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

  • Autobiographical memory specificity in response to verbal and pictorial cues in clinical depression 

    Ridout, Nathan; Dritschel, Barbara; Matthews, Keith; O'Carroll, Ronan (2016-06-01) - Journal article
    Background Depressed individuals have been consistently shown to exhibit problems in accessing specific memories of events from their past and instead tend to retrieve categorical summaries of events. The majority of studies ...
  • Future thinking : children but not apes consider multiple possibilities 

    Seed, Amanda Madeleine; Dickerson, Katherine Leah (2016-07-11) - Journal item
    When anticipating the future, we draw on our past experience but must take uncertainty into account; for example, while preparing for a trip, we might pack a raincoat and sunglasses because of unpredictable weather. New ...
  • A comparative and evolutionary analysis of the cultural cognition of humans and other apes 

    Whiten, Andrew (2017-01-09) - Journal article
    The comparative and evolutionary analysis of social learning and all manner of cultural processes has become a flourishing field. Applying the ‘comparative method’ to such phenomena allows us to exploit the good fortunate ...
  • Father absence and gendered traits in sons and daughters 

    Boothroyd, Lynda G.; Cross, Catharine P. (2017-07-05) - Journal article
    Research has previously found a number of apparently contradictory patterns in the relationship between ‘father absence’ (having a non-resident father during childhood) and the expression of gender roles, as well as other ...
  • Formal monkey linguistics : the debate 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Schel, Anne M.; Fuller, James; Gautier, Jean Pierre; Kuhn, Jeremy; Veselinović, Dunja; Arnold, Kate; Cäsar, Cristiane; Keenan, Sumir; Lemasson, Alban; Ouattara, Karim; Ryder, Robin; Zuberbühler, Klaus (2016-07-05) - Journal article
    We explain why general techniques from formal linguistics can and should be applied to the analysis of monkey communication - in the areas of syntax and especially semantics. An informed look at our recent proposals shows ...

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