Research in Psychology
Our research, which has been recognised as being world-leading, spans across five key areas of psychology - Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical
Our research tackles fundamental questions of human mind and behaviour, including groundbreaking research exploring the human capacity for language, higher-level thought, self-regulation, and social connection. Taking a lifespan perspective, and answering questions at neural, behavioural and societal level, we aim to advance our understanding of human beings in context.
We also aim to apply our research to deliver societal impact, consulting and working with local councils, charities and corporations in order to facilitate knowledge exchange, and secure optimal outcomes. To realise the university mission to transform lives on a local and global scale, basic and applied research must work in concert, and we champion the integration of these activities in our teaching and research profile.
Our research focuses on two themes: