Master in Psychology
Research Degrees: MSc, MPhil, MRes, PhD
The School of Psychology is dedicated to producing research of the highest quality which both informs our understanding of basic human mental processes and addresses issues important in society today. Research in the School is organised around three themes with all staff and postgraduates primarily affiliated with one theme. There are also a number of specific interest groups within each theme. Cognition Perception and Attention Social Cognition
Cognition Research in the Cognition theme explores processes such as attention, language and memory. There is a particular focus on how cognition and emotion are influenced by lifespan development and neuropsychological conditions. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Leverhulme Trust. The theme leader is Prof Louise Phillips and other members include Dr Rebecca Bull, Dr Sandie Cleland, Prof John Crawford, Dr Judith Hosie, Dr Kathryn Mearns, Dr David Pearson and Dr Gillian Slessor. Perception and Attention Research in the Perception and Attention theme explores the relationship between perception and physical parameters of the environment in healthy and clinical populations, using a wide range of behavioural and electrophysiological techniques. Our research activities are funded by various Medical Charities and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The theme leader is Prof Arash Sahraie and other members include Dr Rachael Bannerman, Dr Philip Benson, Dr David Carey, Dr Amelia Hunt, Dr Jasna Martinovic, Prof Peter McGeorge, Dr Maarten Milders and Dr Rachel Swainson. Social Cognition Research in the Social Cognition theme investigates the factors involved in social interactions and decisions using a wide-range of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the European Research Council (ERC). The theme leader is Prof Mike Burton and other members include Dr Kevin Allan, Dr Lisa DeBruine, Prof Rhona Flin, Dr Benedict Jones, Prof Neil Macrae, Dr Douglas Martin, Dr Lynden Miles, Dr David Turk and Dr Steven Yule.
Careers for Psychology postgraduates include research and teaching, clinical psychology, education psychology and industrial/consultancy work. Many employers seek Psychology graduates as people with an understanding of human behaviour and a knowledge of data processing.
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