 11.00am - 12.30pm,  presented by Elsabé le Roux

Join us for a 90 minute workshop that explores the core mindfulness skills to ground yourself and experience one of life's greatest gifts - the present moment.  Click here for more information and the link to join: 

Resources from the NZPsS Wellington Branch

Poster: Pathways to Peace and Wellbeing While Working With Others

Poster: Pathways to Peace and Wellbeing In your Intimate Relationship

Poster: Pathways to Peace and Wellbeing When Navigating Perimenopause
Article: Navigating Perimenopause: 5 Strategies Women Employ to Maintain the Peace

Poster: Peace of Mind and Wellbeing Around Natural Disasters
Article: 5 Ps for Peace Before, During, and After a Disaster


Come along to a free in-person event near you (or join online) that's been arranged by local NZPsS branch committee and meet students and psychologists.