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.
- Sanderson, D.J., Lee, A., Sprengel, R., Seeburg, P.H., Harrison, P.J. & Bannerman, D.M. (2017). Altered balance of excitatory and inhibitory learning in a genetically modified mouse model of glutamatergic dysfunction relevant to schizophrenia. Scientific Reports 7(1): 1765.
- Milner, A. D. (2017). How do the two visual streams interact with each other?. Experimental Brain Research 235(5): 1297-1308.
- Fletcher, F. E., Foster-Owens, M., Conduit, R., Rinehart, N. J., Riby, D. M. & Cornish, K. M. (2017). The development trajectory of parent-report and objective sleep profiles in autism spectrum disorder: Associations with anxiety and bedtime routines. Autism 21(4): 493-503.
- Vitu, F., Casteau, S., Adeli, H., Zelinsky, G. & Castet, E. (2017). The magnification-factor accounts for the greater hypometria and imprecision of larger saccades: Evidence from a parametric human-behavioral study. Journal of Vision 17(4:2): 1-38.
- Schamberg, Isaac, Cheney, Dorothy L., Clay, Zanna, Hohmann, Gottfried & Seyfarth, Robert M. (2017). Bonobos use call combinations to facilitate inter-party travel recruitment. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71(4): 75.