Department of Psychology

Helmet wearing increases risk taking and sensation seeking

Wearing a helmet in an effort to stay safe is likely to increase sensation seeking and could conversely make us less safe and more inclined to take risks, according to a significant new study from our researchers.

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New study to tackle episodes of loneliness

New research hopes to raise awareness of the ways in which increasing numbers of people - from migrants and carers to students and lone workers - are affected by episodes of loneliness.

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Researchers want us to talk about pain and not suffer in silence

How do we experience and cope with pain? Researchers from our Centre for Pain Research want to know more via this new survey.

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Researchers wanting to change support available for victims of traumatic crime

Psychologists at the University working with the national charity Escaping Victimhood are conducting a new study aimed at improving the support available for the families and relatives of victims of traumatic crime.

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New app will help people with autism influence tech developments

A new mobile app will launch today hoping to tap into the creative juices of people with autism to find new tech solutions to some of the everyday challenges they face.

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Safe streets, not encouragement, if we want more people to cycle

Safer streets are the real key to increasing cycling uptake, according to new research from our psychologists.

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Why revealing an autism diagnosis is advisable when going to university

Students preparing to go to university this autumn will be better supported by both professional services and their peers if they reveal their diagnosis, rather than keeping it undisclosed.

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Undergraduate study

Undergraduate programmes

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

Studying psychology

Staff and students discuss the BSc and MSci Psychology programmes.

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Postgraduate study

Foundation Course in Systemic/Family Therapy

Hands holding family

We have launched a new Foundation Course in Systemic/Family Therapy that will run from October 2014.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

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

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Research degrees

PhD Postgraduate study

Dr Edmund Keogh and Dr Jill Porter with students Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou and Natalie Booth discuss the PhD experience.

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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.

Participate in research

Researchers using computer

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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Home Energy Efficiency

Dr Ian Walker has been part of the ENLITEN project that aims to improve people's understanding of energy use in homes.

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