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Department of Psychology
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We are amongst the Top 10 Psychology Departments in the UK with an outstanding academic staff highly rated for both teaching and research and are consistently ranked as one of the best Psychology departments for employability. We were rated 24th out of 81 Departments in the Times Higher 'Intensity' 2014 REF ranking for Psychology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry with 77% of our research being recognised as world leading.

Fetal development

There are a number of projects on fetal development using 4D ultrasound scans in order to identify movements in the fetus.

(8 Apr 2015) » More about Fetal development

Can patterns in a Monet be used to talk about psychopathic traits (TEDx)?

Dr Luna Centifanti, in her TEDx talk, compared patterns in Monet's paintings to psychopathic traits in children and behaviour problems. She argued for early intervention before patterns become too complex.

(7 Apr 2015) » More about Can patterns in a Monet be used to talk about psychopathic traits (TEDx)?

Dr Lore Thaler – podcasts by and This American Life

Dr Lore Thaler from Dept of Psychology, Durham University was interviewed and featured for two independent audio features /podcasts for Nature and This American Life

(2 Apr 2015) » More about Dr Thaler - International Podcasts

Anxiety in Developmental Disorders event’

The North East Autism Research group which brings
together psychology and clinical researchers at Durham and Newcastle
Universities secured a grant for a one-day workshop on ‘Anxiety in
Neurodevelopmental Disorders’ from the British Psychological Society workshop
funding scheme.

(28 Sep 2015) » More about Anxiety in Developmental Disorders event’

Raising funds for the North East Autism Society

Several staff, students and their family members have taken part in the Great North Run and the Colour Run in aid of the North East Autism Society this month, raising over £550 in total.

(25 Sep 2015) » More about Raising funds for the North East Autism Society

Contact Details

Durham City
Psychology Department
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Road
Tel:+44(0)191 3343240

Queen's Campus
Psychology Department
Durham University
Queen's Campus
University Boulevard
TS17 6BH
Tel:+44(0)191 3340101

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