Department of Psychology

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 disclosed.

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How the different generations consume their daily news

A study by Newsworks, the marketing body for national newspapers, and conducted in partnership with Head of Department Bas Verplanken, shows the small differences - and big similarities - in the reading habits of younger and older people.

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Men and women could use different cells to process pain

Clinical health research should stop ignoring important sex differences.

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What is the psychology behind the 'happiest photo'?

Dr Ian Fairholm talks to BBC Gloucestershire about the psychology behind the 'happiest photo'.

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

A new study launched this week is looking to understand more about the differences in how men and women express pain and how this might impact on their overall health.

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New postgraduate bursaries available!

We are offering over 90 bursaries for students on taught master's courses starting in September 2015. Read More


BPS President reflects on clinical psychology journey

Professor Paul Salkovskis (left) and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the BPS (right) with current students on our Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Our students had a chance to hear from the President of the British Psychological Society as part of the two-day Psychology Research Conference 2015 held on campus.

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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