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Psychology (Research)

Newcastle University
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
Newcastle upon Tyne
English
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Program description

Our specialised research interests in psychology include evolutionary psychology, perception and cognition, animal behaviour, neuroscience, social psychology and forensic psychology. We have PhDs funded by UK research councils and charities and we welcome self-funding applicants interested in doing postgraduate research in psychology.

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the areas of psychology covering Newcastle's research strengths:

Clinical and health psychology:

We research developmental disorders of perception and cognition, and the development and assessment of cognitive models of, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment for:
•bipolar disorder
•psychosis
•anxiety
•developmental disorders.

Behaviour and evolution:

We carry out studies of animal and human behaviour including:
•the evolutionary psychology of mate choice
•attractiveness and co-operation
•evolutionary approaches to personality.

Visual perception and human cognition:

Our research includes:
•perception of natural scenes
•psychophysics and attention
•visual social cognition and face processing
•advertising and consumer behaviour.

Development psychology:

We focus on how different cognitive skills develop in children, from memory systems to learning in school. We have particular strength in developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Forensic psychology:

Our research includes:
•investigative interviewing of victims
•witnesses and suspected offenders of crime, including eye-witness testimony
•sexual offending, including historical allegations of sexual abuse
•communication in legal contexts.

More information about staff specialisms and the wide range of psychological research at Newcastle can be found on the School of Psychology website.

We focus on how different cognitive skills develop in children, from memory systems to learning in school. We have particular strength in developmental disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Facilities:

The School of Psychology is based on the University campus in the Ridley Building. You will benefit from seminar rooms and meeting spaces, as well as excellent practical facilities for carrying out experiments.

Additional facilities for psychological research are available in:
•the Institute of Neuroscience for comparative and neuroscience approaches
•the Institute of Health and Society for health psychology, and development and disability
•Culture Lab for human–computer interaction
•the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences for disorders of language.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world-class research and teaching university, ranked in the top 200 of the world’s best universities. We are proud to have been awarded Gold status by the UK government in the Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of our provision of consistently outstanding teaching,...


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