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Psychology

The Psychology Department at NTU is one of the largest in the country with around 100 academic staff whose expertise covers the breadth of the discipline.

The Department exemplifies the University's wider commitment to influence people's lives and society through:

- a diverse programme of psychological research. Find out more about our PhD projects and staff research interests.

- a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to maximise student employability

- effective tuition delivered by highly qualified, friendly and approachable staff.

The Department takes pride in being a centre of excellence in teaching and research. It has a track record of sector leading teaching excellence, with overall satisfaction for undergraduate courses in the National Student Survey exceeding 90% for the past six years. Our suite of courses draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of our academic staff team through their expertise, research interests, industry experience and wide set of external partnerships.

The Department has a diverse research program that aims to conduct theoretically robust research that enriches society and make a positive difference to individual lives. The majority of our research outputs (60%) are internationally excellent or world leading and 73% of the impact of this research recognised as world leading.

The Department is situated across two buildings in the City campus, and has had significant recent investment in a new set of specialist teaching and research labs.

Our Subject Areas

Our Research Groups and Centres

Cyberpsychology Research Group

Cyberpsychology Research Group

The Cyberpsychology Research Group is very active in undertaking and disseminating research in the area of the psychology of the Internet and digital technology use.

Individuals, Identities and Cultures Research Cluster

The Individuals, Identities and Cultures Research Cluster is comprised of three research groups: Person Perception, Cyberpsychology and Groups, Identities and Health.

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

The Centre for Behavioural Research Methods (CBRM) is an interdisciplinary hub for nurturing, developing and sharing the theory and practice of social science research methods.

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

This Research Centre brings together a wide range of research excellence in Social Science, including in Public and Population Health, Health and Wellbeing and Employment and Wellbeing.

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group is focusing on the developments in Identity Process Theory and applying the theory to emerging societal challenges.

Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster

This research cluster comprises a set of research groups in the Psychology Department that explore issues around health and wellbeing from differing perspectives, in particular focusing on Sleep. Work, Wellbeing & Performance and Trauma, Social Isolation and Mental Health.

Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group

Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group

The Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group’s aim is to further our understanding of human and non-human animal social interaction and how and why these behaviours have been moulded by evolution.

Brain Cognition and Development Research Cluster

The research cluster of Brain, Cognition and Development encompasses a number of research groups whose work is concerned with how we perceive, learn, process and retain information, and how these processes change and develop over time, or are influenced by neurological or biological factors.

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)

NCCYPF is an interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on improving the lives of children, young people and families across Nottingham and beyond.

Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

COPE contributes to the understanding of victimisation risk and crime harm, the transformation agenda for change in the Criminal Justice System, and community engagement with crime prevention.

Featured Facility

Psychology laboratories

As a psychology student at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), you'll benefit from expert teaching, professional equipment, and a range of specialist laboratories.

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