Department of Psychology

Conventional police interview techniques are not effective for people with autism

A new study has highlighted that the ways officers have been taught to interview and interact with witnesses and suspects with autism could be at odds with what is needed in these situations.

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New research reveals fish are smarter than we thought

A new study with colleagues at Queen Mary University of London has reported the first evidence that fish are able to process multiple objects simultaneously.

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New REACT funding to support new games and products for children

Researchers from our Department have been awarded new funding as part of the REACT ‘Play Sandbox’ to support collaborations that develop new products or services for children.

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Local families needed for new study

Researchers in our Department of Psychology want to interview local families to understand more about how children cope with challenging life events.

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What is psychology?

Find out more about the benefits of studying a degree in psychology.

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Research student insight

Joe is conducting research to find out exactly how social cues can influence our understanding of pain.

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MSc Health Psychology

Students Laurence Regan and Irini-Alexia Terzakis discuss studying the MSc Health Psychology and their placement experience.

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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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