Prizing intellectual curiosity, adventurousness and a willingness to wrestle with difficult issues, the Institute for Psychological Sciences runs cutting-edge research, which is rich and diverse. It drawns on a research toolkit encompassing experimental design, qualitative analysis, anthropological observations, eye tracking, EEG measures and study of genetic markers. Staff collaborate within the institute, nationally and internationally.
Members of the institute publish in prestigious outlets, including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition; Cognition; Appetite, Maternal and Child Nutrition, Cognition and Emotion, Emotion, Evolution and Human Behavior, British Journal of Social Psychology.
Our research has been funded by the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the British Psychological Society, the Experimental Psychology Society, Feeding for Life Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Airbus UK and the EU FP7 framework, among others. Our research is impactful. Our staff are developing apps and games to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in children.