Research in the School of Psychology

Research and research training has a high priority in the school.  


Our excellence has been recognised through the Research Excellence Framework, in which 83 per cent of school activity was judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent standard, placing us within the top 20 psychology, neuroscience and psychiatry schools across the country.

We have a thriving PhD community, with around 80 doctoral students, purpose-built research facilities.

Please take a look at our School of Psychology staff publications page for 2018, with links to the online versions and staff pages. You can also access the full list of  77 publications for 2017, additionally, listings of list of 78 paper from 2016,  84 papers from 2015 and over 100 papers from 2014 are also available. 

Papers published recently

Bridges, D., & Schendan, H. E. (2018). Sensitive individuals are more creative. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.09.015

Clements, L., Redding, E., Sell, N. L., & May, J. (2018). Expertise in Evaluating Choreographic Creativity: An Online Variation of the Consensual Assessment Technique. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1448. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01448

Solbrig, L., Whalley, B., Kavanagh, D. J., May, J., Parkin, T., Jones, R., & Andrade, J. (2018). Functional imagery training versus motivational interviewing for weight loss: a randomised controlled trial of brief individual interventions for overweight and obesity. International Journal of Obesity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0122-1

Tozer, L., Stedmon, J., & Dallos, R. (2018). ‘It is that bad but it isn’t that bad’: Exploring children’s experiences of their mother’s non-terminal cancer with a focus on attachment, resilience and trauma. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104518781922

Online psychology research

Discover some of the many research projects underway here by taking part online.

Help us with our research by doing online questionnaires.

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