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

Bacon, A. M., Corr, P. J., & Satchell, L. P. (2018). A reinforcement sensitivity theory explanation of antisocial behaviour. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 87–93.

Floccia, C., Sambrook, T. D., Delle Luche, C., Kwok, R., Goslin, J., White, L., Cattani, A., … Plunkett, K. (2018). Vocabulary of 2-year-olds learning English and an additional language: norms and effects of linguistic distance. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 83(1), 7–108.

Parham, S. C., Kavanagh, D. J., Shimada, M., May, J., & Andrade, J. (2018). Qualitative analysis of feedback on functional imagery training: A novel motivational intervention for type 2 diabetes. Psychology & Health, 33(3), 416–429.

Satchell, L. P., Bacon, A. M., Firth, J. L., & Corr, P. J. (2018). Risk as reward: Reinforcement sensitivity theory and psychopathic personality perspectives on everyday risk-taking. Personality and Individual Differences, 128, 162–169.

Online psychology research

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