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 for 2017, with links to the online versions and staff pages. You can also access the full list of 77 papers accepted or published in 2016, additionally, listings of 84 papers from 2015 and over 100 papers from 2014 are also available. 

Papers published recently

Cracknell, D., White, M. P., Pahl, S., & Depledge, M. H. (2017). A preliminary investigation into the restorative potential of public aquaria exhibits: a UK student-based study. Landscape Research, 42(1), 18–32. https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2016.1243236

Longmore, C. A., Santos, I. M., Silva, C. F., Hall, A., Faloyin, D., & Little, E. (2017). Image dependency in the recognition of newly learnt faces. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(5), 863–873. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1236825


Kondo, H. M., Farkas, D., Denham, S. L., Asai, T., & Winkler, I. (2017). Auditory multistability and neurotransmitter concentrations in the human brain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 372(1714). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0110.

Nicholson, T., Roser, M., & Bach, P. (2017). Understanding the Goals of Everyday Instrumental Actions Is Primarily Linked to Object, Not Motor-Kinematic, Information: Evidence from fMRI. PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169700. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169700

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.

Have a look at some current surveys

Research seminars in the School

A wide range of exciting speakers from all over the world.

4pm every term-time Wednesday in Link 3rd floor seminar room.

Have a look at our seminar programme