Department of Psychology

Act now to tackle online child sexual abuse

A new report on the impact of online child sexual abuse in the UK calls for swift action to stem a dramatic increase in recent years.

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Study highlights how community violence fosters antisocial behaviour in kids

Children and adolescents who are regularly confronted with violence in their communities have a greater tendency to show antisocial behaviour.

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Join our MOOC: Matching Autistic People with Technology Resources

This course is aimed at all those interested in finding out more about autism and intellectual (or learning) disability in children, and how technology can support them.

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Help us improve support for first time students

Take part in our new psychology study and help us understand how changes in your social network and support may be linked to adjustment to university life.

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New study reveals emotion recognition difficulties in boys and girls with severe antisocial behaviour

New findings from Dr Graeme Fairchild suggest teenagers with conduct disorder struggle to recognise facial expressions which could pave the way for new types of treatments.

Study reveals new insights into rare chronic pain condition

Latest findings into the condition Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome could provide important insights into how to treat the condition.

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New study reveals that causes of severe antisocial behaviour may differ for boys and girls

The causes of severe antisocial behaviour may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a major new study.

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Psychology ranked 1st in Guardian University Guide 2018

Psychology at the University of Bath has been ranked 1st in Guardian University Guide 2018 with our students some of the happiest in this subject in the UK.

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Why society needs a more scientific understanding of human values

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Professor Greg Maio writes that we must take an empirical approach to assessing our values in order to understand wider societal behaviour.

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate courses

We have a highly successful suite of psychology courses that include placement year opportunities both overseas or in the UK.

Studying psychology

Staff and students discuss the BSc and MSci Psychology courses.

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Postgraduate study

MSc Health Psychology

Admissions Tutor Dr Sally Adams gives an overview of the MSc Health Psychology course.

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Director of Studies, Professor Paul Salkovskis, talks about the Doctorate Clinical Psychology course.

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Research degrees

PhD Postgraduate study

Current staff and students discuss their work within our growing Psychology department, and why they chose to study a PhD in Psychology at the University of Bath.

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Research student insight

Greg Thomas

Greg is researching decision making processes and the impact of our travel mode choice.

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We have a distinctive research profile and a long-standing record of cutting-edge, theoretically-informed research in applied aspects of psychology.

Seminars and group meetings

Our department arranges a number of seminars and research group meetings throughout the year.

Participate in research

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We have many research projects and experiments taking place, and are always looking for new participants to help with our data collection.

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