Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of Psychology is part of the College of Life Sciences and Medicine and provides an exciting and vibrant research-led learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Our research activity is grouped around three themes:

Within these themes, specialist groups conduct research funded by research councils, government, charitable groups, and industry on topics ranging from understanding the fundamental processes of the human mind and their link to underlying brain structures to the application of this theoretical knowledge to current societal problems.

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    Research Output

    A cross-cultural investigation into the influence of eye gaze on working memory for happy and angry faces

    Gregory, S. E. A., Langton, S. R. H., Yoshikawa, S. & Jackson, M. C., 23 Jun 2020, In : Cognition & Emotion.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Adults’ facial impressions of children’s niceness, but not shyness, show modest accuracy

    Collova, J. R., Sutherland, C., Jeffery, L. & Bothe, E., 7 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Affordance matching predictively shapes the perceptual representation of others’ ongoing actions

    McDonough, K. L., Costantini, M., Hudson, M., Ward, E. & Bach, P., Aug 2020, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 46, 8, p. 847-859 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)


    Behavioural Testing


    Research Facilities: Facility

  • Emotion Lab

    Margaret C Jackson (Manager)


    Research Facilities: Facility

  • Datasets

    Theory of mind and executive functioning : Dual-task studies

    Bull, R. (Creator) & Phillips, L. (Creator), UK Data Service, 29 Jan 2009


    Benefits and costs of emphasis adaptation in study workflows

    Tintarev, N. (Creator), Green, M. J. (Creator), Masthoff, J. (Creator) & Hermens, F. (Data Collector), University of Aberdeen, May 2015



    Associate Fellow and Chartered Member of the BPS

    Jackson, Margaret C (Recipient), Mar 2013

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Best Postgraduate Teacher of the Year 2017-2018

    Scheller, Meike (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Awards, Distinctions, Medals, and Prizes

  • Best thesis supervisor (AUSA awards)

    Irwin, Amy (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Awards, Distinctions, Medals, and Prizes


    Cerebral Cortex Communications (Journal)

    Meike Scheller (Peer Review)

    Jun 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

    Ivana Konvalinka

    Bert Timmermans (Host)

    20 Feb 201922 Feb 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Social interaction: rewarding contingencies in joint attention and motor learning

    Bert Timmermans (Speaker)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Press / Media

    ‘Curing blindness’: why we need a new perspective on sight rehabilitation

    Meike Scheller


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Five ways rudeness can actually be a positive experience

    Amy Louise Irwin & Ceri Tamsin Trevethan


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    New tractor driver situation awareness checklist

    Amy Louise Irwin


    4 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    Assessment of Mood and Cognitive Function

    John Crawford (Coordinator), Paul H. Garthwaite (Coordinator) & David C. Howell (Coordinator)


    British Science Festival Exhibition

    Douglas Martin (Participant), Gillian Slessor (Participant), Jacqui Hutchison (Participant) & Kenny Smith (Participant)

    Impact: Other Impacts

    Depressive Disorder Research

    Ian Reid (Coordinator), Isobel Cameron (Coordinator), Kenneth Lawton (Coordinator) & John Crawford (Coordinator)