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 2019, with links to the online versions and staff pages. You can also access the full list of 82 publications for 2018, additionally listings of 77 papers from 2017, 78 papers from 2016,  84 papers from 2015 and over 100 papers from 2014 are also available. 

Papers published recently

Boomsma, C., Jones, R. V., Pahl, S., & Fuertes, A. (2019). Do psychological factors relate to energy saving behaviours in inefficient and damp homes? A study among English social housing residents. Energy Research and Social Science, 47, 146–155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.09.007

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

Seabrooke, T., Hollins, T. J., Kent, C., Wills, A. J., & Mitchell, C. J. (2019). Learning from failure: Errorful generation improves memory for items, not associations. Journal of Memory and Language, 104, 70–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2018.10.001

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.

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