Research in the Psychology department is divided into three core themes - comparative psychology, perception and decision making, and resilience, health and well-being.
Research on mental health and psychological well-being in humanitarian crises and low-income settings represents an important focus of the Psychology department. Here we provide information on several studies on global mental health led by Prof Michael Pluess and his collaborators.
Members of our Psychology department have developed a seven-day intervention manual for use with displaced young people in late childhood and early adolescence living in refugee camps, in direct response to needs highlighted by NGOs working in and children living in refugee camps.
This project involving SBCS Professor of Developmental Psychology Michael Pluess, and Dr Francesca Lionetti aims to develop new measures of child sensitivity and to observe sensitive children’s development in the first two years of primary school. The new measures will enable both teachers and educational psychologists to reliably assess children’s sensitivity.
An Italian version of the study can be viewed here.
This project involving a Psychology PhD student Anastasia Vikhanova, Dr Isabelle Mareschal at SBCS and Dr Francesco Fasani at the School of Economics aims to establish a link between three concepts: mental health, discrimination and cognitive biases. They are currently recruiting participants where you can earn £7 for 45 minutes of your time.
Studies suggest that healthy individuals with a family history of depression may see, interpret and remember the world around them in slightly different ways to those with no family history of the disorder. This research project about depression is led by Su Ozkaya and Dr Robert Keers at Queen Mary, University of London. Parctipants will recieve a voucher and enter a prize draw.
Learn more about our three research themes including its researchers, funding, collaborators and selected publications by clicking the boxes below.