Psychology research

We foster original, world-class research addressing fundamental questions about the mind and behaviour.

Our unique research strengths are face processing, cognitive development and cultural evolution. Our aim is to deliver significant, tangible contributions to the field and to society.

Find out more about our research in Psychology.

Our research areas

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Behaviour and Evolution Research Group

Focusing on cognition, communication and welfare in a wide range of species.

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Cognition in Complex Environments Group

Exploring neuropsychological and cognitive development

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Stirling Health Psychology Group

Using psychology to understand and improve health and well-being

PhD opportunities in Psychology

We offer a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Take a closer look at the subject areas we offer PhD supervision in and find out how to apply.

Read more about how to apply and see entry requirements What's the difference between a PhD and an MPhil?