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Psychology research

Our research in Psychology is internationally recognised for its high quality and its long history of forward-thinking excellence in developmental research.

From the neuropsychology of perception and action to influences of facial attractiveness on mate choice, our staff have a diverse range of research interests. Our networks collaborate internationally and many of our academic staff and students conducting interdisciplinary research while working closely with public services and industry.

We utilise a broad range of facilities, allowing us to use and develop a variety of research methods that can be applied to different research populations. Our Psychology Kindergarten provides an excellent research and teaching resource for studying child development.

Our research groups in behaviour, evolution and cognition enable our thriving Psychology community to host regular meetings and events.


Psychology research groups

Behaviour and Evolution Research Group

We use evolutionary principles to guide our research on behaviour, welfare communication and cognition in a wide range of species

Health and Behaviour Change

We are a thriving, internationally recognised health psychology research group in Psychology. Our mission is to develop and apply psychological theory and methods to health and social behaviours.

Cognition in Complex Environments

The group combines researchers in the areas of cognition, perception and development. Our aim is to understand mind and brain, through the study of neuro-typical humans, atypical populations and animal models.

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Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK

+ 44 0 1786 467640


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