The School of Psychology & Neuroscience has consistently been ranked one of the best research departments in the UK. Our research is broadly organised around 5 research themes, namely human cognition, neuroscience, origins of mind, perception, and social psychology, with many members of the School carrying out research in more than one theme. Researchers from the School also contribute to numerous interdisciplinary research centres and institutes.

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Recent Submissions

  • A causal role for the anterior mid-cingulate cortex in negative affect and cognitive control 

    Tolomeo, S.; Christmas, D.; Jentzsch, Ines; Johnston, B.; Sprengelmeyer, Reiner Heinrich; Matthews, K.; Steele, J.D. (2016-06) - Journal article
    Converging evidence has linked the anterior mid-cingulate cortex to negative affect, pain and cognitive control. Shackman and colleagues proposed this region uses information about punishment to control aversively motivated ...
  • Titi semantics : context and meaning in Titi monkey call sequences 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Cäsar, Cristiane; Ryder, Robin; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2017-02) - Journal article
    Cäsar et al. (2013) show that the structure of Titi monkey call sequences can, with just two call types (A and B), reflect information about predator type and predator location. Using the general methods of Schlenker et ...
  • I won't tell : Young children show loyalty to their group by keeping group secrets 

    Misch, Antonia; Over, Harriet; Carpenter, Malinda (2016-02) - Journal article
    Group loyalty is highly valued. However, little is known about young children’s loyal behavior. This study tested whether 4- and 5-year-olds (N = 96) remain loyal to their group even when betraying it would be materially ...
  • Questioning authority: New perspectives on Milgram’s ‘obedience’ research and its implications for intergroup relations 

    Haslam, S. Alexander; Reicher, Stephen David; Birney, Megan E. (2016-10) - Journal article
    Traditionally, Milgram's 'obedience' studies have been used to propose that 'ordinary people' are capable of inflicting great harm on outgroup members because they are predisposed to follow orders. According to this account, ...
  • Chimpanzees coordinate in a snowdrift game 

    Sánchez-Amaro, Alejandro; Duguid, Shona; Call, Josep; Tomasello, Michael (2016-06) - Journal article
    The snowdrift game is a model for studying social coordination in the context of competing interests. We presented pairs of chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, with a situation in which they could either pull a weighted tray ...

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