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 78 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


Bacon, A. M., & Corr, P. J. (2017). Motivating emotional intelligence: A reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) perspective. Motivation and Emotion, 41(2), 254–264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-017-9602-1

Bousquet, J., Farrell, J., Crooks, G., Hellings, P., Bel, E. H., Bewick, M., ... Hyland, ME … Mercier, J. (2016). Scaling up strategies of the chronic respiratory disease programme of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (Action Plan B3: Area 5). Clinical and Translational Allergy, 6, 29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13601-016-0116-9

Briazu, R. A., Walsh, C. R., Deeprose, C., & Ganis, G. (2017). Undoing the past in order to lie in the present: Counterfactual thinking and deceptive communication. Cognition, 161, 66–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.01.003

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