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Psychology Laboratories

Find out about our state-of-the-art psychology laboratories and how they can help you to get the most out of your studies.

Our facilities

Our purpose-built psychology suites are dedicated to behavioural study and include areas for:

  • human communication and social interaction
  • computer gaming, and cyberpsychology
  • eye-tracking
  • cognitive modelling, and visual analysis
  • psychophysiology

We have a state-of-the-art IT suite for computer modelling and data analysis. You’ll also have access to a technical workshop, cubicles for group and individual study, and banks of psychometric tests.

You can build your practical skills with industry standard tools and technology such as our EEG and eye-tracking equipment. These measure brain responses and human movement outputs using real-time, 3D motion capture technology.

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  • Chaucer Lab
    Chaucer Lab
  • Eye-tracking Lab
    Eye-tracking Lab
  • EEG Lab
    EEG Lab
  • Movement Lab
    Movement Lab
  • Students in workshops
    Students in workshops
  • Experimental Cubicles
    Experimental Cubicles
    Small, quiet and private rooms for conducting PC-based experiments. Each cubicle has seating for 2 people and a high spec PC with all of the core Psychology software.
  • Flexilabs
    Large, flexible rooms with a wall-mounted monitor to connect to PC or Mac devices. The table can be folded and pushed to the wall to create space for a range of activities.
  • Social & Developmental Lab
    Social & Developmental Lab
    The observation lab has a video and audio recording system that record to a separate observation room. Activity in the lab can be discreetly observed via the one-way mirror.
  • Auditory Lab
    Auditory Lab
    The Auditory Lab houses a 1.9m x 1.9m soundproof booth, offering acoustic isolation for auditory research.
  • Virtual Reality (VR) Lab
    Virtual Reality (VR) Lab
    We have two HTC Vive VR systems, one of which has Tobii eye tracking technology built into the headset. We also have two portable Samsung Gear VRs, which is ideal for field-based research.
  • Traffic and Transport Lab
    Traffic and Transport Lab
    An immersive driving simulator with a 7-metre, 180-degree curved screen allows researchers to simulate various driving scenarios. This can be used, for example, to assess the detection of, and response to, hazards on the road.
  • Qualitative Research Lab
    Qualitative Research Lab
    Our qualitative research lab has large meeting table with seating for 10 people and a wall-mounted screen with wireless connection for both Windows and Apple devices. This room is ideal for focus groups and round-table discussions.