School of Psychology

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-ordinator

Find 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.

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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.

Successful 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 year

Study abroad year

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?

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Psychology research

Psychology research

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.

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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.

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Psychology Athena Awards

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