Department of Psychology

Humans hardwired to lean to the right while kissing the world over

New research that looked into people's kissing bias could have wider implications for cognitive and neuroscience.

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Food allergic consumers more confident about eating out

The new study presents strong evidence that legislation enforcing better allergen information has had a positive impact on consumers and is good for business.

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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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Supporting children with autism

We've launched two initiatives to support children with autism.

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What Do We Do When Our Reasons Seem Weak?

Identifying with a group can make us feel more confident about our attitudes.

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Why do some people sail through life while others struggle?

A new research project is to investigate the ways in which different people cope with crises, why some sail through life, yet others struggle.

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From virtual reality to noise control: how to manipulate the senses to relieve pain

Could the future of pain relief be all about virtual reality games and clinics designed to promote certain sounds and colours?

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Train police to adapt to autism, urge researchers

Our latest psychology study highlights how more must be done to equip police officers with the skills to adapt when they come into contact with autistic people.

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New for September 2017
MSc Applied Clinical Psychology

Now open for applications



Paul Salkovskis elected President-elect of leading CBT body

Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science Paul Salkovskis, has been elected President-elect of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – the leading body for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the UK and Ireland.

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.

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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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