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).


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

Strengths of the Journey Intervention

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.

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Learn more about our three research 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.