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:
- Biophysical Sciences Institute
- Centre for the Coevolution of Biology and Culture
- Centre for Vision & Visual Cognition
- Centre for Developmental Psychology
- Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit
- Durham University Neuroimaging Centre
- North East Consortium for Developmental Research and Training
- Wolfson Research Institute
- Durham University Baby Lab
- Learning and Memory Processes Centre
Recent Publications from the Department of Psychology
- Austen, J.M., Strickland, J.A. & Sanderson, D.J. (2016). Memory-dependent effects on palatability in mice. Physiology & Behavior 167: 92-99.
- Kranczioch, C., Lindig, A. & Hausmann, M. (2016). Sex hormones modulate neurophysiological correlates of visual temporal attention. Neuropsychologia 91: 86-98.
- Zacharopoulos, G, Lancaster, T M, Bracht, T, Ihssen, N, Maio, G R & Linden, D E J (2016). A Hedonism Hub in the Human Brain. Cerebral Cortex 26(10): 3921-3927.
- Wilkinson, S. & Alderson-Day, B. (2016). Voices and Thoughts in Psychosis: An Introduction. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 7(3): 529-540.
- Nardini, M., Bales, J. & Mareschal, D. (2016). Integration of audio-visual information for spatial decisions in children and adults. Developmental Science 19(5): 803-816.
- Ihssen, N., Mussweiler, T. & Linden, D. E. J. (2016). Observing others stay or switch - How social prediction errors are integrated into reward reversal learning. Cognition 153: 19-32.