We invite applications in the following areas:
Clinical and Health Psychology
Researchers in this group look to apply the principles of psychology to both the physical and mental health of the population.
Learning and Behaviour
This group examines the mechanisms that allow behaviour and thoughts to adapt to the environment, and investigates the role of learning and memory processes in generating such ﬂexible and adaptive behaviours.
Cognition and Perception
Our work in this field spans research into areas such as the perception, identification and processing of static and dynamic visual objects and events, or the inhibitory processes involved in memory and forgetting in both the theoretical and applied setting.
Brain and Behaviour
This research group is exploring the integration of neuroscience and behaviour. One such area is brain chemistry and the effect of eating, nutrition, and recreational drug use on cognition, mood and behaviour.
Evolutionary Behavioural Science
This group explores how evolution and the credo ‘survival of the fittest’ prevails within our current society, and goes on to inﬂuence our continued development and growth.
Examples of student research include mindfulness attentional control in healthy eating; substance abuse factors affecting attention; glucose metabolism and its effect on cognition and mood; the representation of colour and shape in memory, and memory and reading in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Researchers in this group are primarily interested in:
- Personality disorder, offending behaviour, staff development and outcome measurement in practice.
- Factors underpinning offending behaviour and to the prevention of suicide and self-harm, ass well as psychopathy and how the behavioural and psychological features of the psychopathic disorder lead to offending behaviour.
- Police investigative interviewing, false confessions, false memories and interrogative suggestibility
Find out more about some of the academic staff supervising theses in these areas:
Professor Mark Blagrove
Dr Simon Dymond
Dr Irene Reppa
Dr Kim Drake
Find out more about our Psychology Research Groups at Swansea