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

Choma, B. L., Barnes, A. J., Braun, R. T., & Hanoch, Y. (2018). Dissecting the politics of “Obamacare”: The role of distributive justice, deservingness, and affect. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12553

Hanoch, Y., Rolison, J., & Freund, A. M. (2018). Reaping the Benefits and Avoiding the Risks: Unrealistic Optimism in the Health Domain. Risk Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13204

Keevash, J., Norman, A., Forrest, H., & Mortimer, S. (2018). What influences women to stop or continue breastfeeding? A thematic analysis. British Journal of Midwifery, 26(10), 651–658. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2018.26.10.651

Rhodes, J., May, J., Andrade, J., & Kavanagh, D. (2018). Enhancing Grit Through Functional Imagery Training in Professional Soccer. Sport Psychologist, 32(3), 220–225. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2017-0093

Online psychology research

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