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
- Andrews, Sally, Burton, Mike A., Schweinberger, Stefan R. & Wiese, Holger (2017). Event-related potentials reveal the development of stable face representations from natural variability. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 70(8): 1620-1632.
- Blake, H., Stanulewicz, N. & McGill, F. (2017). Predictors of physical activity and barriers to exercise in nursing and medical students. Journal of Advanced Nursing 73(4): 917-929.
- Boerner, T., Bygrave, A., Chen, J., Fernando, A., Jackson, S., Barkus, C., Sprengel, R., Seeburg, P.H., Harrison, P. J., Gilmour, G., Bannerman, D.M. & Sanderson, D.J. (2017). The group II metabotropic glutamate receptor agonist LY354740 and the D2 receptor antagonist haloperidol reduce locomotor hyperactivity but fail to rescue spatial working memory in GluA1 knockout mice. European Journal of Neuroscience
- Milner, A. D. (2017). How do the two visual streams interact with each other?. Experimental Brain Research
- Ameen-Ali, K.E., Norman, L.J., Eacott, M.J. & Easton, A. (2017). Incidental context information increases recollection. Learning & Memory 24(3): 136-139.
- Alderson-Day, B., Bernini, M. & Fernyhough, C. (2017). Uncharted features and dynamics of reading: Voices, characters, and crossing of experiences. Consciousness and Cognition 49: 98-109.