Our research, which has been recognised as being world-leading, spans across five key areas of psychology - Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical.
We constantly look for opportunities to expand our research breakthroughs. Not only to build upon the knowledge and skills of our staff and students, but to make a difference to peoples’ lives - to transform their lives on a local and global scale. We do this through consulting and working with local councils, charities and corporations, which allows us to deliver exciting and robust scientific advances to them. And it’s been proven that our advances are making a difference - the societal impact of our work has recently received the highest possible score within the REF 2014 and this is something we’re actively keen to maintain.
Our research focuses on two themes:
This encompasses research from social, developmental and evolutionary psychology and aims to answer questions on how our social experiences impact upon our health outcomes. Essentially this research aims to understand what makes us the social creatures that we are in part by identifying factors that influence health, lifestyle, social behaviours and outcomes as well as understanding the developmental processes that underpin our sociality.
Ross, J, Yilmaz, M, Dale, R, Cassidy, R, Yildirim , I & Zeedyk, MS 2017, 'Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?'Developmental Science, vol 20, no. 3, e12387.
This investigates the fundamental cognitive processes that underlie our everyday interactions, across the lifespan and across diverse populations. This theme draws together perspectives from psycholinguistics, cognition, developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience into a unifying theme.
Cavalli, E, Duncan, LG, Elbro, C, El Ahmadi, A & Colé, P 2017, 'Phonemic – Morphemic dissociation in university students with dyslexia: An index of reading compensation?'Annals of Dyslexia, vol 67, no. 1, pp. 63-84.
Kamide, Y, Lindsay, S, Scheepers, C & Kukona, A 2016, 'Event processing in the visual world: projected motion paths during spoken sentence comprehension 'Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, vol 42, no. 5, pp. 804-812.