Plymouth Psychologists show VR of beach relieves dental pain and anxiety
walking around the virtual city did not improve outcomes, showing that merely distracting the patients isn’t enough, the environment for a patient’s visit needs to be welcoming and relaxing. It would be interesting to apply this approach to other context.
Dr. Sabine Pahl, research co-ordinatorFind out more about this research - video, summary and open-access publication
PhD opportunities in the School of Psychology
Your chance to study a topic of your choice over three years with support and supervision from an expert in their field.Find out about studying for a PhD with us
School of Psychology – ask a student!
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Psychology at Plymouth - find out what it's like to study with us
Plymouth stood out from the rest. It's got a really good vibe - there's so much going on!
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Wide range of careers
Our graduates go on to pursue a wide range of careers after studying their first degree. Whether you continue studying for a further degree or look for employment straight away our emphasis on employability will put you ahead of other graduates.
If you would like to find out what other psychology graduates are currently doing, please visit the psychology and social sciences interest area.
International exchange year in psychology
"I can proudly say that it has been one of the best and wisest choices I could have ever made!" - Simge Engelkiran spent a year at Nebraska Wesleyan University in the USA
Broaden your horizons by studying abroad for your second yearStudy abroad year
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Staff insight - Dr Caroline Floccia
...I was in my twenties, and I went to a party and I met somebody who told me for the first time about the existence of a field called cognitive psychology… a field in which people study how the brain and mind work… it was a revelation…
Find out why Dr Caroline Floccia is passionate about cognitive psychology.Read more about Dr Caroline Floccia’s teaching and research interests
What is the School of Psychology like?
It is important that you know what you'll be getting when you choose a University course. How much teaching will you get? How will you be assessed? What do current students think of the course?
See how the School measures up against with others in the South West using data from the government's UNISTATS websiteCompare Plymouth's psychology course
Frequently Asked Questions
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Our world-leading research is based in the Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB), which is part of the Cognition Institute.
Research seminars, online studies, current grants and recent publications.Discover the research in progress in the school
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
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Interested in clinical psychology?
Our programme is approved through a joint partnership between the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.Find out more about our Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme
Psychology Athena Awards
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