Department of Psychology
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. In the REF 2014 ranking for Psychology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, 83% of our research was assessed as “internationally excellent quality” or “world leading". We are a collegiate and welcoming department committed to success for all who work here. One mark of our commitment is our Athena Swan Silver Award which the department received in 2013 and was renewed in 2017.
Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium
The interdisciplinary ‘Computational Biology’ research group (previously ‘Computational Neuroscience’ group) is holding their first cross-departmental symposium on 14th November 2018, with flash-talks, discussions and an invited keynote speaker (Professor Netta Cohen University of Leeds).
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- Inaugural Durham 'Computational Biology' symposium
- Interested in psychology and business? We're offering a new BSc in Behavioural Science!
- The Experiences of University Students with Autism
- Durham Psychology Staff secures ERC Starting Grant of £1.3m
- Congratulations Dr Sarah Weber!
- Durham Psychology staff awarded a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship
- Durham Psychology Staff has been Appointed Next Director of NINE DTP
- Odegaard, Brian, Beierholm, Ulrik, Carpenter, Jason & Shams, Ladan (2019). Prior expectation of objects in space is dependent on the direction of gaze. Cognition 182: 220-226.
- Mantzari, E., Vasiljevic, M., Turney, I., Pilling, M. & Marteau, T. M. (2018). Impact of warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages on parental selection: An online experimental study. Preventive Medicine Reports 12: 259-267.
- Reissland, N., Froggatt, S., Reames, E. & Girkin, J. (2018). Effects of maternal anxiety and depression on fetal neuro-development. Journal of Affective Disorders 241: 469-474.
- Taheri, Maliheh, Rotshtein, Pia & Beierholm, Ulrik (2018). The effect of attachment and environmental manipulations on cooperative behavior in the prisoner’s dilemma game. PLOS ONE 13(11): e0205730.
- Mora, Laura, Cowie, Dorothy, Banissy, Michael J. & Cocchini, Gianna (2018). My true face: Unmasking one's own face representation. Acta Psychologica 191: 63-68.
Understanding how best to support literacy development in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a pressing concern. There is growing support for the provision of the same kind of evidence-based reading instruction that is helpful for any beginning, at-risk, or low progress reader consistent with the earlier recommendations of the National Reading Panel (NRP; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000) and other national reviews of effective reading instruction (e.g., Rose, 2009; Rowe, 2006).
Friday 23 November 2018
- To Be Truthful or to Be Wonderful? The Rocky Road to Self-Knowledge 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Professor Constantine Sedikides, University of Southampton, UK
Friday 30 November 2018
- Deciding which hand to use: New evidence for competing action plans within human posterior parietal cortex 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Dr Ken Valyear, Bangor University, UK
Friday 7 December 2018
- Attentional mechanisms of human associative learning 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Dr Tom Beesley, Lancaster University
Friday 14 December 2018
- The ‘here’, the ‘there’ and the ‘yonder’ of the self: Neuropsychiatric Studies on Embodied Metacognition 3:00pm to 4:00pm, L48 Psychology Building, Dr Katerina Fotopoulou, University College London, UK
'Athena Swan Silver Award'
In May 2017 the Department of Psychology was delighted to achieve the 'Athena Swan Silver Award' recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia. For more information please follow link.
Research Institutes involving members of the Psychology Department: