School of Biological and Chemical Sciences


We study and teach the psychology of humans and animals: its evolution, its mechanisms, its failures (psychopathology) and its triumphs (well-being). We emphasise an interdisciplinary approach, focused at the interface between psychology (perception, cognition, communication and social life) and biology (genomics, neuroscience, ethology and evolution).


The Psychology department is responsible for delivering the British Psychological Society accredited Psychology BSc programme. In addition to teaching the core course material, students are welcome to attend weekly Psychology seminars, in which some of the latest research in the department is shared.

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Research in the Psychology department is divided into three core themes - comparative psychology, perception and decision making, and resilience, health and well-being. 

Learn more about the themes including its researchers, funding, collaborators and selected publications by clicking the boxes below.

Research Themes

Learn more about our comparative psychology research.

Learn more about our perception and decision making research.

Learn more about our resilience, health and well-being research.