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 five research groupings:
- Applied, Clinical and Health Psychology
- Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
- Developmental Science
- Social, Emotional and Evolutionary Psychology
- Neuroscience of Learning and Memory
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
Recent Publications from the Department of Psychology
- Moseley, P., Smailes, D., Ellison, A. & Fernyhough, C. (2016). The effect of auditory verbal imagery on signal detection in hallucination-prone individuals. Cognition 146: 206-216.
- Sanderson, D.J., Jones, W.S. & Austen, J.M. (2016). The effect of the amount of blocking cue training on blocking of appetitive conditioning in mice. Behavioural Processes 122: 36-42.
- Harvey, H., Good, J., Mason, J. M. & Reissland, N. (2015). A Q-methodology study of parental understandings of infanct immunisation: Implications for health-care advice. Journal of Health Psychology 20(11): 1451-1462.
- Wiese, H. & Schweinberger, S.R. (2015). Getting connected: Both associative and semantic links structure semantic memory for newly learned persons. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 68(11): 2131-2148.
- Dekker, T.M., Ban, H., Van der Velde, B., Sereno, M.I., Welchman, A. & Nardini, M. (2015). Late development of cue integration is linked to sensory fusion in cortex. Current Biology 25(11): 2856-2861.
- Centifanti, L.C.M., Fanti, K.A., Thomson, N.D., Demetriou, V. & Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X. (2015). Types of Relational Aggression in Girls Are Differentiated by Callous-Unemotional Traits, Peers and Parental Overcontrol. Behavioral Sciences 5(4): 518-536.