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Department of Psychology Research

The research activity of the Department reflects the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of scientific psychological inquiry. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are employed to explore psychological processes across a variety of perspectives.

Research groups

The research interests of the Department of Psychology uses experimental and applied approaches to examine cognitive, biological, developmental, clinical, health and social processes of human behaviour.

Based on areas of particular strength and focus, the Department is composed of three research groups:

Social and Applied Psychology

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 Developmental Psychology

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Vision and Cognition

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All of Hope's researchers apply and obtain ethical clearances for all types of research.  View the details of our Research Ethics.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 indicate that 86% of our research activity has been rated internationally excellent or internationally significant. See the results here

The submission deadline for Research Excellence Framework 2021 was 31st March 2021 and results will be published in April 2022.