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At the Institute for Social Neuroscience (ISN) Psychology , we take a broad approach to the study of psychology, employing the cross-disciplinary approach of social neuroscience. This new discipline investigates the complex interrelationship between our physiology, molecular makeup, our neuroscience and our social environment to further understand the psychology of human behaviour.

With our strong focus on research, and funded opportunities for all Honours, Masters and Doctoral students, ISN Psychology facilitates fundamental and ‘new’ cross-disciplinary research.  This approach has application not only in psychology but across many other fields of social science, education, business, environmental management, human performance, sustainability and social welfare.  You will study in a tertiary college that specialises in psychology, where no other faculties compete for funds and resources. With clinical placements on-site and access to world-class research organisations, you will learn in a highly immersive environment.

ISN Psychology is located in Ivanhoe near the Austin medical precinct, only 500 metres from public transport and the Burgundy Street cafés, restaurants and shops.

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The Institute for Social Neuroscience aims to investigate the basis of character and temperament through the study of psychology and to apply these findings to improving the health of individuals and societies. 

ISN Psychology offers a Psychology degree path delivered by leading academics in the fields of psychology and clinical practice. Combining supervised clinical experience and expert teaching, our degrees will provide graduates with a well-rounded psychology education,  so that they are as well prepared as possible for their careers.

Our Clinic provides advanced treatments for mental health issues with the goal of restoring mind body balance and promoting resilience and wellbeing. We apply the latest research findings and technological innovations to improve existing treatments methods. We also offer a range of other psychological services in neuropsychological, cognitive and educational assessments.

ISN Innovations focus is the research and development.  It conducts research within core themes of the institute undertaking purpose driven research within ISN Innovations research divisions to deliver new knowledge, advances in clinical practice and/or commercial clinical and translational outcomes.  ISN Innovations through its research, will provide work integrated learning opportunities for students to conduct research and undertake  work-ready evidence based clinical methods used in pursuit of translational research opportunities.

Multidisciplinary Education, Clinic and Research

Throughout most of the 20th century, social and biological sciences were widely viewed as incompatible. The new field of Social Neuroscience challenges that belief.

Social neuroscience looks at the effect of our social environment, ecology, and metabolic functions on shaping the mind, brain, physical heath and behaviour of individuals.

ISN is focused on undertaking purpose driven research within ISN Innovations research divisions to deliver new knowledge, advances in clinical practice and/or commercial clinical and biotechnology focused on translational outcomes.

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Our Mission is to realise the vision of thriving minds and societies in an evolving world through leading research, development, education, clinical services and partnerships.

ISN Psychology

ISN Psychology offers undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees delivered by leading academics in the fields of psychology with a clinical and translational perspective.

Combining supervised clinical experience and research, our degree will ensure graduates have the most well-rounded theory, research and clinical experience available. This makes ISN graduates as well prepared as possible for their careers.

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2022 Mid Year Intake

Round 2, Now Open

Apply now for midyear 2022 intake.  our courses are offered face-to-face at ISN Psychology’s Ivanhoe campus in Melbourne, Victoria and telecast live online to create flexibility in learning. The campus is set in Ivanhoe, near the Austin medical precinct where students will benefit from ISN Psychology’s collaboration with world-class research organisations. All ISN Psychology courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

New Teaching and Clinical Hub in Kew

Coming Soon Q3, 2022

ISN will soon have a new centre of excellence in teaching and practice.  ISN Clinic Health and Wellbeing Centre will incorporate the ISN Human Performance Clinic. This new site in Cothom Road Kew.  Situated only 100m from Glenferrie Road and approximately 5km east of Melbourne’s CBD. The site enjoys excellent public transport access. with trams passing the front door at Cotham Road and Glenferrie Road.

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Through our clinical practice, our research program and our psychology college, we are establishing an academic hub of innovation that contributes to society through a greater understanding of behaviour and human nature.  All this is possible through our expert staff.

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Translational Clinical Research at ISN

Find out more about our research and how it is shaping advances in psychology practice

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Upcoming short courses and microcredentials

Be the first to hear about our new upcoming short course opportunities.  Build your micro credentials towards a degree at ISN Psychology 

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ISN helping the mental health needs of the community 

Find out how ISN is helping the community with its broad range of services and outreach.

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R5 443 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 3079

61-3-9008 1601

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