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

Edworthy, J., Reid, S., Peel, K., Lock, S., Williams, J., Newbury, C., … Farrington, M. (2018). The impact of workload on the ability to localize audible alarms. Applied Ergonomics, 72, 88–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.05.006

Colton, J., Bach, P., Whalley, B., & Mitchell, C. (2018). Intention Insertion: Activating an Action’s Perceptual Consequences Is Sufficient to Induce Non-Willed Motor Behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, 147(8), 1256–1263. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000435

Jones, P. M., & Zaksaite, T. (2018). The redundancy effect in human causal learning: No evidence for changes in selective attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(8), 1748–1760. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2017.1350868

Schneider, A., Andrade, J., Tanja-Dijkstra, K., & Moles, D. R. (2018). Mental imagery in dentistry: Phenomenology and role in dental anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 33–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.06.009

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