Our 33 members of academic staff consistently produce and publish high impact research spanning all subdisciplines of psychology. The Department of Psychology provides a world-class research environment for postgraduate students in Biological, Cognitive, Social or Developmental Psychology along with more applied aspects such as Educational Psychology, Forensic/Criminological Psychology, Neuroscience (including Neurorehabilitation) and Health Psychology. Much of our research is interdisciplinary both within the department and outside of the department.
The research activities in the Department fall within four research groupings:
- Perception, Action & Awareness
- Developmental Science
- Social, Evolutionary & Affective Psychology
- Learning, Memory & Cognition
In addition, members of the Department play leading roles in the following research institutes, centres and units:
Recent Publications from the Department of Psychology
- Becker, L., Smith, D.T. & Schenk, T. (2017). Investigating the familiarity effect in texture segmentation by means of event-related brain potentials. Vision Research 140: 120-132.
- Meleady, R. & Crisp, R. J. (2017). Redefining climate change inaction as temporal intergroup bias: Temporally adapted interventions for reducing prejudice may help elicit environmental protection. Journal of Environmental Psychology 53: 206-212.
- Zacharopoulus, G., Hanel, P. H. P., Lancaster, T. M., Ihssen, N., Drakesmith, M., Foley, S., Maio, G. R. & Linden, D. E. J. (2017). Nonlinear associations between human values and neuroanatomy. Social Neuroscience 12(6): 673-684.
- Uljarević, M., Arnott, B., Carrington, S. J., Meins, E., Fernyhough, C., McConachie, H., Le Couteur, A. & Leekam, S. R. (2017). Development of restricted and repetitive behaviors from 15 to 77 months: Stability of two distinct subtypes?. Developmental Psychology 53(10): 1859-1868.
- Thomas, R.L., Nardini, M. & Mareschal, D. (2017). The impact of semantically congruent and incongruent visual information on auditory object recognition across development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 162: 72-88.
- Crawford, H., Moss, J., Oliver, C. & Riby, D.M. (2017). Differential effects of anxiety and autism on social scene scanning in males with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 9(1): 9.