Department of Psychology

Research

The Department's strategic plan encourages high quality, pioneering research in a number of specialised areas of psychology which underpin all its teaching and knowledge transfer activities. The Department has organised its research into three Research Centres and one Research Group:

Forensic Psychology

  • Intervention with offenders
  • Detecting deception
  • Witness memory and suggestibility
  • Decision making in the forensic context

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Forensic Psychology

Situated Action and Communication

  • The transparency of mind in action
  • Nonverbal intersubjective engagements
  • Culture and communication
  • Materiality and mind
  • Autism

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Situated Action and Communication

Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology

  • Strategic modulation of dynamic aspects of facial and vocal attractiveness
  • Primate social cognition and communication
  • Comparing emotional expression across species
  • Domestic animal social cognition and communication
  • Animal welfare and conservation

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Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology

Quality of Life, Health and Wellbeing

  • Enhancing quality of life at work
  • Empowering people with learning disabilities
  • Empowering people with Autism
  • Enhancing life in later years
  • Enhancing student experience and learning success
  • Enhancing human-environment interactions
  • Multisensory perception
  • Exploring techniques for enhancing wellbeing

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Quality of Life, Health and Wellbeing