Department of Psychology

New 10 West building opened

The new 10 West building was officially opened on Wednesday 20 July by eminent psychologist Dame Vicki Bruce.

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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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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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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

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 course.

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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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Seminars and group meetings

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