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.
Psychology Students 6-4 Psychology Staff
Psychology Staff played the Psychology (Applied) students in the inaugural mixed 5-a-side challenge match. The game was tightly contested, but despite a valiant effort by Psychology Staff, the Psychology (Applied) students ran out winners by 6 goals to 4. Thanks to the Committee of the Psychology (Applied) Society for organising the event and Naina Kant and Charlotte Peters, who cooked the idea up at the Employability Retreat last year.
Undergraduate Employability Retreat
We are well into the planning of this year’s Psychology Employability Retreat where we take our second year students away for two days to get to know each other, chat to staff and discuss issues around employability.
(25 Jan 2016) » More about Undergraduate Employability Retreat
The North Sea Meeting on Laterality: An international conference on Asymmetries in Brain and Behaviour
The 5th North Sea Meeting on Laterality will be held on 1-3 September 2016 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
Anxiety in Williams Syndrome: Workshop for Parents and Professionals
On the 27th of February, Dr Debbie Riby, Dr Mary Hanley and Dr Jacqui Rodgers (Newcastle University) will be hosting a one day event in Dublin aimed at promoting understanding of anxiety in individuals with Williams syndrome.
1-day conference entitled What Can We Learn about the Mind from Brain Imaging Evidence?
· Jody Culham, Western University, Ontario, Canada
· Eleanor Maguire, University College London, UK
· Adrian Owen, Western University, Ontario, Canada
· Dick Passingham, Oxford University, UK
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
Friday 12 February 2016
There has been a recent surge in research that highlights the importance of underlying numerical representations for more complex mathematical processing, with many suggesting that training of these systems could benefit children who struggle with mathematics (e.g. Halberda, Mazzocco, & Feigenson, 2008).
Friday 19 February 2016
(UCL) Host, DUNIC
Friday 26 February 2016
Evolutionary psychology research suggests that the Dark Triad of personality (i.e., psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism) could be a male-typical adaptation for following a fast life history strategy, including the pursuit of multiple mating partners.
Friday 4 March 2016
The brain receives information about the environment from all the sensory modalities, including vision, touch and audition. To efficiently interact with the environment, this information must eventually converge in the brain in order to form a reliable and accurate multimodal percept.
Friday 11 March 2016
Though rehearsal of verbal information has been extensively studied and described, the processes available to support memory for visual information remain mysterious.
Friday 18 March 2016
(Internal) Host, David Sanderson