Our specialised research interests in psychology include evolutionary psychology, perception and cognition, animal behaviour, neuroscience, social psychology and forensic psychology.
We offer MPhil 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
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.
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