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
- Strickland, J.A., Austen, J.M. & Sanderson, D.J. (2018). A biphasic reduction in a measure of palatability following sucrose consumption in mice. Physiology & Behavior 184: 129-134.
- Clay, Z., Over, H. & Tennie, C. (2018). What drives young children to over-imitate? Investigating the effects of age, context, action type, and transitivity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 166: 520-534.
- Branley, D.B & Covey, J. (2018). Risky Behavior Via Social Media: The Role of Reasoned and Social Reactive Pathways. Computers in Human Behavior 78: 183-191.
- 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.
- McIntosh, Robert D., Ietswaart, Magdalena & Milner, A. David (2017). Weight and see: Line bisection in neglect reliably measures the allocation of attention, but not the perception of length. Neuropsychologia 106: 146-158.
- 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.