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 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
Training and Skills
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.
page on the Newcastle University website for more details!
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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